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Free Training: Moving & Handling The Person You Care For (Birmingham)

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Birmingham City University (City South Campus a.k.a. Edgbaston Campus)j

Seacole Building

Westbourne Road

Edgbaston, Birmingham

B15 3TN

United Kingdom

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Who should attend?

If you’re a family carer looking after someone with an illness or a disability living in Birmingham, you may need to help them move around. It's essential that you know about safe moving and handling so you don't hurt yourself or the person you care for.

What will you learn?

The most common injuries carers experience are back injuries. Injuring your back will limit your movement and your ability to care for someone and it could take a long time to recover. Moving someone incorrectly can also damage fragile skin, cause shoulder and neck injuries, increase existing breathing difficulties, or cause bruising or cuts.

IMPORTANT— this course is not a specific hoisting course and is not suitable to replace more personalised training/introduction and risk assessment to new equipment issued by health care teams in home environments.

Venue information:

Birmingham City University (City South Campus a.k.a. Edgbaston Campus)

Faculty of Health, Education & Life Sciences

Seacole Building, Westbourne Road

Edgbaston, B15 3TN

Please note, the building is fully accessible and parking for disabled badge holders is available on site.

Course timings:

Refreshments, Registration & Welcome from 10am

Main session 10:30am-1:30pm (no admittance after 10:30am)


Please click the Register button above to book your free place. If the course is full, please join the waiting list and you will be contacted if a space becomes available.

Additional dates will be available later in the year. If you need any further information or wish to register your interest for a late date, please call the Family Carers Information Service on 0121 442 2944 or email

Other courses

Please note, Birmingham Carers are also eligible to attend a FREE First Aid for Family Carers training course. To find out more about this course and available dates, please select the Forward Carers profile towards the bottom of this page for a full list of training courses and dates.


What are my transport options?

Buses to and from Birmingham City University (City South Campus a.k.a Edgbaston Campus)

The bus stop is just outside the University and can be reached using the following routes:

10 from Birmingham to Quinton Road West via Augustus Road

10H from Birmingham to Quinton via Harborne

22 from Birmingham to Kitwell via Harborne

23 from Birmingham to Woodgate via Harborne

24 from Birmingham to Woodgate Valley North via Harborne

29 from Birmingham to Northfield via Weoley Castle

647 from Five Ways to Selly Oak via Harborne

Other Bus Routes/Connections:

All the above connections make the return journey along Harborne Road (exit via the back entrance of BCU) into Birmingham and stop at Colmore Row.

Connections for Handsworth and Great Barr leave from Bull Street - nos. 16 and 16A.

There is a No. 1 bus that travels from Birmingham to Acocks Green along Calthorpe Road, via Moseley, crossing Bristol Road to connect with services to Longbridge, Rubery and Rednal (nos. 61 and 63). This bus also crosses Pershore Road to connect with services to West Heath and Turves Green (nos. 45 and 47).

There is a No. 8 bus that travels along the Inner Circle down Ladywood Middleway to Five Ways Station, crossing Stratford Road to connect with services nos. 83, 4, 5 and 6 which go to Shirley, Solihull and Widney.

Travel by Rail:

Five Ways Train Station is approximately 15 minutes’ walk away from School. There are connections on the cross city line from Lichfield to Redditch.

Travel by Metro:

Services operate into Birmingham Snow Hill. Followed by a bus to Westbourne Road from just outside, of which there is a wide selection. See above services.

For further information on all public transport services available and for help with planning your journey, visit

Forward Carers and Midland Mencap work in partnership to bring you this course funded by Birmingham City Council.

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Birmingham City University (City South Campus a.k.a. Edgbaston Campus)j

Seacole Building

Westbourne Road

Edgbaston, Birmingham

B15 3TN

United Kingdom

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