Carer Aware

Help ensure carers get the recognition and support they deserve with our elearning course

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  • CPD Certified

Carers fulfil a vitally important role in society. But all too often in the past, the work that they do hasn't been recognised or valued as it should be. Our Carer Aware online training course has been designed to help change that: it provides everyone with the knowledge and understanding they need to identify and meet the needs of carers.

Developed in collaboration with the Health & Social Care team at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, and fully revised and updated for the Care Act, Carer Aware is a practical, engaging and highly cost-effective online training resource that can be accessed by your staff whenever and wherever suits them.

An excellent, informative course. It was easy to use and I feel that I know much more about all the aspects of caring now.

Social Care WorkerCeredigion County Council

Course contents

The Carer Aware online training course is made up of four bite-sized sections:

  1. Who cares?

    Defines "carer" and provides key facts and figures about carers and the work that they do.

  2. Carers and the Law

    Introduces the Care Act and outlines the main legal rights of carers in relation to assessment, advocacy, support and employment.

  3. Meeting the needs of carers

    Outlines the main needs of carers and the support available to meet these.

  4. Test your knowledge

    Comprehensive mastery test to verify each user's knowledge and understanding of the contents of the course. On successfully passing the test, users can download a personal course completion certificate.

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Who’s using the course?

  • Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
  • Cornwall Council
  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Islington Council
  • Kensington & Chelsea London Borough Council
  • Kent County Council
  • Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • Westminster City Council
  • Worcestershire County Council