Training

Carers Leeds is an experienced provider of training.

We deliver a range of training for carers, health care professionals, social workers and businesses throughout Leeds.

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 or for training dates, please contact us on 0113 380 4300 or visit our events page.

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.

For more information or for training dates, please contact us on 0113 380 4300 or visit our events page.

Carer awareness training for staff in primary care

We have a developed carer awareness training and deliver sessions to 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 or call 0113 380 4300.

Carer awareness training for Leeds businesses

Our working carers service has tailored our carer awareness training to deliver in house sessions to line managers, HR staff and the wider workforce within Leeds businesses. These sessions will cover:

  • Who are working carers
  • What are the issues for working carers
  • Why is it important for employers to support working carers including business, ethical and legal reasons
  • What should we do as employers to support working carers
  • What are the sources of help available to managers and employers

Contact us here to request this service or for more information please contact Madlen Sayar – madlen.sayar@carersleeds.org.uk or call 0113 380 4300.

Online training and learning opportunities for carers

We have compiled a list of online training courses and learning options designed for carers by external providers. Take a look here.