Colchester Carers Creative

Meeting on the first Thursday of the month at the One Colchester Community Hub, we enjoy a tea or coffee and biscuits, then using a suggested theme we create something with the art/craft materials supplied. The group is free to join if you are a member of ECN.

📅 Thursday 4th April
🕙10 am to 2 pm 🕑

If you would like to attend this group, booking is essentiall. Use the link button below to email Paula.

Join us on Monday 8th of April in the comfort of your home for our virtual ‘Space to Gather’. (Date change, as first Monday is 1st of April and it is a bank holiday)

Grab a cuppa or your favourite tipple and join us for a chat, information sharing, or share your lived experience (if you wish) with other family carers who care for someone with a learning disability which may include autism.

Time: 6.30 pm to 8 pm.

If you would like to join us, send us an email using the link button below and we will send you the Zoom meeting link.

(This meeting is suitable for families whose loved one is 16+)

Craft & Natter Group

Our next Craft & Natter Group is on Tuesday 16th of April from 6.30 pm – 9 pm.

💜Would you like to meet other family carers?

💜Would you like to try some art or craft?

💜Why not join us?

Booking is essential, so please do get in touch if you would like to give this group a try.
Email 📧

If you are working on a project, you are more than welcome to bring this along.

We are really keen to host meetings in other areas in Essex too, if you would like us to do something in your town or village please get in touch, if you know of any suitable venues that would be really helpful too. Email: or call: 01255 554029 or text: 07360690839

Seated Stretch & Well-Being Class Session 2

As a family carer, we all agree that putting time aside for ourselves is last on our to-do list.
Self-care for carers is really important, so we do not burn out.

🪑We are piloting a 3-month trial online well-being class for our family carers who care for a loved one with a Learning Disability (which could include Autism and other Disabilities).

We are now opening these sessions to all family carers. If the person you care for is able to join in, they are welcome too.😌

💻📱The online Zoom session will be delivered by Sheryl from SWEAT HARLOW and Angela from Butterfly Effect WELLbeing CIC.

Session 2 is on Wednesday 24th April 2024.

🪑🧘The first 30 minutes will be seated stretches followed by 30 minutes of breath work, meditation, and drumming.

(No equipment needed, just a comfortable seat of your choice).

🕥Prompt start at 9.30 am and finish at 10.30 am

🕦From 10.30 am to 11 am we will stay online for anyone who wants to stay for a chat with us.

💷The sessions are FREE to family carers who are registered with us.

Use the link button below to sign up. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact: or telephone 07360 689075.