Unfortunately, due to the service restrictions in place because of Covid-19 the Sefton Carers Centre Training Service is temporarily suspended - this means that all groups and courses held at the centre (or other locations) will not be going ahead until further notice.
However, if you are in self-isolation or currently having to stay indoors for any reason then please see links to a variety of free online resources, which may be of interest to you, below (please note that some websites require registration to take part in their sessions).
Learn My Way is a website of free online courses for beginners, helping you to develop digital skills and make the most of the online world:
These courses by Techboomers help you to learn a variety of skills using social media including tutorials on Facebook, Skype, YouTube, WhatsApp and many more, as well as how to use technology to stay in contact with the person you care for and help them to keep in touch with others:
If you are a carer for a person living with dementia then this course by Future Learn will provide you with knowledge and advice that can help you connect and provide care. The course focuses on everyday experiences that are seen as particularly challenging and stressful, such as combining employment with caring for someone living with dementia:
The Life Rooms Learning Team are adding a range of videos to their youtube channel to help with physical and mental health, healthy cooking and creativity:
Visit Active Sefton on youtube for full exercise classes with their Activate Instructors:
If you would like more information about free training and activities for unpaid carers in Sefton please call us on 0151 288 6060 or send us a message here.
Carers UK have advice about maintaining your mental wellbeing as a carer on their website, as well as other guidance relating to coronavirus: www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-mental-wellbeing
The Open University Carers Scholarships Fund which offers carers the opportunity to study for free has 50 scholarships available in 2020/2021, for more details please visit: