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Every unpaid carer should have access to free practical and emotional support.
That’s why we offer award-winning training courses and regular get-togethers.
Helping you in your caring role.

Award-winning courses

Explore a range of award-winning, free courses for unpaid carers.

A real community

We’re on a mission to make sure carers can access the practical and emotional support they need.

Here for professionals

We collaborate with a variety of people and organisations to give carers expert support.

Find a course that suits you

15/15

Update Course

We offer an optional one-day update course for all carers who have attended our courses. We’ll be in touch 8 – 15 months after your initial training so no application is needed.

1/15

Caring for carers
(3 day course)

This course introduces tools to help you to improve your own wellbeing and quality of life. You will also explore strategies to help you cope and manage proactively in your caring role.

2/15

Caring for Cares
(1 day course)

This course introduces tools to help you to improve your own wellbeing and quality of life. You will also explore strategies to help you cope and manage proactively in your caring role.

3/15

Managing Mental Illness

We know it can be difficult to care for a friend or relative who’s experiencing poor mental health. But you’re not alone.
This two-day course will help you to understand mental illness.

4/15

Caring for Dementia Carers

This course introduces tools to help you to improve your own wellbeing and quality of life. You will also explore strategies to help you cope and manage proactively in your caring role.

5/15

Dementia Carers: Preparing for Change

Together we’ll explore and make sense of the emotions you’re going through as well as looking at the process of choosing and recognising suitable care.

6/15

Listen, Talk be Heard

It sounds so simple: say what you mean; but sometimes what we try to communicate gets lost in translation, despite our best intentions. We say one thing, the other person hears something else.

7/15

Managing stress in your caring role

Being a carer and worrying about the health of our loved ones is not an easy responsibility. Add the need to juggle other commitments in life and it’s understandable that many of us become worried, anxious and stressed.

8/15

Coping Strategies

During this one-day course you’ll focus on different areas of your life and build and develop effective coping strategies. This will help you to stay well and manage your caring role.

9/15

Making Time for Art for Carers

Art can help you to explore your emotions as well as providing an activity to take your mind off your caring role for a short time. Enabling you to reset, recharge and perhaps discover a new interest.

10/15

Singing for Carers

Singing can help you to relax and reduce depression and anxiety. It can help your health and increase your wellbeing — and it’s a great way to meet new people.

11/15

Caring for Cancer Carers

This course introduces tools to help you to improve your own wellbeing and quality of life. It also offers practical help around things like dealing with appointments and speaking to healthcare professionals.
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13/15

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking really is for everyone and uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. The poles mean that effort is shared between the upper and lower body and it actually feels easier than normal walking, particularly uphill.

14/15

Citizens Advice Cornwall

Citizens Advice Cornwall will deliver information and advice to carers through a series a one-off course delivered through a two hour session. The session will cover an overview of benefits and support that carers could be entitled to.

Our upcoming events

Book your place at one of our fun and caring social events.

Old Quay House, Lelant, Hayle – Cancelled

28th November 2020

Old Quay House, Lelant, Hayle

20th November 2021