Training & learning for carers

Many carers find that having an activity outside of caring is essential to their own well-being. It gives them a break from the demands of caring and helps boost their self-esteem.

That is why we support carers by providing information on a range of training courses designed to help with the caring role, or provide a welcome break through learning something completely different.

How can I access training and learning?

There are lots of courses and workshops designed to help you in your caring role. Many of these are offered free of charge. Carers registered with the Richmond Carers Hub service can access a wide range of courses, such as:

  • courses to improve health and wellbeing such as stress management, relaxation techniques and building self-esteem
  • courses to help you manage in your caring role such as first aid and back care
  • courses to help you improve your skills and employment prospects, such as course in using computing technology
  • courses to help you understand and manage your finances such as carers allowance and legal clinics.

You may be able to get help with accessing training courses or learning. You will need to have a carer's assessment first. An assessment can help you and others understand the impact caring is having on your life and how best to support you. This may include supporting you to access learning.  

More about Carer's Assessments 


Lifelong learning

If you are looking to change your career, move into employment, learn new skills or meet new people, you may want to consider looking at the range of adult education and classes available in Richmond. Many of these courses are provided free of charge.

Useful contacts:

Richmond Carers Hub Service
Address: 5 Briar Road, Twickenham, TW2 6RB
Phone: 020 8867 2380

Richmond Adult Community College (RACC)
Address: RACC, Parkshot, Richmond Upon Thames, London, TW9 2RE
Phone: 020 8891 5907

Richmond Community Learning Partnerhip
Address: Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
Phone: 020 8734 3381

Third Age Foundation
Phone: 020 8748 9898