Richmond Carers Centre arranges a number of free workshops throughout the year specifically for carers on anything from ‘First Aid’ to ‘Using your Mobile Phone with Confidence’. If you would like to find out more information or book a space on any of the workshops listed below, please call the support team on 020 8867 2380, text 07960 947 553 or click the EMAIL US buttons in the descriptions below. Our workshops are open to all adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre.
First Aid for Parent Carers
The British Red Cross delivers this first aid course at Vestry Hall, Richmond and will tailor the content to suit situations attending parent carers may find themselves in.
Tuesday 7th February, 10am to 12noon
First Aid – caring for older people
The British Red Cross delivers this first aid course at Vestry Hall, Richmond and will tailor the content to suit situations attending carers of older people may find themselves in.
Tuesday 7th February, 1.30-3.30pm
Thinking about money after a bereavement
Delivered by Claire Brendon from the Down to Earth Project, this course is designed to support carers with financial queries surrounding bereavement. See below for more details.
Thursday 22nd February, 10am-12noon
Moving and handling techniques for parent carers
Naomi Benson will be supporting parent carers to improve and maintain back-care techniques when helping their child to move.
Tuesday 6th March 2018, 10am-12noon
Introduction to Skype & Facetime
Margaret Prain will be helping participants to learn about keeping in touch with friends and family using IT. Please bring your own laptop or tablet computer if you have one.
Tuesday 13th March 2018, 1.30-3.30pm
Homeopathic tips for stress management
Candice Joyce will advise on how the basic principles of Homeopathy might help to
manage stress better.
Tuesday 20th March 2018, 10am-12noon
Carers Allowance Benefit
Oliver Mawdsley from the Carers Allowance unit will be advising on eligibility for Carers Allowance and other related benefits.
Thursday 19th April 2018, 10am-12noon
Legal clinic for carers
Local solicitors Gregory White and Tom Lovering are offering individual 15-minute appointments to answer legal questions you may have relating to issues associated with your caring role, such as Lasting Power of Attorney, Wills and Trusts, etc.
There is a suggested donation of £5 to Richmond Carers Centre.
Tuesday 24th April 2018, 9.30am-12noon
E-Learning from Carers UK
Working with embrace-learning, Carers UK have a suite of e-learning courses to support carers and people working with carers. These courses will deliver Carers UK’s expertise directly to your PC or laptop, giving you access in your own time to a range of resources.
Richmond Adult Community College
Richmond Adult Community College offers a number of wellbeing courses as part of a national project researching how learning can help mental wellbeing. Carers with a household income under £27,000 are eligible for a 50% discount on the cost of the course and there is a 25% discount for anyone over 70 years of age. People with mild to moderate mental health difficulties can participate in the project and access these courses free.
ADHD Richmond regularly run parenting courses for parents and carers of children aged 2-12 with a diagnosis of ADHD or who display challenging behaviour.