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Learn New Skills

We believe that learning and learning new skills can improve your emotional and mental wellbeing by boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem, helping you to build a sense of purpose and helping you to connect with others.

Even if you feel like you do not have enough time and this is a common issue for carers, or you may not need to learn new things, there are lots of different ways to bring learning into your life.

Here are some of the things we offer either in house or our learning partners provide that you can try:

  • We have a longstanding and robust partnership with the Open University and as you can see, we have developed a Carers Guide to Learning and have regular study groups, use the guide, or email us to get you started on your learning journey.
  • We work in partnership with condition specific organisations like Diabetes UK, End of Life teams, and Marie Currie so that you can learn skills to manage better your caring role, to understand your loved one’s conditions and help you reduce unwanted stress.
  • Our collaborative Creative sessions often teach carers new artistic skills but also encourage added connection with others.
  • Our partnerships with Historic Palaces, African Dance and World Cookery Teachers enable you to learn something new, fun, and exciting.
  • Our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes in partnership with ELATT enable carers to learn English and be able to communicate with carers from all walks of life.

First steps

If you haven’t already, please get in touch to

  • register with us at The Carers Centre
  • complete a Carer’s Assessment with us. This establishes your needs as a Carer
  • then if more support is needed we can refer you to Adult Social Care for a Support Plan – a gateway to more help.

How to get in touch and ask for statutory Carer’s Assessment, advice about the assessment, an appointment with a carers support advocate

Call the centre 0207 790 1765
In person: The Carers Centre, 21 Brayford Square, London, E1 0SG

Get in touch

The Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765

Opening hours

Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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