Events

NEWS UPDATES and any FUTURE EVENTS  for 2019…….

MAKING EVERY PENNY COUNT…. FIRST OPENING SESSION!!!

Monday 21st January, 9am – 12pm.  this session will cover training for people who need help in managing their budgets.  The Carers Centre, Unit 19 Matrix House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester LE1 1PL.

NEW GROUP!!!! Caring for Older Persons Group, Starting on 10th January 2019 Where: The Carers Centre Time: 11am – 1pm.

The Autism meeting is open to people from the City, County and Rutland.  It is for carers, parents and friends of people who have Autism.  The Forum covers a range of topics covering Autism and Caring

Where we meet:   The Carers Centre, Unit 19, Matrix House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester, LE1 1PL.  Times: 11am – 1pm.

 Next years 2019 meetings: Thursday 17th January 2019,  Topic: The Autism Pathway.

Thursday 14th February 2019.  Topic: Looking at carers issues around Autism.

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The Self Help Group meeting is open to people from the City, who are carers of a person who has a disability or needs additional support due to their age or frailty.

Where we meet:    The Carers Centre, Unit 19, Matrix House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester, LE1 1PL

Dates 2019: Friday 4th January, 11am – 1pm. General Group Meeting.

Friday 18th January, Susan Venables and Jo Ryder from Leicester City CCG will be attending to discuss The UHL Consultation.

Friday 25th January, 11am – 1pm.

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The City Carers Forum meeting is open to people from the City, who are carers of a person who has a disability or needs additional support due to their age or frailty.

Date:   Thursday 31st January    Time:  11am – 1pm      Topic: To be confirmed.

Where we meet:    The Carers Centre, Unit 19, Matrix House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester, LE1 1PL

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Leicester City Carers of People who have a Learning Disability Group.  The Group aims to raise issues affecting carers of adults and young people in transitions who have a Learning Disability with the Leicester City Learning Disability Partnership Board and, where appropriate, other relevant services. 

The next meeting scheduled for:   Date: Thursday 31st January 11am – 1pm.

Where to meet: The Carers Centre, Unit 19, Matrix House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester, LE1 1PL

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The City Mental Health Family Carers Group meeting, The meeting is open to people from the City, who are carers of a person who has a Mental Health disability or needs additional support due to their mental health.

When: 24th January 10am – 12noon  Crisis   12noon – 2pm The Carers Pathway. Speakers from Turning Point and Leics Partnership Trust will be attending to discuss Crisis and the Crisis House / Carers Pathway at The Carers Centre, Unit 19 Matrix House, 7 Constitution Hill, Leicester LE1 1PL.

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COMING TO WESTERN PARK AREA IN 2019

Prepared to Care with Confidence….  Covering CITY, COUNTY, RUTLAND.

Start Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019.  Venue: The Hall at Ann’s on Letchworth Road, Western Park, Leicester LE3 6FN.  Time: 10am – 1pm

A FREE popular and essential support programme for anyone caring for a family member or friend, with any condition.   Caring for a chronically ill or disabled loved one can have a huge impact on your own health and well being, many say they feel isolated, experience feelings of being unable to cope, unsure where to go for advice and support or feel they are not being heard.  Others say they would like the chance to meet others in a similar situation.  Caring with Confidence can help with these problems and is held in a relaxed and friendly environment with a facilitator who is also a carer. It offers a wider range of topics and will be supported by the information sessions held at The Carers Centre.  The programme runs for six weeks so come to as many sessions as you can. The programme runs over six weeks so come to as many sessions as you can.

Sessions Covering:

Finding Your Way – An introductory session, which welcomes you to the programme and explains more about each session and how it can help in your caring role. It looks at the importance of your health and wellbeing, and to start to explore your concerns.

Caring and Coping – Gives you time and space to look at the emotions involved in looking after someone and how to recognise and deal with stress more effectively.

Managing Stress Effectively – Relaxation and how NOT to avoid it!! Reiterate the negative effect of stress on you, physically and your behaviour.  Learn how to achieve a relaxation response, through simple relaxation techniques including mindfulness to incorporate in everyday life.  Explore ways to help you juggle your caring role and find valuable time for yourself!

Caring and Communication – Helps you get the best from communicating with professionals and service providers.  Ideas to help with self-advocacy and find out more about local support available to you.

Caring Day to Day- The essentials of caring for someone every day from managing medication to dealing with emergencies.  Discussions around equipment and technology available to help keep someone safe in their own home.  Look at Moving and Handling and risks involved.  Do we always think about them?

Caring, Working & Life – Invites you to take time out and think about how to juggle competing demands and how your caring role fits with other aspects of your life.  Explore an approach to thinking creatively to help you make any changes to your life.

You can bring a friend or a family member if you think they could also benefit.  Complimentary refreshments are provided.

 If you are interested or what a chat about the programme please contact Ranjana or Debbie at The Carers Centre on 0116 2510999

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Carers Social Support Group…..Welcomes all carers who would like to come along and join a group of other carers in a social and relaxed setting.  This can be at a local café, activities group or social day in the park.  We are open to any interests and suggestions you have to share.  Please find the following next dates and times:

WHAT IS ON FOR ….. 2019

From January to December 2019 …we will be doing a range of Arts and Crafts along with the Social Groups.  Please see full details in our UNITED! Winter edition Issue 28. 2018/19.

Chocolate Festive – Saturday 12th Jan,  10am – 12pm , Athena on Queens Street, Leicester –   Sample some amazing different chocolates at a cost of £10 on the day.

Gentle Walk – Wednesday 16th January, 10:30am on…  Abbey Park Pay and Display Car Park, Abbey Park Road Leicester.

The Carers Centre – Tue 5th February, 10:30am on….Coffee and games.  Come and have fun while socialising with friends.

Lunchtime Meal – Tuesday 12th February, 12 noon on…..Come and join us for lunch.  Middletons Restaurant, 2 St Martins Leicester.  Cost of set meal £10.00.  Please contact us to book a place.

Crafty Carers – Monday 7th January, 1pm-3pm. The Carers Centre.

Crafty Carers – Tuesday 22nd January, 1pm – 3pm. The carers Centre. Mosaics.

Coffee Morning – Tuesday 19th February, 10:30am on…. Join us for coffee and cake at Methodist Church, Cafe Bishop St. Leicester.

Crafty Carers – Monday 25th February, 10:00amat The Carers Centre.  Fun with Origami.

Cocktail / Mocktail Evening – Friday 8th March 5pm, at Head of Steam 17-19 Market Street, Leicester.

Coffee Morning – Tuesday 12th march 11:00am at Peace Cafe, Guildhall Lane, Leicester.

Gorse Farm Park – Tuesday 19th march  10:30am Gorse farm Park, Anstey Lane, Leicester.

Coffee and refreshments – Wednesday 27th march, 10:30am Never too Latte Sandhill Avenue, Hamilton.

All the above for more information please contact Pam, Debbie or Nadine on 0116 2510 999.