tide Carer Development Programme – FREE training courses across Greater Manchester

tide is a UK wide network of carers and former carers of people with dementia, hosted by the Life Story Network. Our mission is to be the voice, friend and future of all carers and former carers of people with dementia. tide enables carers and former carers to use have a powerful collective voice, using their lived experience to raise awareness and respect of their unique needs and rights to influence practice, policy and research at all levels.

In collaboration with carers & former carers tide has established a Development Programme to empower and equip those carers and former carers who want to be actively involved with the knowledge, skills and confidence to bring about positive change. This development programme will be running across the Greater Manchester region until March 2018.

Training modules coming up:

tide Induction & ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’, 18th January 2018 in Central Manchester venue
A short introduction to LSN and tide and how you can be more involved as a carer or former carer. As part of the Induction, we will also be offering a full afternoon session in wellbeing and self-care, taken from our ‘You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup’ course.

Maze Runner, 20th February 2018, Central Manchester venue
An introduction to the ‘maze’ of current legislation, health and social care structures, how to navigate your way around the current system and where to best focus your energies to influencing change.

The above training courses are open to any carers or former carers of people with Dementia, living across the Greater Manchester region. We will also be delivering a range of further training to members of the tide carer network in the New Year, please contact us to join the network and find out more.

Opportunities after taking part in the Development Programme
We will work with you to identify opportunities where you can put your new and existing skills into practice. We will support you before, during and after to make sure you are fully prepared and have the opportunity to reflect on your experiences. You can join tide by clicking here, and for information or to register your interest in any part of the Carer Development Programme please contact us: carers@tide.uk.net or on 0151 237 2669

Please keep checking the site as we add more content. You can sign up here and join us (you can sign up to the network either as an individual or as an organisation).

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