Training Resources / Courses

At Cotswold Friends, we believe it is important to help our volunteers grow and develop within their volunteering role. We are committed to providing regular training courses for our volunteers which include the following:

  • First Aid
  • Moving and Handling
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Cruse Bereavement
  • Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention …….and more.

We advertise our upcoming training courses in our newsletter, on social media and on our website. We will also e-mail our volunteers directly with training updates and information. Please let us know if you have feedback with regards to the training we provide, or any ideas for new training courses that would support you in your volunteering role. The next courses coming up are:

Dementia Training Course

When: Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Time: 10am until 12noon

Where: Moreton Area Centre Chamber Room

This training course will be run by Mary Jones, a trained Psychotherapist. The course will cover awareness of dementia in others, to help understanding and interaction. You will understand the definition of dementia and the different types, learn some facts about dementia and most importantly, how to support and communicate with a person with dementia.

Dementia Training Resources

28 March 2018

At Cotswold Friends, we are aware many of our volunteers are supporting clients and their families living with dementia.

Please Click Here to read our updated Dementia Newsletter, which includes lots of useful tips and contact information for local services and groups. The Alzheimers Society website is also a fantastic source of information on this subject and here are two links to easy-read booklets that you might find useful:

Communicating Factsheet - contains tips and advice on communicating with a person with dementia. Follow the link: ( “Communication Factsheet”)

Supporting a Person with Dementia Factsheet - contains a series of tips on issues such as respect, memory problems, talking with, listening to and supporting a person with dementia. Follow the link: ( “Supporting a Person with Dementia Factsheet”)

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