Training Opportunities


Our Carer Training Programme covers a range of topics to help you feel confident in your Caring role and look after your own health and well-being. If your Caring role is new, our Steps of Caring Programme will provide useful information and helpful contacts. Other topics cover a range of issues that are specific to your caring role. We are always interested in suggestions for new topics that will support carers so please let us know if you have any ideas


The courses we deliver are listed below. Please click on the course that interests you for more information and available dates. You can either use the online training registration form or telephone 01698 428090 to book a place on any available courses.

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for carers to attend training courses. Please let us know of any support you may need at the time of booking. Transport and Respite is available to enable you to be able to attend.

If you wish to discuss our training programme then please feel free to contact our Training Coordinator, Anna-Maria Rossi by phone on 01698 428090.


  • Do you look after someone?
  • Are you a family carer (unpaid)?
  • Are you new to the caring role?
  • Would you like practical and useful information about your caring role?

Then Steps of Caring is for you!

This course offers an introductory guide to accessing help and support and establishing contact with ongoing support.

Steps of Caring is a free course available to carers in their local area and features local services and service providers. Benefits for carers include:

  • Increased confidence and skills to cope with becoming a carer
  • Prevention of ill health, enabling you to cope with the caring role
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of support services available to carers

The course is delivered over 3 days, 1 day per week. Carers are encouraged to attend all 3 days if possible.


Available Dates

Motherwell
11 July, 25 July and 1 August 2016
18:00 - 21:00 (evening sessions)
Newarthill Community Facility, High Street, Newarthill, ML1 5JU

Clydesdale
4 August, 11 August and 18 August 2016
18:00 - 21:00 (evening sessions)
Stonehouse Lifestyles, 2 Udston Mill Road, Stonehouse, ML9 3JL

Rutherglen
6 October, 13 October, 20 October 2016
10:30 - 14:30
Rutherglen Social Work Department, 380 King Stret, Rutherglen, G73 1DQ

Bellshill
11 November, 18 November and 25 November 2016
10:30 - 14:30
Bellshill Locality Support Services, 95 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 3DZ

Coatbridge
3 March, 10 March and 17 March 2017
10:30 - 14:30
Coatbridge Locality Support Services, 151 Buchanan Street, Coatbridge, ML5 1BD

You can also register your interest to attend this course and we will contact you when more dates become available in your area.


How To Book

Please complete the registration form below. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place:

Come along to our carers session to get some information about Dementia, meet other carers and share experiences. This session will be facilitated by Alzheimer's Scotland and will give an introduction to their services in Lanarkshire.


Available Dates

Cumbernauld
Tuesday 26th July 2016
10:30am - 2:30pm (Lunch will be provided)
Room Carron (Business Centre), New College Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld Campus, G67 1HU
East Kilbride
Monday 15th August 2016
10:30am - 2:30pm (Lunch will be provided)
Meeting Room, Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddel Grove, East Kilbride, G75 9AD
Airdrie
Tuesday 25th October 2016
10:30am - 2:30pm (Lunch will be provided)
Conference Room, Airdrie Locality, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW

How To Book

Please complete the registration form below. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place:

Over 2 million people every year have to adjust to their caring role changing or coming to an end. Whether this is because their loved one has passed away or gone into a care home, this can bring significant life changes. Carers often tell us that when their caring role ends, they are left wondering, what next?

Lanarkshire Carer Centre recognises that this is a difficult time as the caring role has often consumed a large part of their lives. We would like to invite you to attend training which allows time to talk about and address some of these issues.

This programme is intended to offer information and practical advice to deal with many topics e.g.

  • Coping with Change
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Planning for the Future
  • Exploring some Future Ideas

Available Dates

Hamilton/Blantyre
23rd June, 21st July, 25th August and 29th September 2016
10:00am - 1:00pm
Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, Hamilton, ML3 6BJ


How To Book

Please complete the registration form below. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place:

Lanarkshire Carers Centre in partnership with Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership are delighted to offer carers access to an event providing advice and Information on Healthy Eating for Carers.

This event is based on Health Promotion and involves informal discussions in a group setting on topics such as ‘Food and Mood’ and ‘Healthy Eating on a Budget'. Carers will then have the chance to ask healthy eating and nutrition based questions and have the option (based on demand) to go on to more in depth programmes.

The initial workshop will be based in Airdrie Locality Support Services and is open to anyone who has a current caring role. 


Available Dates

Airdrie
Monday 1st August 2016
09:30am - 11:30am
Airdrie Locality, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW


How To Book

Please complete the registration form below. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place:

This 3 day course is delivered in partnership with Carers Trust Scotland. Caring for someone with a mental illness brings with it many challenges:

  • understanding the diagnosis
  • being aware of various treatment options
  • dealing with behaviour issues and crisis situations

Available Dates

Clydesdale
29th August, 5th September and 12th September 2016
10:30am - 1:30pm
Carluke Lifestyles, Carnwath Road, Carluke, ML8 4DF


How To Book

Please complete the registration form below. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place:

An introductory session that aims to increase awareness and explain how self-directed support can help you as a carer and the person(s) you care for. This session is delivered in partnership with Carers Trust Scotland.


Available Dates

Airdrie
Thursday 7th July 2016
10:30am - 1:30pm
Conference Room, Airdrie Locality, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW


How To Book

Please complete the registration form below. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place:

Positive Behaviour Support Training for Family Carers of Young People with Autism

An opportunity for family carers to receive innovative practical training to help and support their family member who is aged between 5 and 18.

The 2 day training programme will focus on understanding emotional & behavioural challenges in children and young people with autism.

Topics include:

  • An introduction to Positive Behaviour Support
  • Exploring reasons for behaviours that challenge
  • Sensory differences in autism
  • Communication and understanding
  • Social stories and scripting
  • Strategies for managing difficult times
  • Wellbeing for you and your family member

The programme will be delivered through training sessions, 1:1 sessions and a range of e-learning resources and tools. 

Lanarkshire Carers Centre has been offered limited places on these sessions. Participants must be able to attend sessions on both days.


Available Dates

Motherwell (Afternoon Sessions)
Tuesday 26th July and Tuesday 2nd August 2016
12pm - 2:30pm 
Dalziel St Andrews Parish Church, Merry Street, Motherwell, ML1 1JJ
Motherwell (Evening Sessions)
Tuesday 26th July and Tuesday 2nd August 2016
6pm - 8:30pm 
Dalziel St Andrews Parish Church, Merry Street, Motherwell, ML1 1JJ

How To Book

Please complete the registration form below. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place:

Lanarkshire Carers Centre is committed to ensuring carers are confident in their caring role and would like to provide information and training that is appropriate to your needs. We already provide some information and training, but your comments are important to us and will enable us to plan a programme best suited to carers’ needs over the next year.

Our training needs analysis survey makes suggestions which might be of interest to you. You can also make suggestions for additional topics not listed.

Please click here to complete the training needs analysis survey

If you require any assistance, please telephone 01698 428090 or 01236 755550.