Hft | Family Carer Support Service | Workshops and Training

Family Carer Workshops


We’ve been delivering workshops for family carers around the country for over 18 years. We do this to inform family carers about the rights of their relative with a learning disability, autism, or both, as well as their own rights as family carers.

Common topics include adult social care (the Care Act 2014), the Mental Capacity Act 2005, transition from children’s to adult services, and planning for the future. We can also offer workshops tailored to the requirements of a specific group of family carers.

During our workshops you’ll get to ask questions and share your experiences with other family carers. There will also be time during breaks to talk about your specific situation.

We ask for a minimum attendance of approximately 20 people (although we can cater to greater numbers), and for the venue to be provided along with refreshments and lunch. We can help with advertising the event but the organisation will mostly be down to the individual or organisation requesting the workshop.

We ask that the venue is accessible for people with disabilities, and that hearing loops are available. We also request that the venue provide reusable cups instead of single-use, so we can keep our environmental impact to a minimum.

Some feedback about our workshops:

‘Very instructive – felt very comfortable in voicing concerns.’

‘They were brilliant and asked at the very beginning what we would like to talk about or what questions we needed answers to.’

‘It has highlighted so much information about the most relevant issues at the moment. Thank you for your thoroughness + professionalism + kindness.’

‘It’s helpful to know what your rights are and feel empowered.’

‘It reminds you that you are not alone and there are processes in place to support you.’

If you would like us to run a workshop for a group of family carers, please contact us on 0808 801 0448 or email us at familycarersupport@hft.org.uk