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'New Beginnings' course for female carers

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Female Carers – Are you looking for ‘New Beginnings’?

Sunderland Carers' Centre are working with Hillcroft College, the Educational Charity and Residential College for Women, to offer female carers, over 19 years of age, a unique opportunity to think about going back into some form of education or training.

A session called ‘New Beginnings’ will take place at ‘The Place’, Athenaeum Street, Sunderland SR1 1QX on Thursday 13th October 2011, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The session will help female carers discover their potential, understand their current skill level and build confidence in a safe and supportive group. Participants will also work one-to-one with a session facilitator to look at their individual needs.

Carers may want to take advantage of the extensive residential training programme Hillcroft College can offer in Surrey – everything from numeracy, literacy, dyslexia strategies to I.T. and digital arts. For others, there may be local opportunities where they can further develop their skills and confidence.

Each carer will have different needs and aspirations and this is what ‘New Beginnings’ is all about – identifying those needs and aspirations for each individual and deciding on their next steps. If needed childcare and transport costs can be provided for this session.

For more information about Hillcroft College, free courses, childcare provision and residential courses look at their website – click here.

(The ‘New Beginnings’ session is funded by the National Lottery Outreach Programme at Hillcroft College).

To sign up or for more information about this session please contact Sunderland Carers’ Centre on (0191) 567 3232 or e-mail


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