The Carer’s Project

Starting in January 2018, Oxfordshire Adult Learning is launching a Carer’s Project in partnership with Carers Oxfordshire.

Are you aged 19 or above? Do you look after someone who would not be able to manage without your help? Are you interested in opportunities for learning and support in your local community?

If so, the following three-hour workshops will provide an opportunity for Carers to access FREE sessions delivered in local communities:

Skills and Confidence Building
• First Aid at Home
• Safer Moving & Handling at Home
• Individual Care at Home

Wellbeing and Self Recognition
• Building Resilience
• Emotional Literacy
• Mindfulness
• Yoga for Relaxation
• Aromatherapy Massage

Life After Caring
A short course that supports the practical and emotional challenges associated with change and life after caring.

Click on the box below to view and enrol on any of these workshops.

CARER'S PROJECT

 

Adult Learning Courses

Maybe you’ve always wanted to join a pottery course, or learn a new language, or find out more about your family tree? Carers Oxfordshire can sponsor you up to £50 against the cost of one of our many part-time courses too! Click here to browse part-time courses.

How can I find out more?

For updates and information on learning opportunities for carers, contact Sue Funge on 07788 745 903 or email sue.funge@abingdon-witney.ac.uk.

Carers Oxfordshire is supporting people who are looking after a family member, friend or neighbour who could not manage without that help.  Across the county there are around 62,000 carers and we work hard to reach those people who face a struggle. We offer advice and support for carers to help not only their physical and emotional well-being, but to help them to make informed decisions that have a positive, lasting influence on their lives. Find out more about Carers Oxfordshire on their website.

Would you like to attend a course but can’t leave the person you support? We may be able to offer support for the person you care for so that you can attend. You could receive a block of 20 hours volunteer support, inside or outside of your family home whilst a volunteer gives one to one befriending and companionship to the person you care for. Time Out support is free. To request Time Out contact 01235 424715 or email carersreferrals@carersoxfordshire.org.uk

Please be sure to request this in advance as the process requires some time to set up. Unfortunately we are unable to support anyone who would need manual handling or personal care during the visit.