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A Carer’s Journey can help you gain confidence caring for someone at home, support you to balance your life with your caring role, and assist you with the practical and emotional challenges of caring or being an ex-carer.

£150 funding offered towards part time and evening study

Carers Oxfordshire are offering up to £150 towards any part-time and evening course from Abingdon & Witney College. The offer is available for carers aged 19 and over who support someone living in Oxfordshire.

To sign up for ANY part time course at a discount or for free, simply register for your course of choice at Abingdon & Witney College stating Carers Oxfordshire as your sponsor and fill out the sponsorship form. We will take care of the rest!

A Carer’s Journey has three phases, and each phase has been designed to give you support and hopefully help you feel a little less isolated when life gets challenging. All our workshops are free and available to those aged 19 or over; you can attend the whole programme, or just the workshops that feel most relevant to you. No matter which stage you join, you’ll learn tips and tools to help you build your own personal toolkit for when times get tough.

A three stage approach

A Carer's Journey offers a three stage approach to helping you care for a loved one, whilst ensuring you care for yourself as you do so.

Phase one teaches practical caring at home, you can gain skills and knowledge in safer moving and handling, individual care at home and basic first aid.

Phase two focuses on balancing life and caring, across the five workshops you’ll be taught how to build resilience, emotional literacy, mindfulness and you can even have a go at Yoga for relaxation and aromatherapy and massage.

In the final third phase, reclaiming me, you’ll be supported through the physical and emotional challenges associated with change and life after caring.

Whether you’re facing the loss of someone you love or the difficult decision to move someone into a care environment, our workshops can help support you with the change.

Part Time A Carer's Journey courses

A Carer's Journey - Art for Relaxation

Part Time UPZV131P

This online course provides an opportunity for carers to explore the beneficial health effects of creating and observing art. For centuries, people used creativity to deal with stress, cope with trauma and improve self-awareness and self-esteem. The ...

4th Nov 2024 - 9th Dec 2024

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A Carer's Journey - Art for Relaxation II

Part Time UPZV132P

This online course provides an opportunity for carers to explore the beneficial health effects of creating and observing art. For centuries, people used creativity to deal with stress, cope with trauma and improve self-awareness and self-esteem. This...

12th May 2025 - 23rd Jun 2025

Monday

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A Carer's Journey - Breath-work for Wellbeing

Part Time UCZV011P

This course is for anyone who wishes to explore how using Pranayama breathing techniques that can enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Learning techniques for relaxation, to help manage stress and anxiety, boost energy, better sl...

5th Nov 2024 - 10th Dec 2024

Tuesday

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A Carer's Journey - Cooking on a Budget

Part Time UCZV010P

Embark on a culinary journey with our online cookery course tailored for time-strapped carers. Explore the flavors of the world using ingredients commonly found in your pantry. Before the course begins, we'll provide a shopping list of affordable ing...

7th Jan 2025 - 11th Feb 2025

Tuesday

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A Carer's Journey - Craft for Relaxation

Part Time UCZV013P

It is common to associate crafts with little children and paper, scissors, and glue sticks. Crafts, however, are perfect for people of all ages. As a matter of fact, it can help us relax, de-stress, and even boost our mood. Crafting can also relieve ...

7th Nov 2024 - 12th Dec 2024

Thursday

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A Carer's Journey - Creative Writing Fiction Part 1

Part Time UPZV111P

In this series of creative writing courses, the emphasis is on getting everyone to have a go at writing in every session. The focus is on developing your confidence and abilities, as well as providing opportunities to connect with others in a safe an...

19th Sept 2024 - 28th Nov 2024

Thursday

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A Carer's Journey - Creative Writing Fiction Part 2

Part Time UPZV112P

In this series of creative writing courses, the emphasis is on getting everyone to have a go at writing in every session. The focus is on developing your confidence and abilities, as well as providing opportunities to connect with others in a safe an...

16th Jan 2025 - 27th Mar 2025

Thursday

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A Carer's Journey - Far Eastern Philosophy and Wellbeing Course

Part Time UPZV003P

This online course provides an opportunity for carers to explore a sense of wellbeing through ideals and concepts from Far Eastern Philosophies. You will learn experiential exercises, for example, simple meditation techniques, simple reflexology, fro...

13th Jan 2025 - 10th Feb 2025

Monday

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A Carer's Journey - Learning how to self-massage using essential oils

Part Time UPZV001P

This online course provides an opportunity to learn how to give a simple self-massage that can help bring us back into balance, whatever we are experiencing. It increases circulation, stimulates organ function, helps our body detox and improves self....

23rd Sept 2024 - 21st Oct 2024

Monday

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A Carer's Journey - Learning how to self-massage using essential oils 2

Part Time UPZV002P

This online course provides an opportunity to continue to find out more about the benefits of a simple self-massage that can help bring us back into balance, whatever we are experiencing. It increases circulation, stimulates organ function, helps our...

24th Feb 2025 - 31st Mar 2025

Monday

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A Carer's Journey - Mindfulness for Carers

Part Time UCZU150P

Do you often find yourself feeling anxious, stressed out, or exhausted? Want to learn how to worry less and be a bit kinder to yourself, even when life is feeling tough? Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach which combines ancient wisdom with mod...

18th Sept 2024 - 27th Nov 2024

Wednesday

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A Carer's Journey - Mindfulness for Carers

Part Time UCZU151P

Do you often find yourself feeling anxious, stressed out, or exhausted? Want to learn how to worry less and be a bit kinder to yourself, even when life is feeling tough? Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach which combines ancient wisdom with mod...

15th Jan 2025 - 26th Mar 2025

Wednesday

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A Carer's Journey - Staying Mindful

Part Time UCZV014P

This course is for anyone who has already complted the Introduction to Mindfulness course (or equivalent) and wants to keep their mindfulness practice on track.The course is for you if:- You struggle to make time for mindfulness, even though you know...

15th Jan 2025 - 26th Mar 2025

Wednesday

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A Carer's Journey - Yoga for Relaxation

Part Time UPZV004P

The purpose of these one-hour, online, yoga sessions is to provide some time-out from daily lives to focus on your own health and wellbeing.Uplifting classes that are fun and engaging, offering a light-hearted approach to practicing yoga and relaxati...

24th Sept 2024 - 3rd Dec 2024

Tuesday

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A Carer's Journey - Yoga for Relaxation

Part Time UCZU141P

The purpose of these one-hour, online, yoga sessions is to provide some time-out from daily lives to focus on your own health and wellbeing. Uplifting classes that are fun and engaging, offering a light-hearted approach to practicing yoga and relaxat...

14th Jan 2025 - 25th Mar 2025

Tuesday

A Carer’s Journey

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A Carer's Journey - Yoga for Relaxation

Part Time UCZU142P

The purpose of these one-hour, online, yoga sessions is to provide some time-out from daily lives to focus on your own health and wellbeing. Uplifting classes that are fun and engaging, offering a light-hearted approach to practicing yoga and relaxat...

29th Apr 2025 - 8th Jul 2025

Tuesday

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