Confidence 2 Care Programme

The Confidence 2 Care programme  is:carers

  • Five free weekly sessions, each lasting for 2.5 hours each
  • Providing the opportunity to meet with people in similar situations to yourself

People who have already attended Confidence 2 Care have told us it has helped to deal with the difficulties that come from caring for someone, such as:

  • What to do and how to deal with an emergency
  • Balancing caring commitments with other needs – including your own health
  • Coping strategies to deal with stress more effectively
  • Benefits, resources and support available
  • Legal advice and information from a local solicitor

 Confidence 2 Care events – 2014/15

To book yourself a place onto one of the scheduled programmes below, please contact Emma on 01235 520463 or email emmahibbert@carersoxfordshire.org.uk

  •  Abingdon – Beginning Wednesday 18th June 2014 at 2:00pm

Venue: The Charter, 2nd Floor, Abingdon, OX14 3LZ

  •  Kidlington – Beginning Thursday 26th June 2014 at 2:00pm

Venue: Kidlington Baptist Church, High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DS

  •  Wallingford – Beginning in late June 2014

Venue: To be confirmed

 Future Locations

  •  Henley-on-Thames – Scheduled for September 2014
  •  Witney – Scheduled for September 2014
  • Didcot – Scheduled for September/October 2014

Training and Development

Please view the Carers Oxfordshire leaflet detailing training opportunities for cares: View the trainnig leaflet here

Bitesize Sessions
Bitesize information sessions about caring related issues have been created to appeal and be offered to established BAME groups in Oxfordshire. 

Moving and Handling
We are now able to offer two different Moving and Handling sessions.  The first is a standard session covering back care, chair to chair, pushing wheelchairs, walking aids and dealing with falls.  Once a carer has attended one of these they are welcome to book onto a beds and hoist session in Abingdon which focuses specifially on using this equipment.

Standard session dates:

Didcot – Thursday 15 May 10.30am-1pm
Venue: Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN

Banbury – Thursday 29 May 10.30-1pm
Venue: Health & Wellbing Centre, Ruskin Road, Banbury, oX16 9HY

Abingdon – Monday 23 June 10.30-1pm
Venue:  The Charter 2nd Floor, Abingdon, OX14 3LZ

Beds & Hoists session dates:

Wednesday 14 May 10.30-1pm

Wednesday 11 June 10.30-1pm
Venue: Abingdon Health & Wellbeing Centre, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3GD

First Aid:
We now offer two hour Everyday First Aid training sessions free to any carer registered with us.  The training covers many key skills including with:

– Burns
– Bleeding
– Choking
– Unconscious and breathing
– Unconscious and not breathing

Please find below the locations and dataes of the sessions we have scheduled.

Banbury Tuesday 24 June 3.00-5.00pm
Venue: Health & Wellbeing Centre, Ruskin Road, Banbury, OX16 9HY

Letcombe Regis – Wednesday 2 July 2.30-4.30pm
Venue: Richmond Villages, South Street, Letcombe Regis, oX12 9RG

Didcot – Tuesday 8 July 10.00-12.00pm
Venue to be confirmed.

Henley – Friday 5 September 2.00-4.00pm
Venue: The Christchurch Centre, 46 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1AG.

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