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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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It's Carers Week from 11th-17th June and this year's theme is Healthy and Connected. We're running events throughout the month to celebrate Carers Week and support the health and wellbeing of carers. Please see below for a full list of events or click here for a printable list (please note: the list will download as a Word document)  Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Find out more WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE, 12pm-1.30pm...

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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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