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 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.

Click here to download our latest training programme (August - December 2017)

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.


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 include a mindfulness session from Martin Stepek which will help offer practical solutions for dealing with stress and anxiety. Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Scottish Twist – 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.

All participants who attend will be eligible for a half price ticket for Lanarkshire Carers Centre Winter Dance on the 8th December on Motherwell.


Available Dates

Cumbernauld (2 days)
30 November & 7 December 2017
10am - 12pm
Murifield Community Facility, 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.

This foot carer awareness session covers basic nail care, giving you a better understanding about foot care and what to do in any foot related situation. The session will also include a demonstation and gives you the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from a fully qualified Podiatrist.


Available Dates

The scheduled sessions have been postponed. Please check back again soon for alternative dates.

Training on how to reduce and prevent falls. The training course will also include a Tai Chi session.


Available Dates

Cumbernauld
Muirfield Community Facility, 1a South Muirhead Rd, Seafar, Cumbernauld, G67 1AX
4 December 2017, 10am - 1pm


How To Book

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

Find out about what your entitlements are as a carer.


Available Dates

Bellshill
Bellshill Locality Support Services, 95 Main Street, Bellshill
23 November 2017
10am - 12pm
Cambuslang
CTEC Building, Main Street, Cambuslang
24 October 2017
10am - 12pm


How To Book

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

Half day First Aid training delivered by the British Red Cross


Available Dates

Cambuslang
CTEC Building, Main Street, Cambuslang, G72 7EX
21 September 2017
10am - 2:30pm
Cumbernauld
LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING
Old Burns Parish Church, Kilsyth, G65 0NF
08 November 2017
10am - 2:30pm


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 2 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

Airdrie
15 November & 29 November 2017 (2 days)
10:00am - 2:00pm 
Gartlea Community Centre, Hillfoot Road, Airdrie, ML6 9PB


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
3 November 2017
10am - 12pm
Low Park Museum, 129 Muir St, Hamilton, ML3 6BJ




How to Book

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

Delivered by Martin Stepek, one of Scotland's foremost teachers of Mindfulness.


Available Dates

East Kilbride
2 October 2017
2pm - 4pm
Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, East Kilbride, G74 9AD
Motherwell
COURSE FULL
1 November 2017
10am - 12pm
Dalziel St Andrews Parish Church, 47 Merry St, Motherwell ML1 1JJ

Hamilton
LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING
5 December 2017
2pm - 4pm
Fairhill Lifestyles, Neilsland Rd, Hamilton ML3 8HJ


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 (LCC) 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

Hamilton
23 November 2017
10:30am - 2:30pm
Physicare Centre, Bonnet Road, Lanark, ML11 7JR (venue changed, previously Hamilton)


How to Book

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

Sensory Impairment in young people with Additional Support Needs


Available Dates

Clydesdale
COURSE FULLY BOOKED
28 November 2017
10am - 2:30pm
Carluke Lifestyles, Carnwath Rd, Carluke, ML8 4DF 


How to Book

This course is fully booked. Please sign up to our mailing list to stay informed about future training opportunities.

A guide for carers on Self Directed Support, Social Work and services available for support


Available Dates

Clydesdale
5 December 2017
10am - 2:30pm
Hope Hub, Kirkmuirhill, Blackwood, ML11 9SB 


How to Book

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

These recovery focused workshops promote positive mental health and wellbeing using a self-management approach. WRAP is underpinned by 5 key concepts that are crucial to recovery:
  • Hope
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Support
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Education

The workshop facilitators use their own personal experiences of using WRAP in their everyday lives to support the participants in creating thier own personalised WRAP plans.

WRAP workshops run over 3 days. They are facilitated by individuals who use WRAP to positively self-manage long term health conditions ensuring an authentic and genuine experience for all workshop participants.


Available Dates

East Kilbride
16 November, 23 November & 30 November 2017
10am - 1pm
Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, East Kilbride, G74 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.