Our training courses

As a leading Scottish carers centre, we provide free training sessions for Edinburgh and Midlothian employers across public, private and third sectors to improve the skills and knowledge of staff to identify, support and engage with carers in the workplace.

Our open training sessions are focused on building employer’s confidence and providing practical tips and techniques for line managers, identifying and, supporting carers in employment.  There are a range of sessions available which can be tailored to individual organisation objectives.

Identifying and supporting carers at work

This session aims to make carers more visible in the workplace and help managers reflect on the hidden impacts of caring and how to support team members who care for someone alongside employment.

This course is designed for supervisors and line managers.

This session will explore:

  • how to identify unpaid carers in the workplace
  • impacts of caring and how this can affect carers at work
  • how employers can support carers who are working and the business benefits

Duration/ Cost: 1 hour – FREE

Caring conversations at work

This session builds confidence to engage staff members in discussions around caring and share strategies to have effective and empathetic conversations.

This course is designed for staff team members and line managers.

This session will explore:

  • practical tips to support positive conversations around caring
  • how to build and establish rapport online, including active listening and best practice
  • tips to establish carer friendly working

Duration/ Cost: 1 hour – FREE

Practical tips for your workplace

This session aims to help line managers identify the key signs that could indicate colleagues and team members may be struggling with the demands of working and caring for someone else.

This course is designed for supervisors and line managers.

This session will explore:

  • how to identify carers in the workplace and spot the signs of carers who may be struggling
  • tools and techniques to give managers the confidence to engage team members in conversations around balancing caring and employment
  • tips to support team members and the wider organisation

Duration/ Cost: 1 hour – FREE

Other bespoke training

If you would like to discuss bespoke carer focused training for your organisation or find out more about our open sessions, please contact Tracy Cooper, Partnership Training Officer by calling 0131 622 6666 or email.

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