NEWS UPDATES and any FUTURE EVENTS  for 2019…….


Where: At Leicester Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 1WB

When: Tuesday 4th December   Time: 11am – 3:30pm  Event Details: Come along for luxurious hot chocolate or other drinks available, mince pies and cakes. Tombola on night. FREE ENTRY


When:  11th December   Where:   MORE restaurant on London Road, Leicester.  Time: 12 noon on     Cost: This will be at £5 per person, please pay on the day.  To book a place please contact  Nadine Wood on 0116 251 0999 or


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.



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

 Next years 2019 meetings: Thursday 17th January 2019;  Thursday 14th February 2019.  Topic: Looking at carers issues around Autism.


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

When Dates:      Friday 23rd November 11:00am – 1pm;      Friday 7th December; 11:00 a m – 1pm

Friday 14th December  – CHRISTMAS PARTY  11:00 am – 1:00pm.


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: Wednesday 22nd November      Time: 10:30am – 12.30pm        Topic: To be confirmed

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


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 meetings are scheduled for:   Date:  Thursday 22nd November 2018   Time: 11a m – 1pm         Topics  Tom Elkington from the City Council will be at this meeting to discuss Learning Disability Strategy.

Date: Thursday 13th December 2018    Time:   11am – 1pm                 Date:   Thursday 14th February 2019  Topics to be confirmed

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


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: 5th December      Time: 11:ooam – 1:00pm       Where:  The Carers Centre, Matrix House, Unit 19.  Constitution Hill Leicester LE1 1PL.



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 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:

Thurs 22 Nov    4.45pm    Peace Café, Guildhall Lane, Leicester.    LATER ON……….CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON…….A member of staff  (Pam Thompson) will be present outside the Town Hall (next to the steps) for any carers wanting to come along.  Pam will be wearing a tinsel head piece.  Time: 4.45pm on.   Outside Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Leicester

Monday 26 Nov    10.30am    Coffee Morning     Come along to the friendly and surroundings of the café.     Methodist Church Café, Bishop Street, Leicester

Friday 30 Nov    10:00am  – 3:00pm    Crafty Carers  Making Tissue paper flowers and colouring.  At: Involvement Centre Recreation Room, Bradgate Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester LE3 9EJ

Friday 14 Dec   10:30am – 4:00pm Crafty Carers  Exhibition  This years exhibition is going to be bigger and better.  Come along and see all the craft pieces that the group have made over the last 12 months.  Have a go at crafts – woven Christmas decorations 10:45 – 12:30.  Painting pottery 11:45 – 13:00.  Wreath making 13:30 – 15:30. A full programme will be given out on the day.

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. 

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, 10:00am at 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.