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Carers Support Groups

UPDATE 30.11.21 - due to the new variant Omicron, all groups will run by Zoom until further notice - NOT face to face. Our carers look after the most vulnerable people in society and we cannot put them at risk.

 

Our monthly Carers Support Groups are open to anyone looking after an adult 18+ who lives in the county of Leicestershire.

The groups are relaxed and informal, and guest speakers are often arranged. They last 90 minutes.

Blaby group (Gurjit) - first Tuesday of the month, 2:30pm at Countesthorpe Village Hall

North-West Leics group (Sheneice) - first Thursday of the month, 10:30am at the Marlene Reid Centre in Coalville

Melton group (Hannah) - second Wednesday of the month, 2pm, at the Carnegie Museum in Melton Mowbray

Hinckley and Bosworth group (Lisa) - second Thursday of the month, 1.30pm at Age UK in Earl Shilton

Oadby and Wigston group (Gurjit) - third Thursday of the month, 2:30pm at the Salvation Army on Ladysmith Road in South Wigston

Charnwood group (Sheneice) - fourth Monday of the month, 2:30pm at Gorse Covert in Loughborough

Harborough group (Elaine) - fourth Thursday of the month, 1:30pm at the Wellbeing Hub in Harborough Leisure Centre in Market Harborough

 

 FAQ:

Can I bring the person I care for?

Our groups are just for carers; that way they are free to open up and be honest about the reality of their caring role.

Can I just drop in and out?

Most of our carers stay for the whole session, especially if there is a guest speaker. We deliberately keep the groups quite short because we know carers often can't be out too long.

How can I find out what's planned at any particular group?

Keep an eye on our Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, where we put it up a few days in advance, or give us a quick call - 01858 468543.

I can't get out - can I still join in?

Yes. We offer monthly evening groups by Zoom, one per district and run by the same member of staff as the daytime groups, as well as one on Friday afternoons with Carers Services Manager Kerry which is open to carers countywide. If we have an up to date email address for you, you will automatically be invited by e-mail. Nothing seems to have come through? Email us on [email protected] to get the Zoom code.

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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.