Training And Activities Timetable

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

Our ‘Training And Activities’ Timetable

Carers Training Programme for JAN- MAR 2020

now added to the existing programme

We have lots of opportunities for carers to access training to support carers in their caring role or to take a few hours away from caring, learn something new and meet other carers as well. There is a wide range of one of sessions and short courses available for carers registered with the Carers Centre.

New sessions and courses this quarter include Creative Writing, Photography,  3 week Merengue Dance Programme and Yoga 6 Week Programme in the evenings!!!! 

You can also find information about other Training opportunities on the Training Information page including Wigan Council Carers Training Grants and FREE online distance learning courses.

For more training information, please explore here

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre Training Programme- JAN-MAR 2020

Registration Number 7293521/ Charity Registration Number 1138908

DatesSession TimeVenue
Thursday 9th January Digital Workshop: Want to learn new skills and gain confidence to use the internet safely? Need help with your new phone or tablet? Learn how to pay your council tax or access GP appointments. Get online with our digital workshop. 1-1 or group sessions available 9.30am-11.30amWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Fridays 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January & 7th and 14th February Mindfulness 6 Week Programme Come along and learn new techniques, tools, mindfulness and meditation practices that empower and enable you to live in the present to improve your own health and well-being. The last session will be on Colour Therapy.10.00am-12.00pmLEIGH Miners Kirby St WN7 4EF
Thursdays 16th, 23rd and 30th January 3 Week Beginners Merengue Dance Programme: A complete beginners course to Merengue Dance; a popular party dance from the Dominican Republic. The course will cover basic footwork and include dancing with a partner No partner required!!! 10.00am-11.00amWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Friday 17th January CARERS WELCOME For carers that want to find out a bit more about the services we offer, what support is available or just touch base with the Carers Centre to see what’s new. 10.30am-12.00pmMolyneux House School Lane Wigan WN1 3SE
Wednesday 22nd January Fitbop Taster Session This is a new dance fitness class! Featuring easy to follow routines to classic Pop dance tunes from 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and now! A fun way to keep fit! Funded by Santander Foundation Discovery Grant. 10:00am-11:00amLEIGH Miners Kirby St WN7 4EF
Wednesday 22nd JanuaryPhotography Taster Session: An introduction to photographic composition and mobile phone photography with local photographer Dave McNabb. Please bring along your digital cameras and mobile phones to this new and exciting workshop!!!. Funded by Santander Foundation Discovery Grant 10.00am-12.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Tuesday 28th JanuaryDementia Programme session 1: An introduction to dementia and some of the key features for carers who do not already have a good level of knowledge and awareness of these issues. It will cover the main types of dementia and explore difficulties experienced by people with dementia and some of the challenges faced by carers Funded thanks to Dementia Friendly Funding 10:00am-1:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Wednesday 29th January British Red Cross First Aid Would you know what to do in an emergency? Come along and gain practical tips to help you deal with an emergency should it arise. 10.00am-12.00pmAtherton Town Hall Bolton Road M46 9JY
Wednesday 29th January Paint directly on to stretched silk using colour inks and gutta outlines or use your creative skills to paint freehand. Add salt and watch distinctive patterns appear to enhance your designs.
Funded thanks to Tesco’s Bag for Life
1.00pm-3.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Monday 3rd February People Moving People Preventing Falls, Mobile Solutions & Promoting Wellbeing. This session provides carers with practical tips to ensure both the carer and the person that they care for stay safe in their own home. 1.00pm-3.00pmMolyneux House School Lane Wigan WN1 3SE
Wednesday 5th FebruaryCrafty Carers Come along to this informal get together for a brew and a chat with other carers. Please bring any crochet or other craft materials with you. 1.00pm-2.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Friday 7th February Digital Workshop Want to learn new skills and gain confidence to use the internet safely? Need help with your new phone or tablet? Learn how to pay your council tax or access GP appointments. Get online with our digital workshop. 1-1 or group sessions available 1.00pm-3.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Saturday 8th FebruaryCreative Flower Arranging Come along and create your own Valentine giftwrap for a single flower, last rolo in a box or create your own unique Valentine’s card. Funded thanks to Tesco’s Bag for Life 10:00am-12:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Mondays 10th,17th & 24th February and 2nd, 9th & 16th March 6 Week Yoga Programme: The course will cover breathing techniques to help relieve stress and aid in relaxation, (known as pranayama) and gentle yoga exercises to help with restoring balance in both mind and body. (known as asana) Meditation and mindfulness to help with relaxation – in yoga meditation. Funded thanks to Tesco’s Bag for Life 6:00pm-7:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Wednesday 12th FebruaryRelaxing and Healing with a Gong Sound Bath. Back by popular demand! This workshop will introduce carers to the healing abilities of gong baths, which are becoming quite widely offered nowadays. The first half of the workshop would be to give about a 25 minute gong bath/relaxation meditation. This will be followed by a discussion of carer’s experiences. After a break, carers will practice in pairs, with one sat behind the other with their hands on the others shoulders during a mini gong bath. The intention is for the energy from the gong will flow from hands to shoulders. 1:00pm-3:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Thursday 13th FebruaryStressbuster Session Introducing carers to the benefits of using simple hypnotic relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety, the causes of and how to combat stress. The session includes a 20 minute relaxation exercise and access to a hypnosis recording to use in the future. As this is a popular session this session is limited to carers who have not attended before. Funded thanks to Tesco’s Bag for Life 10:00am-12:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Thursdays 20th and 27th FebruaryCarers in Mental Health (Part 1 & 2) For carers who are supporting someone with mental health needs and want to understand what mental illness is and learn coping strategies to help with caring role – please note the carer must attend both sessions 10:00am-12:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Tuesday 25th February Dementia Programme 2: For carers that are experiencing changes in behaviour and communication and covers tips and techniques to distract and de-escalate, how to enhance communication, including identification of emotions, how to respond and use of alternative forms of communication. Funded thanks to Dementia Friendly Funding.10:00am-1:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Wednesday 4th MarchCrafty Carers: Come along to this informal get together for a brew and a chat with other carers. Please bring any crochet or other craft materials with you. 1:00pm-2:30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Thursday 5th March CARERS WELCOME: For carers that want to find out a bit more about the services we offer, what support is available or just touch base with the Carers Centre to see what’s new.10:30pm-12:00pmCompassion In Action Patrick House 58 Leigh Road WN7 1QY
Wednesday 18th March Creative Writing Taster Creative writing ‘has been linked to improved mood, well-being and reduced stress levels. The practice of writing helps people to communicate more effectively. The process of putting your thoughts down in writing can help you to formulate your thoughts and feelings coherently in conversation. By committing thoughts and ideas to paper, your mind is allowed to relax which can help to further your ideas. If you have ever wanted to have a go at creative writing or just find out what it involves then please come along and have a go at some simple, fun exercises. Who knows where your imagination might take you?1:30pm-3:30pm Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Thursday 12th March British Red Cross First Aid Would you know what to do in an emergency? Come along and gain practical tips to help you deal with an emergency should it arise. 1:00pm-3:00pmAspull One House
45 Haigh Road
WN2 1RR
Thursday 19th March Self-Healing and Relaxation: This two-hour session allows you to take time away from your caring role and de- stress in a calming environment. Includes a meditation and an empowerment called Rei – Ju1.00pm-3.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD
Tuesday 24th MarchDementia Programme 3 This session is to enable carers to be able to provide effective care and support to the person with dementia, with the focus on “living with dementia” rather than “suffering from dementia.” Funded thanks to Dementia Friendly Funding 10:00am-1:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre 3-5 Frederick St Hindley WN2 3BD

All the sessions are FREE for Carers registered at the Carers Centre.  For more information on any of the courses or to book you place contact the Carers Centre reception on 01942 705959 or click on the contact us button below.

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