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 Awareness Training Course

When: Weds 22nd May 2019

Time: 9.30am til 12.30pm

Where: Chamber Room, Moreton Area Centre, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0AZ

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, more than ever before, and this number is projected to increase. Due to the gradual nature of dementia, the mild early-stage symptoms and the low diagnosis rate, it is difficult to know the exact number of people living with the condition. Cotswold Friends have a significant number of clients living with dementia and this training course will help you understand more about the different types of dementia and how it may affect people in their daily lives. You will also learn techniques for positive communication. The course is run by Mary Jones, a Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working in the NHS.

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: “Communicating Factsheet”

Supporting a Person with Dementia Webpage - 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”

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