Welcome to Training and Learning

What is our training and learning about?

We know from talking to Carers and also from the national carer organisations that Carers can have a wide range of learning needs to equip us for demands of caring.

We sometimes find it helpful to look at caring as a journey and naturally some of us are further along this than others. For some people who are new to caring this can be learning the basics of navigating around the Social Work Department or health services. For other people this may be learning more about specific health conditions. Some who have been on the caring journey for longer they may be looking at options for returning to work or volunteering to support others. Whatever your needs we would be happy to see if we can help support you with it.

What’s on offer

Currently more and more learning opportunities are available online, and many are free. Here is a list of some of the new ones that we know about:

Click on link to take you to Carer Training website and Future Learn website.

One that is being offered is by Learning Curve Group and West Scotland College as distance learning and has a range of courses on offer that would be useful/interesting to people with a caring role. These are free and available to anyone aged over 16 and resident in Scotland. For more information click here and to download an application click here

You may know that we have been part of the National pilot for the Adult Achievement Awards and a number of Carers that we support have passed these with flying colours. We are still tutoring people through these and you can use any recent learning to get a nationally recognised qualification.

As part of the support from the Adult Carers Team we may be able to offer you an initial 1:1 service around any specific learning that would help you  in your caring role. We can also help you with basic IT skills and access to get you up and running with these. Please have a chat with Patrick at the Centre about this, if you think it would be useful for you.

What’s coming up?

We are planning to shortly host the documents that are used by Dundee City Council as part of their community care assessment process and also for carer’s assessments. In the spirit of coproduction it might be useful to have a look at these documents before you meet with the Social Work Dept. to be clear about which areas you may want to focus on as a carer. They are currently going through some changes but I do have rough copies that I would be happy to share with you if you are interested.

Protecting People in Dundee – Basic Awareness Course Available

As part of our responsibility to protect people in Dundee there is a useful basic awareness course of offer, click here for further information;

Moving and Handling Training

We offer free moving and handling awareness sessions to unpaid carers, in their own home, 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.

Download a referral form or to find our more about the training, contact Sharon on 01382 200422 or by email, [email protected]

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Financial Capability Training

Our Financial Capability sessions are 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. We can also run sessions for professionals and employers, for which there may be a charge.
For more information please call the Welfare Rights team on 01382 341700 or email [email protected]

As ever if you feel there is something missing from our list and you particularly would like some help with it then do not hesitate to contact Patrick at the centre on 01382 200422

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Dundee Carers Centre, Seagate House, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB 01382 200422 [email protected]
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