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CARERS WEEK 2018: Carers Pilates launching 5th June

The theme of this year's Carers Week 2018 is Healthy and Connected and this new 12-week Carers Pilates course certainly fits the fill!  The course starts on Tuesday 5th June and runs to 28th August (except on 12th June when there's a Carer's Event) at Castle Medical Group, Ascebi House, 118 Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 2LP.  Sessions run from 10.30am-11.30am and cost £3 per session or £30 for all 12 weeks (saving you £6).  If you look after someone, Pilates is a great way to strengthen and tone your muscles, including your back muscles....

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Message in a Bottle campaign launches at Leicester Royal Infirmary

It was great to be involved with the launch of the Message in a Bottle campaign at Leicester Royal Infirmary on Friday - attended by Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Jonathan Ashworth, MP for Leicester South.  Kerry and Jackie from the Support for Carers team attended the launch, which was led by Leicestershire Police and attended by a range of organisations including The Lions - who first introduced the Message in a Bottle scheme.  We've featured the life-saving Message in a Bottle campaign in our latest newsletter (page 6), which has gone out to over 4,000 carers in...

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Dementia Awareness Drop-in Day - 22 May

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is hosting a drop-in day on the theme of dementia awareness on Tuesday 22 May at Charnwood Mill, Sileby Road, Barrow-upon-Soar, Loughborough, LE12 8LR between 10am and 4pm. Support for Carers will be there so please come along and say hello to us and meet other organisations including Dementia UK, The Purple Angel Dementia Campaign, Alzheimer's Society and the Young Onset Dementia Service. Anyone is welcome to drop-in at the event, which is being held as part of national Dementia Action Week. You'll be able to find out what services and support are available from...

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State of Caring 2018: Have your say

Carers UK are asking carers to help them show the reality of what it means to care for a family member or friend - by completing their State of Caring Survey 2018.  This will be the most extensive survey into carers' experiences in the UK and the results will be published later in the year.  Your support will help Carers UK campaign for change. For example, this year, they're campaigning for carers to be able to access a break from their caring role, for a rise in Carer's Allowance and for stronger rights for carers who are...

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Harborough Lotto launches to support local good causes

Harborough Lotto is a weekly online lottery created to support local causes in Harborough District - including VASL, the charity behind the Support for Carers project!  The first ever draw is on Saturday 5th May at 8pm so to be in with a chance of winning up to £25,000 plus one of five £50 Amazon vouchers, why not buy a ticket? Even if you don't win, you'll be helping to support local good causes including local carers.  Following on from the first draw on 5th May, the draw will take place weekly. Tickets cost £1 per...

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