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Support for Carers in Oadby & Wigston

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‘Oadby and Wigston Time Out for Carers Group’


Contact Details:

Support for Carers, 01858 468543

Address:

Salvation Army (please ask at reception for directions to the room)
Ladysmith Road
Off Saffron Road
South Wigston
LE1 4UT

About

WITH CORONAVIRUS, THIS MEETING IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD BY ZOOM - PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] FOR THE ZOOM CODE

A drop-in support group for carers designed to give you a break from your caring role. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 2.30pm to 4pm. The usual leader is Gurjit.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Online Support, 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 Activities/Courses


Contact Details:

0116 288 5203

Address:

51 Paddock Street
Wigston
LE18 2AN

About

Age UK offers a range of activities and courses including tea dances, watercolour painting, indoor bowls, line dancing, gentle exercise, Tai Chi, Calligraphy, table tennis, computer classes and Decoupage. Please call them to find out more and to book.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Age UK Lunch Club


Contact Details:

0116 288 5203

Address:

51 Paddock Street
Wigston
LE18 2AN

About

Are you aged 50 or over? If so, you could have a three course meal in Age UK’s dining hall for just £5. Transport may be provided for residents in Oadby/Wigston.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Anand Group


Contact Details:
Address:

St Barnabas Community Rooms
Hamble Road
Oadby
Leicester
LE2 4NX

About

Elderly Asians drop-in centre. Open to all in Oadby area or near vicinity. Meets on Wednesdays from 10am to 12:30pm.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Bassett Centre


Contact Details:

0116 278 4230

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Address:

The Bassett Centre
Bassett Street
South Wigston
Leicestershire
LE18 4PE

About

There are a number of classes and activities available at the Bassett Centre - run by Community Action Partnership Leicestershire. Please call to find out more.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Community Meal £4 for 2 courses, every Thursday


Contact Details:

0116 2774114

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Address:

The Salvation Army Leicester South
LadySmith Road
South Wigston
Leicester
LE18 4UZ

About

The Salvation Army in South Wigston offers a 2-course community meal for £4 at 1pm each Thursday. Please book by phoning 0116 2774114, where they will also tell you what is on the menu that week.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Enable Me® Centre


Contact Details:

Call Julie on 0844 893 6956

Address:

NRS Community Equipment Services
Units K, L, M
Wilson Road
South Wigston
Leicester
LE18 4TP

About

The Centre includes solutions for independent living, from daily living aids to home adaptations. The Centre also provides advice, information and demonstrations to help you choose the most suitable equipment for your needs.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Oadby & Wigston,

Evening Carers Support Group - Oadby


Contact Details:

01858 468543

Address:

The Lawns Care Home
1a Knighton Rise
Oadby
LE2 2RF

About

****ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19 - we hope to start holding this meeting by Zoom shortly****

Starting 19 March 2020, Support for Carers is offering a monthly evening support group for carers in the Oadby and Wigston area. Usually led by Gurjit, the group meets at the Lawns Care Home on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30pm, and is open to anyone aged 18+ who is caring for another adult in Leicestershire. Stay informed about things that matter to carers and meet others in similar situations to yourself in a friendly, supportive environment.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Family Support Group


Contact Details:

Call the Parent Partnership Service on 0116 2752097/Menphys SOS on 01455 899111

Address:

Menphys Centre
Launceston Road
Wigston

About

Support group for families and carers looking after a child or young person aged from 0 to 19 years with additional needs or disabilities. Run by the Parent Partnership Service and Menphys SOS. Drop-in for a coffee and a chat, information and support on the 2nd Friday of every month during term time from 10.00am to 12.00pm.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

ONLINE Arthritis Action groups, events and resources


Contact Details:

020 3781 7120

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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,

Rethink Mental Health Carers Group


Contact Details:

Nicky Daily on 01530 276525

Address:

Cedar Centre
Cedar Avenue (off Moat Street)
Wigston
LE18 2LA

About

A drop-in social group for carers of people with poor mental health. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

Found in: Blaby, Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

The Big Knits


Contact Details:

Sue on 0116 278 4230

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Address:

Bassett Centre
Bassett Street
South Wigston
LE18 4PE

About

Small group of ladies who knit for charity. Anyone is welcome to join the group for a knit and a chat on Tuesdays from 2pm. Tea, coffee, biscuits and wool are provided free.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

The Meeting Place


Contact Details:

Mark Collings on 0116 305 4892

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Address:

Central Avenue Christian Church
102 Central Avenue
Wigston
Leicester
LE18 2AA

About

Make friends at The Meeting Place - everyone welcome! Join in with crafts and games, sit and read a book or a newspaper, or get information, advice and support about local services. Refreshments are available and there’s a tots corner and baby changing facilities for parents. Every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

The Well - Community Fair Trade Cafe


Contact Details:

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Address:

Oadby Baptist Church
Oasis Centre
Leicester Road
Oadby
LE2 5BD

About

Open every Wednesday from 10am to 11.30am - all ages welcome. Cheap, cheerful and a great event run by volunteers.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Tuesday Sports Group


Contact Details:

Sporting Change team on 0116 272 7670

Address:

Parklands Leisure Centre
Oadby

About

Free weekly sports/activity group for adults with mental health difficulties - aimed at encouraging regular physical activity and a chance to try a variety of sports. Every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Wigston Memory Café


Contact Details:

0116 231 1111 (Alzheimers Society)

Address:

Salvation Army,
Ladysmith Road,
South Wigston,
Leics.
LE18 4UZ

About

Dementia Cafés provide information about living with dementia and other services available locally in an informal and comfortable environment. They are also a place to relax, socialise and meet other people with dementia and their carers.

First Wednesday of the month, 10:30 - 12 noon

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

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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.