Events for carers in Luton

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On Friday 10th December from 11am to 12noon (via an online meeting by Zoom), Luton Council’s Social Justice Unit are looking to gain the views, thoughts, and feelings of Luton residents with additional educational or physical needs, and long-term conditions.

The team wants to hear about people’s experiences of living in Luton as a resident with additional needs, and what more could be done by the Council to make Luton a fairer place for all. They will use these discussions to shape the Council’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. The team would be grateful if you can RSVP to Lauren Cox on lauren.cox@luton.gov.uk if you would like to attend and you will be included in the email invite and provided with the Zoom login details.

On Thursday 9th December Rett UK are organising an online meeting for carers of people with Rett syndrome. Book your place on their website.

The Mind BLMK team are promoting several free wellbeing and mental health webinars during December 2021: Understanding and Dealing with Grief, Coping With Stress at Christmas, Understanding and Managing Anger, Festive Period, Assertiveness, Living with a long-term health condition, Sleep Hygiene, Winter Wellness, Confidence and low self-esteem, ACT-ing in line with new values (Mindfulness), Dealing with Stress and Living Well With Pain.

Autism Bedfordfordshire are providing the following workshops during December 2021. Autism and Sensory Processing and Autism and Behaviour.

Free care skills training for unpaid carers and PAs – The Care Academy is a popular place for unpaid carers and PAs to study vital care skills. Since 2017 the Care Academy has helped many hundreds of people improve their care skills and raise the level of service they provide. Many of the training modules support those required to achieve the Care Certificate standards. See The Disability Resource Centre website for full details.

The Disability Resource Centre is also running free online exercise and Yoga classes for residents of Luton and Bedfordshire. Either join live classes by online video or watch recorded videos at a time to suit you. See their website for details and dates of the live and 100% free exercise and Yoga classes. They are also organising free wellbeing and care skills training for carers and disabled people. See their training page for links to all the available free training workshops and courses.

We are always updating this page with the latest events (online and in-person) that carers are sharing and recommending to us. Please email us if you would like to promote your event that carers in Luton would be interested in attending.

Events

Carer Support Group Meetings

Join us online every Monday for 10:30am – 12pm.

If you would like to participate in our virtual carers meetings then please contact Levi or Sally on 0300 303 0201.

The meetings are increasingly well attended with carers having a break, a cuppa and a chat with other local carers.

We are still here to help and support you during this period of social isolation.

If you know a carer in need or are one yourself, please do continue to contact us – we are here to help in any way we can.

You can contact us during office hours Monday to Friday and until 7pm on Tuesdays.

Telephone: 0300 303 0201

Email us for full details


See Carers Central at your local library

We are at Leagrave library on 17th November

Carers Central are now offering face to face advice sessions every third Wednesday of the month between 9.30am to 12 noon from 17th November at Leagrave library. Sally will be available to offer support and advice to unpaid carers in Luton. This is a drop-in session and no appointment is necessary. Come along to Leagrave library, Marsh Rd, Luton LU3 2NL.

We are at Luton Central Library 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month

Carers Central are now offering face to face advice sessions every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday between 1pm to 4.30pm. Levi will be available to offer support and advice to unpaid carers in Luton. This is a drop-in session and no appointment is necessary. Come along to the Well and Wise room (positioned to the right of the entrance) at Luton Central Library, St Georges Square, Luton, LU1 2NG.


Luton parent carers online meet-up

Join a local group of parent carers every month for a relaxed free online cafe session for families in Luton who have children and young people (0-25 years) with SEND. This event is organised by Luton Parent Carer Voice

See full details on eventbrite


Carers Central is open until 7pm every Tuesday

1-2-1 help with all your questions about care for unpaid carers in Luton

Call 0300 303 0201 and chat to Sally and Levi from our Carers Central team. They are ready to help you with any carer-related matter for carers in Luton.

A free newsletter to help and support unpaid carers in Luton

We produce a regular newsletter to unpaid carers that’s full of practical information and we also compile all the local events that carers may like to attend.

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