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. We do not want anyone to be excluded from our services so we are not charging a fee for our courses. Therefore, we invite course participants to donate to the charity on completion of the course, if they are able to. A donation of £5 pays for a coffee break for a carer, £15 pays for a carer’s lunch and £300 pays for an expert course facilitator for a day. All donations, big or small, make such a difference.