Working with Right at Home to offer free training
For most of us, caring is not something we planned for or have received any training in. That's why we're delighted to partner with Right at Home – a home care services company founded by someone with personal experience of caring – to offer free training for carers in two pilot areas.
Right at Home offers UK-wide home care services designed to help people who need support to get the most out of their lives. The organisation was founded in 2010 by Ken Deary, following his own experiences of the difficulties of finding appropriate, good quality care for a family member. Right at Home reflects Carers UK’s belief that high quality home-based care services can make a positive difference to carers’ lives and to their families.
We know that for many of our members, caring is something we did not plan for, and have never received any training in. We have simply got on with it, learning along the way and facing challenges and celebrating successes as they have come up.
Through our partnership, Right at Home are offering a free training programme for people caring for a friend or family member using a mixture of e-learning and face-to-face training sessions (half day and full day). This training will be piloted in two areas: Croydon and Preston.
The training starts with an e-learning course covering introductory skills and knowledge on delivering care safely at home including communication, basic life support and fluids and nutrition. Once this is complete, participants then get the opportunity to sign up for one or more face-to-face course covering topics such as moving & handling and medication; safeguarding and mental capacity; and basic life support.
- If you are living in Preston or Croydon and are caring for a family member or friend, you can register your interest in the training – click the relevant link for Right at Home Preston or Right at Home Croydon.