Join us every first Monday of the month in the comfort of your home for our virtual ‘Space to Gather’.
Grab a cuppa or your favorite 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.

Use the link below to join the zoom meeting, no booking is required.

Meeting ID: 694 448 8207
Passcode: ECN1

“Did you know that young people and adults with a learning disability are entitled to an Annual Health Check from the age of 14?
Has the person you support had their Annual Health Check?
This can also be a good way to keep them familiar with health professionals if they otherwise do not use the service.
We are very pleased to be able to introduce you to Sharon from the Learning Disability Community Health Team who will guide us through what a good annual health check should include.
The health team will also be explaining other services they provide in the community.

We have daytime and evening webinars available for our members to join for free.
Daytime: Thursday 19th of January at 12.30 pm via Zoom.
Evening: Tuesday 7th of February at 7 pm via zoom.

Space to Gather-Tendring

Our next Space to Gather in Tendring is Thursday 9th of February 2023 from 10 am to 12. We will be meeting on the second Thursday of each month. We look forward to seeing you there.

Craft & Natter Group

Our next Craft & Natter Group is on Tuesday the 21st of February 2023 from 6.30 pm – 9 pm.
If you have not attended before, booking is essential, so please do get in touch, we would love more carers to join our lovely crafting group at the Acorn Village. If you are working on a project, you are more than welcome to bring this along. We provide a full FREE art kit.

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

Virtual Space to Gather

Join us on Wednesday 22nd February 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm for a ‘Virtual’ Space to Gather. This event will be online, via zoom. Grab your cuppa, maybe a few biccies, and join us from the comfort of your home, office, car, or wherever is convenient for you.

Meeting ID: 694 448 8207
Passcode: ECN1

Space to Gather-Chelmsford

Join us for our Space to Gather in Chelmsford on Tuesday 28th of February 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm. We will meet at Coffee Central at the Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1LN.
We will meet on the last Tuesday of each month.

Come along for a cuppa, cake, and an opportunity to meet others who care for someone with learning disabilities, including autism.

If you would like to have a ‘Space to Gather’ near you, then get in touch email or give us a call on 07360689075.

Space to Gather-Colchester

We will be meeting on the last Tuesday of each month. We look forward to seeing you at our next Space to Gather in Colchester on Tuesday 28th February 2023 from 6.45 pm to 9 pm.