Free courses for carers

A carer's journey

Action for Carers Oxfordshire has teamed up with Oxfordshire Adult Learning to create a programme of free courses for carers in January 2018. 

The courses - on the theme 'A Carer's Journey' - will help carers:

  • learn new skills
  • how to understand their caring role
  • how to adapt to any significant change
  • increase wellbeing and quality of life by learning strategies that will help carers to cope and manage.

Workshops

The three-hour workshops include:

Phase 1 - Skills and confidence building will help carers gain the skills needed to keep them self safe and physically well.

It consists of three sessions: 

  • First aid at home
  • Safer moving & handling at home
  • Individual care at home

Phase 2 - Wellbeing and self recognition assures carers that they are not alone in their experiences or feelings and enables them to take proactive approaches to their caring roles helping to sustain them in the future and prevent them from becoming unwell.

It consists of five sessions:

  • Building resilience
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga for Relaxation
  • Aromatherapy Massage

Phase 3 - Life after caring is created to help carers at a time of significant change such as bereavement or moving into care, it’s aimed at helping carers to manage feelings and change. A short course that supports the practical and emotional challenges associated with change and life after caring.

We recommend the full journey but it’s up to you; you can choose which would be most helpful to you.

How to sign up

 All of these courses are free to carers and Action for Carers volunteers; aged 19 or above, they are on the college website now or call 01235 555 585 to sign up.

Support

Would you like to attend but can’t leave the person you support? We may be able to offer support for the person you care for so that you can attend? Time Out service offers up to 20 hours free time out so you could attend these courses (Time Out support is also free).