This course for carers whose family member has moved into a care home is more tailored to the needs of this group of carers. Topics will include making the most of visits, communicating with the care home team, understanding funding, dealing with feelings and palliative care.
Family carers attending this course will have the time to think about their own well-being and we provide a range of tools to enhance resilience and build confidence.
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.