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First Aid for Carers

Carers are unpaid people who care for the physical, mental and social needs of a relative, friend or neighbour. Caring for a loved one can be a difficult task. Carers often lack vital information to assist them in their caring role and may neglect their own health as a result of their responsibilities.

Each course is designed to build a support network between the attendees, and has a dedicated discussion around the roles and responsibilities of being a carer.

We offer the only widely available national first aid project tailored specifically for carers.

Who should attend?

The programme is open to all carers, over the age of 18, who provide voluntary care.

Course content

By attending our course, you will have an increased understanding of how to deal with first aid issues linked to the person you care for but also appreciate how to take care of yourself. Carers providing round the clock care are more than twice as likely to be in bad health than non-carers (Carers UK).

The course will:

  • teach you life-saving skills
  • improve your support network by introducing you to other carers
  • reduce the number of unnecessary GP visits, hospital admissions and emergency telephone calls, which can be stressful.
Modules will include heart attack, stroke, burns and scalds, recovery position, severe bleeds and how to make an emergency phone call and what to expect. Some modules will also cover preventative measures, such as promoting a healthy lifestyle, to minimise the risk of illness and injuries occurring.

Course duration

Half-day courses are available for individuals who are not able to commit to a full day away from their caring responsibilities.

For more information, please call 0844 770 4800.