Support for carers

Online training for carers

Free training is available online for unpaid carers.

Carers UK online training

We work with Carers UK to offer free access to a wide range of online training for carers in Thurrock.

Carers UK: Digital Resource for Carers is designed to support carers by covering topics such as:

  • health and wellbeing – including nutrition and looking after your own health
  • financial planning – including help to understand the cost of care and support
  • working and caring – including a step-by-step guide to requesting flexible working
  • support for caring – including information on benefits and a guide to self-advocacy
  • technology and caring – support available through the Jointly app using access code DGTL1974

Open University online training

Open University: Caring for adults is an introductory course for anyone in a caring role, either paid or unpaid. It builds on what you already know to give you a better understanding of your role as a carer. It also supports your own well-being by giving you some ideas and information about looking after yourself and dealing with stress.

Open University: Caring for an older family member with learning disabilities is for people who care for someone with learning disabilities who is middle-aged or older. It can help if you have concerns and questions about the future care of a family member, but are having difficulty finding the advice and support you need.

Social Care Institute for Excellence online training

You can get a wide range of information, advice and online learning from Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE): Carers.

SCIE: Caring safely at home is an online video designed to help carers look after someone safely at home. It covers topics such as:

  • staying healthy at home
  • dementia
  • everyday support
  • what to do if you have a concern
  • emergency planning

Other types of training

Contact us below to ask about other types of training, including training that is not online.

Thurrock First

: 01375 511 000


Main opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Limited service on Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, and on weekends and bank holidays from 7am to 7pm.

Read more about Thurrock First.