Who is this course for?

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Caring Counts was developed with and for carers. This course is suitable for anyone with a caring role who is providing unpaid care and support to family members or to friends who are affected by disability, age, or physical or mental illness.

Caring can often continue even if the cared for person moves into a care home or other residential setting. Anyone can become a carer at any time. Perhaps your caring role has newly ended or perhaps it has just begun? Or maybe you have been a carer for many years and expect to continue in this role.

We hope that everyone who has experienced caring will find something useful here.

If you work alongside or have a role in supporting carers, this course will help to raise your awareness and increase your understanding of carers’ experiences, as well as appreciating their skills and qualities.

What is the course about?