Carer's week is from the 12th -16th of June 2017! - We have two new case studies of how Telecare has helped carer's in Gloucestershire this year!
"Telecare to help a carer supporting someone in their own home" http://ow.ly/ON2D30ck3Oe
"Support to provide some respite for a carer and independence for their partner" http://ow.ly/Uomy30ck4iX
Also please check our Facebook events page for timings on when you can speak to a member of staff in the Atrium at Gloucester Royal Hospital during carer's week.
Free, friendly, informal courses giving information and support to unpaid carers. The sessions are an opportunity for carers to share and receive information and experiences and focus very much on helping them to find practical solutions.
Single Sessions for Carers of Adults
•Mental Capacity – For carers who have to make decisions on behalf of the person they look after – Wednesday 19th July 2017 – Messenger House, Gloucester – 10.30am to 1pm
•First Steps to Positive Caring – a single session which covers in brief the full Positive Caring Programme (some carers will find this session enough others may go on to doing the full programme) – Wednesday 26th July 2017 – Cotswold District Council Offices, Cirencester – 1.30pm to 4pm
•Dealing with Health Emergencies in the Home – Monday 4th September 2017 - Messenger House, Gloucester – 10.00am to 1pm
•Promoting Continence – Monday 11th September 2017 - Messenger House, Gloucester – 10.00am to 1pm
•Caring for Someone with Dementia – Monday 18th September 2017 - Messenger House, Gloucester – 10.00am to 1pm
•Telecare – What’s Available? – Monday 2nd October 2017 - Messenger House, Gloucester – 10.00am to 1pm
6 Week Programmes for Carers of Adults
•Positive Caring Programme for all carers of an adult – 6 sessions starting on Tuesday 25th July 2017 – Belle Vue Centre, Cinderford – 10.30am to 1pm
•Positive Caring Programme for all carers of an adult – 6 sessions starting on Tuesday 15th August 2017 – Churchdown Community Centre– 10.30am to 1pm
• Programme for carers who look after someone with dementia (a joint programme with Managing Memory 2gether) – 6 sessions starts Thursday 17th August 2017 – Prestbury Day Centre, Cheltenham – 10.30am to 1pm - Please note the programme running at Prestbury requires booking due to anticipated high numbers. Details of how to book are directly below.
Single Sessions for Parent Carers
•DLA (Disability Living Allowance) Workshop – Thursday 21st September 2017 – Messenger House, Gloucester – 10am to 2pm (includes lunch)
•Problem-Solving Toolkit Workshop (for parents of children with autism, Downs Syndrome, brain injury or other brain condition) – to help parent carers access public services – Monday 9th October 2017 – Messenger House, Gloucester – 10am to 2pm (includes lunch)
7 Week Programme for Parent Carers
•Positive Caring Programme for parent carers – 7 sessions starting on Wednesday 6th September 2017 – St Roses, Stroud – 9.30am to 12.00
The Gloucestershire Telecare Team