Whether caring is a new part of your life, or you've been caring for a long time, there is a range of free training courses to help build your skills and confidence.

Courses offered by Kirklees Council

Arranging support for the person you care for

If you can't leave the person you care for alone during any of the following courses, we can provide support. Please let us know when you book.

Looking after me

Looking after me is a course for adults who care for someone who is frail or has a long-term health condition or disability.

A 6 week course.

The course covers:-

  • relaxation techniques
  • coping with stress, anxiety and depression
  • planning for the future
  • communicating with family, friends and professionals
  • problem solving
  • exercise and healthy eating
Looking after me
Date Time Venue Book
None available - please use the booking form and we will send you details when this is next available.
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Building Resilience

This course aims to help you identify resources, technologies and sources of support in order to prevent your caring responsibilities from becoming overwhelming.

Learn how to cope positively with the ups and downs of caring for someone.

The course covers:-

  • acceptance of roles and the caring situation
  • managing change
  • overcoming difficulties and challenges
  • becoming emotionally aware
  • strategies to maintain and improve health and well-being
  • local and national support services.
Building resilience carers journey session
Date Time Venue Book
Wednesday 12th June 10:00am-12:30pm Carers Trust, Milford House, Aspley, Huddersfield
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Wednesday 11th September 10:00am-12:30pm Jo Cox House, Commercial Street, Barnsley
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Wednesday 18th September 1:00pm-3:30pm Carers Trust, Milford House, Aspley, Huddersfield
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Juggling your time as a carer

The course will explore strategies and tools that can be used to help manage the daily challenges of balancing your caring role as well as other responsibilities and commitments.

This course covers:-

  • identifying conflicting demands
  • looking at time management strategies and tools
  • exploring where does all your time goes
Juggling your time as a carer
Date Time Venue Book
Tuesday 25th June 1:00pm-3:30pm Dewsbury Customer Service Centre, Dewsbury
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Wednesday 10th July 1:00pm-3:30pm Carers Trust, Milford House, Aspley, Huddersfield
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Safeguarding adults

This course benefits all carers, whether living with the person they care for or not, or if the person they care for is in supported living. It explores the different forms of safeguarding and how you can support the person you care for to live a fuller life, as well as how and when safeguarding concerns should be reported.

The course covers:-

  • the different forms of abuse and neglect
  • why safeguarding includes supporting the person you care for to access health and social services
  • individual well-being
  • identifying where abuse or neglect can occur
  • how safeguarding concerns can be reported
Safeguarding adults
Date Time Venue Book
None available - please use the booking form and we will send you details when this is next available. Sessions are 2 and half hours
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Caring for someone with memory loss

This course benefits carers caring for someone who has memory loss problems which may not be as a result of Alzheimer's or Dementia or those who are awaiting diagnosis.

The course covers:-

  • the different forms of memory loss problems
  • why safeguarding includes supporting the person you care for to access health and social services
  • individual well-being
  • the emotional well-being of carers
  • coping strategies
  • support services
Caring for someone with memory deterioration carer journey
Date Time Venue Book
Monday 20th May 10:00am-12:30pm Carers Trust, Milford House, Aspley, Huddersfield
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Wednesday 22nd May 1:00pm-3:30pm Jo Cox House, Commercial Street, Batley
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Thursday 18th July 1:00pm-3:30pm Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton Library
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