Dates for your Diary

VOCES8 Concert

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Cumberland & Westmorland Freemasons, there will be an evening of internationally-acclaimed choral music from VOCES8 on Saturday 9 September at Kendal Leisure Centre.

During the evening, the Freemasons of the Province of Cumberland and Westmorland will be presenting South Lakeland Carers with a cheque for £10,000. In addition, they will be confirming the results of the public vote for the MCF Community Awards.  It will be an exciting evening for us!

VOCES8 are one of the world’s most versatile and best-loved singing ensembles which has toured the world performing an evocative repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary arrangements.

Tickets for the evening cost £20 and are available from The Brewery Arts Centre on 01539 725133.   All proceeds from the evening will be donated to local charities.


Defying Dementia Day

Saturday 16 September, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm
Lancaster University

You are invited to this free meeting, which is aimed at the general public, but is a unique opportunity to bring together everyone in the North West with an interest in dementia – staff and volunteers of dementia associations, people living with dementia, family member, clinicians, care professionals and scientists – to share and learn from one another.

The Day will open at 10am, followed by a wide variety of talks held in two parallel sessions and concluding in a panel discussion chaired by BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gillmore. We will have a marketplace in the foyer, providing a wealth of dementia related information, and there are activities for people with dementia.



Weekly Art Sessions with Space2Create

We’re working with Space2Create to offer a weekly art session specifically for Carers each Tuesday from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm.

Research proves the benefits of being creative as part of a group. The sessions will help anyone who has found themselves isolated or excluded while caring for someone with long term physical or mental health conditions.   They provide creative opportunities such as painting, drawing, collage and craft, which are supportive, accessible and unthreatening. All S2C sessions have a very positive atmosphere and the participants are mutually supportive. The sessions help to boost confidence, self-respect and wellbeing.

All materials are provided, but a suggested donation of £3 is welcomed.

Space2Create, Studio 31 (Unit 31), The Factory, Castle Mills, Aynam Road, Kendal, LA9 7DE


Kendal Drop-In

Every Wednesday :: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Gateway Centre (located together with Captain French Surgery)
Gillinggate Centre

Grange Support Group

Every Fourth Tuesday in the Month :: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Hampsfell House Hotel
Hampsfell Road
Grange Over Sands
LA11 6BG

Windermere and Ambleside Support Group

Every First Tuesday of the Month :: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Langdale Chase Hotel
LA23 1LW


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