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From carer information sessions run by our Helpline advisers to wellbeing sessions and discussions with carers on diverse experiences of caring. We add new sessions every week so keep an eye on this page for more!

Our series of Pilates and Hatha yoga sessions have now ended, but we hope to be able to offer more of these in the future.

Please note that all our sessions have automated closed captions from Rev.

 

 

June sessions

Liz from our Helpline team will be joining us for an information and advice session focusing on Carer's Allowance and the earnings limit.  Liz will be offering guidance on the rules around claiming Carer's Allowance and earning, how to notify DWP, and what to look out for to avoid an overpayment.  There will be time for your questions, so be sure to bring along a notepad and pen! Book here

July sessions

Jointly is an innovative mobile and online app, designed by carers for carers.  Developed by Carers UK, Jointly helps to make caring a little easier, less stressful and more organised.  It combines group messaging and to-do-lists with other useful features, including medication lists, calendar and more.  Join us for an informative session where Geoff from our Carer Services team will be talking through how Jointly works and how it could help you in your caring role. Book here

There may be a time when a relative or friend you care for reaches a point in their life when they're unable to make important decisions alone.  To plan ahead for this, you might consider arranging a Power of Attorney.  This is a document that legally allows ‘appointed people’ to make decisions on someone else's behalf.  Priya from Carers UK's Helpline Advisory team will be joining us for an informative session on Power of Attorney, providing an overview of what it is, how to apply for it and how to manage someone else’s affairs.  There will be time for any questions you have. Book here

Join us to unwind together, relax and explore our inner landscape, whatever your beliefs. This session will be guided by Mariano Marcigaglia, a Spiritual Care volunteer who has been meditating for over 40 years and is currently helping with the running of equivalent sessions for the out-patients of the Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, as well as at The Royal Marsden.  It will consist of the cultivation of embodied awareness both in formal sitting and in daily life, as well as the development of goodwill and compassion towards ourselves and others. Book here

Hazel from Fibromyalgia Action UK will be joining us for an information and advice session focusing on fibromyalgia, a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue.  Fibromyalgia Association UK was first established in 1994 to provide information to people with fibromyalgia and merged with Fibro Action in 2015 to become Fibromyalgia Action UK.  FMA UK was established in order to raise awareness of the condition and provide information and support to sufferers and their families, health professionals and others. There will also be opportunities for you to ask questions and share your own reflections and experiences. Book here

 

Note on signing up to our sessions

Our Share and Learn events are generally bookable via Zoom. Once you have registered by clicking the "Book here" option of the session you wish to attend, you will be sent a confirmation email with a Zoom "join meeting" link. Please note you may not receive your link straight away. If you have registered during the weekend or during out of office hours, you will receive a confirmation email as soon as possible. You will need to register for each Share and Learn individually.

 

Session recordings

To help more carers enjoy the benefits of Share and Learn, some sessions will be recorded. Only the speaker/facilitator’s section will be publicly shared. If you do not wish to be recorded, you are welcome to turn off your camera/audio during this part of the session.

 

Want to chat with other carers?

As well as Share and Learns, we run weekly online Care for a Cuppa sessions, where you can meet other carers, share experiences and find mutual support. 

Carers Scotland and Carers Northern Ireland also run Care for a Cuppa sessions for carers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

Our sessions across the UK

 

Me Time for carers in Wales

Our Me Time sessions run by Carers Wales are a series of online activities to support your wellbeing. Activities range from practical advice on carers' rights and caring, to emotional and physical wellbeing sessions like mindfulness and dance, to creative opportunities like crafting and cooking. See what's on.

 

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Watch Share and Learn in your own time

You can now catch up with previous Share and Learn sessions on our videos page.

Carer roadshows

Carers UK is travelling across England and Wales to meet local carers, share updates on what we’re doing and hear what’s important to you in your area.

We’d love to see you on our travels, so if you’re nearby, come along to one of our events if you can.

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