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FREE Writing for Wellbeing course for carers

Are you an older carer living in Leicestershire? Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland have teamed up with Beauty and Utility Arts to run a FREE Writing for Wellbeing course for older carers at Charnwood Museum, Granby Street, Loughborough, LE11 3DU.  The course will run on Wednesday 11th, 18th, and 25th April and Wednesday 2nd May, from 10.30am-12.30pm.  Join writer Katie Sone at four relaxed and enjoyable Writing for Wellbeing sessions and explore how writing can be good for you, slowing busy minds and stimulating ideas and precious memories.  Numbers are limited so please book your FREE...

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Carers UK App designed by and for carers

Developed by Carers UK, Jointly is an innovative mobile and online app designed by carers, for carers.  Jointly is designed to make caring easier, less stressful and more organised, by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as sending a text message. Using the app, you can communicate as a group, keep all your notes together, make a list of tasks for each person, create date/time specific events and invite peope along, store useful information about the person you're caring for, so it's available at the touch of a button, keep...

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Do you care for someone who feels unsteady on their feet?

Leicestershire County Council are holding a Slipper Exchange Event at Coalville Library on 10th April, between 10am-1pm. Designed to help people feel steady on their feet, the person you care for just needs to bring their old slippers and they'll be given a FREE pair of comfortable, safe, Velcro slippers in exchange.

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Reaching new carers

We've been out and about in the community again - this time at an event organised by Age UK in partnership with Nicky Morgan MP on Saturday 10th March in Loughborough - to help older people plan for a more positive retirement and ageing well.  We had a stand at the event with other exhibitors including charities, emergency services, health providers and public sector suppliers.  It was a great opportunity for us to talk to a wide range of people and best of all, we reached five new carers who are now receiving help from Support for...

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Health Awareness Event: Coping with Cancer - 17th March in Quorn

If you're caring for someone with cancer and live near Quorn why not come along to Quorn Medical Centre's Health Awareness event 'Coping with Cancer' on Saturday 17th March from 1pm at Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, LE12 8BB? There'll be a range of help and advice on offer including talks from two consulants and the chance to visit information stands and talk to representatives from a range of organisations - including VASL's Support for Carers project, as well as Age UK, Bowel Cancer Screening, Coping with Cancer, LOROS, Loughborough Cancer Self-Help Group, Macmillan, Together Against...

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