Training and Information Sessions

Over 60% of family carers are likely to suffer from back injury as a direct result of poor moving and handling techniques. While care staff are protected by law and entitled to receive training, family carers often do not receive the same protection. The Carers Centre is now offering FREE moving and handling training to family carers.

The Carers Centre are inviting you to attend FREE training sessions in response to Carers interests in the following programmes –  For training events please visit our Event page.

Prepared to Care with Confidence

Starting at LCiL  West End Centre, Andrewes Street, off Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 5PA.

The programme will run for six weeks covering a variety of  information sessions.

Finding your way – An introductory session which welcomes you to the programme.

Caring and Coping – Gives you time and space to look at the emotions involved with care.

Managing Stress Effectively– Relaxation and how not to avoid it. Reiterate the negative effect of stress on you, physically, mentally and how you feel and its impact on your behaviour.

Caring and Communication– Helps you get the best from communicating with professionals and service providers.

Caring day to day – The essentials of caring for someone every day from medication to emergencies.

Caring, Woring & Life– Invites you to take time out and think about how to juggle competing demands and how your caring role fits with other aspects of your life.

To book your place or to have a chat about the programme, please contact Ranjana or Debbie on 0116 2510 999.


Carers Self Help Group

Do you feel you are not listened to?

Do you have problems with paperwork?

Do you feel you have some skills that might help others?

Come along to this open session, we will listen to your questions and give you advice on what to do.  We meet on a weekly Thursday or Friday.  At The Carers Centre. From 11am – 1pm.

April- Thursday 13th, 20th, 27th.

May- Thursday 11th, Friday 19th, 26th.

June- Thursday 1st, 15th, 29th Friday 9th

July- Thursday 6th, 13th Friday 21st

August- Thursday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

September- Thursday 28th, Friday 22nd

October- Thursday 5th, 19th, 26th

November- Thursday 2nd, 9th, 23rd, Friday 17th

December- Thursday 7th, 14th

For more information please contact Debbie or Gill on 0116 2510 999.


Information Sessions

Mental Capacity: Power of Attorney & Deputyship/Court of Protection – This session covers preparing for loss of ability to make decisions, and what to do if the person does not have capacity. On: Wednesday 19th April 2017 At: 10am

Planning for Emergencies – What do I do in an emergency? How can I prepare for one? On:  Friday 28th April 2017 At: 10am

Planning for Emergencies – What do I do in an emergency? How can I prepare for one? On: Friday 5th May  2017  At:  2pm

Carers Assessments – What is a carers assessment? What can it do for me? How do I get one? How do I prepare for one? On: Saturday 6th May 2017  At: 10am

Relaxation – How not to avoid it!

This session covers simple techniques to improve relaxation and reduce stresses. On: Wednesday 10th May  At: 10am

Please contact Debbie, Debra or Lindsy to book a place on 0116 2510 999.