Carers Development and Learning

Welcome to the Carers Development and Learning Service where we hope you will find a workshop or course tailored to your needs. Since mid-March 2020 when restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak preventing or limiting face to face events were introduced, we have produced some online workshops and suggestions about activities you can do at home (some with the person you care for). You can find these on our web page about activities to do at home during the coronavirus situation - activity ideas page.  

Sunflower image from art classOur 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.

The latest list of our courses and workshops, taking place as a mixture of online and in person sessions, is available here - Carers' courses and workshops list May 2022 onwards. Topics include Caring with Confidence, using Microsoft Word and Excel, and a winter ramble.

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:Art course in Ware


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.

You can call us on 01992 58 69 69 (9am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4.30pm on Fridays) or email

All our courses and workshops are free to carers registered with Carers in Hertfordshire, contact us to register or for more details.

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