Regular Groups and Activities
Richmond Carers Centre runs a number of regular groups and activities, open to all adult carers registered with Richmond Carers Centre. All face-to-face groups are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic but we are currently developing our online carers groups. Further details and booking will be announced on this page and in the monthly newsletter. We will also email those carers who have signed up to receive information by email about our carers groups. Spaces are limited so please call us on 020 8867 2380 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coming along to any of them.
Online carers groups
Our online sessions are run online using Zoom. If you are not familiar with Zoom, please don’t worry as we are available to support you with this. Just let us know and we will be happy to guide you on how to use the platform.
To book onto any of our online groups, please email us at email@example.com or call 020 8867 2380 to book your place. When your place has been confirmed you will receive an email with a link to join the group along with instructions for using Zoom and information on how the group will work.
We are continuing to work on our online programme of groups and activities and we would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or ideas as this will help us in our planning. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8867 2380
Virtual Photography – Friday 26th March, Friday 23rd April and Friday 28th May 2021, 10am
Are you passionate about photography? Would you like to have a space to discuss favourite photographers and photography styles? Are you keen to share some of your shots with other carers and to exhibit them? If your answers are yes, please book a place at our new carers photography group. At Richmond Carers Centre we believe that photography can be a powerful way to express ourselves, helping us communicate our feelings in a different way. It can also be a used as a coping mechanism.
Every month there will be a different theme. You are invited to bring one picture that represents that theme for you. During the group sessions, you will have the opportunity to share your pictures and to have an open discussion with other carers joining the group. There may also be opportunities for you to exhibit your work in our email communications and on our website.
Monthly online coffee morning – Thursday 8th April and Thursday 11th May 2021, 11am-12noon
Monthly online coffee afternoon – Tuesday 27th April and Tuesday 25th May 2021, 1.30-2.30pm
The monthly online coffee morning and afternoon are an opportunity to chat with other carers over a cuppa and a piece of cake. The sessions last about an hour, and carers are invited to bring a positive news story with them to share and discuss with the group.
Online book club – Friday 2nd April, Friday 7th May and Friday 4th June 10.30-11.30am
New members welcome to join a supportive group who love to read! No reading list, just bring along the book you are currently reading and share with the group. You may find a new book that you wouldn’t otherwise have read and make some new friends too. Please call us on 020 8867 2380 or email email@example.com to express your interest and we will let you know further details including how to access the group via Zoom.
Face-to-face carers groups – currently suspended due to the pandemic
*NEW* Creative space
Space for carers to work on any creative projects that interest them, from mindful colouring, painting and sketching to sewing, crochet and model-making. Held at Richmond Carers Centre.
A friendly group of carers who meet monthly to discuss their current book choice and have a chat. Held at Richmond Carers Centre.
Fun with Flowers
Discover how to make the best flower arrangements while enjoying the company of other carers. No previous skill required. Held at Richmond Carers Centre.
Kew Gardens Trip
Carers go free as part of the Community Access Scheme. Meet at 10am, Tuesday 3rd March for the Orchid Festival.
Monthly group where carers can get together to learn and develop gardening techniques. Meet at 10am, Richmond Carers Centre.
River Crane Walks
Free carers walks along the river Crane, led by Frances Bennett of FORCE (Friends of the River Crane Environment). 10am, meet at Richmond Carers Centre.
A monthly social group where you can meet other carers in a comfortable atmosphere. Light refreshments provided. 10.30am-12noon, held at ASCA in Richmond.
A popular social group where you can relax and chat in the company of other carers. Light refreshments provided. 19th February is themed ‘In the Pink’. You are invited to wear something pink or bring something pink to eat or drink. Held at Richmond Carers Centre.