Below are some support groups in the Ashby area. For a full list of Support Groups in Leicestershire and surrounding area.
Silver Line Charity
The Silver Line Charity was founded a few years ago by Dame Esther Rantzen (who also set up Childline). It is a free 24/7 helpline for older people - offering a befriending service both on the phone and by letter to combat loneliness. It is also a simple signposting service linking people to services they may need and not be aware exist, including for those suffering abuse. So far 3000 Silver Line Volunteers make regular friendship calls to older people and the charity receive over 10,000 calls a week. I hear that these numbers are only going up, and the charity really is having a great impact on a lot of people. Here is their website: https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/what-we-do/.
The Silver Line Telephone number - 0800 4 70 80 90
Helping local residents and their families to have a good life - Ashby Library, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch. For further information contact Andrew Barson, Local Area Coordinator E: email@example.com M: 07712324253
The Ripple Pond
is a self help support network for the families of physically and emotionally injured service personnel and veterans. They organise small self help groups where you can speak with others who have similar experiences. W: www.theripplepond.org E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01252 913021
Alzheimer's Society, Leicestershire and Rutland – Memory Support Service
Provides information, signposting and support across Leicestershire to
- those diagnosed with dementia
- those who care for people with dementia
- anyone concerned for someone who may not have been diagnosed
Home visits from a Dementia Support Worker can be requested. A telephone helpline is also available.
For further information contact: Dementia Support Groups
Alzheimer’s Society, 4 Oak Spinney Park, Ratby Lane, Leicester LE3 3AW
T: 0116 2311111 / 0116 2316921 E: email@example.com
Charity No. 29664
Coalville Community Resource Centre Dementia Cafe
Come along and be part of a very exciting new venture. for further details contact 0116 305 3202.
The Ashby Support Cafe (Hospice Hope)
A friendly drop-in support group for anyone affected by a life limiting illness. Meeting Every Friday 1.30-4pm at Legion House, South Street.
The Support Cafe offers a welcoming environment with easy access. Open to patients, their family members and carers, the cafe offers the opportunity to relax, take a break, meet new people and get support.
There's no need to book, just drop in? The Support Cafe is completely free.
T: 07935 800 685 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.hospicehope.org.uk
Burton on Trent Fibromyalgia Support Group
Covering Burton and surrounding areas.
If you have fibromyaliga we are here to support you, come and join us and spend some time with friendly people who understand just how you feel
They meet once a month at Burton Library 10.30-12.30
for further information contact Judith- T: 0844 887 2460 E: email@example.com
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Ashby Bereavement Help Point
Brown Court Community Room, Atkinson Road, Ashby LE65 2LZ
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6.00pm-7.30pm
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month 10.00am-12.00pm
They offer a supportive environment to anyone who is experiencing or has experienced bereavement irrespective of the type of bereavement or when the person died.
You can drop in for a short time or stay for the whole session, it is very informal. You will meet other people who have had a significant loss and there will be bereavement support volunteers on hand to listen and offer advice and information on both emotional and practical concerns.
Contact: T: 01543 434536 or w: www.stgileshospice.com/how-we-can-help-you/our-care/bereavement-support/
Diabetes UK - Coalville Diabetes Group - Open Meeting
New community support group in the Coalville area open to anybody affected by diabetes. The mission of the group is provide a regular meeting place for people affected by diabetes and to share information and experiences.
Meeting: 3rd Monday of the month (15:00-17:00) at Co-Operative Store, Bridge Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3PW
For more information contact: Bill Brown T: 07876 748113 E: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Diabetes UK Midlands, T: 01922 614500 ask for Roy Bustin or Harpreet Brrang E: email@example.com W: www.diabetes.org.uk