Leicester The Carers Centre meet on a regular basis, the idea is to extend the Caring with Confidence group in order to help other carers. They will give mutual support, reduce isolation and make new friends, while giving a much needed break. The group have an open option as to the kind of activities they would like to do. This can be visiting a Garden Park, Coffee and Cake mornings or Museums & Cinemas...
Our Next Meetings- For Carers wanting general Social Support Group Meetings & Information:-
Autumn Stroll in Braunstone Park - Enjoy beautiful Braunstone Park in the Autumn, with an outdoor gym. Close to the Brite Centre for coffee & tea break should it rain...Venue: Braunstone Park - meet at Gooding Avenue - (Bus no. 104 from Clock Tower). Date & Time: Tuesday 4th October, 10:30am.
Coffee Morning - Enjoy refreshments in the relaxing atmosphere of the Peace Café. Venue: The Peace Café, 17 Guildhall Lane, Leicester. Date & Time: Tuesday 11th October, 10:30am.
Fun with Quizzes - Let's have fun with another quiz, prizes & cake. Venue: The Carers Centre. Date & Time: Monday 17th October, 10:30am.
Fun with Quizzes and Games - Another chance to come and enjoy friendly company and have some fun with games! Venue: The Carers Centre. Date & Time: Tuesday 25th October 10:30am.
New Walk Museum - Come and enjoy a trip with others around this exciting museum, you can also enjoy a refreshment in the café. Venue: Meet at the front of the museum, New Walk. Date & Time: Tuesday 1st November 10:30am.
Coffee, Cakes and Friendships - Drop in for a friendly chat and you can play some games while here... Venue: The carers Centre. Date & Time: Friday 11th November 10:30am.
Colour Analysis- Wearing the correct colours will make you feel good about yourself! Which colour season are you? come and enjoy a fabulous colour session.
Skittles Evening - Come and have fun playing skittles and enjoy a sausage and chip supper! The cost per person £8.50. please contact the office for a ticket (sorry NO wheelchair access!!!) Venue: The Horse & Trumpet, Bull Head Street, Wigston LE18 1PB. Date & Time: Friday 18th November at 7:00pm. Only 40 places reserved so first come first served basis.
Christmas Crafts - Join in with the festive season and enjoy making Christmas decorations... Venue: The Carers Centre. Date & Time: Wednesday 23rd November at 10:30am.
Coffee, Tea and Cakes - Enjoy a wonderful refreshment in the comfort of friendly surroundings of The Good Earth (sorry NO wheelchair access). Venue: The Good Earth, 19 Free Lane (behind old BHS) Leicester. Date & Time: Tuesday 29th November at 10:30am.
Tai Chi - Come and have a go at relaxing with Tai Chi - the first session is FREE! Venue: AGE UK, Clarence House, Humberstone Gate, Leicester. Date & Time: Tuesday 6th December 12:15am -1:30pm.
Christmas Meal - Enjoy the wonderful buffet selection ranging from traditional Christmas lunch to Chinese and Indian ..Please contact the office to book your place (price to be paid on the day at £7.99 per head, excluding drinks). Venue: MORE Restaurant, 62a London Road, Leicester. Date & Time: Monday 12th December at 12 noon on..
Please Contact to book your place..... Debbie or Pam on 0116 2510 999.
Dates for your 2017 Diary...
Coffee Morning - Catch up over coffee with others. Venue: Phoenix Arts Café, Midland Street Leicester. Date & Time: Tuesday 10th January 10:30am.
Mindfulness.. Come and enjoy a mindfulness session, simple and tranquil relaxation techniques. Venue: The Carers centre. Date & Time: Monday 16th January 10:30am - 12:30pm.
Abbey Park Walk - Let us get motivated together!! Energising and possibly wet stroll around the park... Venue: Abbey Park, Abbey Park Road, pay & display car park. Date & Time: Tuesday 24th January 10:30am.
Café Blends Coffee Morning- Come and enjoy coffee and friendly company in the relaxing atmosphere of Café Blends. Venue: 43 Downing Drive, Evington (Bus 22). Date & Time: Tuesday 31st January 10:30am.
Crafty Carers - Our launch event is on Date & Time: 15th February 2017 From 10:30am. Venue: The Carers Centre.
Dates for 2017 Time Activity 15th February 10:30am Launch 29th March 2:00pm Easter Crafts 18th April 10:30am Glass engraving & Painting 26th May 2:00pm Quilling & Origami 19th June 1:00pm Memory making crafts 20th July 10:30am Drawing & Doodling 14th August 11:00am Handmade cards
13th September Painting using different medias 12th October 1:00pm Decoupage 21st November 2:00pm Christmas crafts 11th December 10:30am Celebration of Crafty Carers
All sessions to be held at The Carers Centre. For more information please contact Nadine on 0116 2510 999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Self-Help Group
DO YOU...have problems with paperwork, caring issues or Feeling Ignored do you have some skills that may help others? If so, This Group may be for you !
Carers often have a lot of varied paperwork to deal with and it can be very daunting at times. It is not always easy to have someone available to support you when you want them.
We will be holding a carers self-help group at the Carers Centre on a weekly basis. An advocate will be available to help the group with general advice, on the following dates :-
TIME: These times will be accessible between 11am until 1pm ONLY.
AT: The Carers Centre, Unit 19, Floor 4, Matrix House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester, LE1 1PL
OCTOBER 2016 11am - 1pm
FRIDAY 7TH OCT. THURSDAY 20TH OCT. FRIDAY 28TH OCT.
NOVEMBER 2016 11am - 1pm
THURSDAY 3RD NOV. THURSDAY 10TH NOV. FRIDAY 18TH NOV.
DECEMBER 2016 11am - 1pm
THURSDAY 1ST DEC. FRIDAY 9TH DEC.
JANUARY 2017 11am - 1pm
THURSDAY 12TH JAN. FRIDAY 20TH JAN. THURSDAY 26TH JAN.
FEBRUARY 2017 11am - 1pm
THURSDAY 2ND FEB. THURSDAY 9TH FEB. THURSDAY 23RD FEB.
MARCH 2017 11am - 1pm
THURSDAY 2ND MARCH. FRIDAY 17TH MARCH. THURSDAY 23RD MARCH. THURSDAY 30TH MARCH.
Please Contact us if you wish to attend or have a skill that can help others.....
on 0116 2510 999.
AUTISM MEETINGS - Open to people in the City, County & Rutland. It is for carers, parents & Friends of people who have Autism.
We cover a range of topics and guest speakers. Information from the group helps provide a feed into the Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland Autism Partnership Board. We provide support to each other about issues that affect us.
MEETING PLACE: - The Carers Centre, Unit 19, MATRIX House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester, LE1 1PL.
TIME: - 10am - 12.30pm
Next Meeting: Thursday 17th November 2016.
Autism Forums: 2017
Thursday 19th January 2017 - topic to be confirmed at a later date.
Thursday 16th March 2017 - topic to be confirmed at a later date.
Leicester Carers Forum
Give family carers a chance to find out what is happening in Leicester about issues around caring.
It gives carers a chance to get together to discuss concerns and raise issues with services.
It gives carers an opportunity to meet other carers.
The dates for the next meetings as follows:
Wednesday 9th November 2016 - We will be discussing difficulties you feel you are having due to your caring role. This could be around assessments, support, caring for more than one person. Anything you feel needs to be raised as a carer to the local health or social care services.
Where we meet: - The Carers Centre Unit 19, 4th Floor, Matrix House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester LE1 1PL. Time: - 10:30am - 12:30pm.
Tuesday 10th January - Topic to be confirmed
Wednseday 15th March - Topic to be confirmed
Contact: If you have interest in any of the above and want further information, please contact us on 0116 2510 999.
Free independent, confidential information & advice to people over 50. Clarence House, 46 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PJ. Drop in Monday to Friday 11am-4pm. Contact 0116 299 2278.
For people with epilepsy, families and carers. Children welcome. BHS, Gallowtree Gate every 3rd Monday of the month from 10.00am-12noon. Contact: 0116 241 4940.
SINGING FOR THE BRAIN - ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY
This group will now be on-going and run by the Society - We will start from Monday 6th June at 2pm - 3:30pm, this will continue every Monday at The Wolsey Building, Abbey Park Street.
The Society will also be attending Dementia Cafes to do taster sessions.
Anyone interested or to find out more information, please contact Jenny Howarth at Jennifer.Howarth@alzheimers.org.uk
Rollleston Memory Café, Eyres Monsell Community Centre, Hillsborough Road, Leicester, LE2 9PQ -
4th Friday of the month from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.
Willowbrook Memory Café - Thurnby Lodge Community Centre, Thurncourt Road, Leicester, LE5 2NG -
2nd Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.
The Brite Centre Activity Group - Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE -
4th Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.