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The Carers Act was recently passed by the Scottish Government and means there have been some changes in the rights of carers across Scotland. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone interested in the law or learning more about their rights as carers. Weekly Breakdown An explanation of the Carers Act and what it means to you in your caring role. What carers will get from this course Information about you rights under the…

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The way that services are being provided and arranged is changing as Self Directed Support is being introduced carers and the people they support will be offered the option to arrange their own packages of care. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are supporting someone who receives a package of care/services to help them live at home and carers who would like to access a package of care. Weekly Breakdown What is self directed support? How…

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Becoming a carer can be a sharp learning curve for many of us. We can find ourselves in the position where we want/need to learn about lots of new things. This training day helps carers answer some of their key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This day is ideal for carers at the beginning of their caring journey or thinking about accessing support for the first time. Weekly Breakdown VOCAL Services – more about what we…

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As a carer we can sometimes struggle to make ourselves heard to professionals or family members which can both be frustrating and make it difficult to move forward as we would like. Duration: 2 weeks Who is this course for? This course is for anyone who would like to improve their communication skills. Weekly Breakdown We will explore how we communicate, why we communicate, barriers to effective communication and how to overcome them. What carers will get from this course…

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It can sometimes be hard for carers to know about their rights and entitlements. This short seminar provides an overview and signposts carers to further support. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone interested in the law or learning more about their rights as carers. Weekly Breakdown This session gives an overview of the rights of carers and the people they care for. What carers will get from this course Information about you rights…

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Do you often find yourself misunderstood by someone with whom you are communicating with? Words that Change Minds is based on the Language and Behaviour Profile (LAB Profile); an easy to learn tool which illustrates how each person is unique. The LAB Profile will enable you to understand and predict from someone's language in everyday conversation, how they will behave in a given situation. Duration: 2 weeks Who is this course for? Carers who would like to be able to…

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The Carers Act was recently passed by the Scottish Government and means there have been some changes in the rights of carers across Scotland. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone interested in the law or learning more about their rights as carers. Weekly Breakdown An explanation of the Carers Act and what it means to you in your caring role. What carers will get from this course Information about your rights under the…

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Many carers are juggling the responsibilities of both work and caring. It can be hard to manage this complex situation if you are not aware of your rights. Duration: 1 week Who's is this course for? Carers who are working and caring. Weekly Breakdown Lead by an Employment Specialist Advisor this seminar helps carers to understand their rights including the right to request flexible working. As well as information about sources of support. What carers will get from this course…

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There are quite a few practical and financial things to think about when someone moves to a care home. This course provides lots of information about the processes. Duration: 2 weeks Who is this course for? This course is for carers who are interested in understanding what happens and how are things funded when someone moves into a care home. Weekly Breakdown Week one – Deciding to move, assessments and selecting a care home. Week two - Paying for a…

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The way that services are being provided and arranged is changing as Self Directed Support is being introduced carers and the people they support will be offered the option to arrange their own packages of care. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who are supporting someone who receives a package of care/services to help them live them at home and carers who would like to access a package of care. Weekly Breakdown What is self directed support?…

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As a carer we can sometimes struggle to make ourselves heard to professionals or family members which can both be frustrating and make it difficult to move forward as we would like. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is for anyone who would like to improve their communication skills. Weekly Breakdown We will explore how we can prepare for and look after ourselves in conversations that are important to us. What carers will get from this…

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