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 course runs twice a year and is aimed at new carers or those who have not yet had the opportunity to take part.  It is 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 course will be at Melksham Assembly Hall, Monday mornings from 25th March until 20th May 2019 (with breaks on the Bank Holidays. Bookings open January 2019.

Book a 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.