Kensington and Chelsea Social Council has partnered with Imperial College, the West London Clinical Commissioning Group, local Carers and Older people’s organisations to support the creation of ten online training modules designed to help carers in their day to day activities.
KCSC administered a local Steering group composed of key stakeholders – from public, private, voluntary and university sectors – to inform the process and collect the carers feedback and knowledge required to build such a course.
Carers need training to be able to properly support those facing different stages of dementia, as well as those suffering multiple medical conditions. Carers can be formal, such as home care aids, as well as informal, such as spouses or children who are particularly at risk of harm to themselves and others without proper support and training.
The training was funded by the EIT Health (European Institute for Innovation & Technology) and created by a collaboration of providers under the Caregiving and Ageing Reimagined for Europe (CARE) initiative. CARE seeks to provide a standard for quality care knowledge in Europe and to highlight innovative care to improve the quality of life for both carers and those for whom they care.
Ten modules are available and freely accessible to anyone interested in care.
- Introduction to Caregiving for Older Adults
- Supporting older adult personal care and independence (PART 1)
- Supporting older adult personal care and independence (PART 2)
- Age Related Diseases and Disorders
- Promotion of Healthy Ageing
- Care for Carers
- Technology and Ageing
- The Dynamics of Population Change – You are not alone
- Nutrition in Ageing
- Caring at End of Life