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Education, training and employment

Education and training opportunities for carers
Training to help you provide care
Education and careers for the child you care for

Your concerns as a carer about Education, Training and Employment are likely to be about either your own work prospects or those of the person you are caring for or even both.

Things to consider include:
  • Help to get you back into employment
  • Help for you to develop your career whilst also having caring responsibilities
  • Respite cover whilst you train
  • Support for you as a carer (e.g. looking after your health, relaxation, hygiene knowledge and skills to help you carry out your caring role)
  • Support to keep you in work (respite, advice, etc.)·
  • Sources of training
  • Sources of funding to support training

As things improve:
  • What do you want (for yourself)?
  • How will you pay your way?
  • How will you use your time?


Carers Matter - Everybody's Business (added 10.6.11)
This free guidance from Skills for Care, in partnership with Skills for Health, aims to help employers and organisations support carers better through learning and development of staff. It is based on a set of Common Core Principles for Working with Carers that were developed in consultation with carers, people working directly with carers, and interested parties across health, social care and other key sectors. To view or use Carers Matters - Everybody's Business visit: www.skillsforcare.org.uk/carers


Pre-school Children

Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. It takes place in the child's own home and aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they will need to help their child, no matter what the child's difficulties may be. Portage offers practical help and ideas to encourage a child's interests and make learning fun for all the family.

www.portage.org.uk - website for the National Portage Association

http://wsgfl.westsussex.gov.uk - information and contact details for Portage in West Sussex


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www.homelearningcourses.com - vocational learning courses enabling students to gain industry-recognised qualifications by studying at home. Subjects include web design, IT and computing, accounting, business and marketing, child care and social care.


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