Carer courses for people who care

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Peterborough City Council is working with City College and Crossroads Care Cambridgeshire to offer 6 week courses for unpaid, family or informal carers.

Carers will be given the chance to explore how they feel about their caring role and given practical advice. All carers will be given a carers pack containing information that supports carers in their role. The last part of the course will give carers the opportunity to be trained in moving and handling and guest speakers will end the course with some interesting topics.

Once the six week course ends, carers will be supported to form a carers group that carries on with friendships made on the course.

The Caring with Confidence Peterborough course will be delivered in a warm and comfortable environment in the city centre and light refreshments will be served. It will also be an opportunity to talk to other carers that might be in the same situation and to help and support each other.

A carer who attended the course previously said “I never discussed my caring role with anyone until Caring with Confidence. I found it so helpful and much more able to cope.”

The course is open to people who care for family, friends and neighbours who live in Peterborough, Fenland and surrounding villages.

The next course will start on June 4 from 1pm to 3pm at City College, Peterborough. To register please contact City College on 01733 761361 by May 29. Course places will be offered on a first come first served basis and carers can go on a waiting list for further courses to be announced later on in the year.