NEWS UPDATES and any FUTURE EVENTS  for 2018…………


This will be held at The Phoenix Arts Centre on Midland Street Leicester.  Courtyard Suite.  Friday September 28th 2018.  Details will be advertised in our next newsletter… Otherwise,  please contact us on 0116 2510 999 for further information.



This has been a very popular event over the past couple of years!!!  With HIGH demand, we have arranged for another which will be held on Friday 23rd November 2018.  Time:  Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm Start,  at Stoneygate Baptist Church, London Road .   Tickets can be purchased at the door, the fee is : £15 per team or £3 per individual.  We can arrange individuals into groups on the night. For further information please contact Babs or Debbie on 0116 2510 999.


FIRST AID: Slips, Trips, Falls. 

Friday 5th October 2018   10:30am – 12:30pm.  Tuesday 11th September 10:30am – 1:00pm.  Friday 14th September 2018   10:30am – 12:30pm at The Carers Centre, LE1 1PL.



The Carers Centre is now offering FREE moving & handling training to family carers…..

On: 11th October 2018.  Time:  10am-1pm   Venue:  Age UK, Clarence House, 46 Humberstone Gate, Leicester,

LE1 3PL.  Please contact Debbie or Ranjana on 0116 2510 999 for more information or to book a place. 


Richard Lockwood will be offering FREE information on the following sessions to Unpaid Carers – 

WILLS & TRUSTS – will be held on Tuesday 9th October at 10:30am.

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY & MENTAL CAPACITY & POWER OF ATTORNEY – will be held on Wednesday 17th October at 10:30am

Above held at : The Carers Centre, Constitution Hill, MATRIX HOUSE Leic. LE1 1PL. Refreshments will be served before and during the above sessions.  To ensure a place please contact us on 0116 2510 999.



Autism Forum…..The 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.  Next  Meetings: Thursday 20th September  2018     Time: 10:00 a m – 12:30pm    Topic: To Be Confirmed. The Carers Centre meeting room.


All the above for more information please contact Lindsy or Gill on 0116 251 0999


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

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 wellbeing, 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.

NEXT SESSION: Coming to Highfields Area……………..Starting on Thursday 18th October 2018

Venue: West Indian Senior Citizen’s Project at 29 Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TD. Time: 10:30am – 1pm.

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 emergrncies.  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


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:

Tues 14th August, 10:30am – 12:30pm – Crafty Carers Handmade Cards at The Carers Centre.

Weds 22nd August, 10:30am  – Coffee Morning at Never too Latte, Sandhill Avenue, Hamilton.

Weds 29th August, 10:30am  – Coffee and Games at The Carers Centre.

Wed 5th Sept, 10:30am  – Crafty Carers  Jewellery Making  at LCiL, St Andrews St, Leicester LE3 5PA.

Mon 10th Sept, 10:30am – 1:00pm – Crafty Carers at St Francis Community Centre, Tudor Road, Hinckley LE10 0EQ.

Mon 17th Sept, 1:00pm – 3:00pm  – Craft Carers Gift Box Designing at The Carers Centre, Leicester LE1 1PL.

Mon 8th Oct, 11:00am – 1:00pm – at Tesco Extra Community Space, Leicester  LE4 1DE.

Friday 19th Oct, 10:00am – 12:00pm  at The Carers Centre, Leicester.

Wed 7th November, 11:00am – 1:00pm – at The Carers Centre, Leicester.

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