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.
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
- 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.
Half-day courses are available for individuals who are not able
to commit to a full day away from their caring
For more information, please call 0844 770 4800
(Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm) calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone
company's access charge.