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What’s On in March

Another month, another busy events programme for the Carers Support Centre! Here’s what we’ve got coming up for carers in Croydon:

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Cut energy bills with Croydon Healthy Homes

Are you paying too much for your heating and energy bills? Come and speak to Malcolm Bell, a qualified energy assessor from Croydon Healthy Homes, in the Carers Café on Wednesday 6 March March and Monday 18 March, 10.30am-12.30pm. Download the posters: Wednesday 6 March and Monday 18 March.

Malcolm can offer you energy-saving support and advice to help you heat your home and cut your bills. You can also find out more about the Croydon Healthy Homes project.

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Creative Dance Class for Carers

Does your foot start tapping when someone puts on a tune you love? Then the Carers Creative Dance Class might be for you!

Professional dance teacher Anusha leads the class in a range of styles, including Bollywood and Swing. This class is open to all Croydon carers and welcomes a range of fitness levels and abilities. Plus, it’s totally free!

Dance takes place on term-time Friday mornings at the Carers Support Centre, 24 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB. March dates are 8, 15, 22 and 29 March, 10.30am-11.30am.

We suggest you wear loose clothing and comfortable footwear to these sessions. There is no need to book - just arrive on the day.

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Sort out your child’s draft Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Are you wading through the EHCP assessment process? Learn how to sort out your child’s EHCP draft with our free information session on Thursday 28 March, 10am-12noon.

This session is led by Astrid Macabee, an advice worker at the Carers Support Centre who specialises in supporting parents through the EHCP process.

Astrid will take you through the meaning of each of the EHCP sections, what to look out for when reading a draft, and how to amend your child’s plan.

This session must be booked in advance, so call 020 8663 5674 or email astridmacabee@carersinfo.org.uk.

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Sing your heart out with Croydon Carers Choir

Did you know singing regularly can boost your health and mood? Sing your heart out with our friendly Croydon Carers Choir!

This group is ideal for every experience level, from people who have never tried singing before to confident singers. Professional choir leader Katie Rose guides the group through musical numbers from around the world.

Sessions are welcoming and gentle, but also lots of fun. Many carers tell us that they find the choir a welcome break from their busy caring role.

The next Croydon Carers Choir dates are 13 and 27 March, 10.30am-11.45am. No experience or booking is necessary - just come along.

And much more!

There’s a lot more going on at the Carers Support Centre. To keep up to date with the latest news and events, sign up to our monthly e-bulletin, and you'll receive our monthly timetable directly to your inbox.

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