Training Opportunities


Lanarkshire Carers Centre’s carer training programme covers a range of topics to help carers feel confident in their caring role and look after their own health and wellbeing. When someone’s caring role is new, our Steps of Caring Programme provides useful information and helpful contacts. Our training programme provides a range of condition specific sessions and topics that address issues identified by carers throughout the caring journey. When a caring role changes or ends our Moving Forward from Caring Programme supports carers to deal with loss and change and move on to services better placed to meet their needs. 


The courses we deliver are listed below. 

Please click on the course title listed below for training that interests you for more information and available dates. You can either use the online training registration form or telephone 01698 428090 to book a place on any available courses.

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for carers to attend training courses. Please let us know of any support you may need at the time of booking. Transport and Respite is available to enable you to be able to attend.

If you wish to discuss our training programme then please feel free to contact Lanarkshire Carers Centre on 01698 428090.  You can also sign up to our mailing list and we will contact you when further training opportunities become available.


This course will look at the transition into the teen years. Come along and learn what to expect and how to help? 


Available Dates

Airdrie
Thursday 25 October 2018
10am - 1pm
Airdrie Locality, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie ML6 6AW 


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

This 2 day course is available free to carers.

Day 1 will include an opportunity for participants to discuss how Christmas has changed for them since becoming a carer with practical advice on help and support available to carers throughout this period.

Day 2 will be all about relaxation and positive thinking followed by a small Christmas buffet amongst friends. 


Available Dates

North Lanarkshire

Cumbernauld (2 days)
Wednesday 28 November, 10am - 12pm & Wednesday 05 December 2018, 10am - 1pm
Murifield Community Facility, 1a South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld G67 1AX 

South Lanarkshire

Hamilton (2 days)
Thursday 29 November, 10am - 12pm & Thursday 06 December 2018, 10am - 1pm
Hamilton Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, ML3 6BJ 


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

This Training programme is an information session for carers of people with dementia. It is based on research suggesting that information and skills training can be as helpful in reducing carer stress as counselling and support groups.

The training is designed in complete consultation with the carers who will be attending, ensuring that the information provided is appropriate to their needs. 

Please note that the person you care for is welcome to come along to this session. To allow for some privacy during sensitive discussion, the cared for person will take part in some stimulating activity coordinated by one of the experienced Alzheimer coordinators in a separate activity room.

You can enjoy your training session know that the person you care for is safe and well looked after.


Available Dates

North Lanarkshire

Moodiesburn
Tuesday 30 October 2018
10am - 2pm
The Pivot Community Centre,  Glenmanor Avenue, Moodiesburn G69 0DX 

Lunch will be provided

South Lanarkshire

Rutherglen
Friday 30 November 2018
10am - 2pm
Rutherglen Library, 2nd floor,  163 Main Street, Rutherglen G73 2HB 

Lunch will be provided


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Anticipatory care planning (ACP) helps you make informed choices about how and where you want to be treated and supported in the future. It requires health and care practitioners to work with people and their carers to ensure the right thing is done at the right time by the right person to achieve the best outcome.

ACP puts people at the centre of the decision-making process about their health and care needs. By encouraging people to have conversations about what matters to them ACP can help:

  • manage change in an organised way
  • prevent crisis
  • reduce future stress
  • promote quality of life


Available Dates

Hamilton
Thursday 18 October 2018
10am - 12pm
Hamilton Library, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6HH 


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

A 1 day session or 2 half day sessions in Emergency Fist Aid certified by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. Includes lectured session with books, examination and certification provided.


Available Dates

2 Half Day Sessions

Clydesdale
Tuesday 23 & Tuesday 30 October 2018
10am - 2pm
Hope Hub, 183a Carlisle Road, Blackwood, ML11 9AT

How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Delivered by Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, this workshop will be an introduction on how to care for someone with a chest, heart or lung condition. 


Available Dates

Hamilton
Wednesday 07 November 2018
10am - 12pm
Fairhill Lifestyles, Neilsland Road, Hamilton ML3 8HJ 


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Laughter Club involves a person laughing. They simply laugh out loud even if they don’t feel like it, at first. People initially make themselves laugh out loud. This is called ‘voluntary’ laughter. Then after a while, people start to laugh for real and soon everyone is having a great time. As you are laughing, there will also be a series of light exercises. There will be some gentle yoga and other light physical exercises. Therefore, as you are laughing you are also getting a workout. Some of the benefits of Laughter Yoga are:

  • Makes you feel fitter
  • Reduces stress levels
  • Reduces your risk of depression and anxiety
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Lowers your blood pressure
  • Make you feel more energetic

But most of all it is Fun!


Available Dates

Wishaw
Monday 15 October 2018
6pm - 8pm
Newmains Community Trust Centre, 15 Manse Road, Wishaw ML2 9AX

Clydesdale
Friday 23 November 2018
10am - 12pm
Carluke Leisure Centre,  135 Carnwrath Road, Carluke ML8 4EA 

Rutherglen
Thursday 13 December 2018
10am - 12pm
Rutherglen Library, 2nd Floor,  163 Main Street, Rutherglen G73 2HB  


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

These adaptable workshops are modelled on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, are recovery focused and teach valuable self-management skills to approach conditions like stress, depression and anxiety.

Delivered over 3 days, these fun and informal workshops are interactive and delivered by individuals who effectively manage long term health conditions ensuring an authentic and genuine experience for all workshop participants.


Available Dates

Hamilton (3 days)
Wednesday 14 November, Wednesday 21 November & Wednesday 28 November 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm 
Hamilton Library, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6HH 

How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

This session is for male carers, which will teach about ways of coping with stressful situations and how to reduce the feelings of anxiety, depression and anger.


Available Dates

Hamilton
Thursday 25 October 2018
10am - 12pm
Hamilton Library, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6HH 




How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

A Japanese tea ceremony, or a Zen tea ceremony, represents and seeks to establish a sense of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. In addition, it can cultivate a sense of appreciation, simplicity, patience, beauty, and kindness.


Available Dates

Wishaw
Monday 22 October 2018
10am - 12pm
NCT Centre, 15 Manse Road, Newmains ML2 9AX 


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

4 Week Course – Come along and learn how to cook healthy meals without the high price tag. This is a practical course spread over 4 weeks where carers can be hands on with cooking and learning about healthy eating. This will be rounded off with a lunch party.


Available Dates

Cumbernauld
Monday 5th November 2018, 10am-12pm
Monday 12th November 2018, 10am-12pm
Monday 26th November 2018, 10am-12pm
Monday 3rd December 2018, 10am-12pm
The Muirfield Community Centre,  1a South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld G67 1AX  


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

PhysiCare is a Scottish company and one of the most experienced training organisations in the UK with a comprehensive range of manual handling courses. All of the course instructors are Chartered Physiotherapists who deal, on a daily basis, with the types of injuries that can arise due to poor handling technique or poor postural alignment whilst handling loads.

Physicare say “Giving back to our local community is very important to us and we offer a number of training courses (10:30am until 2:30pm) for The Lanarkshire Carers Centre at various venues throughout Lanarkshire.

We understand that it is not always possible for carers to attend workshops. Please speak to your local carer support worker if you are unable to attend workshops and we will look at other options of delivering moving and handling sessions to you.

This practical handling session delivered by Physicare will include safe performance of manoeuvres and tasks regularly undertaken by Carers including:

  • Assisting forwards and backwards in a chair
  • Assisting to stand and sit
  • Assisting walking with or without walking aid
  • Assisting with falls
  • Assisting into and out of bed
  • Rolling and turning in bed
  • Toilet and Bathing

Participants should wear something loose and comfortable as session is quite practical. Lunch will be provided


Available Dates

Lanark
Friday 12 October 2018
10:30am - 2:30pm
22 Bannatyne Street, Lanark ML11 7JR  


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Two day course

• A structured system for monitoring uncomfortable and emotional symptoms/experiences. Individuals will use planned responses, which will aid their ability to reduce, modify or remove these symptoms.

• Helping people feel prepared, listened to and to take care of themselves enables them to feel better in themselves, improving their quality of life. 


Available Dates

Coatbridge
Friday 02 & Friday 09 November 2018
10am - 1pm
St Patrick’s Church Hall,  1 St John Street, Coatbridge ML5 3HB 


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

SafeTALK is a training course that prepares anyone to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.

Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
  • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.


Available Dates

Hamilton
16 November 2018 (originally 15 August 2018)
10am - 1pm
Hamilton Library, 102 Cadzow Street, Hamilton ML3 6HH


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Parents /carers of children with additional support needs will benefit from learning how to create good sleeping patterns and break bad habits, hopefully resulting in a better night’s sleep.


 

Available Dates

East Kilbride
Thursday 15 November 2018 
East Kilbride Art Centre,  51-53 Old Coach Road, East Kilbride G74 4D
9:30am – 12pm
 


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Delivered by Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, this workshop will offer an introduction on how to support someone with communication problems following a stroke. It is very interactive and gives participants the opportunity to find out what a stroke feels like for the person they care for. 


Available Dates

East Kilbride
Wednesday 10 October 2018
10am - 12pm
Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, East Kilbride G75 9AD   

How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

Lanarkshire Carers Centre is committed to ensuring carers are confident in their caring role and would like to provide information and training that is appropriate to your needs. We already provide some information and training, but your comments are important to us and will enable us to plan a programme best suited to carers’ needs over the next year.

Our training needs analysis survey makes suggestions which might be of interest to you. You can also make suggestions for additional topics not listed.

Please click here to complete the training needs analysis survey

If you require any assistance, please telephone 01698 428090 or 01236 755550.