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Are you caring for a family member with difficult or challenging behaviour?

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland have listened to local Family Carers pleas for help in learning how to handle repetitive, difficult or challenging behaviour from the family members that they are caring for. This could be anything from refusing to get dressed, refusing assistance, refusing to eat, to encountering potentially vulnerable situations. How do you maintain that loving relationship when the person you care for is pushing you to the limit or you simply don’t know how to respond? With the kind support of Cedar Mews Care Home in Birstall, there will be a Professional Trainer on hand...

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Health & Cultural event - Leicester

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Useful app for carers

Jointly is a mobile and online application created by carers for carers, thanks to Carers UK. It's designed to make caring a little easier, less stressful and more organised. Features include group messaging, to-do lists, medication lists and a calendar. You can use it on your own, if you're a sole carer, or as a group, if you care with others.  Find out more 

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Carers Week Olympics

As part of our month-long celebration of Carers Week in Leicestershire, we held a Carers Olympics at the Pavilion Leisure Centre in Huncote this week, in partnership with Blaby District Council. The theme of this year's Carers Week is Healthy and Connected so we wanted to give carers a fun morning, the chance to try out new ways of keeping active, whatever their ability, and the opportunity to meet up and socialise with each other. As you can see from these fab photos taken by Mike Walter - a great time was had by all! Around 40 carers took part...

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Carers share their stories

Gurjit from Support for Carers was on BBC Radio Leicester recently, together with Heather and Linda, two of the carers we support.  Listen to Heather and Linda sharing their experiences and find out more about Support for Carers from Gurjit (scroll in 15 minutes to go straight to the clip)  That's not all... We've also published a series of videos, featuring just a few of the many carers we support.  Here are Heather, Linda, Philip and Chris sharing their stories: 

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Support for Carers Leicestershire is funded by Leicestershire County Council. However, we rely on donations to enhance the services we provide for carers in the area. If you would like to support us please contact us.