An Elderly Person in your life - Making the role work for you


This workshop is designed to help staff reflect on how they can best incorporate responsibility for older family members or friends with the day to day demands of their work and home life.

Participants may be planning or already involved in support for an elderly person. They will explore tools and techniques to help build resilience and improve knowledge and confidence. By bringing together colleagues who are thinking about similar issues the workshop also provides an opportunity to network and work together to share challenges and find solutions.


Workshop Introduction

The half-day workshop, which combines trainer input, individual reflection and practical activity, will help those thinking about what will happen as a person they are close to ages as well as supporting those who are already incorporating the needs of an elderly person in their lifestyle.

It aims to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes and challenges that occur when adjusting to the increasing needs of an elderly person. The aim is to reduce anxiety and stress in managing the new role, with positive impacts for well-being.


Core Topics

Prepared to care

  • An introduction to the common challenges of multi-generational responsibilities
  • An introduction to the range of resources that are available to support

Difficult conversations

  • Understanding the change in roles and responsibilities
  • Identifying specific changes that need to occur
  • Fun ways of approaching the conversation

Problem Solving techniques

  • Ways of reflecting on problems on your own
  • Working with the group to find solutions


Workshop Content

  • Opportunity to network with other colleagues and look at common challenges

  • Explore the full range of resources available when supporting an elderly person

  • Consider your level of engagement and how your current role affects your lifestyle and work-life balance

  • Examine tools and techniques that can support, looking at priorities, reward and time management

  • Identify areas in your role supporting an older person which cause you concern and techniques for resolving problems/finding solutions

  • Learn ways to initiate and carry through difficult conversations with increased confidence


All participants receive a handout with key information to support their relationship with an elderly person going forward. Participants may establish links to others and continue their learning through the Caring4Elders website.


Duration: Half day Credits: 1.1
Times: 9.30am - 12.30pm Member Cost: £175.00+VAT
Max. Delegates: 12 Non-member Cost: £263.00+VAT