Training Information for Carers
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Training Opportunities for Carers
Carers can often find themselves thrown into a role with little or no training in what can sometimes be a very difficult and stressful time.
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre recognise this and understand the demands of being a carer and offer training that help carers to build skills, gain practical tips and feel more supported and confident within their caring role.
Accessing training can also lead to improved health and wellbeing for carers helping carers to feel less stressed and more prepared to care.
A lot of the sessions that the Carers Centre offers also focuses on improving carer’s physical and psychological well-being, supporting carers to enjoy a few hours’ away, meet new friends who understand and offer peer support to each other.
The Carers Centre’s training programme changes every quarter. It has regular sessions each quarter but also offers new training opportunities, often requested by carers themselves or to meet a gap in training identified by the referrals we receive and the conversations we have with carers.
If you are a carer and would like to learn something that we do not currently offer, why not give the Carers Centre a ring and we will try to find something locally. We will also add your name to the expression of interest list and if we have enough interest from other carers we will look at the possibility of providing a training session.
Take a look at this quarter’s training calendar.
Don’t have the time to come along to the Carers Centre? Have you thought of completing an Adult distance learning course, either non accredited or Level 2 accredited which are fully funded* We can refer carers to courses provided by Wigan and Leigh College.
This is a great way for carers to gain qualifications and start to build a portfolio at a time that fits around their caring role.
Wigan Council Carers Training Grant
On behalf of Wigan Council, Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre are taking over the administration of the Wigan Council Carers Training Grant Funding.
Who can apply for a training grant?
The grant is available for individual Carers that need funds for training or organisations working with Carers that want to supply training for Carers.
Contact Dionne: email Dionne@wlcccarers.com or by telephone on 01942 705959 to request an individual or group application form and guidance notes.
Closing dates for completed applications
All applications need to be submitted to Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre by 4.00pm on the closing dates below. Details of where to send your completed application can be found on the Wigan Carers Training Group/ Training Request guidelines.
Friday 5th July 2019
Friday 23rd August 2019
Friday 4th October 2019
Friday 31st January 2020
The Training Grant Panel will meet on the following dates:
Thursday 11th July
Thursday 29th August
Thursday 10th October
Thursday 6th February
All applicants will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date unless otherwise stated.