Providing care for a loved one should not cost carers their mental and physical health. Sadly however we know that caring can be emotional and physical draining and many carers experience significant stress caused by the nature and extent of their caring responsibilities.
Carers tell us that the impact of caring is not just physical, they have increased levels of anxiety, depression, stress and poor sleep patterns; these are often intensified by social isolation and loneliness.
Calling all Culture Vultures
If you had a couple of hours to spare what would you like to do? We are planning a programme of activities to suit your interests and if we haven’t thought of something you’d enjoy, let us know!
Check for new activities for carers in the Carers News newsletter
"The 'Arts for Carers' course was a wonderful escape from the stress and pressures of caring. It took me to another place and it was wonderful!"
|Ever tried Pottery?
July for 3 weeks
Hillingdon Carers Centre, Uxbridge
Interested? Call Lynne on 01895 811206 to register your place
Enjoy the outdoors
Fancy a walk but don’t want to go alone?
Meet up with Hillingdon Carers rep and other carers
to join in these council-run walks and have a coffee with us afterwards
Uxbridge Stroller (1.5-2mile) 11:00am 9 Aug Uxbridge Library
Manor Farm Walk (1-3miles) 2:00pm 5 Aug Manor Farm Library, Ruislip
To attend a session or register interest for future activity, please call Lynne on 01895 811206
Do you email?
We would like to keep you updated about our wellbeing activities and any information about caring which might interest you through a regular Carer’s Bulletin.
Please email email@example.com your email address to include you in all future bulletins.
Our popular cafes are a place for you to relax and
meet other carers and you can bring the person you care for.
New - Harefield Carers Cafe
Harefield Community Centre, Priory Avenue
Second Monday of every month
Monday 9 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec
From Sept - Fassnidge Memorial Hall, High Street, Uxbridge
First Monday of every month (except Bank Holidays)
5 Aug, 2 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec
Methodist Church, Torrington Road, Ruislip Manor
Third Monday of every month
19 Aug, 16 Sep, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec
Emmanuel Church, High Street, Northwood
Second Tuesday of every month
13 Aug, 10 Sep, 8 Oct, 12 Nov
Hayes & Harlington Community Centre, Albert Road, Hayes
Last Thursday of every month
25 Jul, 29 Aug, 26 Sep, 31 Oct, 28 Nov
for people with Dementia and their carers
St Matthews Church, High Street, Yiewsley
Second Monday of every month
12 Aug, 9 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec
Exercise can be fun and social
Exercise is a great way to feel better, boost your health
and have fun!
Watts Hall, Christ Church, Uxbridge
alternate Thursdays 1:30-3:00pm.
Chair Exercise with Alison
Yoga with Jodi
Light refreshments are provided afterwards
so that you can share your stories,
successes or questions with other carers
There is no need to book, just drop in!
Comfort Touch sessions
We are delighted to be able to offer you a
free course of four sessions of Comfort
Touch (a gentle, over the clothes seated
Ever popular with carers, this service is
available once a fortnight at our Ruislip
We have more spaces - give us a call!
Complementary therapies are pleasant and
relaxing to receive and can help with reducing
anxiety, aiding relaxation, easing aches and
pains and improving sleep.
Carers are offered a course of four sessions
of a treatment which last for 30 minutes.
Contact Nadia on 01895 811206
Therapeutic Care for Carers
Wellbeing Workshops 2019
In a small group setting you will experience a
variety of simple to learn techniques that you can
use every day to enhance your coping skills,
improve your ability to relax and to maintain a
better sense of wellbeing in your daily life.
These practices include Tai Chi, Mindfulness, Meditation
and Exercise involving the body and mind to help
you manage stress, enhance sleep and finding joy
in an alternative way.
These workshops are offered in six sessions and
you need to attend all sessions to fully maximise
the benefits this course.
Wellbeing Workshop 15
Dates: Friday 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct and 1, 9 Nov.
Wellbeing Workshop 16
Dates: Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26 February & 4,11 March 2020
Please contact Nadia on 01895 811206
London Borough of Hillingdon offers events and activities for the young and older residents.
What is Leisure Link?
The LeisureLink card provides a discount to concessionary groups at leisure centres and library facilities. The scheme has recently been reviewed and extra concessionary groups such as asylum seekers, students and those who receive council tax benefits have been added. Over 65+ swimming is FREE.
Click here for more information.