Carer Aware Training
- Face-to-face (for <15 people)
- Live virtual (for <15 people)
- Conferences and events (<500 people)
- With or without actors
- Fully customisable
Carer Aware Training
Stigmas surrounding people with unpaid caring responsibilities and a lack of appropriate workplace support, can make it difficult for Carers to reach out, which in turn could impact staff retention, well-being, and career progression.
Consequent responses to the pandemic – which saw a large increase in the number of unpaid Carers across the nation – such as flexible working have created both business & individual wellbeing benefits. But this is just the start of the journey to becoming a Carer-friendly organisation.
Exploring definitions, legislations, real-life scenarios and the impact of caring, our Carer Aware training, in partnership with Forward Carers, will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work towards fostering a Carer-inclusive workplace. By taking your employees on this journey, they will walk away with steps to create an environment where unpaid Carers are supported to succeed in all of their responsibilities.
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What does it mean to be a Carer?
Many people with caring responsibilities may not recognise themselves as a Carer. Helping staff to identify they are Carers means they can access support and will be better able to balance work and care. We will spend time identifying what Carers do and the variety of types of Carers there are. This includes hidden Carers, working Carers, unpaid Carers, and more. You will have the opportunity to look at the day in the life of a Carer.
Rights and legislation
Carers in England have rights under The Care Act 2014 and other legislation. We will discuss what this kind of support looks like in practice, and how Carers can access this support.
Myths and stigmas around caring and Carers
Stigmas about caring and people who care can create barriers for both individuals and organisations. We will identify and dispel some of the common myths, and you’ll have the opportunity to delve into what consequences they may cause.
The impact of caring and how you can support Carers
Many Carers enjoy and value the opportunity to support someone they care about, but without the right support, the caring role can be incredibly challenging and Carers can experience a range of negative impact. In the absence of tailored support, Carers can experience isolation, cultural barriers, and health concerns. This course can help you to identify what your organisation needs, and ways of meeting those needs.
There will be a host of interactivities to bring your learning to life! There will be a range of scenarios based on real-life experiences – you will have the opportunity to reflect on them together in break-out groups. In addition, there will be quizzes to encourage your critical thinking and test your learning.
Carer Friendly Activity
In partnership with Forward Carers, we have designed a resource to enable organisations to start those all-important conversations about working Carers and build confidence in asking the right questions.
What About Actors?
Through clever script writing, goose-bump inducing delivery and professional facilitation we can bring so much to life. We stimulate emotion, penetrate the long-term memory and create lasting change.
When we use live drama, we are able to have the actors play out the scenario and then be hot seated for the audience to ask them questions whilst they remain in character. Hot seating works so well because actors work with a pre-rehearsed backstory, so they are able to respond in character. They progressively reveal unexpected elements of their story that will not have previously been told. It can bust assumptions that the audience might have made based on the scenario (situation) but not fully understanding the impact at first sight.
Using actors in this programme enables us to bring to:
- Bring both the subtle, and not so subtle, inappropriate behaviours to life, literally
- Provide attendees with an opportunity to explore the fine line between what is and isn’t acceptable
- Give attendees a chance to challenge the actors whilst they are still in character
- Demonstrate that things aren’t always what they seem at first glance
- Provide delegates with an opportunity to test out alternative ways of approaching what can often be sensitive situations
- Create a goosebump-inducing learning experience that sticks in the long-term memory
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Mark CanningSenior Manager, AX
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