Free training is being offered in several Saskatchewan communities currently, in an effort to increase the number of people in the province who are available to work as respite caregivers.
The Saskatchewan Association for Community Living (SACL) is a provincial non-profit organization that offers support to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. SACL is offering the one-day workshops to interested members of the public in partnership with Radius Community Centre. The workshops are funded by Saskatchewan Health.
"Anyone who is interested in being part of a team that supports individuals with disabilities and their families should consider participating in the respite caregiver training," said SACL Assistant Executive Director Kim Hague, who is organizing the training events. "Becoming a respite caregiver is a great way to give back to your community, help others and supplement your income."
Respite caregiver workshops will take place on February 5 in Weyburn. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided.
"Respite caregivers provide a break for families in need," said Hague. "By offering short-term support, respite caregivers can help create long-term results."
Seats are limited for the free workshops. For more information, or to register, call (306) 955-3344 or email email@example.com.