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Each of our localities offers various training course for carers.

As well as running our own training courses we also aim to signpost you to other training providers so you can access training to suit your needs.Our training page lists training provided by Carers in Bedfordshire, NHS ELFT: Recovery College and FutureLearn.

Read more about the Recovery College here.

As well as running our own training courses we also aim to signpost you to other training providers so you can access training to suit your needs.Our training page lists training provided by Carers in Bedfordshire, NHS ELFT: Recovery College and FutureLearn.

Read more about the Recovery College here.

Adapting to Caring

Carers in Bedfordshire is not responsible for the content delivered by an external provider.

24 April
Supporting People Living with Long-term Conditions
FutureLearn

Thursday 27th May, 10am - 12pm
Understanding Universial Credit
Contact NHS Recovery College, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Monday 8th May, 2pm - 4pm
Meet the Team
Our Bedford team will be available to talk, with displays showing our services.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact:Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Thursday 15th June 1.30 - 3.30pm
Dealing with Change
Learn techniques that will help you deal with life's various challenges.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact:Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Caring Safely

Carers in Bedfordshire is not responsible for the content delivered by an external provider.

Thursday 20th April to 25th May, 12pm - 1pm
Relaxation Workshop
Contact NHS Recovery College, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

1 May
Strategies for Successful Ageing
FutureLearn

Tuesday 9th May, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Medication Management
All you need to know about medication, their effects on the body, how to administer them safely and how to encourage someone to take their medication. Run by Smarta Healthcare.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact:Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

22 May
First Aid for Babies and Children
FutureLearn

5 June
Basic First Aid
FutureLearn

Tuesday 20th June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Understanding Stress
Looks at how to recognise stress and the strategies that help to reduce stress.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact:Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Understanding Conditions

Carers in Bedfordshire is not responsible for the content delivered by an external provider.

Mental Health Conditions
NHS Recovery College
For a copy of their brochure, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Support4Memory Workshops
Bedford area
Contact Tibbs Dementia Foundation on 07795 177 948

Monday 3rd April, 2pm - 4pm
Dementia: after diagnosis information workshop
Contact NHS Recovery College, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

Monday 7th April, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Understanding Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Services
Contact NHS Recovery College, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or ring 01234 316 708

24 April
Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines
FutureLearn

24 April
Liver Transplant: The Ins and Outs
FutureLearn

1 May
Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson's Disease
FutureLearn

1 May
Living well with Diabetes
FutureLearn

1 May
Understanding Autism
FutureLearn

5 June
Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
FutureLearn

Wellbeing

1st Thursday of the month, 10.00am - 5pm
1-to-1 Smartphone/Tablet/Laptop training
For anyone wanting to learn new skills or to upgrade their current skills.
Bedford Office
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Tuesdays & Thursdays (every week), 10.30am-2.30pm
Relaxation
Trainer - Victoria Harley
Sea Cadet HQ, Biggleswade
Contact: Dawn Ray, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01767 315079

3 April
Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
FutureLearn

Monday 24 April, 15, 22 May, 12.00pm-1.00pm
Wellness (with Dawn Sunrise)
Learn techniques which help you relax and feel calmer.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: £15 per course; £5 per session
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Thursday 27th April, 1pm-3pm
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Venue: Arden House, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1DD
Fee: Free - donations welcome
Contact: Sarah Johnson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07772 231208

Thursday 11th May, 10am-12pm
The History of Photography
Trainer: Purple Trust
Venue: Arden House, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1DD
Fee: Free - donations welcome
Contact: Sarah Johnson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07772 231208

Friday 19 May, 2, 9, 16, 30 June, 7, 14 July, 10.30pm-12.30pm
Mix Media (Art)
Take time out to be absorbed in drawing and art.  Learn new techniques and discover your hidden talents.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: £35 per course; £6 per session
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Wednesday 7, 14, 21 June, 6pm for coffee, 6.30 start, 7.30 finish
Mindfulness & Meditation
Learn two meditations from the Buddhist tradition that can help to develop calmness and resilience.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Wednesday 13 June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Understand the importance of emotional wellbeing and learn the practical steps you can take to boost feelings of wellbeing.
Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford
Fee: Free - donation welcome
Contact: Nicola West, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0300 111 1919

Thursday 22nd June, 10am-12pm
Nutrition
Trainer: Food First Team
Venue: Arden House, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1DD
Fee: Free - donations welcome
Contact: Sarah Johnson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07772 231208