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Richmond Carers Centre workshops

On this page you will find a special programme of workshops planned by Richmond Carers Centre for Carers Week 2024. You will also find the training programme organised by Richmond Carers Centre in July and August, as well as other learning opportunities for carers organised by external organisations.

Please also take a look at our programme of activities organised for carers.

Richmond Carers Centre arranges a number of free workshops specifically for carers  throughout the year on anything from First Aid and Using your Mobile Phone with Confidence to Mindfulness and Aromatherapy.  These workshops are open to all adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre. This is a blended service offering both online and face-to-face sessions, details of which can be found below.

We are always developing our programme of groups and activities and we would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or ideas as this will help us in our planning. Please email

Our online sessions are run online using Zoom. When your place has been confirmed you will receive an email with a link to join the group along with instructions for using Zoom and information on how the group will work. If you are not familiar with Zoom, please do not worry as we are available to support you with this. Just let us know and we will be happy to guide you on how to use the platform.

Email to register your interest in any of the activities below.

Registering your interest is essential as activities and workshops are in high demand. Spaces are allocated fairly, with priority given to newly registered carers and carers that have not attended an activity before. Please note that all activities and workshops are for adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre only.

Where applicable, please specify your preferred time and date when registering your interest in any of our activities. Please allow 10 days for an initial response. 


Carers Week 2024

‘Putting Carers on the Map’

10th to 16th June

Richmond carers Centre is delighted to be supporting Carers Week 2024 again this year. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and help people to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Charities, organisations and individuals get together to show support for the millions of unpaid carers in the UK and to spread the word about the challenges they face and what needs to be done to improve their daily lives.

Carers Week 2024 logoThe theme for Carers Week 2024 is ‘Putting Carers on the Map’. This Carers Week, we want communities across the UK to come together to recognise the huge contribution unpaid carers make to society. Politicians, employers, health and social services, businesses, education providers and members of the public all have a role to play in raising awareness of caring and making sure carers are able to access the information and support they need. To find out more and get involved, visit

Places are filling fast so please register your interest if you would like to attend.

Carers Week training programme – June to July 2024

To book a place, please email


INFOGRAPHIC: Carers Assessment and Carers Emergency card

Carer’s Assessment and Carer’s Emergency Card – Jayne Ayris, Carers Champion and Social Worker at Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Care

This workshop focuses on the Carer’s Assessment and the Carer’s Emergency Card. It will provide you with an overview of their purpose, the process of getting them, and how they can benefit you. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions.

Tuesday 4th June
Venue: Twickenham Green

Cooking Up logo with cooking utensils

Cookery Course – Cooking Up

In these sessions you will learn to make delicious, low-cost, healthy meals in the company of other carers. Experienced volunteers from Cooking Up will be on hand to help By the end of each session you will have prepared a meal for four to take home. (N.B. this is a five-week course. You will need to attend every week).

Wednesdays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th June; 2nd July
Venue: Ham

Infographic: Know Your Rights – Understanding the Care Act and Carer’s Rights

Know Your Rights – Understanding the Care Act and Carer’s Rights – Not a Care in the World

This workshop will explore the law and how it is designed to protect carers. It will provide an overview of your rights and entitlements as a carer as well as a better understanding of the Care Act.

Thursday 6th June

Venue: Online

Infographic showing details of the Falls Prevention workshop at Richmond Carers Centre

Falls Prevention – Integrated Care Support Services & Aim Solutions

This workshop will cover the causes of falls, their impact on quality of life, and proactive approaches to reduce the risk of falling. This workshop is relevant for those caring for older people or people with mobility difficulties.

Tuesday 18th June
Venue: Twickenham Green

Training programme – July to August 2024

To book a place, please email


Image of two adults and a British Red Cross trainer administering First Aid to a dummy

Adults First Aid – British Red Cross

This workshop will teach you basic first aid skills that you can use in the home. Learning these skills will help you to feel confident about what to do in a medical emergency.
Tuesday 9th July

Venue: Twickenham

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Health Checks

In these confidential sessions, you will receive a basic health check and have the chance discuss your general health and wellbeing with a Wellbeing Coordinator who works in partnership with local GP practices. Please note this is not a clinical appointment; specific health concerns should be discussed with your GP.
10-10.25am, 10.30-10.55am, 11-11.25am, 11.30-11.55am12.30-12.55pm,
Tuesday 23rd July
Venue: Twickenham Green

Other learning opportunities

These training opportunities are provided by external organisations and are published by Richmond Carers Centre for information purposes only. This is not meant to imply that Richmond Carers Centre is associated with these organisations nor that it endorses the courses. Richmond Carers Centre is unable to verify the quality or content of the training.


the Poise Project banner showing details of free London courses for carers in June 2024

Workshops for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers

The Poise Project® is offering free two-day workshops in London in June as part of an initiative to bring these courses to the UK in order to serve family care partners and people living with Parkinson’s and their families.

Partnering with Poise: Caring for the Care Partner
Monday 17th 
and Tuesday 18th June 2024
Venue: The Space, Unit 3B, 9 Park Hill, Clapham. SW4 9NS
Course Information and registration for the Partnering with Poise course can be found here:

Poised for Parkinson’s: Manage Balance, Walking & Freezing of Gait
Saturday 8th 
and Sunday 9th June 2024
Venue: Constructive Teaching Centre, 13 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London. SW6 2UB
Course Information and registration for the Poised for Parkinson’s course can be found here:

Infographic showing ICSS and Aim Solutions logos with flyers for online training for carers

NHS Funded Training for Unpaid Carers

Integrated Care Support Services, together with its training provider Aim Solutions, have announced a series of online courses. These are designed to support unpaid carers to develop their skills so they feel more confident in providing safe and appropriate care for their loved ones. Course topics include:

Read more (including course flyers and registration details) here:

Aimsol training courses QR codeTo book your place on the courses, either::

All of the above sessions are now available to book via the links in the flyers or directly through the website Training | Aim Solutions

The sessions will be held online using Zoom (video conferencing software). Integrated Care Support Services has produced a helpful guide How to Download and Use Zoom for anybody who is not confident about using Zoom.