Our carers support programmes are residential and we have designed them with your needs in mind.
From the moment you arrive, members of the RSAS Training Team are available to help you to feel comfortable and to get the most out of your time away from home.
Each day there is time planned in for you to ask questions about the programme or about practical things to do with your room, or the venue in general. There are lots of opportunities to talk about how you are feeling with other carers and members of the RSAS training team and, and about what you already know, what you are learning, and anything you want to know more about.
The main sessions on each day cover a range of topics including:
Understanding dementia – what causes dementia and why it affects each individual in a different way.
More about dementia – responding to changing behaviour when things get difficult.
Legal and financial matters – things you may need to know if you are supporting somebody who has dementia.
Looking after yourself – why carers need to take extra care of their own health and wellbeing.
Building Resilience – what can we learn from carers who have been in our shoes and experts who have helped carers in the past to build resilience.
Sample Residential 3-day Carers Support Programme
|1:30||Arrival, settling in and refreshments|
|2:45||Welcome, introductions and practical matters|
|3:30||Break and refreshments|
|3:45||Getting to know each other
Touching base: Feedback and comments about Day 1
|9:20||Introduction to deep breathing|
|9:30||Knowledge Session 1
|11:00||Break and refreshments|
|11:15||Knowledge Session 2
|1:30||Breathing with colours|
|1:45||Group coaching session: Reflections on the programme|
|2:45||Break and refreshments|
|3:00||Knowledge Session 3
|4:15||Break and refreshments|
|4:30||Breathing and grounding exercise|
|4:45||Practical session: How to get help and information using an iPad|
|8:30||Personal time (optional group activity)|
|9:00||Deep relaxation session|
|9:30||Talking groups with facilitators|
|10:00||Knowledge Session 4
|11:15||Break and refreshments|
|11:30||Knowledge Session 4 (continued)
|1:15||Group coaching session: Reflections on the programme and looking ahead|
|3:45||Tea and depart|