Resources and training for carers

The Trust through its Carers Reference Group has developed a number of information resources and mechanisms that are up-dated on a regular basis or are available to download:

Carers Register

The Trust’s Carers Register enables the Trust to keep in touch with carers and provide them with information on events and training to support them in their caring role. Service teams also have their own carer databases.

If you would like to be added to the Carers Register, please contact the Carers Coordinator carers.coordinator@southerntrust.hscni.net 

Carers Register Leaflet

Carers Information 

LGBTQ & Caring

Carers assessment leaflet

A DVD explaining how the carer assessment process may support carers can also be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/168960312

Useful contacts for carers

Good Day Good Carer Information leaflet

Good Day Good Carer referral form

Advocacy Information Booklet

Flexible Respite Direct Payments Fact Sheet

Other useful websites

  • NI Direct www.nidirect.gov.uk  provides information and advice on a range of relevant topics including carers’ rights, money issues and disability support.
  • Carers Digital www.carersdigital.org contains all local information, 2 e-learning programmes for carers and FREE access to the care co-ordination app “Jointly.” Carers need to register to use the website and all e-learning. Or access their information BOOKLET for carers in NI.

Training for carers

Practical skills for carers

The Trust can provide training for carers in areas such as:

  • the use of aids and equipment
  • lifting and bathing
  • giving medicine
  • first aid
  • dealing with, for example, catheters, PEG tubes and colostomies
  • behavioural management
  • specialist training such as sign language

For further detail on how to access this training please contact the key worker for the person for whom you care.

Training and social events provided by Carers First, Clanrye 

Carers First is Clanrye service is commissioned by the Southern Trust to provide generic adult carers support services.  This includes free training and social events for carers.

Welcoming sessions are run by experienced staff and will:

  • Help you develop your own caring skills, knowledge and expertise
  • Give you the chance to meet other carers in a relaxed environment
  • Support you to look after your own health and wellbeing

Sessions are usually held in the day time; however this can be flexible to meet carers’ needs. Topics for the sessions will cover areas such as:

  • The caring role
  • Work
  • Finance
  • How you feel
  • Time for yourself
  • Managing at home

Please contact Carers First for details of upcoming events or to join the mailing list to ensure regular up-dates on 028 300 50200 or at info@clanryegroup.com