Information for Professionals

 

Are you a Professional? Have you recently changed jobs?
Do you know what the Carers Centre does?

We can help…

Carers Centre runs Carer Awareness Training for Professionals.

The sessions are free to attend. They last for about one hour and take place at the Carers Centre in Wellington. Each session covers Carer Awareness, how you can support Carers and what is available for Carers in Telford & Wrekin.

This training is facilitated by staff from Telford & Wrekin Carers Centre and Telford & Wrekin Young Carers.

Details of when the sessions being held are on our calendar of events.

For more information or to book a place please call us on 01952 240209

Carer Aware – online training course and information toolkit

If you work with carers or are just interested in finding out more – this is the course for you…

This will help you to find out:
·         who is a carer?
·         what are their rights?
·         what support is available in Telford and Wrekin?
·         where to find further information?
·         test your knowledge and get your certificate!

Access the online training course and information toolkit

Could you be a Local Carers Champion?

In Telford and Wrekin it is estimated that there are over 17,000 people over the age of 5 who provide unpaid care to others. Locally we want to raise the profile of carer awareness and increase peoples understanding of what carers champions are and how they could benefit your organisation/group/service.

Carers come in all shapes, sizes and ages, including young carers.  Carers are mainly women aged between 45 and 64 and are looking after someone who is aged 75 years or older, although more men are identifying themselves as carers. With so many people not recognising  they  are a carer getting the message across is  important. This message is endorsed within the Carers Strategy 2013 -2016: Making connections for Carers in Telford and Wrekin.

Please visit Telford and Wrekin Council’s MyLife portal, for links to useful local websites.