Derry City & Strabane - Care for Carer’s Project




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Care for Carer’s Project

Online Programme of Events (Download)

Photography Workshops x 4 weeks:
Thursday 17th Feb/ 24th Feb/ 03rd March/ 10th March @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Smartphone photography, I cover the basics of smartphone photography, composition, the use of light/exposure and the different camera modes & settings.  I also include a dedicated Facebook group complimentary with the course - this is open for the duration of the workshop and I set a weekly challenge for everyone to take part in.  Participants can support and learn from each other and I offer constructive feedback as well each week on their work.  It proves very popular with the participants.
Tai Chi Sessions x 2 weeks:
Sat 05th & Sat 12th March @ 12:00pm- 12:45pm
Introduction to Tai Chi with a qualified instructor delivered online.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.
Playlist For Life x 1 workshop:
Tuesday 15th March @ 6:00pm- 7:00pm 
Join our free workshop, facilitated by the charity Playlist for Life, to learn about the benefits of personal music and to start building the soundtrack to your life. The ‘soundtrack of your life’ is simply a personal collection of songs that gives you that ‘flashback feeling’ whenever you hear them. It might include a lullaby from childhood, a wedding song, a football chants, a church hymn or even a TV theme – the type of music doesn’t matter, as long as it means something to you!
Before attending the session, we ask that you think of a song that reminds you of a happy time or occasion in your life. Although not compulsory, participants will have the opportunity to share these with the group.
Healthy Cooking Workshop x 1 workshop:
Friday 25th March @ 6:00pm-7:00pm 
Cookery workshop will be will be hosted by Sumeeta Gumpa.  A full list of ingredients will be provided in advance of workshop alongside a voucher for participants to purchase ingredients.  The cookery workshop will take participants through the process of preparing a healthy tasty meal.
Arts & Craft Workshop x 1 workshop:
Sunday 27th March @ 2:00pm-4:00pm
Felt soap, A relaxing but effected technique, felt soap is a practical and a very appropriate useable product for covid 19 prevention, the soap is felted using colourful merino wool that when used to wash hands or in the shower or bath the suds come through and the wool continues to shrink, it helps to gently exfoliate the skin. A wonderful easy project that’s a great start to learn and get a feel for the wet felting craft, make a worthwhile product, and is a great starting point to spark interest to learn the felting process. This craft can be done easily at home on a kitchen table or even on a tray on your knee. I plan to deliver a fun filled informative online craft session, that engages the participants and inspires them to get creative and explore other possibilities using this technique.
Craft kits including all materials needed to produce two felt soaps, one on the day and one at their leisure will be provided to participants in advance of workshop.


Mindfulness Session
Thursday 17th February @ 10:00am-11:00am
Career Health & Wellbeing Programme for Carers (50years+) T
Tuesday 05th April @ 10:00am-1:00pm 
Finance Information Session (50 years+) 
Tuesday 05th April @ 2:30pm-4:00pm​
For more information or to register for any or all of the activities:
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Telephone: 02871355023