Join us on Monday 4th of March in the comfort of your home for our virtual ‘Space to Gather’.

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+)

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 7th March
🕙10 am to 2 pm 🕑

This month our focus is looking ahead to Spring with flowers. You can draw, paint or craft flowers and Paula has some crafty ways to make 3D flowers that will look lovely in a vase or on your table.

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

Space to Gather Tendring.

Our next ‘Space to Gather’ in Tendring is Thursday 14th of March at 10am to 12pm.

We will be meeting in The Group Room, Unit 4, Crusader Business Park, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 4TN.

Future date:
Thursday 9th May.

Craft & Natter Group

Our next Craft & Natter Group is on Tuesday 19th of March 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

West Essex Space to Gather-Change of Date

We usually meet on the third Wednesday of every other month. March’s date has been moved to Thursday 21st of March.

Our normal location and time is 10.30am-12noon – at ECL Harlow Day Centre, Pyenest Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LU.
This month we are going to host our Space to Gather in the community. We will be meeting in the Butterfly Effect WELLbeing CIC, Latton Bush Centre , Harlow, United Kingdom, CM18 7BL.
Time: 10.00 am to 11.30 am.

There is FREE car park on site.

We don’t normally ask our families to let us know if they are attending, however due to change of location and to ensure we have enough space, please use the link button to email Rita or telephone on 07360689075.

Space to Gather-Chelmsford

We looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting in Chelmsford on Tuesday 26th of March at 10 am to 12 pm at Seminar Room 1, Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1LN. (When you enter through the main entrance door, Seminar Room 1 is directly opposite.)

Join us for a cuppa, opportunity to meet other family carers.

Seated Stretch & Well-Being Class

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).

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

🪑🧘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.

Space to Gather-Colchester

We looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting in Colchester on Tuesday 26th of March at 6.45 pm to 8.45 pm at the Kingsland Church, (Esther Room), 86 London Road, Colchester. CO3 9DW.

Future date:
Tuesday 28th May