What’s coming up – Dates for your Diary

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We have a few dates for your diary coming up over the next month. This is a great opportunity to meet other carers and get a break. For more information, contact Becky or Fiona on 01527 66177 or info@carerscareline.co.uk.

Wednesday 11th January – Carers Group – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

We’ve got a talk by the Redditch Historical Society, the subject of which will be ‘Redditch and HRH Queen Elizabeth’ .

This will be held at the Ecumenical Centre.  We all really enjoyed the last historical talk so are looking forward to this one.

Tuesday 14th February – Carers Drop In – 10:00 am to 12 noon

Have a break and come join us for a coffee and a chat.  Meet other carers and the team.

This will be held at the Ecumenical Centre. Put it in your diary.

Wednesday 22nd February – Carers Group – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us for a talk entitled “What is mental health and how does it fit into your life”.  mental health is so important to us all but especially for carers. Come and find out more about looking after yourself.

This will be held at the Ecumenical Centre

Thursday 9th March – Carers Pub Lunch – times to be confirmed

Have a break and come join us for a pub lunch.  The pub and time is still to be confirmed.  Watch this space.

£5.00 deposit is required.

As usual, please feel free to give us a call if you’d like to talk about these dates, or if you just need to chat – about anything – we’re always here for you.



Carers Enjoy Christmas Crafternoon

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Christmas Crafts, Cards & Creativity

Last week we shared a lovely few hours with volunteers and carers getting creative.  We made a selection of festive cards ready for Christmas.

Every one got stuck in with the glitter, the glue and the scissors and made some incredible creations.

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Showing off the talent

Here are just a couple of the cards that the talented carers created

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An Introduction to Mindfulness

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Next Wednesday 1st June we have our Carers Group session – ‘An introduction to Mindfulness’.  Its being held in the Ecumenical Centre from 1.00pm – 3.00pm.  Please call us on 01527 66177 to book your space.

Carers Week 6th – 12th June 2016

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Carers%20Week%20JPG%20-%20print version logo 2016This year’s Carers Week, a UK-wide annual awareness campaign is from Monday 6th – Sunday 12th June 2016. Its aim is to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for and to recognise the important contribution informal unpaid carers make. This year the theme of Building Carer Friendly Communities continues highlighting that ‘the whole community not only need to become aware of the vital role that unpaid carers have within our community but to also take an active role in reaching out to support them’.

If you or anyone you know in the town needs support in their caring role, please visit us at one of our promotional events to speak directly to Carers Careline staff over the week-

Friday 3rd June – Asda, Redditch from 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 7th June – Carer ‘Drop In’ at the Ecumenical Centre, Redditch – a special Drop In for all our registered carers, or for those who are currently caring for someone who could not manage without their help to drop in for a cuppa and a chat.

Wednesday 8th June – Kingfisher centre from 10am – 4pm

Thursday 9th June – Sainsburys, Redditch from 10am – 4pm

In addition, there is a week- long display in the town centre library.

Carers Careline would like to thank the Asda, the Kingfisher Centre, Sainsburys, and the Redditch library for their kind support.

For more information on our services, if you are a carer, or know of a carer who need support,  or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer,  please contact us on 01527 66177.

Food for Mood course

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Don’t forget our ‘Food for Mood’ session tomorrow afternoon from 1pm – 3pm. How what you eat affects how you feel. To book your space please give us a call on 01527 66177, or email us at info@carerscareline.co.uk. Alternatively you can just turn up tomorrow.

Sign up for our FREE MacMillan Cancer Training

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Are you caring for someone with cancer, or would you like to know more about cancer. Carers Careline are offering a series of FREE cancer training sessions during May, delivered by Macmillan Cancer Support. The subjects covered will be as wide as possible and not just for people who are supporting people with cancer now. Topics to be covered include signs, symptoms and support; followed by listening and support; and then finally support through loss and bereavement. The sessions are being held in the Ecumenical Centre, Evesham Walk, Redditch B97 4EX. The dates are Tuesday 3rd, 10th or 17th May and you can book for either 11.00am – 12.30pm OR 1.00pm – 2.30pm slots. If possible it is recommended that you attend a course of three sessions. To book or for further information, please contact Carers Careline on 0152766177 or email Carers Careline at info@carerscareline.co.uk.

Happy Easter

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Wishing all our registered carers a very Happy Easter.  It was lovely to see so many of you at the Drop In this morning.

Please note that we will be closed for the Easter break from Friday 25th March until Wednesday 30th March 2016.

ASDA Chosen by You scheme

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If you shop in Asda please support Carers Careline next time you pop in. Asda colleagues have kindly chosen Carers Careline as one of the three charities up for the public vote over the next 8 weeks in the ir Chosen by You charity funding scheme. At the checkout you will be given a green token to put into the charity bin of your choice (they are by the exit to the store) PLEASE choose Carers Careline and help us win the public vote. Thank you

Easter Drop In

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We are inviting all registered carers to our Easter Drop In on Thursday 24th March 2016 between 10am – 12pm. Pop in for a cuppa, a chat and a hot cross bun. We would love to see you.