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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CARERS WEEK 7th -13th June 2021
During Carers Week we have a packed programme of events and activities – see our flyer for more details
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 JUNE
- Together We Care Groups: Carers of Adults every Friday 10.30 & Carers of under 25’s every Tuesday 11am
Together We Care; New Groups!
Working Carers Evening Monthly Session, Tuesday at 7pm & Counties Carers Weekly Wednesdays at 11am
- Training & Information Sessions: Building Confidence; Assertiveness; Floristry Introduction
- Staying Well Together: Mindfulness with Lance; Clairobics – Chair Exercise to Music
- Drama: Play Reading
- Connecting Carers Book Club: Love & Gelato/ Animal Farm
- Crafty Carers: Drawing; Drawing; Flower Pressing; Quilling, Crafty natter
- Time For Me: Games Night; Sudoku; Bingo; Quiz
For more information about our groups and activities please see our latest newsletter
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]
WELCOME TO THE CARERS CENTRE
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.
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 AND ADVICE
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.