Our services For family and carers Training course for family carers We run free training courses for family and friends who are caring for someone with dementia at home. As well as being an invaluable insight into the condition and the changes it may bring, it is a good way to connect with others in similar circumstances. Introductory course Our introductory, seven-week courses runs several times a year and is aimed at new carers or those who have not yet had the opportunity to take part. They ars partly funded by Wiltshire Council. The seven weekly sessions are led by experts in their field. However the delivery is informal and there is plenty of time for questions and a chance to relax over coffee. Topics include: What is Dementia Managing Problems at Home Safer Moving and Assisting Financial and Legal Aspects of Caring How Carers Can Take Care of Themselves Care at Home and How to Evaluate a Care Home Communication Skills Our next courses will be at: St Andrew's Methodist Church, Long Street, Devizes, SN10 1NJ2nd October - 20th November Book your place Trowbridge United Church, 56 Stallard Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8HH30 September – 18 November Book your place The courses are facilitated by our community services coordinator Kate Sharpe. Please email Kate or call her on 01380 739055 to find out more or if you would prefer to book your place by phone. Later Stages course We also offer an occasional five-week Later Stages course for those caring for someone in the more advanced stages of dementia. It looks at issues which may be more relevant then, including looking at care options and advanced care planning. Dates for the next Later Stages course coming soon.