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   

Workshop descriptions are shown below the table below.

For support groups, including Dementia Carers groups click here 







Week Commencing 16th May



Delirium Awareness Training 1-3pm


Wellbeing Walk and Lunch 10.30am
Exercise Class 1:30-2:15pm

Week Commencing 23rd May


 Chair Based Yoga 1:30-2:15pm

 Shared Reading Group 1-2pm


Music Session 2-3.15pm

Week Commencing 30th May




Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday

Week Commencing 6th June

Carers Week For full shedule click here

Understanding Anxiety 1.30pm

  Wingerworth Carers Drop In 8.30am - 6pm
Chair Based Yoga 1:30-2:15pm
Care for a Cuppa, New Mills Volunteer Centre - 1-4pm

  Shared Reading 1pm - 2pm via zoom


Care for a Cuppa 2pm – 3.30pm Staveley Fire Station Community Room (face to face)


Carers Book Club - 1pm - 2pm

Care for a Cuppa and Pamper, Blythe House Hospice - 11am - 3pm

Carers ‘Bake Off’ - 11am

Week commencing 13th June

Online Gardening Group 11am
Inspirative Arts 2-3pm




Exercise Class 1:30-2:15pm

Week commencing 20th June


 Chair Based Yoga 1:30-2:15pm

 Shared Reading 1-2pm

 Dementia Friends and Family session 10.30am-12.30pm


Week commencing 27th June





Manual Handling Training 10.30am-12.30pm
Exercise Class 1:30-2:15pm

Week commencing 4th July

 Online Gardening Group 11am

 Chair Based Yoga 1:30-2:15pm

 Shared Reading 1-2pm

Carers Book Club - 1pm - 2pm


Week Commencing 11th July


 Inspirative Arts 10.30-11.30am

Cyber Fraud and Scams Awareness 5pm


Exercise Class 1:30-2:15pm

Week Commencing 18th July

First Aid Training 2-3pm

Rhubarb Farm Visit 10am-3pm
 Chair Based Yoga 1:30-2:15pm

Shared Reading 1-2pm



Week Commencing 25th July





Exercise Class 1:30-2:15pm


Carers Drop In Sessions
Come along to our Carers Drop In Session and have a chat with Derbyshire Carers Association about the support available to you as a Carer.
We look forward to meeting you

Carers Drop In - Wingerworth - Tuesday 7th June - 8.30am - 6pm
Wingerworth Medical Centre, Allendale Road Wingerworth Chesterfield S42 6PX
No appointment needed, Please call Heather Aitken for further information 01773 833833  


Limited Workshops

Delirium Awareness Training - Wednesday 18th May - 1pm - 3pm  - via zoom
Delirium is a worsening or change in a person’s mental state that happens suddenly, over one to two days. The person may become confused, or be more confused than usual. Or they may become sleepy and drowsy. Delirium can be distressing to the person and those around them, especially when they don’t know what’s causing these changes.
Join us on zoom for a Delirium awareness training followed by a question and answer session with a panel of health and social care professionals.

Wellbeing Walk and Lunch - Friday 20th May - 10.30am - Baslow
In Partnership with the University of Derby
The University of Derby would like the chance for Carers and Student Nurses to talk informally about caring, the impacts on your wellbeing, and how health professionals can support you!
Join our wellbeing walk and lunch at Baslow, Derbyshire on Friday 20th May at 10.30am
The walk, organised by Community Chesterfield, starts from Baslow (Nether End Car Park, DE45 1SR).
You will take part in a mindfulness activity followed by a 40 minute walk to Chatsworth. Lunch will be provided in the courtyard at Chatsworth House before your walk back to Baslow.

Music Session - Friday 27th May - 2pm - 3.15pm - via zoom
Try our mix and match music taster session!
If you love music or have a passion for singing / movement to music, join us in a new zoom music session!
On this workshop we will get together to enjoy some music related games / quizzes, have a singsong and share any fun music memories!

Understanding Anxiety - Coping Strategies - Monday 6th June - 1.30pm - via zoom
We live in a world of system overload and technology stimulation where we rarely get five minutes to ourselves to stop and decompress - busy, busy, busy has become the dominating factor.
We find our mind tugged this way and that by the competing demands of work, family, relationships and life events happening.  The mind-body system reacts to this chaos resulting in chronic stress, anxiety and depression.  This is our mind-body system telling us to STOP.
This workshop will explore the nature of anxiety and give practical strategies to manage it better. 

Tuesday 7th June - Care for a Cuppa, New Mills Volunteer Centre - 1-4pm
Venue- New Mills and District Volunteer Centre, 33-35 Union Road, New Mills, SK22 3EL
To celebrate Carers Week Derbyshire Carers Association and New Mills and District Volunteer Centre warmly invite all Carers to attend an afternoon of light refreshment and musical entertainment.
A fun get together to meet with your local Carer Support Workers, meet other Carers and find out more about the New Mills Volunteer Centre can offer unpaid Carers.

Wednesday 8th June - Care for a Cuppa, Staveley Fire Station Community Room - 2pm - 3.30pm
An afternoon of light refreshments and a chance to meet your local Carer Support Worker. Find out how we can help support you in your caring role. Tea, coffee and cakes available.

Friday 10th June - Care for a Cuppa and Pamper, Blythe House Hospice - 11am - 3pm
An afternoon of light refreshment and  pampering with the New Mills Alternative Health Clinic. A chance to meet with your local Carer Support Workers, the staff at the Hospice, and to meet many other High Peak organisations who can support you in your caring role.

Friday 10th June - Carers ‘Bake Off’ - 11am - Via Zoom
Join us in baking some delicious chocolate cookies!
Meet other Carers, chat and bake along.
You will receive a recipe before the session in order to shop for your ingredients.
Whose cookies will win the ultimate bake off prize?

Thursday 23rd June - Dementia Friends and Family Session - 10.30am - 12.30pm - Via Zoom
FREE online friends and family sessions provide practical guidance for unpaid carers supporting somebody with Dementia in the Derbyshire area only!
To book your FREE place, visit
Please contact if you have any questions or phone 01245 237548

Manual Handling Training - Friday 1st July - 10.30am - 12.30pm - Chesterfield
St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
Join us in a face-to-face training session on Manual Handling.

This session will focus on the safe movement principles, technique and demonstrations along with general advice on moving and handling.
If there are any particular topics you would like covering in this course please get in touch in order for us to include this in the presentation.
You will also leave with a booklet to look back on the topics we have covered.
Please make sure to book your place, as spaces are limited.

Cyber, Fraud and Scams Awareness - Wednesday 13th July - 5pm - via zoom
Join us on Zoom in learning how to stay safe online. Learn how to protect yourself from being a victim in the recent cybercrimes, fraud and scams
in your area.
Being aware and making our loved ones aware of scams is preventing us from becoming a victim.
Come along and talk to a professional, ask questions and stay safe!

First Aid Training - Monday 18th July - 2pm - 3pm - via zoom
This informative, online First Aid training session will allow you to ask a range of questions and receive medical advice from an NHS paramedic, all from the comfort of your own home.
If you are interested and will require information on specific medical conditions, please specify this prior to the session to ensure correct research and accurate answers can be provided.

Rhubarb Farm - Tuesday 19th July - 10am - 3pm - Nether Langwith
Rhubarb Farm CIC, Hardwick Street, Langwith, Nether Langwith, Mansfield, NG20 9DR
Derbyshire Carers Association have arranged for a group of carers to attend an exciting day out at Rhubarb Farm!

The day will start at 10am where you will take part in various activities including  crafts, seed sowing, seeing the animals and having a tour of the farm, followed by a lunch and a chance to catch up with other carers before finishing the day at 3pm.
This trip has limited spaces so please be sure to get in touch to secure your place and to make us aware of any dietary requirements.


Regular Workshops

Book Club – 1pm - Monthly - via zoom
Join our Book Club and receive a range of books to read. The group virtually meets up monthly for a cuppa and a chance to discuss the chapters read with fellow carers.
Make sure to book your place in advance to receive your books prior to the events.

Chair Based Yoga - 1.30pm – 2.15pm – Alternate Tuesdays - via zoom
Sessions for all abilities - something to get you moving around and having fun!
Take things at your own pace and exercise in the comfort and safety of your own home, along with other Carers online

Exercise Class – 1.30pm – 2.15pm – Alternate Fridays - via zoom
Sessions for all abilities - something to get you moving around and having fun!
Take things at your own pace and exercise in the comfort and safety of your own home, along with other Carers online

Gardening Group – Online - 11am – Monthly on Mondays - via zoom
We will be running an online gardening group once month with jobs to do in the garden that month and other topics pre-chosen by attendees .

Shared Reading Group The group will meet every other Wednesday 1pm - 2pm starting 13th April until 22nd June.- via zoom
In a Shared Reading group, poems, articles and stories are read aloud and then we share our thoughts:
what we liked / didn’t like, what we’re reminded of, how a story or poem makes us feel...
The aim is to relax and enjoy the readings and conversations that follow. These groups are welcoming and informal and there is no pressure to participate in any particular way. You can read, listen, talk, ask questions or just observe.
Since 2017, the Shared Reading groups have taken place in different settings such as libraries, Derby College, supported housing and the Royal Derby Hospital.

Inspirative Arts - Monday 13th June - 2pm - 3.30pm, Tuesday 12th July - 10.30am - 11.30am, Tuesday 16th August - 10.30am - 11.30am - via zoom
Join us for one of our Inspirative Arts sessions.These sessions are for you to enjoy as you create your art work, doodles and collages. You will be using pictures from  magazines, text or creating your own writing fonts and drawings to express your imagination, what you feel and is focused on the process more than the final product. So it's all about self expression and engaging in art for your own reflection and relaxation.


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