A SPECIAL Positive Caring programme for carers of people with dementia and memory problems is launching in Newent.

Starting on Wednesday, May 7, seven sessions will run at Sheppard House, Onslow Road, every Wednesday until June 18.

All sessions are free and will run from 2pm to 4.30pm.

The course will focus on different aspects of the caring role such as how to access services, finances, how to look after yourself and juggling caring with other responsibilities.

Help is available with transport and alternative care is available if necessary.

For more information or to book a space, call 01452 500885 or 426254 or email positivecaring@gloucestershire.gov.uk.