roviding 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!"

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 lynnepritchard@hillingdoncarers.org.uk your email address to include you in all future bulletins.

Carers Cafes

Our cafes give you the opportunity to relax and unwind, socialise with other carers
and in our experience this can lead to long term friendships
You can also bring the person you care for

Uxbridge Café
Fassnidge Memorial Hall, High Street, Uxbridge
First Monday of every month (except Bank Holidays)
2 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec

Ruislip Café
Methodist Church, Torrington Road, Ruislip Manor
Third Monday of every month
16 Sep, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec

Northwood Café
Emmanuel Church, High Street, Northwood
Second Tuesday of every month
10 Sep, 8 Oct, 12 Nov

Hayes Café
Hayes & Harlington Community Centre, Albert Road, Hayes
Last Thursday of every month
29 Aug, 26 Sep, 31 Oct, 28 Nov

Forget-Me-Not Café
for people with Dementia and their carers
St Matthews Church, High Street, Yiewsley
Second Monday of every month
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 massage).

Ever popular with carers, this service is available
once a fortnight at our Ruislip Manor venue.
We have more spaces - give us a call!


Complementary Therapies
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
Venue:
Harlington
Dates: Friday 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct and 1, 9 Nov.

Wellbeing Workshop 16
Venue: Uxbridge
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.


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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.
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