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 are 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 start on June 1st, 2020 at Burbage Village Hall. Click here to sign up.

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.