This September 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, and as most of them take 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 7 September 2020
Description Time Platform Area(s)
Yoga with Harpal Sahota 10:30am-11:30am Zoom All
Picnic in the Park with Sue and Michal 12pm-2pm In person Nottinghamshire only
Benefits information and advice with Veronique Muhammed 1pm-3pm Zoom All
Asian Women's Virtual Masterchef Cooking Competition with Noreen and Imaan 2pm-3pm GoToMeeting All
M2M Solicitors (Wills) with Marie Quinn & Miriam Geevarghese 2pm-3pm Zoom All
Virtual Retro Games (Catchphrase) with Linda and Kayleigh 3:30pm-4:30pm GoToMeeting All
Tuesday 8 September 2020
Description Time Platform Area(s)
Pilates with Patricia Lajtai 10am-11am Zoom All
Taking back control - peer support group with Vinette Campbell 11am-12pm Zoom All
Picnic in the Park with Sue and Michal 12pm-2pm In person Nottinghamshire only
Zumba with Soranny Perone 1pm-1:45pm Zoom All
M2M Solicitors (Probate) with Marie Quinn & Miriam Geevarghese 2pm-3pm Zoom All
Benefits Information & Advice Session with Notts County Council 2pm-3pm MS Teams All
Diabetes Presentation 3pm-4pm Zoom All
Virtual Bingo with Famita and Martin 7:30pm-8:30pm GoToMeeting All
Wednesday 9 September 2020
Description Time Platform Area(s)
Feldenkrais with Jonathan Clau 10am-11am Zoom All
Picnic in the Park with Sue and Michal 12pm-2pm In person Nottinghamshire only
Benefits information & advice session with Notts County Council 1pm-2pm MS Teams All
M2M Solicitors (Lasting Power of Attorney) with Marie Quinn & Miriam Geeverghese 2pm-3pm Zoom All
Ashtanga Yoga with Tania Shillam 7pm-8pm Zoom All
Thursday 10 September 2020
Description Time Platform Area(s)
Yoga with Harpal Sahota 10am-11am Zoom All
Feldenkrais with Jonathan Clay 11am-12pm Zoom All
Benefits Information & Advice with Veronique Muhammad 1pm-3pm Zoom All
M2M Solicitors (Court of Protection) with Marie Quinn & Miriam Geevarghese 2pm-3pm Zoom All
Virtual retro games (Price is Right) with Becca and Dee 3pm-4pm GoToMeeting All
Young Carers Bingo (under 18s) 5pm-6pm Zoom All
Ashtanga Yoga with Tania Shilliam 7pm-8pm Zoom All
Friday 11 September 2020
Description Time Platform Area(s)
Virtual retro games (Play Your Cards Right) with Jazz and Hayley 10am-11am GoToMeeting All
Zumba with Deby Mendes 11am-11:45am Zoom All
Pilates with Patricia Lajtai 1pm-2pm Zoom All
Benefits information & advice with Shirley Wheatley 1pm-3pm Zoom All
M2M Solicitors (employment & bingo) with Marie Quinn & Miriam Geevarghese 2pm-3pm Zoom All
Ashtanga Yoga with Tania Shillam 4:30pm-5:30pm Zoom All
Young Carers Film Night (under 18s)  6pm-7:30pm Zoom All
Pub quiz (over 18s) with Hayley and Kayleigh 7:30pm-8:30pm GoToMeeting All
Saturday 12 September
Description Time Platform Area(s)
Young Carers Name That Tune (under 18s) 10am-11am Zoom All
Sunday 13 September
Description Time Platform Area(s)
Young Carers Arts & Crafts Competition  All day - winners announced at 5pm Zoom All
Monday 14 September
Description Time Platform Area(s)
Yoga with Harpal Sohata 10:30am-11:30am Zoom All
British Red Cross - First Aid with Suzanna Palka 12:30pm-2pm Zoom All
Tuesday 15 September
Description Time Platform Area(s)
Pilates with Patricia Lajtai 10am-11am Zoom All
British Red Cross - Kindness in your Community with Suzanne Palka 12:30pm-2pm Zoom All
Wednesday 16 September
Description Time Platform Area(s)
Friends against Scams talk with Sally Schofield 11am-12pm Zoom All
Zumba with Deby Mendes 12pm-1:15pm Zoom 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 some platforms have a participation limit - 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 3137 6194

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]