Training And Activities Timetable

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

Our ‘Training And Activities’ Timetable

Carers Training Programme for OCT- DEC 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 Tai Chi, Nature Stencilling 3 week art course, Creative Flower Arranging and Merengue Dance Taster session!!!! 

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- OCT- DEC 2019

Registration Number 7293521/ Charity Registration Number 1138908

DatesSession TimeVenue
Wednesday 2nd October Crafty 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
Thursday 3rd OctoberStress Programme: Building Resilience: 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
Friday October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th & November 1st and 22nd Tai Chi 6 week course Feeling tired all the time, have aching joints, worried about your balance or feeling low? This slow graceful exercise which originated in martial art has proven health benefits; increased energy, pain relief, reduce stress, improve strength and balance and reduce the risk of falls. Funded thanks to Tesco’s Bag for Life 1.00pm-2.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 8th and 22nd October Carers in Mental Health 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 carer must attend both sessions 10.00am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 9th and 16th OctoberCrochet for Pleasure – Whether you can crochet or not these sessions are for you to come along, share skills or if you want to learn how to crochet then these sessions are for you. The course is free however carers will need to bring along their own crochet hooks and wool. 10:00am-12:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 9th OctoberRelaxing and Healing with a Gong Sound Bath. This new workshop will introduce carers to the healing abilities of gong baths, which are becoming quite widely offered nowadays. The first half of the workshop involves 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 the hands to the shoulders. 1.00pm-3.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Saturday 12th OctoberCreative Flower Arranging Come along and be creative with flowers, recycle and decorate containers, experimenting with different heights when arranging flowers. Includes Tutor demonstration of creating a limited line design appropriate for Remembrance Day. Funded thanks to Tesco’s Bag for Life 10:00am-12:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Friday 18th October 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. Please remember to bring your phone or laptop that you need support with to the session. 11.00am-12.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 23rd October Dementia Programme Session 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 the Dementia Friendly Communities Fund 10.00am-1.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 23rd October Afternoon with Fran Work with air dry clay to create a pot using different techniques. Choose from slab or coil method. Learn how and when to use slip, mix secondary and tertiary colours to paint your masterpiece with acrylics before taking it home to enjoy. Funded thanks to Tesco’s Bag for Life 1.30pm-3.30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 24th OctoberRelaxation and Self- Healing This 2 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-Ju. 1.00pm-3.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 31st October, 7th and 14th NovemberNature Stencilling 3 Week Art Programme – Learn some fabulous stencilling techniques and make some stunning items in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Beginners welcome. Funded thanks to Tesco’s Bag for Life 10.00am-12.00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Tuesday 5th, 12th & 19th November Jewellery Making 3 week course Come along and get creative by making your own jewellery using a variety of materials and coloured beads! Course suitable for beginners. Funded by Santander Foundation Discovery Grant.1:00pm-3:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 6th NovemberCrafty 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
Friday 8th NovemberMerengue Taster Session Want to be able to dance and have fun? Why not try and learn to dance the merengue to authentic Latin music? Complete beginners welcome. No partner required!!! 10:00am-11:00amWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 13th and 20th NovemberCrochet for Pleasure Sessions Whether you can crochet or not these sessions are for you to come along, share skills or want to learn how to crochet, then these sessions are for you. The course is free however Carers will need to bring along their own Crochet Hooks and Wool. 10:00am-12:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Friday 15th NovemberCarers 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. 1:00pm-2:30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Thursday 21st NovemberStressbuster Introduction 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
Thursday 21st NovemberChristmas Workshop Come along to spend an afternoon with Michelle using gift wrap paper to make your own Christmas gift bags. Funded by Santander Foundation Discovery Grant.1:00pm-3:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Friday 22nd NovemberBritish Red Cross 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.1:00pm-3:00pmTesco Wigan Central Park Way Wigan WN1 1XS
Thursday 28th NovemberDementia Programme Session 3 This session is to enable carers to provide effective care and support the person with dementia, with the focus being on “living with dementia” rather than suffering with dementia. Funded thanks to the Dementia Friendly Communities Fund 10:00am-1:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Friday 29th NovemberDigital 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. Please remember to bring your phone or laptop that you want support with to the session. 11:00am-12:30pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 4th DecemberCrafty 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
Thursday 5th & 12th December Clay Nature Inspired 2 week art programme Come and Learn how to use clay and produce some lovely Christmas decorations. Funded thanks to Tesco’s Bag for Life 10:00am-12:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wednesday 11th & 18th DecemberCrochet for Pleasure Sessions Whether you can crochet or not these sessions are for you to come along, share skills or want to learn how to crochet, then these sessions are for you. The course is free however Carers will need to bring along their own Crochet Hooks and Wool. 10:00am-12:00pmWigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Saturday 14th DecemberCreative Flower Arranging Come along to create your own alternative Christmas door decorations (indoor or outdoor) or table decorations as an alternative to a traditional Christmas wreath using fresh materials and silk. Funded thanks to Tesco’s Bag for Life 10:00am-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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