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.  For more information or book a space on one of our workshops, please call the support team on 020 8867 2380 or email info@richmondcarers.org. This is a blended service, offering both online and face-to-face sessions. Our workshops are open to all adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre.

Training Programme – November 2022

Carers rights day 2022Each year, Carers Rights Day (Thursday 24 November 2022) ensures carers are aware of their rights, informs carers about where to get help and support and raises awareness of the needs of carers. We have tailored this month’s training sessions to offer everyone opportunities to learn more about carers rights and the support available.

To book a place, please email support@richmondcarers.org or call and leave a message on 020 8867 2380.

Care Act Easy Read

Know your rights – Understanding the Care Act and Carer’s Rights

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

12noon-1pm
Monday 7th November

Relaxation techniques

Relaxation Techniques

Fortnightly sessions with Giorgia Pontet

Our popular session for you to explore ways to relax both your mind and your body. Sessions will be held on a fortnightly basis and last one hour.

5-6pm
Tuesdays 8th and 22nd November

Carers assessment

Carer’s Assessment and Carers’ Emergency Card

Jayne Ayris, Carers Champion and Social Worker at Richmond & Wandsworth Adult Social Care

This workshop focuses on the Carer’s Assessment and the Carers’ Emergency Card. It will provide you with an overview of their purpose, the process of getting them, and how they can benefit you.

11am-12noon
Tuesday 15th November

Venue: Twickenham Green

Support available for carers

Carer’s Allowance and Carers Credit

Sandra Keen, Welfare Benefits Adviser at Richmond AID

This talk will provide information on Carer’s Allowance & Carers’ Credit entitlement conditions as well as how carers can apply, report changes of circumstances and signpost to other DWP benefits and services.

12.30-1.30pm
Thursday 24th November

RHACC Carers Hub

Tour of Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College (RHACC)

RHACC is hosting a taster session in partnership with Richmond Carers Centre. Join us for a tour around the college and try a new activity. It will be an opportunity to see if there are any classes that you may enjoy and want to do for free.

11am-2pm
Tuesday 29th November

Venue: Parkshot, Richmond

Training Programme – December 2022

To book a place, please email support@richmondcarers.org or call and leave a message on 020 8867 2380.

Relaxation techniques

Relaxation Techniques

Fortnightly sessions with Giorgia Pontet

Our popular session for you to explore ways to relax both your mind and your body. Sessions will be held on a fortnightly basis and last one hour.

5-6pm
Tuesdays 6th and 13th December

Arthritis Action logo

Understanding arthritis and joints pain management workshop

Arthritis Action

Arthritis Action offers an integrated self-management approach which looks at both the mental and physical health impact of living with arthritis. The talk will be an opportunity to learn more about physical activity, diet, pain management, pacing and much more to help you to manage arthritis with confidence. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions and share tips and experiences. This presentation is suitable for people who have arthritis themselves, care for somebody with arthritis or just want to learn a bit more about the condition.

11-11.40am
Thursday 8th December

Training Programme – January 2023

To book a place, please email support@richmondcarers.org or call and leave a message on 020 8867 2380.

Relaxation techniques

Relaxation Techniques

Fortnightly sessions with Giorgia Pontet

Our popular session for you to explore ways to relax both your mind and your body. Sessions will be held on a fortnightly basis and last one hour.

5-6pm
Tuesdays 10th and 24th January

British Red Cross - Tackling Loneliness

Tackling loneliness digitally

British Red Cross digital workshop

Feeling lonely and isolated can make life challenging, especially during a crisis. This workshop aims to give you the opportunity to speak openly about how it might feel to be lonely or isolated and learn skills to help others who may be suffering. Group discussions will be used to address the complex causes and effects of loneliness, with the chance to reflect and share personal experiences.

10.30am-12noon
Friday 20th January

The Mulberry Centre - Community-engagement

Signs and symptoms of cancer

The Mulberry Centre

The Mulberry Centre is a cancer information and support charity based in Isleworth. It provides free support for anyone affected by cancer. The talk will cover the signs and symptoms of cancer, how to reduce your risk and prevention methods. Learn how The Mulberry Centre can support you. This talk is open to all carers.

11am-12noon
Wednesday 25th January

Venue: Twickenham Green

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