Our courses and workshops are designed for unpaid carers and run by a highly skilled professional team of staff; we provide FREE, LIVELY and FUN opportunities for you to learn and have a break from your caring responsibilities. We are proud to work in partnership with many education providers in Hertfordshire, including Hertfordshire Library Services, The Workers Educational Association (WEA), Further Education Colleges and the YMCA.
A list of our courses and workshops taking place from September 2020 - delivered online via Zoom - are available here - Carers' Course and Workshops List September 2020 onwards. Some sessions have a phone-in option for people not online. Topics include eating well for less, family history research and falls prevention.
The array of opportunities is vast from courses to help you in your caring role to those designed to give you some me time to improve or take up a new hobby.
Courses offered recently have included:
- Caring With Confidence
- Creative Writing and art classes
- Beginners' Computer sessions (in conjunction with local libraries)
- Assertiveness workshops
- Legal Planning
- End of Life Care
- Singing for Fun Workshop
- Moving and Handling and various other topics.
- Cooking for Carers with Sarah Scotland
What do carers think?
Computing for Beginners:
"Used a computer for the first time. Found it enjoyable"; "Looking forward to the next course"
"All of it has made me feel wonderful"
Please keep checking our events calendar as new courses and workshops are being added all the time. We know that having opportunities close to where you live is very important to carers and we take this into account when organising our training and events programme. We do have sessions that repeat to enable more people to access them.
If you wish to attend a course or workshop, but need help with alternative care for the person you look after to enable you to do so, then please contact us as we can offer support for this.
All our courses and workshops are free to carers registered with Carers in Hertfordshire, contact us to register or for more details.