Wiltshire views sought on training for dementia carers
By Carer Support Wiltshire | Friday, December 20, 2013, 15:27
A survey has been launched to find out what training would help people who are caring for a relative or friend with dementia.
It has been put together by Alzheimer's Support, Alzheimer's Society
and Carer Support Wiltshire, with input from Wiltshire Council, and will
be used to inform the future commissioning of training for carers of
people with dementia.
Catharine Hurford, Deputy CEO and Head of Operations at Carer Support
Wiltshire, said: "Caring for someone with dementia is a tough and
sometimes isolating experience, but training can be an enormous boost.
"It can provide unpaid carers with the information and skills to help
them care better and for longer – it can also provide a welcome respite
from the responsibilities of the role and support from other people in
Carer Support Wiltshire administers a multi-agency training
partnership which provides free training for carers, including those
looking after someone with dementia. All current opportunities can be
viewed via their website at www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk
To take part in the survey online, please go to www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk/news Or you can call Carer Support Wiltshire on 0800 181 4118 to request a paper copy.
The survey closes on 20 January 2014.