Carer Awareness and Young Carer Awareness – 2 e-learning courses

Carer Awareness and Young Carer Awareness – 2 e-learning courses

Dirk Neumann, Community Care Advisor

To all staff : Health & Social Care, Third Sector, Voluntary Sector

In June 2017 the Organisational Development team invited staff to enrol and complete two e-learning courses covering Carer Awareness and Young Carer Awareness (Updated for Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act).

All Social Care staff are expected to have an awareness of the issues affecting informal carers throughout the UK and to recognise their contribution in providing care for families and in supporting communities.

As you will know, a Carer is someone who provides unpaid informal support to a person or persons who are unable to support themselves. Informal carers give an immense contribution to society by providing personal, social, financial, emotional and physical support to others every day. In the case of young carers, the prospect of juggling the pressures of growing up and building a future with the physical and emotional demands of providing care to their family members, is often a daunting prospect.

Completing the two e-learning courses will help staff to meet their legal and professional responsibilities under the Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014.

To access the e-learning training courses, please complete the application below and return to:

Application form