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Dementia carers' rights training

GE19 Hero 1200x360.jpgWe offer free, accessible training for unpaid carers of people with dementia to ensure they have a greater understanding of their rights, and how to access them. There’s strong evidence that many carers are unaware of their rights as carers, and this lack of knowledge may be a barrier in accessing vital support.

Through joining one of our friendly, interactive workshops, carers of people with dementia can learn more about their rights as carers, and how to access these rights. Our current topics include:

  • An Introduction to carers' rights
  • The Carers (Act) Scotland 2016, with a focus on Adult Carer Support Plans
  • Hospital admissions and discharge
  • Self-Directed Support
  • Power of Attorney and other advance decision making
  • Welfare benefits and income maximisation for carers

We are also keen to hear from carers about other topics they feel that would be useful – please get in touch on the details below if you have any feedback about this.

How you can take part in our carers' rights training

All workshops are currently delivered online using Zoom. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom we are happy to offer some assistance in advance. We recognise that carers are often busy people, so our scheduled workshops will last a maximum of 90 minutes and we send out follow up information to all our attendees. 

Please see the Age Scotland dementia training calendar for all forthcoming scheduled courses.

We also know that carers' lives can be unpredictable and that it might not be easy to commit to a training course on a particular day at a particular time. So we've created a self-study platform where carers can engage in the same learning but on their own and in their own time - with the support of the course tutors, of course! Our first three modules are already available to book. Bookings and further information can be found on the Age Scotland dementia training calendar.

If you have any queries, please email the team at 

Get in touch

If you'd like to find out more about our training offering for carers, make a booking or sign up for our regular newsletter please get in touch with our Training Officer, Rachel Davison on 0131 668 8043 or by email at If you have any feedback or comments, we would also love to hear from you.

‘Clear and well thought out training’

Training participant

‘The course was interesting and informative’

Training participant

‘The course was very informative and one carer said it was exactly what they needed at that time’

Training participant

Did you know?

We can offer training to organisations working with carers, and can provide this on a bespoke basis – please get in touch with us to discuss further.

Our future plans include the launch of a self-study platform which carers can access in their own time and at their own pace; a regular group for carers to discuss their experiences of accessing their rights; and we intend to run quarterly webinars, in partnership with TiDE.

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