Rachel Davison, Dementia Training Officer with Age Scotland has provided some further information below about their training and an invitation to CLWs to speak at their next coffee conversation event.
The Dementia Training team at Age Scotland offers a range of friendly, informative workshops raising awareness of dementia, the signs and symptoms and how to be inclusive of people living with dementia. The team also offers carers’ rights workshops, covering such topics as The Carers (Scotland) Act, Power of Attorney, Self-directed Support and Welfare Benefits for Carers. Visit their training calendar to find out more. In addition, Age Scotland provides a range of workshops on other topics.
Coffee Conversations events – CLWs required!
Age Scotland is planning an online Coffee Conversations event later this year (date tbc) which will focus on carer wellbeing. In these bi-monthly events, they explore different topics relating to dementia and carers, in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. They normally invite a couple of speakers, and encourage participants to share their ideas, questions and experiences. They will pass on information and resources and generally keep the conversation going. They would be interested in inviting a couple of Community Link Workers to come along to this event and share their experiences in supporting carers. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please email Rachel Davison.