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Support Groups and Organisations

Below is a list of carers groups around Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland


Charnwood Borough
 
Loughborough Well-Being Group meets at John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough, LE11 3HA, on the 1st Thursday of each month from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Contact Joanne Clarke on 01509 631782 or email joanne.clarke@voluntaryactioncharnwood.org.uk
 
Shepshed Well-Being Group meets at Charnwood Road Community Centre, 47a Charnwood Road, Shepshed, LE12 9QE on 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Contact Joanne Clarke on 01509 631782
 
Sileby & District Group meets at Soar Bridge Inn, 29 Bridge Street, Barrow on Soar, LE12 8PN, on the last Thursday of every month from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Contact Joanne Clarke on 01509 631782
 
Oadby & Wigston District
 
Carers for One Another meets at Central Avenue, Church, Central Avenue, Wigston LE18 2AA, on 3rd Thursday of each month from 10am to 12.00pm. Contact Bernadette on 07905 558412
 
Oadby & Wigston Carers Group meets at the Barnabus Centre, 7 Paul's Close, Oadby on the 3rd Monday of each month from 1.30 to 3.30pm. Contact Bernadette on 07905 558412
 
Blaby District
 
Caring Friends CVS Office in Enderby, these are held on 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10.30am-12noon.  Contact Diane Cherry on 0116 257 1918.
 
Harborough District
 
Carers' Break meets at the Bower House, 32 Coventry Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9BZ on 4th Thursday of each month from 1.30 to 3pm. Contact Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510, email Maureen@supportforcarers.org.
 
Knit & Natter meets at the Bower House, 32 Coventry Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9BZ on 3rd Thursday of each month from 1.30 to 3pm. Contact Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510
 
Lutterworth & District Carers' Support Group meets at Hazeland Court Residential Lounge, Guthlaxton Avenue, Lutterworth on 4th Wednesday of each month from 7.00 to 9.00pm. Contact Gillian Schofield  on 07834533623 or email Gillian_schofield@hotmail.co.uk.
 
Hinckley & Bosworth District
 
Hinckley & Bosworth Carers' Group meets at the Community House, Peggs Close (off Candle Lane), Earl Shilton LE9 7BP on 4th Thursday of each month from 10.30am - 12 noon. Contact Maureen on 0845 689 9510.
 
Melton Borough
 
Melton Carers' Support Group meets at the Carnegie Museum, Thorpe Way, Melton Mowbray on alternate months. Contact Diane on 0845 689 9510 for more details
 
Time Out for Carers Group meets at Bottesford Village Hall, Belvoir Road, Bottesford on alternate months. Contact Diane on 0845 689 9510 for more details
 
North West Leicestershire District
 
Coalville Carers' Support Group meets at the Marlene Reid Centre, 85 Belvoir Road, Coalville, LE67 3PH on the 1st Thursday of the month from 10.30am - 12 noon. Contact Gurjit on 0845 689 9510 for more details
 
Rutland

If you have dementia or are caring for someone with dementia, come along to your local Support Group.  You will be able to meet with other people in a similar situation to you, have a cuppa and a chat and get advice, information and support.  We meet at the following locations in Rutland:
 
Oakham Memory Lane Café -  1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 10am - 11.30am, St John & St Anne's Community Room, off Westgate, Oakham. LE15 6AZ.

Uppingham Memory Lane Café -  1st Monday of each month 10.30am - 12 noon,  Uppingham Town Council, The Town Hall, High Street East, Uppingham. LE15 9PY.

Peer Support Group for Carers & Activity Group for People with Dementia - 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 10.30am - 12 noon.  Voluntary Action Rutland, Volunteer Centre, Land's End Way, Oakham. LE15 6RB.

For further information contact Alzheimer's Society, Leicestershire & Rutland 0116 2311 114
OR Email: leicestershireandrutland@alzheimers.org.uk
 
 CARERS DROP IN COFFEE SESSIONS

AGE UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Macmillan Support Project - will be holding regular coffee drop ins for over 50s who are caring for someone with cancer or other long term health condition.  This opportunity will give the Carer access to information or self referral over coffee and a chat. 
Sessions will run from 10.30am - 12.30pm with alternate Fridays beginning on 25th April 2014.
United Reformed Church, Abbots Road South, off Scraptoft Lane.
Contact: Karen Valentine, Macmillan Independent Living Co-ordinator.  Tel: 0116 2046440.  www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/our-services/macmillan/
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