Support Groups and Activities for Carers

Carer’s Fit Club:

Get fit and chatty with the Carers’ Fit Club! Come together at INS for a cup of tea and a chat with other carers before getting active and fit. Sessions, under supervision of an INS Fitness Instructor, commonly incorporate circuit training, yoga/pilates-inspired exercises, power-walking and cardiovascular exercises; a range of exercises to reap a range of health benefits. We also cater for any mobility or health issues that you may have yourself, so sweep away the self-consciousness and pop along. Fit Club takes place every Wednesday afternoon here at INS for one hour, starting at 3.30pm.

Contact Luke for details and availability: 020 8755 4000, or email: [email protected]

Support Group for Carers:

AKA the Carers’ Coffee Morning; pop over to Squires Garden Centre for a coffee and catch-up if you are a Carer of someone living with a neurological condition. Facilitated by INS staff, the coffee morning provides a supportive environment to chat with other people sharing similar experiences and to offer information regarding local events and updates which may be helpful to INS clients and carers alike. Next dates: 17 September 2019; 15 October 2019; 19 November 2019; and 17 December 2019 (10.15am to 11.30am)

Contact Diana for details and availability: 020 8755 4000, or email: [email protected]

Carers Taking Back Control:

A supportive and educational group run by INS’s very own Social Worker; offering insights and coping strategies in how to maintain control and live your best life whilst caring for someone living with a long term condition. From learning how to better manage stress, anxiety, frustration or anger, coping with feelings of loss of identity, or maintaining a positive and healthy lifestyle, Taking Back Control offers a sense of empowerment often needed by Carers of all ages and backgrounds. Next dates: 06; 13; and 20 September 2019, 11 and 18 October 2019 (10.30am to 12.30pm at the Danehurst Activity & Resource Centre, Brent Lea, Hounslow, TW8 8HX) 

Contact Carol for details and availability: 020 8755 4000, or email: [email protected]

Sports Massage:

Not just for rugby players and footballers! Caring for a friend or loved one is a physically demanding lifestyle; be it manual handling during transfers, tense postures maintained during stressful days and weeks, or constant movement required to keep on top of everything. Offered by INS’s own Sports Massage Therapist, Sports Massage offers relief and loosening of tight or injured muscles often repetitively overworked during these daily repetitive tasks.

Contact Luke for details and availability: 020 8755 4000, or email: [email protected]