Support Groups and Organisations
Below is a list of carers groups around Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
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 :
Phoenix Cinema Art Café Bar, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG on 27th January 2016 - 10.30am. The phoenix has a spacious café and good quality food and range of films showing. This is a social group get together over refreshments and/or lunch to chat and the option to stay and see a film.
The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ on Wednesday 24th February 2016 - 11am. The Guildhall is one of the best preserved Tudor halls in the country dating back to 600 years. This attraction has great historical information & attractions including Richard 3rd visitation in the Cathedral next door. The large cafeteria serves food and drinks, for Carers to unwind, enjoy the sites and chat.
Good Earth Café, 19 Free Lane, Leicester, LE1 1JX on Wednesday 30th March 2016 - 10.30am. Come and enjoy a leisurely catch up with other carers over cake and coffee in a cosy surroundings.
From April we will be running weekly meetings!
Contact: If you have interest in any of the above, please contact us on 0116 2510 999.
Loughborough Well-Being Group
meets at John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough, LE11 3HA, on the 1st Thursday of each month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Contact Joanne Clarke on 01509 631782
or email email@example.com
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 12.00noon 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
Time Out for Carers group meet at the Salvation Army, Ladysmith Road, off saffron Road, South Wigston, LE18 4UZ on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. Contact Gurjit from support for carers on 0845 689 9510.
Caring Friends Group meet at Palmers Garden Centre café, St John's, Enderby, LE19 2BS on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10.00am - 12 noon. Contact Alan Hooton on 0116 284 1982.
Blaby Time Out for Carers meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Blaby Civic Centre, 22-24 Leicester Road, Blaby LE8 4GQ from 10.30am - 12 noon. Contact Jackie Williamson from support for carers on 0845 689 9510.
Carers' Break meets on the 4th Thursday of the month from 1.30pm - 3.00pm at the Methodist Church ( opposite the Market Hall), Northampton Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9HE. Contact support for carers on 0845 689 9510.
Knit & Natter Group meets at The Angel Hotel, High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7AF on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1.30pm - 3.00pm. 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 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact Val on 01455 283387.
Writing Group for Carers.
to nourish ourselves through writing. For beginner and experienced writers.
Write a poem, a play, a novel, your autobiography. A friendly and supportive
group where you can pick up a pen and see what happens!
Monthly Wednesday 2pm -
4pm. Evington Park House, Evington Park, The Common, Evington LE5 6DE.
October 21st, Nov 25th, Dec 16th 2015.
by donation (suggested minimum £2.00).
Contact Nina: 07500 833771 firstname.lastname@example.org www.writingsanctury.co.uk
Harborough Mental ill Health carers' Support Group meet on 2nd Wednesday of each month 6.30pm - 8.30pm at the Methodist Church, Northampton Road, Market Harborough in the 'upstairs room'. Contact Nicola on 0845 689 9510.
Hinckley & Bosworth District
Time Out for carers Group meets at Hinckley Library ( meeting room) Lancaster Road, Hinckley, LE10 0AT on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10.30am - 12 noon. Contact Jacqui from support for carers on 0845 689 9510.
Earl Shilton Carers Support Group meets at Greenacres Garden Centre, Ashby Road, Stapleton, LE9 8JE on 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10.30am - 12.00noon. Contact Maureen on 01455 846360 or Marlene on 01455 844878 or Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510
Venues will be changing from August on....
The Group - formerly called Snowdrops is not only changing its name but now has a new home.
'We support families, carers and loved ones of adults who use drugs, alcohol or other substances and aim to help carers through the turmoil that addiction can bring to families, such as family breakdown, violence, lost futures and bereavement'. - VASL support worker Marion Lewin.
'We are moving on August 6th to 'The Carpenter's Arms', Wharncliffe Road, Loughborough'.
If you are caring for an adult or are a family member or friend of someone experiencing addiction or who are in recovery you are welcome to come and join the group's confidential meetings on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7pm - 8.30pm in The Stable Room.
For more information contact: Marion Lewin at VASL ( Voluntary Action South Leicestershire) or email email@example.com or call on 0845 689 9510.
Melton Carers' Support Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11am at the Carnegie Museum, Thorpe Way, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1RB. Contact Diane on 0845 689 9510 for more details.
Bottesford Time Out For Carers Group meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at The Rutland Arms, 2 High Street Bottesford, NN13 0AA (in the restaurant) from 10.30am - 12 noon. Call Diane from Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510.
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
Do You Care for Someone with Prostate Cancer? We at Support for Carers, have been contacted by a carer who would like to talk to another carer who is looking after someone with Prostate Cancer. Call 0845 689 9510.
Are you a carer for someone living with dementia?
Or are you living with dementia?
We would like to invite you to our dementia café
Come along and be part
of a very exciting new venture, where you will be able to have your say and
plan for future events at the dementia café.
The café will run every
second Tuesday of the month.
Refreshments will be
available a 40p per cup
MEMORY CAFES / ACTIVITY GROUPS IN LEICESTER
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.
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 Thursday of the month from 10am - 11.30am, St John & St Anne's Community Room, off Westgate, Oakham. LE15 6AZ.
Peer Support Group for Carers & Activity Group for People with Dementia - 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, contact 0116 231 111
Ashby de la Zouch Carers Drop In
Next meeting - Monday 8th June from 10.00am - 11.30am at Ashby de la Zouch library, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1HU. Contact Gurjit from Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510
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.
Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation
1st Thursday of the month - Health & Wellbeing, Yoga, simple relaxation.
2nd Thursday - Coffee and Chat, Relax and enjoy the splendid surroundings of Ulverscroft Manor.
3rd Thursday Support Together, For families and friends who care and support loved ones.
NEW SUPPORT GROUP - Fibromyalgia friends together - a new group will meet as part of this day!!!
Last Thursday - MS Drop In, Join us for coffee in the beautiful grounds of Ulverscroft Manor.