Dates announced for carer webinars in 2021.

Carers NSW offers a number of free workshops and training for carers, carer support groups, service providers and anyone providing support to a carer. The education and training calendar is updated each month to help you plan ahead for any topics of interest.

New workshops for 2021 [details below]:

Ongoing education topics

 

Workshops are currently being delivered online using the Zoom videoconferencing platform. You will need access to a computer with speakers (a microphone and video camera are a bonus). Carers NSW will send you instructions about how you can join the session on confirmation of your registration.

Guest speaker requests are welcome. Please contact [email protected] Bookings will be subject to trainer availability and COVID safe risk assessments for in-person training requests.

 

Caring through Crisis: COVID-19

This 1½ hour session provides carers with an opportunity to connect, share experiences and strategies in caring through COVID-19. As we continue to live with the impacts of COVID-19 this session focuses on strategies for self-care, addressing barriers to service delivery, identifying strategies to address the needs of the person being cared for in the current environment and information about where to access up to date information and supports. Participants will also receive a handbook, with information about keeping

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021    

  • Online                 Tuesday 19 January                              2pm-3:30pm
  • Online                 Wednesday 24 February                                   tbc

 

To register for this workshop click here

 

Caring Through Crisis: Disaster planning 

This 2-hour workshop provides carers with an opportunity to plan ahead for future emergencies, especially when caring for someone with complex needs. The session will focus on understanding your risks; knowing what to do before, during and after a disaster; knowing who can assist you, and having the tools and knowledge to plan ahead. Participants will also receive a handbook, including an emergency care plan, evacuation plan and checklist.

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021    

  • Online                 Wednesday 20 January                        10am-12pm
  • Online                 Tuesday 23 February                              2pm-4pm
  • Online                 Friday 19 March                                    10am-12pm

 

To register for this workshop click here

 

Future Matters: The importance of carers planning ahead

Planning for the future can be challenging for carers, many of whom avoid thinking about future needs for themselves and the person they care for, until they are in crisis. This 1½ hour session provides an overview of the legal, medical,financial and other practical considerations in planning for the future. The session also provides information, tools and supports to help plan and prepare to transition someone to aged and/or end of life care and an opportunity to reflect on the emotional impacts carers may experience at this time.2 | P a g eAt the end of the session carers will receive a handbook providing information, tools and resources to help in future planning.

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021    

  • Online                 Thursday 4 February                                 10:30am-12pm
  • Online                 Tuesday 9 March                                       10am-11:30pm

 

To register for this workshop click here

 

Carer Skills Introduction

This 1½ hour workshop provides an overview of our new Carer Skills program for carers of older people. The session will focus on the topics included in each module; how to easily search and select your topic of interest; strategies to address the needs of the person being cared for; where to access up-to-date information and who can support you in your caring role. At the end of the session participants will receive a link to the Carer Skills Modules and video series.

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021    

  • Online                 Monday 8 February                           10:30am-12pm
  • Online                 Tuesday 23 March                            10:30am-12pm

 

To register for this workshop click here

 

 

Carer Skills 6 Week Course

This course will be held for 2 hours each week, over 6 weeks. It provides an opportunity for carers to build their practical skills, knowledge and confidence in caring for an older person. Participants can talk to the facilitator, share their experiences, ask questions and learn more about:

  • Week 1: The different approaches to caring
  • Week 2: Access to services and supports, carer rights, complaints, legal documents, carer supplements
  • Week 3: Strategies to take care of your own health and wellbeing
  • Week 4: Assisting someone with daily activities like personal care, eating, drinking and transport
  • Week 5: Moving someone safely, including safe body position, common transfers and instructional videos
  • Week 6: Assisting someone with health care tasks like falls prevention, medications, planning ahead,palliative care and life after caring.

 

At the start of the session, participants will receive a link to the Carer Skills modules and video series.

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021    

  • Online                 Course starts Thursday 18 February (Following sessions will be held on 25 February, 4 March,11 March, 18 March, 25 March)                         10am-12pm

 

To register for this workshop click here

 

Supported Decision-Making

This 1½ session outlines the human rights belief that ‘every person has the right to make their own decisions’, and recognises when people with disability require support with this. The session provides carers with an overview of the supported decision-making process and an understanding of their role, rights and responsibilities in supporting the person they care for to make decisions.

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021    

  • Online                 Friday 19 February                                     10am-11:30am
  • Online                 Friday 26 March                                          11am-12:30pm

 

To register for this workshop click here

 

Navigating My Aged Care

This 1 hour session is designed to develop the confidence of carers in using and accessing My Aged Care, the starting point in accessing Australian Government funded aged care services. It is also very useful for service providers and others who would like a better understanding of My Aged Care. The session will focus on providing an introduction to My Aged Care, how to access services and supports available including an overview of the assessment process and information on home care packages. Participants will receive a handbook reflecting the information provided in the session including links to resources and tools to assist you in planning and accessing aged care services.

 

Locations and dates for carers

  • Online                 Tuesday 22 January                                    10am-11am
  • Online                 Wednesday 10 February                               2pm-3pm
  • Online                 Monday 8 March                                          10am-11am

 

Locations and dates for service providers

  • Online                 Tuesday 2 February                                     2pm-3pm
  • Online                 Monday 15 March                                        2pm-3pm

 

To register for this workshop click here

 

Carer Gateway Services and Supports

This 1 hour session introduces Carer Gateway, a national support service for carers, funded by the Australian government. It offers tailored supports and services to help carers manage challenges, reduce stress and plan ahead.This session provides an overview of the Carer Gateway and an understanding of the carer support planning process.

 

Locations and dates for carers  

  • Online                 Thursday 28 January                                    2pm-3pm
  • Online                 Tuesday 9 February                                    10am-11am
  • Online                 Wednesday 10 March                                 10am-11am

 

Locations and dates for service providers

  • Online                 Friday 5 February                                         2pm-3pm
  • Online                 Monday 29 March                                      10am-11am

 

To register for this workshop click here

 

Health and Wellbeing

This 1½ hour session acknowledges that while caring for and supporting a family member or friend is often rewarding, stress may at times cause carers to feel physically and emotionally overwhelmed. This session is designed to provide carers the opportunity to explore the impacts of caring, identify barriers to self-care, reflect on the importance of looking after their physical and emotional health, explore strategies and develop a self-care plan to address their health and wellbeing needs.

 

 

Locations and dates for workshops in 2021    

  • Online                 Thursday 11 February                                  2pm-3:30pm
  • Online                Wednesday 17 March                                  10am-11:30am

 

To register for this workshop click here

 

Contact us

Call (02) 9280 4744 weekdays from 9am to 5pm or visit www.carersnsw.org.au to learn more.

Education and training enquiries and speaker requests can be directed to [email protected]

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