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The Carers Centre is still here for you

Currently our staff are all working from home but our helplines are still open if you need support, advice or information. Our phone line is open: 0116 2510999 email us: enquiries@thecarerscentre.org.uk

Carers Centre  – Groups, Training &  Activities

Although we are unable to provide face to face services whilst the lockdown continues, we have a regular programme of weekly events, training and support groups taking place during APRIL

These include:

  • Together We Care Groups: Carers of Adults every Friday 10.30 & Carers of under 25’s every Tuesday 10.30
  • Training & Information Sessions:   Talk on Photography; Stress Awareness; Sleep & Mental Health; Finding Happiness.
  • Staying Well Together: Mindfulness with Lance; Singalong with Kyle;   Clairobics – Chair Exercise to Music
  • Drama: Play Reading
  • Connecting Carers Book Club: Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy; 
  • Crafty Carers: Drawing; Upcycling Tin Cans; Gift Bag Designing; Nattering
  • Time For Me: Games Night;  Easter Bunny Drive; Scattergories; Pictionary

For more information about our March groups and activities please see our latest April newsletter

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or go to our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/The-Carers-Centre-Leicestershire-and-Rutland-427089887348799/

All services are free of charge and open to all carers. If you would like to join in with any of activities please contact us and we will arrange for all the details of how to join. All you will need is either a smart phone, tablet or laptop/PC with internet access. We will do the rest!

Although all of our fundraising events have been cancelled we are finding we are needed more then ever so we are busy applying for grants to enable us to continue to offer a range of services. Please see our FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/The-Carers-Centre-Leicestershire-and-Rutland-427089887348799/ or contact us directly for information about our how to support our fundraising efforts.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FREE Training Opportunity

These courses are delivered by Promas – an independant service from The Carers Centre.  However through our work with their organisation we hope to provide additional support to carers who feel they may benefit from participating in these online courses.  If you are interested and wish to receive step by step instructions on how to access the free online training courses for carers.  Please contact The Carers Centre on 0116 2510 999 or email us at enquiries@thecarerscentre.org.uk.

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Over 25 Years of Supporting Carers

We are a Leicestershire based charity and dedicated to supporting family carers across the diverse population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who look after people with different needs.

In Leicestershire alone, there are over 105,000 family carers and we provide a wide range of services to support all carers. As a highly valued organisation we receive many referrals from GPs, social workers, health professionals, police and other charitable organisations. We offer a range of free services to help both practically and emotionally.

By giving family carers ongoing dedicated support we can help them cope with their situations within their own homes. Our work makes a huge difference to carers struggling to cope with disabled and critically ill loved ones.

Our Aims:

Enhance the quality of life of carers and their families

Empower carers to maximise their rights and entitlements

Raise public awareness of carers and their needs

Raise awareness of the value of carers and their contribution to society

To become a recognised centre of excellence

Carers provide ongoing support to a relative, friend or neighbour who, due to ill health, long term condition or disability cannot manage without their help. Carers can be any age or gender, from all backgrounds and communities.

Caring responsibilities can include providing personal care (washing, bathing, dressing, feeding), cooking, housework, shopping, managing finances, helping with medication and injections, as well as providing emotional and social support. Carers are not paid for providing help, although some may be eligible for benefits.

The Carers Centre is run by a Board of Trustees, the majority of whom are carers or former carers. Currently, all of our staff are carers or former carers.

Information

The Carers Centre has access to a wide range of information and can help you with information about social care and health services, carers rights, and a range of other information.