Marie Curie has launched a training programme for people whose work might bring them into contact with family carers who are caring for someone with a terminal illness.
This training programme aims to broaden expertise among workers and volunteers to increase the level of support available to carers and has been designed so that anybody with experience of training and carer support can run an introductory course on supporting carers in end of life care.
No prior knowledge of end of life care is required, although it will be necessary to spend time preparing to deliver the training. All the information that is needed to run the training is contained within the pack.
The training is for delivery to support workers and volunteers who work with carers (such as family members and friends) who are providing home-based end of life care. By participating in the training, support workers and volunteers will gain a good overview of the support needs of carers in end of life contexts and will gain confidence to work safely with carers in end of life situations.
The core training is designed to be delivered over one day. However, it can be used flexibly and there are additional materials provided so that you can extend or adapt the training to meet your local needs.
The training pack is free to use once you have completed the simple registration form.
The programme is free to use and can be accessed online here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/helm/dev/end_of_life/