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HSC to help provide training for informal carers

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Tuesday 31 May 2022

Working alongside the third sector, HSC is delighted to be involved in the delivery of training sessions for informal carers in the Bailiwick. The sessions will provide useful knowledge and skills which will assist carers in their informal caring roles.

Training has been organised to coincide with Carer's Week which starts on 6th June 2022.  This year's theme is "Make caring visible, valued and supported' and with that in mind we aim to do so by acknowledging the invaluable work that informal carers do and help them to develop appropriate skills.

Training sessions are scheduled to take place at Les Cotils on the following dates.

Date

Course

Provider

Time

06.06.2022

First Aid

 

St John Training

Services

 

12.30 to start at 1pm

09.06.2022

Managing Dementia

Dementia

Friendly Guernsey

12.30 to start at 1.15pm to 2.45pm

13.06.2022

Skin Care

 

HSC Adult Community

Services

12.30 to start at 1pm

13.06.2022

Difficult Conversations

HSC Adult Community

Services

2.30 to 3.30pm

15.06.2022

Trips and Falls

St John Training

Services

12.30 to start at 1pm

16.06.2022

Manual Handling

HSC Adult Community

Services

11am

16.06.2022

Dressing an Adult

HSC Adult Community

Services

12.30 to start at 1pm


This is an initial week of training which we hope to be able to run on a regular basis and adapt to the needs of carers as we go.  Carers Guernsey have assisted in identifying appropriate topics and we have taken feedback directly from the carers that we meet daily and responded to their suggestions.  We are also working on some new initiatives one of which is the "Carer's Emergency ID Card".

Kelly Marquis St John Training Services said:

"St John Training Services Guernsey is the Bailiwick's leading provider of First Aid training, serving the community of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in a variety of ways, and we are delighted to be supporting Carer's Week with the provision of First Aid and Falls Prevention training sessions."

Wayne Bulpitt  - Dementia Friendly Guernsey highlight that

"Participants in our popular Dementia Awareness sessions take part in a number of activities to help them understand what it is like for somebody to live with dementia and learn five key tips on how they can improve their experience. At the end of the session, each Dementia Friend is asked to "make a difference" for somebody living with dementia. We are delighted to be able to support this new training initiative and continue to raise awareness of managing dementia".

Since its first session in March 2017, volunteer Dementia Champions have delivered 431 awareness sessions across the Island covering all ages and communities from the Royal Court, schools, care homes, health professionals, politicians and many businesses.

Julie Bulpitt, Co-ordinator and a Dementia Champion says

"With over 5,000 Dementia Friends in the bailiwick we continue to be delighted at the response we all receive when delivering the sessions and commitments so many people are making to improve the experience of those living with dementia and their families. We look forward to working with other informal carers in June as part of this week of training."

Anyone interested in attending the training sessions should contact Paula McCourt at Adult Community Services on 223020 or Vikki Dutot on 223905.

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