Here you will find information on events taking place within the Coventry and Warwickshire area…

Warwick District Dementia Network Launch

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 10.30am – 2.00pm Dormer Conference Centre, 3B Dormer Place, Leamington Spa CV32 5AA
Warwick District Dementia Network will be holding a free event on Thursday, 24th May at Dormer Conference Centre.
The event is for those living with dementia, primary carers, family, friends and volunteers running local dementia groups. Its aim is to enable them to find out who the key agencies for dementia support are and what other services are available to them in Warwick District.
To book your FREE place visit: https://wd-dementia-network-launch.eventbrite.co.uk, alternatively for further details please contact Gill Jones on 01926 477512 or email: gjones@wcava.org.uk

Warwickshire Armed Forces Gala Day Event 2018

Saturday, 10th June 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Nuneaton Gala Field, Avenue Road, Dunns Close, Nuneaton CV11 5NE
The Veterans Contact Point is hosting its 5th Annual Armed Forces Day Gala Event in Nuneaton, providing a FREE family fun day for the communities of Warwickshire and its surrounding areas; celebrating and acknowledge the sacrifices and service made by our UK Armed Forces -Serving and Veterans.
The event will bring together the Armed Forces Community (including the Cadet Forces), Military Charities, WW1 Military Re-enactors, Community Organisations, Market traders and fun rides in a day of fun, with activities for all.
For further details, please visit: https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk

We are looking for parents to make a difference

The first meeting of Making Space’s parents’ group for people with experience of perinatal mental health issues will be happening soon – it is a chance for people with this experience to make a difference and get involved in the work going on around perinatal mental health services. Please see the poster below for more details!

We are setting up a group network that aims to help influence strategic planning and strengthening of local support services for expectant and new parents and families who experience mental health issues. In Warwickshire, more than 1 in 5 women develop mental health issues in pregnancy or during the first year after birth. More than 1 in 10 expectant or new dads also develop mental health issues. Are you a mum or dad who’s experienced low mood, anxiety or other mental health issues whilst expecting a baby and/or in the first year after your baby was born? If yes, we want to hear your voice. If you think this group is something you would be interested in joining, please get in touch. Making Space Co-Production Warwickshire 01926 679207 coproduction.warks@makingspace.co.uk

 

Triple Link: Dementia Support at Brunswick Hub

Every Wednesday, 11.00am – 1.00pm, Brunswick Hub Community Centre, 98-100 Shrubland Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3BD
If you are living with memory loss or dementia, or caring for someone who is, Triple Link is here to support you. Triple Link is a friendly, relaxed and supportive group for people with dementia and their family and friends to enjoy together. Just drop in!
For more information, please call in to Brunswick Hub, or phone 01926 422123 and ask for Hilary. Alternatively visit: http://bit.ly/2BkLoSl for further details.

 

Citizen’s Advice Late night drop in session

Every Wednesday from 3.30 till 6.30pm at The Parish Rooms, Welcome Street, Atherstone.

 

North Warwickshire Walking Groups

Walking is ideal for most people to become physically active without the need for any special equipment. It is a great way to get some fresh air, meet new people, socialise and get out and about in your local community. All ages and abilities are welcome on our walks. The walk leader will ensure you are comfortable walking at your own pace. On your first visit you will be asked to fill out a short Health Questionnaire, please turn up five minutes beforehand to do this.
Current Walking Groups:

  • Ridge Lane on Monday afternoons
  • Mancetter on Tuesday mornings
  • Dordon on Tuesday mornings
  • Kingsbury on Wednesday mornings
  • Coleshill on Thursday mornings
  • Middleton on Wednesday afternoons
  • Atherstone on Thursday afternoons
  • Old Arley on Thursday afternoons
  • Hartshill on Thursday afternoons
  • Austrey on Friday mornings

To find out more please contact Stephanie Wagstaff on 01827 719353 or email stephaniewagstaff@northwarks.gov.uk  and visit our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/northwalks
For general walking advice visit www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

 

Accessible Stratford website and guide

Elizabeth Dixon (Accessible Stratford) has produced a new Accessible Stratford guide which has been sponsored by Stratford Town Trust, with support for the Accessible Stratford website from Friends of Stratford Shopmobility and Setsquare Creative Solutions. ‘My’ Accessible Stratford upon Avon is available to download from www.accessiblestratforduponavon.co.uk  and also a separate town map and guide contents.
Copies of the guide can be picked up at the Visitor Information Centre, Bridgefoot, Shopmobility, Bridgeway car park and several other locations around town but if you can’t find one and would like a copy please contact Elizabeth by email med2swan@gmail.com or call 07850 715782.  She has lots of knowledge about disability; physical and sensory impairments, building regulations for access, website guidance for accessibility and more.

Warwickshire Community And Voluntary Action – Volunteer Connect

Volunteer Connect is Warwickshire CAVA’s new online database that helps match volunteers to volunteering opportunities. Organisations and individuals can create a profile. Volunteers can then search for opportunities that match their skills, interests and availability, organisations can also search for volunteers that match their criteria. If you would like support in using the website or have any questions about involving volunteers please get in touch with local Volunteer Coordinator. Alternatively you can visit: www.wcava.org.uk/volunteering
New – monthly volunteering drop in 
First Thursday of each month, from 10am – 12.30pm at WCAVA Rugby Borough, 19 & 20 North Street, CV21 2AG
An informal drop in will take place on the first Thursday of each month for individuals wanting to find out more about volunteering in Rugby.

Atherstone ISS Hub

Provides practical support, information and guidance for adults with learning disabilities.
Click here to see the full programme of activities.
Which includes film nights, carers peer support, drop in with social work team, an allotment, Universal Credit Workshops, walking groups, and a Speaking up group.

For more information about the Hub or any activities contact Becky on 01827 711807

Springfield Mind’s new parent focused peer support group

Mind are pleased to be launching this group in response to much  local demand. Everyone welcome, call first or just drop in. If people would like any further information they can email me at sally.ward@springfieldmind.org.uk

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Therapeutic Recreation

Free workshops for Veterans Starting 16th April from 1.30 till 4.30pm
Sessions run every 2 weeks for 6 weeks at a location in Atherstone.
Sessions include:

  • Creative expression using a range of mediums, run by Little Ems Emporium
  • Talk on Roukes Drift by local Atherstone Historian
  • Live music and taster guitar lessons
  • Fine wire workshops with Elly May
  • Re-introduction to fitness session provided by the Fitness Station
  • Introduction to Nuneatons Veteran Contact Point

Transition/ Life Coaches available at most sessions.
All materials provided and free tea, coffee and cake. For more information contact Em on 07572266472 or click here.

Making Space – Bimonthly forums for mental health service users to share news and views about mental health in Warwickshire.

Services are invited to speak at upcoming forums in March. If you would like to get involved, do a consultation or share news about your service, please see the dates below and get in touch by calling Jessica Brooks on 019266 79207.

Thursday 15th March: Rugby
Tuesday 20th March: Nuneaton
Wednesday 21st March: Stratford
Friday 23rd March: Leamington