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. You can also sign up to our mailing list and we will contact you when further training opportunities become available.

At Lanarkshire Carers Centre, we try our very best to ensure that carers get access to as much information and training opportunities as possible to help them in their caring role.

We provide free of charge training courses to ensure that no carer will ever be unable to attend due to financial reasons. However, there is a cost to us and for some courses it can be considerable. We understand that as carers, something can arise which would prevent you from attending a pre-registered course.

If you are unable to attend please contact us as soon as possible. Many of these courses have a waiting list and unless we know, we are unable to offer your place to someone else.

 

To view our training programme online please click here (PDF Format).

If you would like a paper copy of our training programme, please contact us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 and we can post this to you on request.


 

Come along to this ongoing creative group and learn a variety of art styles including silk painting, clay modelling, cross stitch and watercolours.


Available Dates

Airdrie
 
Frequency: Fortnightly - Thursday's
1pm - 3pm
Airdrie Locality Support Services, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW
 

Our Creative Carers group is currently full, please contact us to add your name to the waiting list.


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 to book a place.

This practical one to one handling session delivered by Physicare will include safe performance of manoevres and tasks regularly undertaken by Carers which can include:

  • 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

How to Book

Please call us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 to book a place.

Caring for Yourself: For many carers, their first concern is the person they are caring for. Martin will look at the importance of self-care, and will discuss using Mindfulness to recharge your batteries, which would also have a positive effect on the person that you care for too.

Please note: A Smart phone/tablet/laptop and stable internet connection are required to take part in the online mindfulness sessions. You will receive an email on the day of the session with details of how to access it.


Available Dates

 

Thursday 19 December 2019
8:30pm - 9:30pm


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 to book a place.

Come to our fantastic choir run in partnership with Soundroutes Singers.

Singing is a great way for carers to get together, socialise and relieve stress.

Sign up and be part of something amazing!


Airdrie

Frequency: Weekly - Wednesday's

Our Carer's Choir has finished for the festive period and will restart in 2020 on Wednesday 15 January 2020.

12:30pm - 2pm

St Margaret’s Church, 96 Hallcraig St, Airdrie ML6 6AW


How to Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 to book a place.

Christmas can be a difficult time for carers. Come along to this two day course and find out practical and emotional support that could help you get through the festive period.

The second day will be all about relaxation and positive thinking followed by a small Christmas buffet amongst friends.


Available Dates

North Lanarkshire

Coatbridge (2 days)
Monday 09 December 2019, 10am - 12pm & Monday 16 December 2019, 10am - 1pm
Coatbridge Community Centre, 9 Old Monkland Road, Coatbridge, ML5 5EA 
 

 


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.