Training And Activities Timetable

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

Our ‘Training And Activities’ Timetable

Carers Training Programme for April- June 2019

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 Wills Information, Care Home Fees- Myths and Truths and Belief Five Week Programme. 

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 Centres Training Programme- April- June 2019

DatesSessionTimeVenue
Tuesday 12th March NEW Digital Workshops. 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 G.P appointments. Get on line with our Digital Workshops. One to one or group sessions available. Call the Carers Centre for more information or to book your place. 1.00am-2.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday March 12thFacing Life’s Challenges- Using Problem Solving Skills. Many carers face several complex and difficult challenges. During this session, you will discover how to “stop, slow down, think and act” when faced with a problem, the skills to be a planful problem solver, so that you can face life’s challenges head-on, rather than trying to avoid them.10.00am-1.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 19th March Afternoon with Fran- Silk Painting Applying paints or dyes directly onto silk fabric using an exciting array of watercolour techniques this session is a must. Come along, relax and try something new. 1.00pm-3.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Friday March 22ndNEW Carers Welcome Sessions The Welcome sessions are for carers that want to find out a bit more about the services we offer and what support is available 1.00pm-2.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 26th March Dementia Programme Session Two. The aim of this session is to enable carers to respond effectively to some of the challenges they may face when supporting a person with dementia including techniques and tips, challenging behaviour, distraction and de-escalation techniques.10.00am-1.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday April 4th,11th,18th Hand Embroidery 3 Week Course Come along and learn a range of stitches that provide a textured finish, including whipped and woven stitches, e.g. French knots, bullion, spiders’ web and seeding. An embroidery sampler is created as a demonstration or test of skill in needlework. The stitches can be used to create flowers and garden plants. Belief Programme 5 Week Course An interactive course that includes overcoming limiting personal beliefs, positive self-talk, habits and attitudes, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation. Delivered informally and interactive. 10.00am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday May 7th,14th,21st,28th, June 4th Belief Programme 5 Week Course. An interactive course that includes overcoming limiting personal beliefs, positive self-talk, habits and attitudes, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation. Delivered informally and interactive. 1.00pm-2.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 24th AprilClay Pot Making Come along, learn the different techniques of clay pot, paint what you make and take it home with you. 1.00pm-3.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 7th MayBuilding Resilience Through Mindfulness Developing the ability to bounce back from difficult situations is vital if we also have caring responsibility. Mindfulness can help us to build our resilience by focusing our attention on the world around us, rather than getting caught up in our own negative thoughts and feelings. During this session, you will practice some simple mindfulness techniques and get in touch with the values that matter to you. 10.00am-1.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 7th and 21st MayCarers in Mental Health For Carers who are supporting someone with mental health needs, want to understand what mental health illness is and learn coping strategies to help you in your caring role? Wigan and Leigh Carers CentreWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 9th MayWills – information Session A Will is important – particularly for the older person and people with a disability. Come along and find out the dos and don’ts of will making. Time for questions as well. 10.00am-11.30amWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 15th MayCarers Welcome Session 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-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 21st May The Dementia Journey – providing effective care and support This session is to enable carers to be able to provide effective care and support to the person with dementia, with the focus being on “living with dementia” rather than “suffering from dementia”. 10.00am-1.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Friday 7th June British Red Cross- First Aid for Carers Would you know what to do in an emergency? Come along and gain practical tips to help you deal with and emergency should it arise. 10.00am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 13th June Care Home Fees Myths and Truths Come along to this Myths busting session and find out correct information regarding Care Home Fees. 1.00pm-2.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday May 23rd,30th,
June 6th,20th 27th,
July 4th
Relaxation and Meditation Six Week Course Sessions will be focused around learning basic yoga poses helping to ease tension in the body whilst building strength and mobility in the muscles, joints and an element of meditation. Every class will finish with a guided relaxation, allowing you to totally switch off and take some much-needed rest. 11.30am-12.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre

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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