Support Groups

In the Pink - Supporting Confidence Through Exercise

Run a free of charge, post-operative, pilates based, recovery programme to to help regain mobility and improve strength and posture.   For further details of next programmes, etc see their website at

Silver Line Charity

The Silver Line Charity was founded a few years ago by Dame Esther Rantzen (who also set up Childline). It is a free 24/7 helpline for older people - offering a befriending service both on the phone and by letter to combat loneliness. It is also a simple signposting service linking people to services they may need and not be aware exist, including for those suffering abuse.

So far 3000 Silver Line Volunteers make regular friendship calls to older people and the charity receive over 10,000 calls a week. I hear that these numbers are only going up, and the charity really is having a great impact on a lot of people.


Telephone number - 0800 4 70 80 90 

Supporting Ashby

Helping local residents and their families to have a good life - Ashby Library, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch.  For further information contact Andrew Barson, Local Area Coordinator E: T: 07712324253.

The Ripple Pond

The Ripple Pond is a self help support network for the families of physically and emotionally injured service personnel and veterans.  They organise small self help groups where you can speak with others who have similar experiences. W: E: T: 01252 913021.

Alzheimer's Society, Leicestershire and Rutland – Memory Support Service

Provides information, signposting and support across Leicestershire to

  • those diagnosed with dementia
  • those who care for people with dementia
  • anyone concerned for someone who may not have been diagnosed

Home visits from a Dementia Support Worker can be requested. A telephone helpline is also available.

For further information contact:

Alzheimer’s Society, 4 Oak Spinney Park, Ratby Lane, Leicester LE3 3AW

T: 0116 2311111 / 0116 2316921        E:              

Charity No. 29664

Coalville Community Resource Centre Dementia Cafe

Come along and be part of a very exciting new venture. for further details contact 0116 305 3202.

Ashby Memory Clinic

A fun and relaxed social group for people living with dementia and their carers.

Held: On the 3rd Monday of every month 

At:  Ashby Methodist Church Hall, 32 Burton Road, Ashby de la Zouch, Leics.  LE65 2LF

Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

(Parking £1 for 2 hours in the Co-op car park at the rear of the hall.

The Ashby Support Cafe (Hospice Hope)

A friendly drop-in support group for anyone affected by a life limiting illness.  Meeting Every Friday 1.30-4pm at Legion House, South Street.  

The Support Cafe offers a welcoming environment with easy access.  Open to patients, their family members and carers, the cafe offers the opportunity to relax, take a break, meet new people and get support. 

There's no need to book, just drop in?  The Support Cafe is completely free.

T: 07935 800 685 Email: Web:

Hope House - Griffydam

Providing pastoral support in North West Leicestershire in a peaceful, rural setting for people with life limiting illnesses. For more details see

Petals North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Fibromyalgia and hidden Illness group:

Every Thursday at Oakland Village Residential, Hall Farm Rd, Swadlincote DE11 8ND

From 12:30-14:30, contact Pam on Facebook: Petals (Ms Fibro Me Arthritis) Chronic Hidden  Illness Friends Family.

Burton on Trent Fibromyalgia Support Group 

Covering Burton and surrounding areas.  

If you have fibromyaliga we are here to support you, come and join us and spend some time with friendly people who understand just how you feel

They meet once a month at Burton Library 10.30 - 12.30 

For further information contact Judith- T: 0844 887 2460 E:

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Ashby Bereavement Help Point

Brown Court Community Room, Atkinson Road, Ashby LE65 2LZ

1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6.00pm-7.30pm

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month 10.00am-12.00pm

They offer a supportive environment to anyone who is experiencing or has experienced bereavement irrespective of the type of bereavement or when the person died.

You can drop in for a short time or stay for the whole session, it is very informal.  You will meet other people who have had a significant loss and there will be bereavement support volunteers on hand to listen and offer advice and information on both emotional and practical concerns.

Contact: T: 01543 434536 or w:

Diabetes UK - Coalville Diabetes Group - Open Meeting

New community support group in the Coalville area open to anybody affected by diabetes.  The mission of the group is to provide a regular meeting place for people affected by diabetes and to share information and experiences. 

Meeting: 3rd Monday of the month (15:00-17:00) at Co-Operative Store, Bridge Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3PW

For more information contact: Bill Brown T: 07876 748113 E: or Diabetes UK Midlands, T: 01922 614500 ask for Roy Bustin or Harpreet Brrang E:   W: