Learning new skills or improving your existing knowledge can make life as a carer much easier.

Brent Carers Centre deliver a range of carer relevant training workshops designed to either develop your skills to better care for the person you are caring for or to learn more & understand the medical condition(s) of the person you are caring for. Topics include: Managing Challenging Behaviour – Dementia; Infection Control; Manual Handling plus more.

Details of our upcoming training workshops can be found in our free monthly E-Newsletter ‘Caring 4 Carers’. You will also find details of our Carer Support Groups & our Circle of Support available in different localities across Brent, both of which offer peer support and local links with other carers. If you would like to sign up to receive our E-Newsletter, simply complete the sign up form below.

HERE ARE SOME OTHER OPPORTUNITIES (INCLUDING ONLINE RESOURCES) YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL

Training for Carers Page - Demtalk image 100 x 72Demtalk

DemTalk is an online toolkit for effective communication with and for people living with dementia. It offers free advice and shares ideas about how everyone can make communication easier and better.

Films of the Dementia Guide, Alzheimer’s Society

This series of films is for anyone who is either living with dementia or affected by dementia (including family carers).  It covers any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia.

Training for Carers Page - SCIE eLearning Open Dementia Marie Programme image 100 x 72SCIE’s eLearning “The Open Dementia Programme”

The Open Dementia elearning Programme is aimed at anyone (including family carers) who comes into contact with someone living with dementia.  It provides a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with dementia.

Click on our “Events” page for details of the Sudbury and Wembley Dementia Carers Support Groups, our Willesden Dementia Carers Support Group and the Brent Community / Dementia Cafés.

Training for Carers page - SCIE Social Care TV image 100 x 72SCIE’s Social Care TV

Here is a series of films produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) reflecting current social care and health care practice.  It covers adults, children and family issues, and topics include autism, dementia, end of life care, looking after children, older people and quality of life, personal budgets and telecare.

Training for Carers Page - Thinking Ahead image 100 x 72Thinking Ahead: a planning guide for families

Developed by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities this guide helps families of people with learning disabilities to plan for the future.