Training

Carers Leeds is an experienced provider of training.

We deliver training for social workers and the ‘Getting to Know Family Carers’ course run by Adult Social Care.

We also run one day courses in Moving and Handling. Information on these is available in the Newsletter. Or you can contact Carers Leeds and put your name on a list for the next course to be run.

Training for carers of people with dementia

We provide training to education and support carers of people with dementia to enable them to better manage their caring role. The courses focus on giving participants an understanding of dementia, how to access support as a carer, financial and legal affairs and planning for the future. The courses are facilitated by two specialist Dementia Carer Support Workers.

For more information about when training courses are being run, please contact us on 0113 246 8338.

Caring Well Training

We regularly run a 4 session training course for carers covering: looking after yourself, money and managing issues that arise in the caring role (eg medication, emergencies, assessments, power of attorney).  The focus of the course is on sharing information and ideas between trainers and course participants with a view to feeling well informed, positive and confident in the caring role.

Please check the newsletter or this site for dates of new courses coming up.

Carer Awareness Training for staff in Primary Care

We have 2 Carer Awareness Trainers funded to work in Leeds West and Leeds North CCG areas to deliver brief carer awareness sessions to any staff based in GP practices or community based health staff. These sessions are designed to help staff understand the vital role that carers play in healthcare, how to identify and support carers and an overview of the services that Carers Leeds can offer.

For more information about Carer Awareness Training contact:

Jo Jenner – jo.jenner@carersleeds.org.uk 07399 492 263 (North Leeds)

Grace Purnell – grace.purnell@carersleeds.org.uk 07398 173 322 (West Leeds)

For Carer Awareness Training in Leeds South and East CCG areas please contact Siân Cartwright, Health Development Manager – 0113 380 4305