Positive Caring Programme

Free local sessions giving carers the opportunity to meet other carers in similar circumstances to gain and share knowledge and information.

Positive Caring Programme

The Positive Caring Programme is open to all adult carers aged 18 and over. Any person who provides substantial care or support for a family member, friend or child with an additional need is welcome to attend. You do not need to be the main carer, nor live with the person for whom you are providing support. A young carer version  “Caring Counts” is also available, delivered in partnership with Gloucestershire Young Carers.

What topics does the programme cover?

  • health and well-being
  • emotions and stress
  • practicalities of caring
  • finance and resources
  • how to access services and support
  • how we juggle caring with other demands.

 

What do the sessions involve?

The sessions are supportive and informal. They are delivered by trained facilitators who are experienced in working in the fields of health and social care as well as having in-depth knowledge of carers’ issues.  Each session provides the opportunity to access information, ask questions, share experiences and gain support to help you tackle some of the specific challenges you may face as a carer.

Where and when are the sessions being delivered?

The programme runs at local venues across the County. The sessions are 2 ½ hours long and usually delivered on a weekly basis. Sessions are delivered during the day and evening. Caring Counts is delivered in school holidays, at weekends and during the early evening.

How can I access the Programme?

Either

 

Current Positive Caring Programme Courses

Information Evening
Introductory Courses
One off sessions (Tewkesbury)
One off sessions (Stroud)
Caring for someone with mental health issues
For parent carers



Come and join us for a FREE introductory session on Wed, 1 August 2018, to meet other unpaid carers and gain support and information around caring.
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Carers Gloucestershire, Messenger House, 2nd Floor, 35 St Michael’s Square, Gloucester, GL1 1HX.

Please call 01452 500885 to book.


INTRODUCTORY COURSES IN CINDERFORD

These FREE weekly courses are encouraged as a first step in the positive caring programme.
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Bellevue Centre, Rheola House, 6 Belle Vue Rd, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2AB

DATE Topic
Mon, 2 Jul 2018 Being a carer
Mon, 9 Jul  2018 Day-to-day caring
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 looking after yourself
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 Caring in partnership
Mon, 30 Jul  2018 Caring and resources
Mon, 6 Aug 2018 Next steps

INTRODUCTORY COURSES IN GLOUCESTER

These FREE weekly courses are encouraged as a first step in the positive caring programme.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Carers Gloucestershire, Messenger House, 2nd Floor, 35 St Michael’s Square, Gloucester, GL1 1HX.

DATE Topic
Wed, 4 Jul/ 1 Aug 2018 Being a carer
Wed, 22 Aug  2018 Day-to-day caring
Wed, 29 Aug  2018 looking after yourself
Wed, 5 Sep 2018 Caring in partnership
Wed, 12 Sep  2018 Caring and resources
Wed, 19 Sep  2018 Next steps

 

 INTRODUCTORY COURSES IN CIRENCESTER

These FREE weekly courses are encouraged as a first step in the positive caring programme. These courses are delivered in partnership with The Churn Project.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Carers Gloucestershire, Messenger House, 2nd Floor, 35 St Michael’s Square, Gloucester, GL1 1HX.

DATE Topic
Wed, 1 Aug 2018 Being a carer
Wed, 8 Aug 2018 Day-to-day caring
Wed, 15 Aug  2018 Looking after yourself
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 Caring in partnership
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 Caring and resources
Wed, 5 Sep  2018 Next steps

 

ONE OFF SESSIONS (TEWKESBURY)

You can choose any of these FREE courses you feel are relevant to you.
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Tewkesbury Day Centre/Station Rd, Tewkesbury GL20 5DR

Date Topic
Tue, 24 July 2018 Helping people move safely
Tue, 31 July 2018 Caring for someone with dementia
Tue, 7 Aug  2018 Promoting continence

 

ONE OFF SESSIONS (STROUD)

You can choose any of these FREE courses you feel are relevant to you.
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Stroud Community Fire & Rescue Station, Paganhill Ln, Stroud GL5 4JT

Date Topic
Tue, 2 Aug 2018 First Aid
Tue, 14 July 2018 Helping people move safely
Tue, 28 Aug  2018 Promoting continence

 

CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

You can choose any of these dates that work for you
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Carers Gloucestershire, Messenger House, 2nd Floor, 35 St Michael’s Square, Gloucester, GL1 1HX.

 

Date
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 Understanding Mental Health
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 Caring for Someone with Mental Health Issues
Fri, 7 Sep 2018 Managing Relationships
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 Dealing with crisis

 

 

FOR PARENT CARERS

Do you have a child with additional needs? Come to our FREE series of informal sessions to gain information and support.
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Heart of the Forest Community Special School, Speech House, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EJ.

Date Topic
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 Being a parent carer
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 Day-to-day caring
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 Looking after you and your child
Fri, 5 Oct 2018 Caring in partnership
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 Caring and resources
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 Next steps