Carers Courses

Meeting other carers

Carers Link Lancashire runs several courses which either allow you to learn key information beneficial to your caring role, or provides you the carer with a much needed break, where you can engage with other carers during a chocolate tasting workshop, painting course and much more!

See below for our upcoming courses!

Basic Drawing & Painting Course

Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th July
1pm - 3pm
Accrington, Community Garden 


Join Keith for a fun, relaxing, practical series of 4 sessions of basic drawing and painting techniques, beginning with making our own sketchbooks which we will use during the course. 

Chocolate Tasting Workshop 

Thursday 8th September 2022
1pm - 3pm
Community Facility, Accrington


Are you a chocoholic or a casual choccy muncher? Is white, milk or dark your choccy of choice? We will be running our much loved chocolate tasting workshop again due to popular demand. 

Understanding Dementia Courses

Course 1. Monday 16th, 23rd, 30th May, ZOOM, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 
Course 2. Wednesday 27th July, Park House, Longridge. 10am - 3.30pm. 
Course 3. Wednesday 7th September, Rossendale, 10am -3.30pm


This course is designed to help you develop skills and confidence to support you in your caring role. We will address key topics of diagnosis and progression of symptoms, treatment, services, and changing relationships. All course materials are provided including a free buffet lunch. 

Coping with Mental Health Course 

New dates to be confirmed soon 
Carers Link Lancashire
54-56 Blackburn Rd
Accrington, BB5 1LE


Karma Minds Training and Personal Development will deliver this valuable course over two morning sessions. 

The course will provide information, guidance and mutual support. It is also an opportunity to develop practical skills in terms of managing your own resilience and mental health wellbeing. 

We will provide you with simple tools and techniques to practise, which can then be easily applied in your day to day life. 

To find out  more contact  us

Grief and Loss Course 

The courses are held regulary at Elmfield Hall from 9:30am til 12:30pm. To find out more you can contact  Community Solutions: 01254 460080 or email:


This 3-week course will help people with issues of grief and give people skills to support others facing issues of grief. While also helping to support people dealing with the loss of relationships, jobs, and finances.

First aid for Carers 

This 2 hour course guides carers through exactly what you need to know when responding to the most common injuries you will come across. Delivered in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. A certificate will be given to all participants. 

Moving and handling training course

As a carer you may have to spend some of your time moving and handling the person you are looking after. Join Alison Meadows a skilled trainer to learn techniques to do this correctly and safely. Such as chair transfers, bed moves, hoisting, and supporting wheelchair users. There will be a number of demonstrations, instruction and practice sessions on a range of specialist equipment.  All particpants will get a certificate on completion. 

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