Here are our three-day residential course dates for 2018, for family carers of people with dementia.

 

Please get in touch with our team by email support@dementiacarers.org.uk or call us on 0790 909 0987 to find out more and to book.

15-17 October Eaton Hotel, Edgbaston, Birmingham Dementia Carers Support Free
22-24 October Eaton Hotel, Edgbaston, Birmingham Young Onset Dementia Carers Free
5-7 November Eaton Hotel, Edgbaston, Birmingham Dementia Carers Support Free
24-26 November Chiseldon House Hotel, Swindon, Wiltshire
(For family carers looking after a person with dementia living in a care home)
Pilot course Limited places. Please contact us for more information.
28 – 30 January 2019 Eaton Hotel, Edgbaston, Birmingham Core Course: Dementia Carer Support Free
15 – 17 February 2019 Chiseldon House Hotel, Swindon Me, You, Dementia Too: Carer and Person With Dementia Free
26 – 28 February 2019 Eaton Hotel, Edgbaston, Birmingham Core Course: Dementia Carer Support Free
5 – 7 March 2019 Eaton Hotel, Edgbaston, Birmingham Core Course: Dementia Carer Support Free
22 – 24 March 2019 Chiseldon House Hotel, Swindon Young Onset: Dementia Carer Support Course Free
15 – 17 April 2019 Eaton Hotel, Edgbaston, Birmingham Core Course: Dementia Carer Support Free
26 – 28 April 2019 Eaton Hotel, Edgbaston, Birmingham Home to Home Course: Carers with a Relative in a Care Home Free
8 – 10 May 2019 Chiseldon House Hotel, Swindon Core Course: Dementia Carer Support Free
21 – 23 May 2019 Eaton Hotel, Edgbaston, Birmingham Core Course: Dementia Carer Support Free
17 – 19 June 2019 Eaton Hotel, Edgbaston, Birmingham Core Course: Dementia Carer Support Free
25 – 27 June 2019 Chiseldon House Hotel, Swindon Core Course: Dementia Carer Support Free

Our courses are free (including food and accommodation) as they are being trialled ahead of full launch and include evaluation via surveys and follow up calls from our own team and Worcester University.

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.

(*This is known as ‘pay it forward’ which is a worldwide movement of people who are able to enable others to benefit from a great experience that has helped them or, even transformed their lives. We invite our course attendees to join us in this initiative.)

The warmth and welcome from the team and the energising and heart-warming camaraderie from the peer support comes free!

Donation forms will be provided at our courses. You can also donate using the donate button at the top right corner of this web page.

To reserve your place please book on to your preferred course using this website, or contact our team to discuss your options  by telephone on 0790 909 0987 our office number 020 3096 7895 or email us  support@dementiacarers.org.uk

Our courses are constantly developing, and we are committed to providing support for specific communities. We will be releasing dates for upcoming courses tailored to different groups, but please get in touch if you would like to talk to us about your particular needs and how we might be able to help.