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LGSS brings practical support for carers to communities - LGSS

LGSS brings practical support for carers to communities

Adult carers across Cambridgeshire are benefitting from free local training programmes to improve skills and confidence thanks to an innovative community-focussed approach.

As pressure on social care budgets continues to increase across the UK, LGSS is supporting its partners in Cambridgeshire to reduce pressure on statutory services by equipping carers with the skills and knowledge needed to support people to live independently for longer.

Between January and May, LGSS is facilitating over 260 events across the county to showcase the latest assistive technology and community equipment, and provide bespoke training sessions tailored to carers’ needs.

Focussing on practical topics like nutrition and hydration, the Mental Capacity Act and carers’ wellbeing, the training sessions help carers recognise changes in the people they look after which could be a precursor to more serious health conditions. Social care representatives will also be on hand to offer an introduction to available services.

Martin Cox, LGSS HR Director, said: “With a recent report by charity Carers UK suggesting that hundreds of people a day are leaving work because of caring responsibilities, we are pleased to be able to support our partners deliver community-based training. Our Learning & Development specialists are adept at tailoring learning programmes and will be looking to improve the support available for carers over the duration of these events.”

In total, over 4,000 training places will be provided by these sessions. Book onto an event and see more details using Eventbrite.