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Events Coming-Up:

Friday 20th October

Demonstration & meeting for the ICARE

Photo of the ICARE exercise machine with SportsArt logo

A meeting has been arranged to demonstrate and discuss this amazing piece of exercise equipment. To register an interest in meeting and creating new fitness opportunities (for your patients) please contact: tracy.plunkett@drcbeds.org.uk.
Confirmation will be required by the 13th October if you are able to attend the meeting.


Date: Friday 20th October 2017
Time: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: The Disability Resource Centre

Thursday 2nd November

The Wizard of Oz

Dementia-Friendly Film Screening

Date: Thursday 2nd November
Time: 2pm
Location: Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre

Cost: £6.45 (inc. fees) and £5.20 for concessions

A charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories. Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog Toto are swept away from Kansas to the magical Land of Oz in a tornado, where they accidentally kill the wicked witch and embark upon an unlikely quest to see the Wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz. But their path is filled with danger and she’ll need some new friends to help, or are they perhaps more familiar? Well the songs certainly are and we all look forward to singing along. 

How to book

 

Monday 6th November

Confident Carer Service Logo

Calling All Carers

The Confident Carer Service will be holding a Carer Support Group meeting at the Luton Irish Forum.
Date: Monday 6th November
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: Luton Irish Forum, 102 Hitchin Road, LU2 0ES
Cost: Free

Directions to Luton Irish Forum: There is also extra free parking opposite the Hightown Community Sports and Arts Centre, off Concorde St.
 

Wednesday 8th November

 

Colourful image of people listening to a speaker at a conference

Luton Dementia Conference

The Future of Dementia Care for the People of Luton

This event is for you if you work with, or look after, someone living with Dementia.

Date: Wednesday 8th November
Time: 10am – 4.00pm
Location: 360, Riverside Suite, 20 Gipsy Lane, Luton, LU1 3JH
Cost: Free

If you would like to book a place please email commissioningsupport@luton.gov.uk with the following information:  your name, email address, contact number and state whether you are a carer or representing an organisation.

 For full details, please see the poster Dementia Conference A4 Poster

 

Thursday 16th November

 

Know We Are Here – For Older People

A group of older people of different nationalities

Let’s all meet for coffee

Date: Thursday 16th November  (And every Thursday at the same time for hte next 5 weeks)
Time: 9.30am – 11.30ampm
Location: The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Rd, Dunstable, LU5 4TP
Cost: Free

Gentle exercise sessions

Taster sessions on adult learning 

Various Craft Clubs

Guest Speakers on pensions, benefits and equipment 

Information Services

 

 

Monday 20th November

Confident Carer Service Logo

Calling All Carers

The Confident Carer Service  holds regular Carer Support Group meetings at The Disability Resource Centre.

Date: Monday 20th November

Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Location: The Disability Resource Centre Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4TP
Cost: Free

Directions to The Disability Resource Centre:
 

Regular Events and Support Groups:

See Us Near You

We run events close to you, right across the Bedfordshire, Luton and Dunstable area.
 

Events for Carers


See full details of all our regular events that are free to unpaid Carers in the Luton area. We have also listed details of some special one-off events that are coming soon to a venue near you.
 

First Tuesday of Every Month

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Our network and support group for people with Fibromyalgia is proving very successful.

Meetings are held here at Poynters House on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.30 to 3.30.

If you are unable to attend you can still be part of the group and keep in contact by e-mail or post

£2.50 including refreshments.

Please join us for the this lively discussion meeting. Alternatively please let us know if you would like to be kept informed by emailing us at: fibrosupport@drcbeds.org.uk

Phone 01582 470970

Second Wednesday of Every Month

Physical Health and Emotional Wellbeing (PHEW)

Peer Support Group

Get support from people with real life experience of managing their own health, and/or caring for our loved ones who have health conditions.

Are you a carer for someone who depends on you?

You can be controlled by the condition or join us at PHEW

We are a group of individuals who are just like you, not professionals but with real life experience of managing our own health, and/ or caring for our loved ones who have health conditions. We know it can be a lonely place and so have set up this peer support group.

Come along to enjoy a cuppa, a friendly chat and to hear experts speak on topics chosen by the group members.

Venue: Poynters House, Poynters Rd, Dunstable, LU5 4TP

Times:  The second Wednesday of the month, from 11am to 1pm.

Cost: We ask for a contribution of £2.50 to cover refreshment costs.

Contact Details: 

Email: disabilityadviceservices@drcbeds.org.uk

Phone:  01582 470970

Every First Friday of the Month

Eating Disorder Support Group for Carers (CEDA)

Peer Support Group

Does someone you care about have an eating disorder?

Are you affected by their difficulties?

Would you like to meet with others to share experiences and strategies?

Come along to enjoy a cuppa, have a friendly chat and learn more about the support group.

We share information and support each other in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere .

Come along and talk to other carers, access support from services provided by The Disability Resource Centre or listen to visiting speakers (suggestions welcome).

If you are interested in finding out more about the group please contact our Disability Advice Services Team on 01582 470970 or email disabilityadviceservices@drcbeds.org.uk

Venue: The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House,  Poynters Rd, Dunstable, LU5 4TP

Venue: Poynters House, Poynters Rd, Dunstable, LU5 4TP

Times:  We meet on the first Friday of the month at 10.30am to 12.00pm.

Cost: We ask for a contribution of £2.50 to cover refreshment costs.

Contact Details: 

Email: disabilityadviceservices@drcbeds.org.uk or cedaluton@gmail.com

Phone:  01582 470970

 

Meditation and Relaxation Course

Do you feel stressed?

Do you suffer with anxiety or depression?

Would you benefit from some time to relax?

Do you need some “me time”?

Our one hour meditation and relaxation sessions can help. There are many benefits to meditation, mindfulness and relaxation. With guidance, you will learn to cope better with the stresses of life, helping you to relax, unwind and breathe deeply.
This is a gentle, calming and supportive group giving you time to relax and develop techniques to use at home.

Read more about the course

To book your place:Phone 01582 470900
Date: 8 week courses
Location: The Disability Resource Centre Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4TP
Cost:  £60 (8 weeks)

Directions to The Disability Resource Centre:
 

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