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01254 688440

Bringing carers and the carers service together as expert partners to ensure carers needs, wishes and feelings are at the heart of everything we do

Full activities calendar

Activity
Date/time
Venue
Cost

Ready Steady Cook

Two cooks will take the challenge of cooking a main and a desert. The competition will be judged by our panel of expert food connoisseurs. The audience will get a chance to view the skills used on the big screen. A buffet will also be provided which will include some amazing continental foods to taste.

5pm – 8pm

limited of 35 places available

Thursday 9th March 2017
Bank Top Neighborhood Learning Centre
£5

5 Ways to Well-Being

Due to high demand this course has returned and will consist of 5
sessions based on various activities which are fun filled and will provide a taster to continue with further courses. Also if you would like to engage in new activities or hobbies, crafts, yoga, music, cooking, relaxation and photography are integrated into this course.
A great way to build on skills, interact with others, build friendships and take some time out from caring. A trip is also organised for one of the sessions.

Ring 01254688440 for next sessions details

On-Going Course
Kingsway
FREE

Photography Group

Come along to this introduction to photography where you can learn the basic skills of
capturing photos. It’s a great way to socialise and make use of your camera. If you have a
camera, bring it along! The frequency of sessions will depend on group members.

Ring 01254 688440 for next session details

On-Going Course
Kingsway/Various
FREE
Activity
Date/time
Venue
Cost

Not to be missed!

Our “Beginners Sewing Class “run by a very experienced seamstress and tutor.

Beginning Monday 3rd April 1pm – 3pm

6 week course which will give you a foundation to work on your own projects, the course includes

Setting up your machine and getting started, learning about basic tools you need, measuring, cutting to finishing a project.

This is a free course and an opportunity to learn new skills!

Venue: Kingsway.

 

Monday 3rd April 2017
Kingsway
Free

Running Wild Theater Show

Direct from Regent’s Park Theatre’s sensational summer season, Michael Morpurgo’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity, wowing audiences of all ages and critics alike.

Leaving Kingsway at 4.30

Show starts at 7pm

Friday 21st April 2017
The Lowry Theatre
£10

Coffee Morning

Come and enjoy a great morning coffee alongside other carers in your situation. It will be a great chance to make friends and find out more about the opportunities available to you. The theme for this coffee morning is Self-Care, find out what you can do to avoid medical treatment and stay fit and well.

Also for those new to caring a chance to get information and support.

When: Thursday 27th April from 9.30 – 11.30

Where: BWD Carers Service, Kingsway

Cost: Free

Thursday 27th April 2017
Kingsway
Free

Working Carers Group Supper & Support

(Topics Benefits & Self Care)

Wednesday 3rd May 6pm – 8.30pm

For anyone that struggles to get to activities during the day, this is your opportunity to get some support, meet other carers and start thinking about yourself. Buffet provided.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Kingsway
Free

Day Trip to Skipton

Wednesday 17th May

Leaving Kingsway at 9am Returning from Skipton at 2.30pm

Cost: £6

A visit to this market based town, steeped in history, with its magnificent 900 year old castle, old town shops, river and boats and scenic walks.

Wednesday 17th May 2017
9am Kingsway
£6

Coffee Morning and Market Place

Wednesday 14th June 9.30am – 12.30

Drop in and find out what the carers service can offer you take part in enjoyable activities that can become a hobby, come and shop in our Market, items made by carers.

Wednesday 14th June 20174
Kingsway
Free

Carers Week Walk (In Brockholes)

Thursday 15th June 11am – 12noon

Brockholes, meet at Carers Service for 10.30

Must book on by calling 01254 688440

Thursday 15th June 2017
Brockholes
Free

Carers Week Trip – Lake District

Saturday 17th June

Cost: £6

Leaving Kingsway at 9am returning journey from destination at 3pm

Drop off at Bowness on Windermere, you can then take a trip on the boat or enjoy strolling near the lake and some shopping.

Saturday 17th June 2017
Lake District
£6
Activity
Date/time
Venue
Cost

Carers Service Eid Celebration

An invitation to all carers to come and enjoy the Eid Celebrations!Come and enjoy traditional Eid food

Henna painting, Music & Dance

Call 01254 688 440 for more information or to book you place

Wednesday 5th July 5 pm till 8 pm
Kingsway
£6.00

Working Carers Group

Relaxation & Support

This group runs Bi – Monthly and is aimed at those carers who work and find it difficult to access support and some time out. The session runs for 2 hrs  the first hour concentrates on issues that carers bring and support, the second part is an activity that is agreed by the group, we are currently working around positive change, relaxation and well-being.

Call 01254 688 440 for more information or to book you place

Wednesday 12th July 6 pm till 8 pm
Kingsway
Free

5 Ways to Well-Being

Due to high demand this course has returned and will consist of 5 sessions based on various activities which are fun filled and will provide a taster to continue with further courses. Also if you would like to engage in new activities or hobbies, crafts, yoga, music, cooking, relaxation and photography are integrated into this course. A great way to build on skills, interact with others, build friendships and take some time out from caring. A trip is also organised for one of the sessions.

Call 01254 688 440 for more information or to book you place

Call for Dates and Times
Kingsway
Free

Table Top Sale

Come to sell or buy from our table top sale

Book a table for £10  Bag a Bargain!

Call 01254 688 440 for more information or to book you place

Saturday 5th August 9 am till 1 pm
Kingsway
£10.00

Family Trip to Chester Zoo

UK’s most visited zoo with over 15000 animals and 500 different species featuring rare and endangered species in lush, ornate gardens, with a water bus and a monorail.

Leaving Kingsway at 9.00am Departing from Chester Zoo at 4pm

£12 per person or £40 for a family of four

Call 01254 688 440 for more information or to book you place

Saturday 5th August
Chester Zoo
FULL

Life After Caring Course

This is for anyone who has recently ceased to be a carer for any reason whether this is because of bereavement or loved one moving into care. This course will enable you to re-establish yourself, deal with emotions, set new goals for yourself, make connections and build your self-confidence.

Call 01254 688 440 for more information or to book you place

Monday 21st August 10 am till 12 Noon
Kingsway
Free

Adam’s Family @ The Lowry

Theatre Trip

Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, with music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated Andrew Lippa. Wednesday Addams (Carrie Hope Fletcher), the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez (Cameron Blakely) knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia (Samantha Womack) in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?

Subsidised at £25 ( Bargain) Ideal for all the family

Travel included leaving Kingsway at 4.30pm for a 7.30pm show

Some free time at the Lowry.

Return at 11pm

Call 01254 688 440 for more information or to book you place

Wednesday 30th August 4:30 pm till 11 pm
The Lowry
£25.00

Easy Social Media Training

Wednesdays 6th, 13th, 20th September 10.30 am till 12.00 Noon

Learn how to use Social Media to get information and support that you need, open up to a new world of communication.

Learn how to set up an Outlook Email Account and communicate through Facebook and Twitter

Call 01254 688 440 for more information or to book you place

Delayed until Further Notice
Kingsway
Free

Working Carers Group

Colouring Memories

(You will need to bring an old photograph for this session)

This group runs Bi – Monthly and is aimed at those carers who work and find it difficult to access support and some time out.

The session runs for 2 hrs  the first hour concentrates on issues that carers bring and support, the second part is an activity that is agreed by the group, we are currently working around positive change, relaxation and wellbeing.

Call 01254 688 440 for more information or to book you place

Wednesday 20th September 6 pm till 8 pm
Kingsway
Free

Autumn Information Coffee Morning

Drop in for a cuppa and have a chat with us, find out how our service can support you.

A fun morning with other activities going on e.g. crafts, relaxation.

An enjoyable morning and a chance to get out and meet other people.

Call 01254 688 440 for more information or to book you place

Thursday 21st September 9.30 am till 12.30 pm
Kingsway
Free
Activity
Date/time
Venue
Cost

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD Course)

Has your child a short attention span and poor concentration?

Does your child interrupt, intrude, argue and talk excessively?

Is your child overactive, impulsive and difficult to discipline and under achieving?

Do you have a child affected by ADHD?

If you have answered YES to the above and your child is aged 6 to 12 years why not attend one of the training programmes.

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Wednesday 4th October
Kingsway
Free

Calling all Parent Carers

We want to hear from you!

Are you looking after a young child 0-25 years old who has special needs?

Do you know your rights?

Do you know where to get extra help to support you?

BwD Carers provides support, advice and information to assist you in your caring role.

However we would like to tailor the support to your need.

Come along to our consultation and tell us what your needs are?

Time: 10am-12 noon

Wednesday 18th October
Kingsway
Free

Working Carers Group

Evening Spa Experience, enjoy a two hour thermal heat spa experience using the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi at Inside Spa.

Priority given to carers who work during the day, however this offer is open to anyone who is unable to access the day activities and others if places are available. (Female Only).

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Wednesday 18th October
Kingsway
£15 includes Spa and Transport

Rowing for Seniors (Over 65+)

Try something new, a taster indoor rowing session for seniors, easy to learn, lots of fun, will get you out and about and making friends. Transport provided from Kingsway.

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Thursday 26th October
Clitheroe Rugby Union Football Club
£2 including transport

The Body Shop

Carers Support Group are hosting a sale of products from The Body Shop.

The sale is open to all so why not come along and enjoy choosing some Christmas gifts for your friends and family and perhaps a treat for yourself as well?

Time: 11.30am – 1pm

Tuesday 31st October
Kingsway
Pay for what you buy

Mental Health Matters

Join Blackburn with Darwen Community Restart for a gentle introduction to Mental Health.

For further information contact Waqas or Jal on 01254 226360.

Time: 1pm

Tuesday 31st October
Kingsway
Free

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP DAY)

Neuro Linguistic Programming was invented in the early 70’s. Neuro refers to how the mind and body interact and linguistic refers to the insights into a person’s thinking that can be obtained by careful attention totheir use of language.

Programming refers to the study of the thinking and behavioural pattern or programmes. NLP is a bit like a manual on how to use your brain and is a new set of insights to be more in charge of your thoughts and feelings, to run your own life more successfully.

For carers this will enable them to think more clearly, communicate more effectively, acquire skills and attitudes to do what you cannot do right now, but would like to be able to.

Limited places please contact on 01254 688440 for booking a place.

Time: 9am-3pm

Wednesday 15th November
Kingsway
Free

Carers Rights Day

Do you know your rights as a carer?

This day will give you information on what the Care Act entitles you to, what to do with finances, how to meet your support needs, what benefits you are entitled to.

If you are struggling to navigate through the system and have unanswered questions come and speak to staff and other professionals.

Key note speech by Doug Feery, expert in law, will take your questions and answers.

Other professionals from Solicitors, Social Services, Self-Directed Support, Welfare Benefits, Dying Matters and of course the skilled staff from the Carers Service.

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Friday 24th November
Kingsway
Free

Christmas Lunch at Rivington Barn

The magnificent Grade II listed Rivington Hall Barn is one of the North West most impressive and unique venues.

  • 3 Course Christmas Lunch
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Mince Pies
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Live Entertainment
  • Festive Decoration

Time: Leaving Kingsway at 11am – 4pm

MEAL IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 28th November
Meet at Kingsway for 10.45am
£20 Cost subsidised by the Carers Service

Christmas Shopping Trip – Manchester Markets

Visit Christmas Markets and enjoy the festive shopping season

Time: 9.15am – 1.30pm returning for 3pm

Thursday 7th December
Meet at Kingsway at 9am
£7.00 for Carers £10.00 for Non-Carers

Working Carers Group

Reflections how to reflect and use a reflective tool and how to make home-made energy snacks

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Wednesday 13th December
Kingsway
Free

Theatre Trip – ELF the Musical

Discover your inner elf.

A treat for the Winter break at a discounted price of £25 includes transport from the Carers Centre.

Time: Leaving Kingsway at 11.30am (some free time before the show). Please make sure you are in your seats for the 2pm show. Returning after the show.

Wednesday 3rd January
Lowry Theatre
£25 subsidised by the carers service

Residential Trip to Chester – Carden Park Hotel

2 nights 3 days stay at the Carden Park Hotel enjoying a well-earned break or a festive shopping trip

TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 4th January - Saturday 6th January
Chester - Carden Park Hotel
£120 per person
Activity
Date/time
Venue
Cost

Sewing Group

This will run by a very experienced seamstress and tutor. The course includes setting up your machine and getting started, learning about basic tools you need, measuring and cutting to finish a project.

An opportunity to learn new skills!

When: Please ring 01254 688440 for next session

Monday afternoon
Kingsway
Free

Easy Social Media Training for Carers

Learn how to use social media to get information and support that you need, open up a new world of communication. Learn how to set up emails, communicate through Facebook and Twitter.

Contact reception for more details on 01254 688440

To be arranged
Kingsway
Free

5 Ways to Well- Being

Due to high demand this course has returned and will consist of 5 sessions based on various activities which are fun filled and will provide a taster to continue with further courses. Also if you would like to engage in new activities or hobbies, crafts, yoga, music, cooking, relaxation and photography are integrated into this course. A great way to build on skills, interact with others, build friendships and take some time out from caring. A trip is also organised for one of the sessions.

When: Please ring 01254 688440 for next session

Ongoing
Kingsway
Free

Life After Caring

This is for anyone who has recently ceased to be a carer for any reason whether this is because of bereavement or loved one moving into care.

This course will enable you to re-establish yourself, deal with emotions, set new goals for yourself, deal with emotions, set new goals for yourself, make connections and build your self-confidence.

Contact reception for more details on 01254 688440

To be arranged
Kingsway
Free

Photography Group

Come along to this introduction to photography where you can learn the basic skills of capturing photos. It’s a great way to socialise and make use of your camera. If you have a camera, bring it along! The frequency of sessions will depend on group members.

When: Please ring 01254 688440 for next session date.

Ongoing
Kingsway/Various
Free

Through The Door

‘Through the Door’ is an innovative project developed by arts company Verd de Gris in partnership with Superslowway and BwD Carers Service. It is aimed at training up volunteers to deliver creative wellbeing sessions in our local communities here in Blackburn & Darwen.

Please come and join us for an afternoon of original poetry, beautiful artwork and conversation and meet some of the volunteers and group participants who have helped to make this a very special project.

… While you think of your dreams

Smile and show the world

And let this river be the peace that you find

The tranquillity within it

And let go of the boat you made

Watch it sail

With all your dreams

Hold on to those

Hold on forever

For here is where you belong

Here is where you came to be free.

(Ruqayya)

When: Please ring 01254 688440 for next session date.

Ongoing
Kingsway
Free

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