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Support for Carers in Leicester

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Go back and show all groups in: All Leicestershire, Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Leicester, Hinckley & Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, Oadby & Wigston, Rutland,

ADHD Solutions


Contact Details:

0116 261 0711

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Address:

St Gabriel’s Community Centre
Kerrysdale Avenue
Rushey Mead
Leicester
LE4 7GH

About

An organisation set up to provide information, help and support for children, young people, and adults with ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - their families and anyone who supports them or works with them.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Leicester, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Age UK - benefits checks


Contact Details:

0116 299 2233

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About

Currently, Age UK will do a benefits check over the phone for Leicestershire residents to check that you are getting everything you are entitled to. Ring or email to request one. You do not have to be over a certain age.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Leicester, Hinckley & Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, Oadby & Wigston,

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Macmillan Cancer Support Project


Contact Details:

Call Karen Valentine on 0116 204 6440 or 0773 4960243 or Ros Moore on 0116 223 7370 or 0773 4960242

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Address:

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Macmillan Cancer Support Project
Minster House
30 De Montfort Street
Leicester
LE1 7GD

About

The team supports anyone over 50 affected by cancer and provides emotional and practical support.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Leicester,

Arthritis Action


Contact Details:

0203 7819230

Address:

Dock,
Pioneer Park,
75 Exploration Drive,
Leicester
LE4 5NN

About

We run group meetings in which people with Arthritis are given the opportunity to meet others who have the condition to share their hints, tips and experience about how they manage their pain and associated symptoms with confidence. We also invite along a series of expert speakers and talk about different elements of living with arthritis. 

The next meeting is 2-4pm Tuesday 26th November 2019. No charge, donations appreciated.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Leicester, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire & Rutland


Contact Details:

Call Lucy on 0116 223 0055

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Address:

Helen Webb House
35 Westleigh Road
Leicester
LE3 0HH

About

A local charity offering practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their carers in Leicestershire and Rutland including complementary therapy support groups in a calm and relaxed atmosphere such as aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage and Reiki. Treatments & refreshments free of charge. No need to book. Meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm to 4pm.

Found in: Leicester, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Early Onset Dementia Carers Peer and Activity Groups (under 65s)


Contact Details:

0116 231 1111 (Alzheimers Society)

Address:

Braunstone Civic Centre,
209 Kingsway,
Braunstone,
Leicester.
LE3 2PP.

About

Peer support groups give carers of people with dementia the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what they are going through. Run by a facilitator, the sessions offer a chance to ask questions, get information and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Activity groups give people affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in structured activities. Run by a facilitator who encourages and supports people to take part, the groups are also a chance to relax and socialise.

At this time both sessions run together, so the carer can go to the peer support group and the cared-for the activity group.

4th Tuesday of the month, 18:30 - 20:30.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Blaby, Leicester, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Eating Disorders Carers’ Group


Contact Details:

Call Rethink Mental Illness on 01530 276 525 to find out more about the group

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Address:

Meeting Room 1
Bennion Centre
Glenfield Hospital
Groby Road
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE3 9DZ

About

Meets every 3rd Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm - open to carers of people with eating disorders, including in-patients, out-patients and those who haven’t been referred for treatment. Provides information, support and the chance to share experiences and ideas.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Leicester, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Excluded Ltd


Contact Details:

Call Greg Semple on 07846 309454

Address:

HQ
38 Charles Street
Leicester
LE1 1FB

About

A social enterprise offering people the chance to write, produce and even distribute music free of charge. Specialises in working with people who find it difficult to access mainstream services such as music courses at college or music studios, making it ideal for carers and the cared for.

Found in: Leicester, Activities & Events,

LAMP evening support group for mental health carers


Contact Details:

Rowena - 0116 2556286

Address:

LAMP
65 Regent Road
Leicester
LE1 6YF

About

Help and support for those looking after someone with mental health needs. Meet, socialise and share experiences with other carers, get signposted to other places that provide support, and access advice, information and advocacy. Every 4th Thursday of the month, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Found in: Leicester, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

ONLINE Arthritis Action groups, events and resources


Contact Details:

020 3781 7120

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About

Online Arthritis Action Groups
https:/www.arthritisaction.org.uk/media-centre/events/
We are pleased to announce we are running Arthritis Action Group meetings online via Zoom, including a group for Leicestershire. The meetings are a way to connect with other people with arthritis, share experiences and tips, and support each other. Participants will need to contact us directly for the log in instructions for the meeting, and we have produced How To guides for those not familiar with using Zoom.

Arthritis appropriate Exercise Videos
https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/living-with-arthritis/resource-centre/exercises/
Many people living with a long-term health condition find it difficult to attend exercise classes. To help them, Arthritis Action recently launched a series of online chair based exercises developed with the aim of helping those with hip, knee or spinal Osteoarthritis more mobile and active.

Self-Management Resource
https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/onlinesme
We also have video resources exploring different elements of self-management, including pain management, distraction techniques and pacing.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Leicester, Hinckley & Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, Oadby & Wigston, Rutland, Online Support,

ONLINE understanding dementia course from the Alzheimers Society


Contact Details:

0116 231 6921 (Alzheimers Society)

About

The Alzheimers Society run CRISP, a very good 6-week programme for dementia carers giving them insight into the condition their loved one has, tips and tricks and coping strategies. We highly recommend it for all dementia carers, whether the person is newly diagnosed or has had the condition for some time.

With Covid-19, the Alzheimers Society are currently running the course by Zoom sessions. Please contact them for more details of the course including upcoming dates.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Leicester, Hinckley & Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, Oadby & Wigston, Rutland, Online Support,

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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.