Looking after a friend or family member who is ill, disabled or elderly can be very challenging. You may not think of yourself as a carer – perhaps looking after a loved one is part of your everyday life. But getting support can make a big difference. It can help you to manage daily tasks, get some rest, keep healthy and access services for the person you care for.
There are now a host of different courses available to carers throughout the Solihull Borough.
Carer Aware Training – online
Carer Aware training is delivered by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and is a short, online course which it aims to help you with financial, practical and emotional support, your legal rights and getting an assessment.
To take part click the image below
Caring with Confidence – online
Caring with Confidence helps you develop your skills and knowledge in your caring role. It is a range of courses, each with different parts. Online you can dip in and out of each course as you wish, within your own time frame. The different courses are designed to help you learn different techniques to help you care, find organisations that can give you further information or advice and to build up a collection of useful resources,
For more information and try the training, click here.
Solihull Carers Centre also hold face to face Caring with Confidence courses, for more information about when the next set of courses are please call us on 0121 788 1143.
FREE online course for carers from Open University
This course was developed with and for carers by the Open University. It will help you gain a clearer understanding of who you are, identify your personal qualities and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your personal experiences and while caring. It will also help you to look forward, to think about what you’d like to do now or in the future, and to make plans that will help you get where you hope to be. Click the image below to access the free course.
Do you care for someone with psychosis or Schizophrenia?
Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia, with this short, free online course. To access the course click here
Funding to train care staff you employ – By Skills for Care
If you employ a personal assistant or other care staff to help you then you may be able to apply to Skills for Care for a grant to train you both. The money that is available is called individual employer funding.