Training is very important for carers for a number of reasons.
- It provides you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to care safely.
- It helps maintain your wellbeing and can prevent you from becoming ill yourself.
- It can also help reduce feelings of isolation and provide an opportunity for you to do something for yourself.
As well as running our own training courses we also aim to signpost you to other training providers so you can access training to suit your needs:
Visit our What's On webpage for a wide range of workshops, events and groups: What's On
Did you know that everyday technology can help you as a carer? Using Zoom, online shopping or booking a GP appointment online. If you need help to get digital, one of our volunteers may be able to help you.
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For people with mental health issues and their carers - Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College Programme
You Programme - Impact - Focuses on improving your mental and physical wellbeing
For Parent Carers with children with autism - Autism Bedfordshire
"About Me: Building Resilience for Caring" is an online training package especially created for unpaid carers by Carers UK. Click here to learn more.
Thinking Ahead is a free online resource by Carers UK. It aims to prepare people for the potential costs involved in caring for a family member or loved one, and highlights key issues for carers in work.
Looking for free social care training visit wefindanylearner.co.uk for a wide number of level 2 courses.
FutureLearn provides a wide range of online courses designed by leading universities for a wide range of learners. They have many courses that help increase your knowledge about conditions and your caring role.
Here are some courses by FutureLearn that you might find useful as a carer