As a carer, you may feel that some training might help you. If you are looking to enhance your skills or are new to caring and aren’t sure where to start then our training workshops and courses are worth considering.

We offer training on the following subjects:

First Aid
Learn the basics in first aid with a training course run by the British Red Cross.

Mental Health
Whether it’s managing challenging behaviour, dealing with stress, how to increase your emotional resilience or an overview on mental health conditions and how you can best support someone, we have a variety of workshops that cover mental health.

Financial support
Look out for training sessions that cover benefits, managing your finances and helping you get the most out of your money.

Legal assistance
From time-to-time we run training workshops on legal issues that can affect your caring role such as Lasting Power of Attorney status.

Condition-specific training
We offer training on how to help someone with conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease which help you to understand more about the condition, how to manage symptoms and support that’s available to you.

How do I find out what training is available?

Get in touch with us today to find out more about what is available or take a look at our What’s On page for the latest training that we are offering –

Most of our training is free, just call us on 0800 368 8349 for more information.

In partnership with Dorset Council and other carer organisations, this guide has been written for carers by carers on practical skills and learning opportunities. You can read the guide here –

You can view an easy read version of this guide here – 

We’d love to know if there is any training you need in your caring role so we can do our best to provide it for you, please contact us today.