Training And Activities Timetable

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

Our ‘Training And Activities’ Timetable

We have lots of opportunities for carers to access training to support carers in their caring role or to offer carers time 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 October – December 2018.

Carers can also apply for a Wigan Council Carers Training Grant to access training outside of the Carers Centre. Contact the Carers Centre for more information.

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centres Training Programme- October- December 2018

Wednesday 3rd OctoberCarers Welcome Session The Welcome sessions are for carers that want to find out a bit more about the services we offer and what support is available.10.30am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 0ct 3rd, 10th ,17th, 31st, November 7th,14th,21stBeginners Flower Arranging 7 Week Course Come along and learn a variety of skills to enable you to create your own flower arrangements.1.00pm-3.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday October 4thBritish Red Cross First Aid Training 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-12.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Monday 8th OctoberAppley Bridge Meteorite Talk-As featured on BBC and TV We have limited places for carers at this Wigan Museum event which includes a chance to catch this popular talk giving a fascination insight into the fall and discovery of the Appley Bridge meteorite in 1914 and lots more. Session includes tea and coffee.12.00pm-1.00pmMuseum of Life, Library Street, Wigan
Tuesday October 9thBuilding 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
Wednesday October 10th, 17th,24th, November7th,14th,21st December 5th, 12thImprover Crochet 8 Week Course This course is for carers who have the basic skills of crocheting and want to improve their skills. Carers will need to provide their own crochet hooks and wool.10.00am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday October 23rd and November 13thCarers Mental Health Awareness 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? Come along and meet other Carers in a similar caring role too.10.00am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 24th OctoberAfternoon with Fran- Clay Pot Making Come along, learn the different techniques of clay pot, paint what you make and take it home with you.1.00pm-3.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 30th October and Tuesday 13th November 10.00am-12.30pm Tuesday 13th November Individual appointments will be madeAutism Sleep Clinic for Parents of children under 18 Most children with Autism have difficulty with sleep and this can have a devastating effect on families. Split into three parts the first two are workshops and the third offers individual appointments. To book your place contact 0161 286 4201 or email one and two 10.00am-12.30pm Part 3 Individual appoints will be madeWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Friday November 2nd,9th,16th,23rd,30th December 7thQigong Six Week Course Come along and try this ancient Chinese practice which has the same mental and physical health benefits as Tai Chi, but it is not a martial art and is easier for beginners.10.00am-11.00amWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 1st and 15th NovemberDrawing with Brusho – Two Week Course Join Elaine on this two week mini course which will cover working with water to create trees with brusho inks and using foliage to create wonderful imagery on paper.10.00am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 22nd NovemberFalls Prevention Introduction to causes of falls, how to adapt the environment and aids to minimise falling, what to do if someone has fallen and is NOT injured or fallen and IS or MIGHT BE injured10.00am-12.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 28th NovemberCarers Welcome Session 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
Thursday 29th NovemberCaring and Coping Explore some of the emotions that may be involved when caring for someone, how stress affects our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and practice coping skills that you may find helpful in your caring role.10.00am-12.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 6th DecemberWill and Probate Session Information session regarding wills and probate10.30am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Saturday 8th DecemberChristmas Flower Arrangements for the Home Make a Christmas Arrangement for your home Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere, mince pies and take home the arrangement that you make10.00am-12.00pmWigan 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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