We are currently running alternative Support and Cuppa & Chat groups online.

All activities are for Unpaid Carers registered with Derbyshire Carers Association only.

For more information and to book a place please contact Katie Matkin on 07773 173 416 or email Katie.Matkin@derbyshirecarers.co.uk    

Week Commencing






2nd Nov


Chair Based Yoga



Creative Writing Sessions


Bingo Fridays 1-2pm

9th Nov

Cooking Classes 10-12pm


Coffee & Chat 10-11am



Exercise Classes 1:30-2:15pm

16th Nov

Cooking Classes 10-12pm

Chair Based Yoga



Creative Writing Sessions 1-2:30pm

Bingo Fridays 1-2pm

23rd Nov

Cooking Classes 10-12pm

Manual Handling Training Pt 1


Coffee & Chat 10-11am

Scam watch talk 3pm

Carers Rights Day!! click here for more info

1pm Wellness for Carers

Carer Concert 3pm

30th Nov

Cooking Classes 10-12pm

Manual Handling Training Pt 2



Creative Writing Sessions



10:30am Welfare right information session

Bingo Fridays 1-2pm

7th Dec

Cooking Classes 10-12pm

Christmas crafts / Card making 11am

Coffee & Chat 10-11am



Christmas Quiz 3pm

14th Dec

Cooking Classes 10-12pm


Christmas crafts / card making 2pm

Ginger bread making 11:30am

Carers Carol / Poem / Reading Service 11:30am

21st Dec


Christmas Quiz 11am




















Online Manual Handling Training

Join us for a two-part online training course on Manual Handling. The two sessions will focus on safe movement principles, technique demonstrations, causes of back pain and what we can do about it, and general advice.

Part 1: Tuesday 24th November      Part 2: Tuesday 1st December


Scam Watch Talk

Join us on Wednesday 25th November to learn how to stay safe with recent scams in the area and how to prevent yourselves from being a victim of a scam.


Carer Concert

Join us on Friday 27th November for our Carer Concert, where a range of musicians will perform via  zoom. Make song requests and socialise with other Carers, whilst sharing the joy of music.

Zoom Bingo!

Please join us at our new Friday Bingo sessions…  A great chance to catch up with other Carers and have a game of Bingo. See our staff do the number calling and have some fun!


Coffee and Chat Virtual Social group – on Zoom:

This is a relaxed social group that meets to have a friendly conversation and discussion around how we are coping and a chance to hear about the different hobbies, groups and activities we can get involved in. Pop the kettle on, put your feet up and enjoy a conversation with likeminded carers.


Creative Writing Workshops on Zoom:

Online ‘Expressive Writing Workshops’ – a workshop facilitated by experienced Derby based writer Sophie Sparham, who will guide you through different writing exercises to help you experience the benefits of expressive writing.


Exercise Classes & Chair based Yoga on Zoom:

Exercise sessions for all abilities - something to get you moving around and having fun! Take things at your own pace & exercise in the comfort and safety of your own home, and with other Carers online.


Zoom cookery sessions 

Zoom cookery sessions for Carers, focusing on: quick healthy meals, batch cooking, cooking for health needs and budget friendly meals. Some sessions will include practical demonstrations, other sessions will include a chance to discuss and pick up cooking tips and recipes.  The sessions are suitable to all abilities, ages and genders and delivered by experienced adult education trainers.  Please let us know if you are interested in joining in with this fun learning activity.

Cooking Classes.pdf (455 KB)


Carers Welfare Rights Session

Thurs 3rd Dec @ 10.30am

Derbyshire Carers Association are working in partnership with Welfare Rights Derbyshire to make sure Carers are aware of the financial support available for them and their families.

Welfare Rights are hosting an online information session followed by questions and answers which is available for Carers who would like to know more about their rights.


Christmas Crafts

Get in the festive spirit, and join us for card and Christmas decorations making.
Make sure to book your place in advance to recieve your craft packs prior to the event.Available dates:

Tuesday 8th December @ 11am

Wednesday 16th December @ 2pm


Christmas Quiz

Get in the festive spirit, and take part in this years Derbyshire Carers Association Christmas quiz.

Available dates: Friday 11th December @ 3pm   Tuesday 22nd December @ 11am


Christmas Service

Join us on Friday 18th December for our online Christmas Service.

Derbyshire Carers Association and fellow Carers will read poems and perform songs to get into the Christmas spirit.


Gingerbread Making

17th Dec @ 11.30am

Join us for a morning of making gingerbread men. Make sure to book your place in advance to recieve your ingredients list prior to the event.



Home activities ideas not internet based 

Home Activities Idea's (no internet).pdf


Relaxation and Exercise Videos


Joint Mobility Chair Exercise Routine - https://vimeo.com/399922218


Breathing Exercises for Relaxation - https://vimeo.com/417629556


Body Scan - https://vimeo.com/417956039


5 Mindfulness Exercises https://vimeo.com/418296390


How to Make Stress Cushions and Stress Balls https://vimeo.com/417253976


Stretching at Home https://vimeo.com/403444578

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