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This section gives details about training schemes and courses for organisations and people who work with carers.

Autism Film Club (added 25.2.13)
Ambitious about Autism have four films about autism in their Autism Film Club which you can watch online for free. Autism Film Club will run throughout April 2013 and each screening will be followed by a live online Q&A with the director of the film. Read more at: www.theseen.uk

Using ICT in activities for people with dementia (added 19.11.12)
SCIE have published this guide to assist social care providers to engage their residents with dementia by creative and entertaining usage of ICT. This is a short introduction to using information and communication technology (ICT) in activities for people with dementia. It is aimed at managers and staff in the care sector, and those who organise activities for people with dementia. It is a plain language guide about using mainstream technologies - you don't need to be technically minded. Read more at: www.scie.org.uk

Communication Tips for Serving Individuals with Dementia added 27.2.12
This free e-book contains strategies carers can use immediately to adapt their communication style when looking after people with dementia. It provides tips on how to gain the attention and trust of those in your care, as well how to be patient, supportive, and friendly in their presence. Download a copy from: www.crisisprevention.com

Social Care TV online training
Social Care TV offers an innovative online training courses for health and social care providers of all types. The courses are easy to use and are not dull presentations of facts and figures; they are courses intended to help your colleagues learn and put that learning into practice. All courses include free certification and cost from under 3 per course. Topics covered include: Challenging behaviour; Communication (verbal and written); Dementia care; Bereavement and End of Life; Food and Hand Hygiene; Infection Control; Mental Capacity; Person-Centred Care; Role of the Care Worker; Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and much more. Visit the website at: www.social-care.tv/emailrbi.php

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The Carers Support Services offer various training opportunities for carers. Click on the West Sussex Carers Support Services link and contact them to find out about courses available.

www.mind.org.uk - national charity campaigning for better mental health policies and services. Contact them to find out about training courses in West Sussex.

Carers UK (Added 14.12.07)
Carers UK provides courses for health and social care professionals, advice workers, employers, lawyers and other professionals who work with carers. The courses, run from their headquarters in London cover a wide range of subjects from Community Care Law and Benefits to Carers' rights. For a list of courses and prices log on to www.carersuk.org

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers - the Princess Royal Trust for Carers Professionals website is specifically for anyone working professionally with carers. Visit http://professionals.carers.org

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