Other training/workshops

Employment Law is always changing and as a Direct Employer you're up to date. This great free course will explore basic employer obligations, statutory rights of Personal Assistants and new pension duties. 

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 -
10:30 to 13:30


The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is the new legal framework in the EU that replaces the current EU Data Protection Directive and Data Protection Act 1998.

Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:00

Do you want to get your voice heard on the issues that matter to you?
Carers Trust, Carers Support Centre and BANES Carers’ Centre are hosting a campaigning workshop which will aim to help carers campaign on issues that matter to you.
This workshop will cover:
• What carers are entitled to under the Care Act
• How to plan a campaign
• How to influence local decision makers
• How to use traditional and social media
Where it is:
Somerdale Pavilion
Cross Street
BS31 2FW
Nearest station: Keynsham

When is it?
Tuesday 31 October. 10am – 2pm
Lunch will be provided and Carers Trust will cover travel expenses for carers.

The workshop will cover the basics of campaigning so you don’t need to have had any previous experience. We want as many carers as possible to be involved so if you want to make a difference to the issues faced by you and other carers – come along and see how you can do that.
Campaigning can be daunting and we know that carers are busy. But by the end of the workshop, you will have the skills to launch your own campaigns and be equipped with the knowledge that you can make a difference no matter how little – or how much time – you’ve got.
This is also a chance to meet other carers and find out what issues you can campaign on together locally. If you want to campaign on issues that are important to you and other carers, then this workshop is for you!

What previous attendees have said
95% of carers who have attended previous workshops said that they felt they had the skills and confidence to launch their own campaigns and felt empowered by their increased knowledge of the Care Act by the end of the workshop.
“The workshop presentation and being part of a group felt like it built up momentum”. Carer who attended York Carers Workshop.
“The workshop today was very helpful – I have learnt a lot”. Carer who attended Wandsworth Carers Centre Workshop
Please note: Carers Trust will also cover reasonable expenses for the cost of any care cover that carers need to put in place to attend the workshop.

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 -
10:00 to 14:00

“I haven’t used pads, ‘cause I haven’t had no money. I’ve had to use toilet paper”

Do you work with vulnerable women, young people or other menstruators (non-binary/transgender people)?

You may think that periods are a low priority issue when it comes to caring for your service users, however increasing your knowledge and implementing small organisational changes can make a huge difference to their health and well-being.

Friday, 10 November, 2017 -
09:00 to 13:00

A one-day workshop on how to get journalists to write about you, and how to handle the attention when they do.

Welcome drinks from 9.30am, workshop starts at 10.

Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to get media attention for their brand, organisation, event or point of view, or may be asked to act as a spokesperson.

Monday, 4 December, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

A one-day workshop on the content, crafting and delivery of persuasive, engaging presentations.


Welcome drinks from 9.30am, workshop starts at 10.


Who should attend?

Anyone who has a cause or point of view to promote, a team to lead, a product to pitch, stakeholders to influence - or any other reason to give a great presentation.

Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

Are you concerned about the risks your child could be exposed to online?

This course is suitable if you are a parent and want to learn about keeping your child safe online.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the risks involved with your child using the internet
  • The trends in Apps, Gaming and Social Media channels used by children online
  • How to reduce the risks and setup parentals controls
  • Talking to your child about the risks
  • Resources to minimise risk and where to report problems


Thursday, 2 November, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00

Course Overview

Do you want to learn more about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? This course is open to parents who have a child with ADHD or anyone interested in learning more about ADHD in children. This ADHD course also provides an opportunity for you to meet new people. You will be able to discuss and share your experiences with other parents that have a child with ADHD.

Learning Objectives

Monday, 30 October, 2017 -
09:30 to 11:30

A practical workshop looking at the benefits and difficulties of working with groups, and how to understand and work successfully with the different dynamics which can form within them.

VolTrain is a partnership between several organisations, including Bristol City Council, to equip, resource and train volunteer youth workers in the Bristol area. It is open to all volunteer youth workers across both statutory and voluntary sectors and is completely free. Paid workers may also attend if they are accompanying volunteers.

Monday, 13 November, 2017 -
19:30 to 21:30

Gain skills in creative writing, the technical elements of recording sound and creating sound scapes in this one-off workshop.

The work you produce will then be used in the RWA's upcoming exhibition as audio descriptions for partially sighted visitors.

For 15 - 21 year olds. This workshop starts at RWA and ends at Creative Youth Networ.

Running the workshop is Josh and Emma, who are part of the CYN Creative Futures programme. 

Monday, 2 October, 2017 - 16:30


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