Are you a carer in Kirklees? Free courses this autumn
Carers across Kirklees are invited to attend free courses which are designed to give them extra skills and support.
We are is running courses in October and November to give extra resilience to carers – helping them to cope with the challenges they face – and to understand more about supporting people with memory loss.
When are the courses?
The next resilience courses are taking place at Dewsbury Town Hall on 17th October, 10:30am to 1pm and Cleckheaton Town Hall on 24th October 10am to 12:30pm.
The next courses on memory loss are at Dewsbury Town Hall on 6th November 1pm to 3:30pm and Huddersfield Town Hall on 22nd November 10:30am to 1pm.
How can the courses benefit me?
Cllr Viv Kendrick, Kirklees Cabinet member for Adults and Public Health, said:
“If you are caring for someone, such as a relative, friend or neighbour, it can be for a wide range of reasons.
“Caring can be emotionally and physically difficult, so it’s really important to access the support that’s available – and these courses are free to everyone.
“The sessions about resilience will help carers to learn coping strategies, manage their emotions and, very importantly, will emphasise the need for carers to look after themselves.
“We also have excellent courses to give a better understanding of memory loss, improving communication and learning simple, practical tips.”
Carers who signed up to previous sessions have described how the free courses helped them:
One carer said: “By attending the session on supporting someone with memory loss, I have learnt so much. I now realise I need to be more patient and I’ve got the tools to do this.”
You can book onto one of the free courses by registering online.