Carers Northumberland

Caring with Confidence Course

A free 4 + 1 training course from Carers Northumberland, aimed at making a positive difference to how carers feel about their caring role and how best they can look after themselves. Come to all or as many as you can get to.

The course is of benefit to all unpaid carers irrespective of who you care for or their condition. The focus of the course is on YOU and how best to help you carry on caring more confidently. if you don’t look after yourself, who will look after the person who depends on you…

The sessions take place on: Wednesdays 30th May, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th June.


Session 1: Caring Day to Day – dealing with emergencies, medication and daily juggling

Session 2: Caring and Coping – managing stress, difficult emotions and ways of relaxing

Session 3: Caring and Communicating – being assertive, asking the right questions

Session 4: Caring for Life – finding the balance, problem solving, looking ahead and an emphasis on meeting your own needs

Session 5: Caring and Resources – an independent session


Carers are encouraged to attend all sessions but can choose specific ones. Call 01670 320025 or email to find out more or book your place.


If you would like to help people with sight loss to get out and about this inspirational session is for you. The training will help you safely and confidently guide someone who has sight loss

Sighted Guiding Training

If you would like to help people with sight loss to get out and about this inspirational session is for you. The training will help you safely and confidently guide someone who has sight loss. Four sessions are available:

Tuesday 3 October: 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Thursday 5 October: 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm

To book a place please call: 01670 514316 or email:


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LGBT Community Culture training session

Are you a member of the lesbian, gay bisexual and/or trans community? Do you have an interest in social inclusion, health and wellbeing? Would you like to be a part of a network that listens and provides opportunities for you to share your values? Would you like to be an LGBT community role model?

Our community culture project (managed by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and funded through the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund) aims to raise awareness of topics and build more inclusive networks and peer support in Northumberland.

These training events will help you to better understand the things that LGBT people have in common, and how homophobia and heterosexism can make LGBT lives more difficult. The events are mainly aimed at LGBT people or people who have a strong personal understanding of the LGBT experience.


Order of Day:

12:30pm Delegate arrival/registration (teas/coffees on arrival)

12:45pm Course Start

14:30pm Break

16:00 Close

Register for this free event here.

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Introduction to Safeguarding Children – Refresher

Voices Northumberland supports third sector organisations and groups (voluntary and community, charities, social enterprises, cooperatives) to achieve positive outcomes for all children and young people.

This is a refresher course and will include hot topics and updates around safeguarding children.

What would you pay to keep a child safe?

If your primary area of work or volunteering is with babies, children or young people then this is the safeguarding course for you.

This course builds on our course on awareness of safeguarding adults and children and explores in more detail: communicating with children in difficult situations, thinking about the needs of children with additional needs, consolidating your skills in recognising abuse and responding to concerns and current hot topics in Northumberland.

To book your place please email to request a booking form. The course will take place in Morpeth between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.


£10 per person – Volunteer based in Northumberland

£20 per person – VCS paid worker based in Northumberland

£35 per person – public/private sector and any VCS organisations based outside of Northumberland

Dementia Training

Dementia Training for Carers – Prudhoe

Do you care for a person with dementia? 
The Dementia Training Centre are offering FREE Dementia Training for Carers

10 Helpful Hints for Carers


Dementia Training sessions are suitable for family and informal carers, giving practical information and help which draws on research and knowledge developed over the last 25 years. It provides an opportunity for carers to explore specific issues which matter to them, both with each other and with experts from DSDC. The training is delivered in a relaxed environment by experts who have both professional and personal experience of caring for a family member with dementia. There will also be opportunity for private questions.

Dementia Training for Carers days are free to attend, thanks to support from the Dementia Fund (Comic Relief, The Ballinger Trust and Northern Rock) and are available for family and unpaid carers living in the North East of England and Cumbria. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Please book ahead as spaces are limited.
More information can be found at Carers Northumberland website.
Read more about dementia at our Your Health page.