Carers Hub Newsletter – March 2024

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Hello and welcome to the Carers Federation Carers Hub Newsletter for March 2024

Please find details below of the support groups during March, to express your interest in a support group or to request the Zoom link contact: Tel: 0808 802 1777

Email: / Whatsapp or Text: 07814 678460

Carer Support Groups March 2024
Mansfield Carer Support Group held at Friends Meeting House, 124 Rosemary Street, Mansfield NG18 1RBFri 1st March 202410.00am – 12.00pm
Asian Women Carer Support Group held at the Carers Federation Ltd, 21- 23 Pelham Road, Nottingham NG5 APMon 4th March 202411.00am – 1.00pm
Rushcliffe Carer Support Group held at Church of the Holy Rood, Village Street, Edwalton NG12 4AB Guest speaker: Age UK ConnectTues 5th March 20241.30pm – 3.30pm
Broxtowe Carer Support Group held at Chilwell Community Centre, Inham Road, Chilwell, NG9 4HXWed 6th March 202410.00am – 12.00pm
Bulwell Carer Support Group held at Ravensworth Road Methodist Church, Ravensworth Road, Bulwell NG6 8FNMon 11th March 20241.00pm – 3.00pm
Ashfield Carer Support Group held at Ashfield Wellbeing Centre, Portland Street, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7AEMon 11th March 20241.00pm – 3.00pm
Gedling Carer Support Group held at the Gedling Road Methodist Church, Gedling, Nottinghamshire NG4 3EX Guest speaker: Radford Care GroupTues 12th March 202410.30am – 12.30pm
Worksop Carer Support Group held at The Crossing Church, Newcastle Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 2AT Guest speaker: Fuel Poverty / Warm PacksWed 13th March 202410.00am – 11.30am
Newark Carer Support Group held at Newark Beacon Centre, Gresham Suite, Cafferata Way, Newark, Notts NG24 2TN Guest speaker: Fuel Poverty / Warm PacksThurs 14th March 202410.00am – 12.00pm
Bakersfield Carer Support Group held at the Bakersfield & Neighbourhood Community Centre, 312 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham NG3 7DNTues 19th March 20241.00pm – 3.00pm
Working Carers Support Group – Via Zoom, book on to receive the linkTues 19th March 20247.00pm – 8.00pm
Carers Café – Via Zoom, book on to receive the link Guest speaker: Talking TherapiesThurs 21st March 20241.30pm – 2.30pm
CITY (previously Hyson Green Group) Carer Support Group held at Carers Federation, 21-23 Pelham Road, Carrington, Nottm NG5 1AP Guest speaker: DHA / Safety OnlineMon 25th March 202411.00am – 1.00pm
Retford Carer Support Group held at The Well, Hospital Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 7BDWed 27th March 202410.00am – 11.30am
Parent Carer Support Group via Zoom book on to receive the linkThurs 28th March 20247.30pm – 8.30pm
Clifton Carer Support Group held at Clifton Community Centre, Southchurch Drive, Clifton NG11 8AR Guest speaker: to be confirmedFri 22nd March 2024 Date changed as following week is a bank holiday12.00pm – 2.00pm

Fuel Poverty / Cost of Living Crisis

Are you worried about how the cost-of-living crisis is impacting on you?

Would you like more information and advice on ways to help with the cost of living / fuel poverty?

If the answer is YES please come along to one of Nottinghamshire Carers Hub information sessions, covering:

  • Fuel poverty; Nottingham Energy Partnership providing information and support around energy efficiency or heating solutions to people living in fuel poverty
  • Cost of living crisis; space to talk about how this could be impacting on you
  • Opportunity to pick up a FREE warm pack
  • Warm Space with Free Tea / Coffee and Cake
  • Opportunity to talk with a Carers Hub Support Worker around your caring responsibilities
  • Information about the Carers Hub Service and learn about the benefits of registering as a carer with your GP and using the NHS App

The Fuel Poverty / Cost of Living Sessions will take place on the following dates:

29th February, 7th and 14th March 2024 all 1pm-3pm / At Carers Federation Ltd, 21-23 Pelham Road NG5 1AP

Please book your place by contacting Carers Hub Email: or call us on: 0808 802 1777

If you have any difficulties attending a session please let us know

Electric Blanket

Electric blanket fires can be fatal, see attached leaflet for tips on how to stay safe.

Training Opportunities

Free Online Adult Safeguarding Course – contact Carers Hub to access this course:

Tel: 0808 802 1777 / Email:

Free Adult IT Training Courses including Digital Skills for ESOL learners:

Delivered by Inspire Learning at Stapleford Library and Beeston Library, for more details visit: or ring 01623 677 200

Jobskilla – amazing learning opportunities, learn online from home, courses include: Understanding Autism / Dementia Care / Understanding Mental Health / Caring for the Elderly

Counselling Skills / Retail Operations

Get a free android tablet on completion of any course, contact: or ring 0800 058 4658

Also offering online Business Administration Level Two, click for more details:


Alzheimer’s Society

Build your support network and find out information about dementia in Nottinghamshire. Get information to help you support someone with dementia and look after yourself. Our Information Programmes are for family, friends and carers living with dementia. A friend or relative may have been recently diagnosed or have had dementia for some time.

The sessions are run by skilled, compassionate and experienced staff.

We will be holding these sessions virtually via Zoom. All details will be sent to you in advance of the sessions so you will be able to log in and attend. Please ensure you can attend all sessions.

Our Information Programme runs: 27th February 2024 10:30am-1pm 5th March 2024 10:30am-1pm 12th March 2024 10:30pm-1pm 19th March 2024 10:30am-1pm Please contact your local office before attending. To find out more contact us on: Telephone 0115 934 3811 Email:

Radford Care Group

Making Sense of Dementia Course in Carlton

This programme of special support sessions for carers of people with dementia will give an improved understanding of all aspects of dementia. The free seven-week programme has experts guiding the group and also offers mutual support from other carers, refreshments and a chance to get your questions answered in a relaxed and informal setting. Help with respite care may be available (subject to suitability).

Booking is required, for more information or to reserve a place please contact us on 0115 9786133 or 07513 856647 or email

Held at Carlton Hill Surgery, 428 Carlton Hill, Carlton NG4 1JA

Wednesday 10th April to 22nd May 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm

We Find Any Learner

We are pleased to announce the top six FREE online courses available this month! However, please note that spots are extremely limited, so we urge you not to delay in registering. The demand is high, and places are filling up rapidly.

To be eligible for enrolment, you must be at least 19 years old by August 31st, 2023, reside in England, and not currently be enrolled in an apprenticeship program. This exceptional opportunity allows you to expand your knowledge and skills, whether for personal or professional growth. With a selection of over 50 courses, you can choose the one that best suits your interests and aspirations.

Do not let this chance to unlock your full potential slip away. 

Sign up today at or call 01226 958 888.

Skilled Hands Organisation – Craft Courses

We now have morning and afternoon craft sessions in Dressmaking, Bag Making, Soap Making, Jewellery Making and Millinery.

Our Morning Sessions starts from 9:15am to 11:45am and our Afternoon Sessions starts from 12:00pm to 2:30pm

These workshops are completely free to Unemployed women, Women with caring responsibilities and those on low income living in Nottingham leading on to starting your own small businesses with the acquired Craft Skills.

For further information, please contact / 074 32 44 0997

Consultation Opportunity for Mental Health Carers

Nottingham Trent University are sending an invitation to Mental Health Carers to be part of research, gathering opinions and experiences to influence change in policy and procedures.

Tuesday 5th March 2024 / 12.30pm – 5.00pm at Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2AR. For more details contact Zaral Malani:

Support with Cost of Living

Household Support Fund 4 provides support to vulnerable Nottingham residents in the following ways:

  • Free School Meal Vouchers
  • Supermarket Vouchers
  • Energy Vouchers
  • Food Bank Support
  • Social Eating Projects Support
  • Care Leaver Support
  • Mobile Food Supermarket Support

Further information on the support that is available to help with the cost of living can be found on the UK government Website Cost of Living Hub here:

If you press ‘Ctrl’ on your keyboard and click the link below at the same time it will take you directly to the Nottingham City Website for more info on this: Household Support Vouchers – Nottingham City Council

Harvest Community Haven

Community Café & Food Bank every Saturday 10am – 12pm at Harvest Community Resource Centre, Queens Road, Beeston NG9 2FF / Tel: 07482 940 898

Support Groups

Peer Support Group promoting wellbeing for 35-55 year olds

Hayley – social prescriber invites you to come and meet new people, share experiences and get advice. Every 3rd Monday of the month, 2pm – 4pm at Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren, 97 Derby Road, Stapleford NG9 7AA.

Carers Council – Allies in Mental Health

Open meetings held at Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, NG1 4EZ, 1pm – 4pm, dates for the coming year: 20th March / 15th May / 17th July / 18th September / 20th November / 11th December (Christmas Party). For further details contact Geoff Curtis: 0115 9631 916 / email:

Muslim Mum’s Pregnancy Group

Nottingham Women’s Muslim Network will be free running monthly, educational and support sessions for pregnant women in Nottingham, which will be run every month on a Thursday at 9.30am by trained professionals and volunteers:
22nd Feb – Postnatal recovery / 21st Mar – Navigating maternity care / 18th Apr – Preparing to breastfeed / 16th May – Pain management / 20th June – Emotional wellbeing
Mary Potter Health Centre, book a place by clicking on the link below:
Here’s the link to our website for more info:

Carers in Hucknall Group

Everyone welcome, a warm greeting guaranteed, meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm – 3.30pm at the John Godber Centre, Ogle Street, Hucknall NG15 7FQ, contact Jim Radburn for more information: 0115 9330 746.

Trent Dementia Drop In

For anyone affected by dementia, free refreshments, every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10.30am – 1.30pm at Cleaves Hall, Castle Gate, Nottingham NG1 7AS

Tel: 0115 7484 220 / Email:

Please accept our apologies if you are no longer a carer, if you would like us to update your records and remove you from the mailing list please get in touch: / 0808 802 1777