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
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?
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.