This October we're inviting carers across the country to join us for our 'Connecting Carers' week: a series of (mostly online) events and activities designed to help connect people who provide unpaid care to others.

What's on?

We've got a range of free activities planned between 12th and 18th October. As most of these events will place online this means they can generally be accessed by carers anywhere in the UK.

If you’d like to chat with new people, take a break, find information and/or have fun – you’re invited to join in!

Monday 12 October 2020
Description Type of event Time Platform Area(s)
Talk: Kindness in your community (British Red Cross) ℹInformation / training 10-11am Online (book here) All
Yoga ⬤Exercise 10:30-11:30am Online (Zoom) All

Talk: Dementia awareness (Alzheimer's Society)

ℹInformation / training 11am-12pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Asian Women's Group ⭗Meetup 1.30pm-2.30pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Walk around the lake at Highfields Park (NG7 2RD) ⬤Exercise From 2pm In person Nottinghamshire
Talk: Financial scams (Sally Schofield, Community Banker, Nat West) ℹInformation / training 3-4pm Online (Zoom) All
Online cookery session (view recipe) 🔴Just for fun 5-6pm Online (Zoom) All
Young Carers: Tai Chi  〇Young carers 6pm-6:30pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Tuesday 13 October 2020
Description Type of event Time Platform Area(s)
Pilates ⬤Exercise 10-11am Zoom All
Walk around Bulwell Hall Golf Course & Country Park (NG6 8LF) ⬤Exercise From 11am In person Nottinghamshire
Peer support group ⭗Meetup 11am-12pm Online (Zoom) All
Singing group ('Care2Sing UK') 🔴Just for fun 2-2:40pm Online (Zoom) All
Young Carers: Tai Chi 〇Young carers 6pm-6:30pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Wednesday 14 October 2020
Description Type of event Time Platform Area(s)
Feldenkrais Movements class ⬤Exercise 10-11am Online (Zoom) All
First Aid Training (British Red Cross) ℹInformation / training 10:30am-12pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Talk: M2M Solicitors ℹInformation / training 11am-12pm Online (Zoom) All
Walk around Arnot Hill Park (NG5 6LU) ⬤Exercise From 11am In person Nottinghamshire
Zumba ⬤Exercise 1-2pm Online (Zoom) All
Feldenkrais Movements class ⬤Exercise 3-4pm Online (Zoom) All
Young Carers: chat about mental health 〇Young carers 6pm-7pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Bingo 🔴Just for fun 7pm-8pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Thursday 15 October 2020
Description Type of event Time Platform Area(s)
Walk around Woodthorpe Grange Park (NG5 4HA) ⬤Exercise From 11am In person Nottinghamshire
Feldenkrais Movements class ⬤Exercise 11am-12pm Online (Zoom) All
Solicitors/Rotheras talk: wills, power of attorney ℹInformation / training 11am-12pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Pilates ⬤Exercise 1-2pm Online (Zoom) All
Talk: The Museum of Brands (including creative activities for people living with dementia) 2-2:30pm Online (Zoom) All
Feldenkrais Movements class ⬤Exercise 3-4pm Online (Zoom) All
Young Carers: art class 〇Young carers 6pm-7pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Friday 16 October 2020
Description Type of event Time Platform Area(s)
Singalong workshop with Rockabillies 🔴Just for fun 10-11am Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Yoga ⬤Exercise 10-11am Online (Zoom) All
First Aid (British Red Cross) ℹInformation / training 10:30-11:30am Online (book here) All
Walk along the River Trent (NG2 2GS) ⬤Exercise From 11am In person Nottinghamshire
Benefits information and advice session (Notts County Council Benefit Advisor) ℹInformation / training 11am-12pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Zumba ⬤Exercise 1-2pm Online (Zoom) All
Benefits information and advice session (Nottingham City Council Welfare Rights Officer) ℹInformation / training 1:30pm-3pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
M2M Solicitors ℹInformation / training 3-4pm Online (Zoom) All
Saturday 17 October
Description Type of event Time Platform Area(s)
Walk around Sutton Lawn (NG17 4LH) ⬤Exercise From 11am In person Nottinghamshire
Young carers: Live cook-a-long & tips on nutrition (ingredients & recipe available on request) 〇Young carers From 1pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
Sunday 18 October
Description Type of event Time Platform Area(s)
Young carers: pets corner 〇Young carers From 4pm Online (Zoom or MS Teams) All
How to join the events

The virtual sessions will run on various online platforms eg Zoom, GoToMeeting, MSTeams (laptop/tablet/mobile with speaker & camera required). You may be required to download and access an app to participate in the activities.

Please be aware that places on some events are limited - so please contact us in advance to check session availability and book your place.

For more details including login details, and to book your place on any of these events, contact us:

Tel: 0115 8248 824 or 0203 137 6194

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]