Training And Activities Timetable
Find out about all the training that is on at Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre!
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Our ‘Training And Activities’ Timetable
Names are now being taken for the new sessions in the New Year.
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.
Take a look below at the sessions we have for January- March 2019.- including the new Embroidery sessions and the Digital Workshops.
For further information about other Training opportunities go to the Training Information page including Carers Training Grants.
For more training information, please explore here
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centres Training Programme- January- March 2019
|Thursday January 10th||Dementia Programme Session One 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. Topics covered include the main types of dementia, explore difficulties experienced by people with dementia and some of the challenges faced by carers||10.00am-1.00pm||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Friday 11th, 18th, 25th January, 1st and 8th February||Flowers, Plants and Inks Join Elaine at this fabulous five-week course aimed at all abilities. Try out new ideas, with inks, layering and mixed media to create stunning floral and nature pieces, with support from an art tutor to guide you all the way. Contact Elaine Fox on 07817407671 to book your place.||1.00pm-3.00pm||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Tuesday 15th January Tuesday 12th March||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-2.30pm||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Wednesday January 16th||Clay Pot Making Come along, learn the different techniques of clay pot, paint what you make and take it home with you.||1.00pm-3.30pm||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Thursday January 17th and 24th||Hand Embroidery Course 1 An opportunity for carers to learn how to stitch some traditional hand embroidery stitches including running chain, stem, and back and split stitch.||10.00am-12.00pm||Citizens Advice Wigan Borough, Magnum House, Suite 2.1, 33 Lord Street, Leigh WN7 1BY|
|Tuesday January 29th||10 Steps to Reducing Stress Although the pressures of life can sometimes feel overwhelming there are some simple strategies that you can put in place to better manage your stress. During this session, we will look at a range of ideas that you can implement straight away, including learning how to achieve deep relaxation quickly and easily.||10.00am-1.00pm||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Thursday January 31st||Relaxation and Self-Healing Take time away from your caring role and de- stress in a calming environment and includes a meditation and an empowerment called Rei – Ju.||1.00pm-3.30pm||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Wednesday February 6th and 13th||Mini Art Course Mixed Media Birds Mixed media birds which will use techniques from collage, watercolour, acrylic, pens, pastel and pencils to achieve stunning colourful bird scenes.||1.00pm-3.00pm||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Wednesday February 6th, 13th, March 13th, 20th April 3rd||Improver Crochet Course Two|
This course is for all carers who would like to learn and improve their skills of crocheting Carers will need to provide their own crochet hooks and wool.
|10.00am-12.00pm||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Friday February 15th||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-12.00pm||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Tuesday February 28th, March 7th, 14th||Hand Embroidery Course 2- Produce a heart sampler Learn how to stitch traditional and embroidery stitches, complete a heart shaped sampler which will include 3 basic outline stitches, 4 decorative stitches and how to correctly use embroidery thread and hoop. A perfect way to practice different kinds of stitches and make something pretty at the same time.||10.00am-12.00am||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Tuesday March 12th||Facing 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-1.00pm||Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
|Tuesday 26th March||Dementia Programme Session 2 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-1.00pm||Wigan 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.