Our core Dementia Carer Support Course has been developed for friends and family of people with dementia and aims to support a wide range of carers in different situations. This expert-led, 3 day residential course is run throughout the year and is designed with carers’ needs in mind. Carers attending this course will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of their friend or family member, the type of dementia they have, and to explore different ways of responding to challenges. There will be time to think about your own well-being and you will be provided with a range of tools to enhance your resilience.
As a charity we do not make a profit. We are fortunate to have reserves from the sale of the assets of our previous charity (we used to own care homes) to invest in the development and start-up costs of our new services. It costs the charity £650 per carer to deliver the course, including food and accommodation.
From January 2020, we will be charging £250 to attend these courses. This will help us to keep our services sustainable and reach as many carers as possible. If you cannot afford this but would like to attend a course, please get in touch with us and we will discuss options. We don’t want anyone to be excluded from our courses and will do our best to accommodate you. If you can afford to give more, we also invite participants to donate what they can on completion of the course. All donations, big or small, make such a difference.