Courses and Learning
Having a caring role can be physically and emotionally demanding. There are a number of courses and training opportunities available to help you to prepare or to better manage your caring role.
The following websites may be useful:
This website and e-learning platform is managed by Carers Trust Scotland as part of the National Carer Organisations. They have an E-learning zone and links to online training for carers.
Future Learn can connect you to free courses offered by universities and colleges worldwide. Some of these courses may be useful in your caring role, whilst others may simply be an enjoyable way to learn something new.
Financial Capability Training
Dundee Carers Centre offers Financial Capability sessions, designed to help improve money management skills and understanding. This helps to improve confidence and ability which in turn leads to people making more informed choices about their money. Each session has a different theme such as budgeting, banking, savings, forward planning and understanding financial documents. Sessions can be customised to suit the needs of those attending and are free to unpaid carers and disabled people.
For more information please call the Welfare Rights team on 01382 341700 or email [email protected]
Free Online Courses for Carers
A range of online courses for carers including specific courses for those caring for someone with dementia, and those caring for adults.
Moving and Handling Training
Free moving and handling awareness sessions are available to unpaid carers who provide care for a family member, friend, and neighbours with restricted mobility. The training is offered to carers over the age of 18, can take place in the carers own home and can be tailored to suit individual needs. Through the training, carers can get advice and information on back care, in turn leading to fewer injuries for themselves. The training can also help carers feel more confident and knowledgeable in the safest moving and handling techniques.
To find our more about the training, contact Alison at Dundee Carers Centre on 01382 200422.
This free reflection course was developed with and for carers. It will help you reflect on your experiences, gain a clearer understanding of who you are, and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your caring role. 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.
Are you finding things difficult?
That’s okay. Caring for a friend or loved one will have its challenges. It’s just important you know that there is help and support out there for you.
We will be happy to help.