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

Leicester City

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 Meetings & Information:-

Coffee Morning - Come & enjoy the fun! Refreshments, board games, beetle drive games & prizes. Venue:  The Carers Centre. Date & Time: Tuesday 6th September, 10:30am.

Gorse Hill City Farm - Something different, enjoy the country atmosphere and the lovely animals including the café, (Admission for Adults £2, Children £1). Venue: City Farm, Anstey Lane, Leicester (Bus 74). Date & Time: Tuesday 13th September, 10:30am.

Café Blends Coffee Morning - Come & enjoy the surroundings of the coffee shop. Venue: Café Blends, 43 Downing Drive, Evington. Date & Time: Tuesday 20th September, 10:30am.

Crafts & Fun - Come along & enjoy refreshments while you have a go at card making, Origami & Quilling. Venue: The Carers Centre. Date & Time: Monday 26th September, 10:30am.

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 Road Island - (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.

Bingo!!! - Come and have fun with Bingo or Beetle drive.. Venue: The Carers Centre. Date & Time: Tuesday 25th October 10:30am.

Please Contact to book your place..... Debbie or Pam on 0116 2510 999.

Carers Self-Help Group

DO YOU...have problems with paperwork, caring issues or 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

SEPTEMBER 2016    


OCTOBER 2016      










MARCH 2017


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

FUTURE DATES: - Thursday 15th September 2016 - We will be discussing work opportunities for young people.  Emma Southern from the Talent Match Project will be the guest speaker.  

Thursday 17th November 2016 -  topic to be confirmed at a later date.


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 5th October - Topic is about family carers health, how to look after yourselves.

Wednesday 9th November- Topic to be confirmed


Tuesday 10th January - Topic to be confirmed

Wednseday 15th March - Topic to be confirmed

Where we meet: - The Carers Centre Unit 19, 4th Floor, Matrix House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester LE1 1PL.   Time: - 10:30am - 12:30pm.

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.

Epilepsy Action

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.


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

Charnwood Borough
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 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 12.00noon 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.

Blaby District
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.
Harborough District
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.

Contact Nina: 07500 833771 ninajrobertson@btinternet.co.uk       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 2015 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 mlewin@vasl.org.uk or call on 0845 689 9510.

Mosaic: Shaping disability Services
Delivering information & services that disabled people want; services that promote inclusion, equality, independence, choice, empowerment, respect & dignity.  Drop in Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm.  Friday 9am-4.30pm.  Contact 0116 231 8720.
Melton Borough
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.


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,  (7th April, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July, 4th August, 1st Sept, 6th Oct, 3rd Nov, 1st Dec 2016.)  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.  (27th April, 25th May, 22nd June, 27th July, 24th August, 28th Sept, 26th Oct, 23rd Nov, 28th Dec 2016. )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
OR Email: leicestershireandrutland@alzheimers.org.uk

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

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/

Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation

What's On Guide  - Covers a range of Free and chargeable courses.
NEW SUPPORT GROUP - Fibromyalgia friends together - chat & support group meeting Thursday 16th June 1:15pm-2:00pm.

For more information contact Kathleen or Helen on 01530 244914 or email kathleen@shuttlewood-clarke.org.  or helen@shuttlewood-clarke.org

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