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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Improving the everyday lives of carers

Many carers feel undervalued by society and that they are having to ‘go it alone’. The European Funded DISCOVER project, which included a team from the Open University led by Dr Verina Waights, have developed a website to support carers through helping them to use digital technologies and get online. 

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Digital technologies and innovation in health and social care

Explore innovations in digital technologies within the health and social care sector in these free courses.

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What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales free course icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

This is a personal development course for carers in Wales. It will help you to identify and reflect on your experiences, interests, skills and your future aspirations. You will also have the opportunity to develop a personal action plan to take forward beyond the course. Developed by The Open University in Wales and Carers Trust Wales, it is embedded with case studies from real carers sharing their experiences and reflections.

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5 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Supporting and developing resilience in social work

What does it take to become a resilient practitioner in social work? This free course, Supporting and developing resilience in social work, will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of ‘emotional resilience’ and ‘professional leadership’ will help to guide you through taking a positive approach to problems that ----- in social work practice. You will also be introduced to some ideas about leadership in social work practice.

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10 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Everyday maths for Health and Social Care and Education Support 2

This free course, Everyday maths for Health, Social Care and Education Support 2, will build on your current maths skills for work, study and everyday life.

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48 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Caring for adults

This course will help you to develop a better understanding of some of the key issues that relate to being a carer, whether in a paid or unpaid role.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Try a Day in the Life of a Social Worker

Could you manage 24 hours as a social worker? A Day in the Life... provides you with the opportunity to step into a social worker's shoes and to experience a 'typical' day in the office

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