Support for Birmingham Carers

Welcome to this partnership between Birmingham Carers Hub and Dementia Carers Count.

Dementia Carers Count provide free courses designed and delivered by healthcare professionals, that will help you develop skills and build confidence to navigate the highs and lows of caring for someone with dementia. Learning how to make your life manageable and maintain your own health and well-being is vital and we’ll give you practical tips that you can use every day. 

Learn more about our skilled practitioners here.

Dementia Carers Count provide free courses designed and delivered by healthcare professionals, that will help you develop skills and build confidence to navigate the highs and lows of caring for someone with dementia

Live Online Learning

From this page you can access a range of resources in our Virtual Carers Centre as well as book onto our free online events and face to face workshops.

All of our events are free to join but you will need to complete a registration with us. This registration will then enable you to attend the sessions and access the resources which are made available to participants after the event.

We hope you find the resources useful and we look forward to meeting you at our events.

Sue Hinds, Head of Services, Dementia Carers Count

Simon Fenton, CEO, Forward Carers, Birmingham

The Birmingham Carers Hub partnership is managed by Forward Carers CIC

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May 2022: Coping with changes in behaviour

Dementia can lead to many changes in a person’s behaviour, and this can sometimes be a challenge. These May sessions will consider the stress and distress a person with dementia can experience due to changes in the brain which make it difficult for them to make sense of the world around them. We will reflect on the impact on you as a carer and provide tips and support to help you manage your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of the person you care for.  

June 2022: Every day challenges to health

Two common health issues people tell us are challenging for them are delirium and continence. Both can have a devastating affect on the physical and psychological well being of a person with dementia and on you as a carer. This month focusses on information which will help you to identify and manage symptoms early on and support you in your caring role..

July 2022: Physical health

Our sessions this month focus on some of the very physical practicalities of eating and drinking, washing and dressing and ways to maintain physical exercise.  These are all aspects which carers have told us can cause frustration and worry. We will provide information on what may be challenging the person, how you can support them, and reassure you with tips and ideas that often-small changes can help some really difficult situations.

FACE TO FACE

Caring about meaningful activity

This one-day workshop will help you to understand what makes activities meaningful for the person you care for and for yourself as a carer.

July 6th
Start 10:00
End 16:00

August 2022: Chance to talk

Our sessions this month focus on some of the very physical practicalities of eating and drinking, washing and dressing and ways to maintain physical exercise.  These are all aspects which carers have told us can cause frustration and worry. We will provide information on what may be challenging the person, how you can support them, and reassure you with tips and ideas that often-small changes can help some really difficult situations.

September 2022: Moving to a care home

During September we are running a 4-week course exploring the various aspects involved in deciding whether a care home move is the next step or deciding what is important to you should the need arise in the future.  We invite you to register for the 4 weeks as one course.  Each session does stand alone, and you will be able to follow each one if you don’t attend them all, but we would advise each one is an important component. The course covers funding, types of care, important consideration for you and the person you care for, helping the person with dementia be involved in decision making and making the most of visits if the time arises.

FACE TO FACE

Caring about Stress and Distress

This comprehensive one-day course will support you to understand the thoughts and feelings a person with dementia may be experiencing which lead to their stress and distress. 

September 15th
Start 10:00
End 16:00

The Birmingham Carers Hub partnership is managed by Forward Carers CIC.   

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Weekly online sessions

Free weekly online sessions with our health and care professionals start in April.

Virtual Carers Centre

The Virtual Carers Centre is for you if you support or care for someone with dementia. 

One-day courses

One day face-to-face courses coming soon. …