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Carers Support Groups

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 - 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  - 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

We also offer two online support groups per month using Zoom. "A Cuppa with Kerry" with Carer Services Manager Kerry is 2pm on the third Friday of each month. We offer an evening group specifically aimed at working-age carers on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm. The Working Age group is staffed by the Carers Wellbeing Officers on a rota basis. Both online groups last 60 minutes.

 FAQ:

Can I bring the person I care for?

Our groups are just for carers; that way they can open up and be honest about the sometimes difficult realities of their caring role.

Are they drop-in sessions?

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?

We offer two online support groups per month using Zoom. "A Cuppa with Kerry" with Carer Services Manager Kerry is at 2pm on the third Friday of each month. We run an evening group specifically aimed at working-age carers on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm. The Working Age group is staffed by the Carers Wellbeing Officers on a rota basis. Online groups last 60 minutes.

Is there a charge?

No. Some carers like to donate £1 towards refreshments and room hire if they come to the face-to-face groups. This is voluntary, and optional. Most groups will also run a small raffle.

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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.