Royal Surgical Aid Society launches new pilots

Thursday 30 November 2017

This month the first pilot programme from the Royal Surgical Aid Society (RSAS) will take place near Swindon, Wiltshire. This new three day  programme developed in partnership with family carers and highly experienced dementia care experts, is the first of a series of seven free of charge courses.

Hazel May, RSAS Services Lead says “By attending you will enhance your understanding of dementia and build on your practical skills and confidence in caring. We work with you to unlock your own strengths and potential for a better future for yourself and for the person you are supporting.”

Designed to help husbands, wives, adult children, partners and friends, nationally and from all communities, these courses are the first step towards development of the RSAS Dementia Carers Centre. Claire Goodchild, CEO of the RSAS explains their goal “The centre will be a major innovation in the way family and friends can access the support that they need to enhance their caring skills, obtain information and receive social therapeutic interventions.”

The next course with free places available including accommodation, takes place from 19th-21st January 2018 in Solihull.

 

Notes:

The RSAS was founded in 1862 and has been promoting quality of life for over 150 years

Further information, charity history and imagery is available from Melanie Blanksby on tel 07721 844720 or email Melanie.Blanksby@thersas.org.uk