** This event is now sold out. However, if you are interested in attending and wish to be added to a waiting list, please contact Zoe (firstname.lastname@example.org/ 0868834942) as soon as possible.**
High quality interventions, including training, are crucial to ensure good outcomes for family carers. Thanks to Dormant Funds Account funding we are in a position to offer you an affordable two-day seminar that will help you to deliver Family Carer training. We have secured input from a number of leading practitioners in the area of family carer training from Ireland, the UK and Sweden.
This 2-day event will take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th February, 2016.
• The use and moderation of online fora
• Review and development of the Caring Counts programme (Click here for more details)
• Carer outcomes tools
• Planning for good outcomes for your training programme
At the end of the two days, it is anticipated that you will;
• Have increased knowledge of innovative and proven training methodologies and programmes suitable for family carers
• Be more confident in delivering family carer training
• Feel more connected with others delivering similar interventions nationwide
Monday 15 February:
10:30 am Registration and networking over tea and coffee
11.00 am Introduction
11:15 am Participants to speak about their family carer training projects/ideas
11.45 am Planning for good training outcomes (Sandra Velthuis, Whitebarn Consulting)
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm The co-creation and inclusive curriculum development of an e-learning course (Caring Counts) for Family Carers (Dr Lindsay Ann Hewitt, Open University, Scotland)
3.30 pm Tea and coffee
3.45 pm Overview of Inputs from 2009 Family Carer Training Seminar (Liam O’Sullivan, Care Alliance Ireland)
5.00 pm Networking
7.00 pm Evening meal with presenters and participants
Tuesday 16 February:
9.00 am Personal outcomes for family carers (Emma Miller, University of Strathclyde, Scotland)
10.30 am Networking over tea and coffee
11.00 am Group Problem Solving Exercises.
11.30 am Visit to Athlone Castle (optional)
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Online supports (including peer-peer supports) for family carers (Frida Andréasson, Swedish Family Care Competence Centre)
3.30 pm Review/evaluation
3.45pm; Draw for Registration Fees
4.00 pm Finish
It is intended that this two-day session will be followed by two further one-day sessions on Monday 16 May and Monday 7 November 2016. These will build on the work of the first session and will also cover topics including peer learning, partnership approaches, avoidance of duplication, evaluating your training programme and sustainability. In order to gain maximum benefit, particpants are strongly encouraged to attend all four days. Registration for those sessions will be circulated to attendees at a later date.
The full value of this two-day session is estimated at €500. Thanks to the funding we have received, the fee is nominal at only €50 per participant. We will pool the registration funds and one of the attending organisations will be randomly selected to receive the total amount collected as a donation, in other words one organisation will walk away with up to €1,500!
The following are included in the €50 registration fee:
• Overnight accommodation in the 4* Radisson Hotel in Athlone
• Lunch and evening meal on 15 February
• Breakfast and lunch on 16 February
• Refreshments on both days
• Resource materials
• Tour of Athlone Castle (optional)
Places are limited and will be reserved on a first come first served basis. Register by 5.00 pm on Monday 1 February 2016. If you cannot pay online with a credit card, please email email@example.com immediately to ensure you are fully registered.
Please contact Zoe (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any access or dietary requirements at time of booking.