Wellbeing

GL11 Food Bank

Our food bank is open to anyone who may need it and we can refer you or take a referral from somewhere else. Food parcels will be made up and ready to collect from the Hub or we can arrange delivery if we have a volunteer available.

Please call us on 01453 548530, or email us at: office@gl11.org.uk and we will do our best to help you.

COVID Opening Times:

Monday – Thursday, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Friday, 12.00 – 3.00pm

Listening Ear

It’s completely normal to feel lonely or worried, especially during these uncertain times. GL11 has a free ‘Listening Ear’ service run by a group of dedicated volunteers.

If you or someone you know would benefit from a regular phone call then please contact GL11 to find out more about this service on 01453 548530, or email us at office@gl11.org.uk

Digital Project

Become more confident using technology and getting online with our support and training sessions.

We are able to offer one-to-one advice and training for all your digital needs, be it help getting online, using video calling software to stay in touch with family and friends, or all the other useful things you can do online.

These meetings can be done on the phone or in person with one of our digital volunteers.

For residents of the GL11 community, please get in touch for more information and to request a call back from one of our volunteers on 01453 548530, or email us at office@gl11.org.uk

Seated Yoga

These classes, seated on chairs, are designed for people who may find traditional yoga classes unsuitable because of impaired mobility, or who simply enjoy a gentle, meditative class. Jala, who leads the class, encourages people to take the movements and intensity at their own pace, adapting where needed.

This course is a FREE course delivered by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

Mondays, 10.30 – 11.30am (term time only) 28th Sept – 7th Dec 2020

Thursdays, 3.00 – 4.00pm (term time only) 1st Oct – 10th Dec 2020

Open to all, meet online via Microsoft Teams. To register visit:

www.sgscol.ac.uk/study/community/seated-yoga

Writing with Confidence & Creativity

Thinking with pen and paper, find confidence and creativity in challenging times.

This course is a FREE course delivered by Adult Education in Gloucestershire.

Tuesdays, 11.00am – 1.00pm, term time only – 22nd Sept – 24th Nov 2020 (excludes 27th Oct).

Meet via Zoom, for more information contact:

Nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07768 803257

Feel-Good Yoga

Join Amy, from Birdwings Yoga, in a joyful style of flowing yoga, with a focus on practising a mindful, compassionate awareness of the body.  This includes understanding that everyone’s body is unique and that people feel yoga poses in different ways.

***These classes are now being held online. Please visit the Birdwings Yoga website for more information about classes***

Invisible Illnesses Group

Share your experiences of invisible illness (such as depression, fibromyalgia, M.E. arthritis etc) in a supportive, small group space. Each week there are different arts and crafts on offer as well as puzzles and quizzes. This group currently meets at The Chantry Centre. Places are limited so please get in touch with us to register your interest.

Mondays, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, term time only.

Starts 5th October 2020

Walking Group

Explore Cam, Dursley and surrounding areas with like minded people while getting some gentle exercise. We have dedicated group leaders who know the way and are not afraid of most British weather! Just drop by on a Monday morning if you fancy joining.

Monday, 10.00am – 12.00pm – £1

Open to all but spaces are limited so booking is required.

Mindfulness Meditation

This course is designed to help relieve stress and anxiety. You will be guided through meditation where there is a focus on the sensations of breathing and mentally scanning your body to bring awareness to each area.

This course is a FREE course delivered by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

Mondays, 11.30am – 12.30pm (term time only) 28th Sept – 7th Dec 2020

Thursdays, 4.30 – 5.30pm (term time only) 1st Oct – 10th Dec 2020

Open to all, meet online via Microsoft Teams. To register visit:

www.sgscol.ac.uk/study/community/mindfulness-meditation

Music and Singing

It is said that both playing an instrument and singing can help improve your wellbeing in many different ways. So why not join our GL11 Voices Choir, or take up the ukulele? Take a look at our hobbies & activities page for more information.

Carers’ Group

Are you a Carer for your partner or a member of your family in the Cam & Dursley area?

GL11 is here to support carers, young and old, with practical and moral support in a friendly environment. This informal group meet in a safe and socially-distanced way at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Cam.

First Wednesday of the month, 10.30am – 12.30pm – Free

Places are limited, please get in touch for more information.

Starts 2nd September 2020

Spectacles Clinic

Free glasses cleaning and repair provided by Norville Opticians.

1st Thursday of the month, drop in 2.00 – 4.00pm – Free.

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***

Hearing Aid Clinic

A free monthly service run and provided by Gloucester Deaf Association which offers free cleaning and re-tubing of your hearing aids.

Please contact Gloucester Deaf Association on 01452 372999 to book an appointment.

1st Thursday of the month, 1.30 – 3.30pm – Free. Booking is essential.

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***

Cake, Cuppa & Chat

A small and informal group for the over 50s to enhance wellbeing and develop friendships. Spaces are limited and booking is required.

Tuesdays, 10.00am – 12.00pm & 1.00 – 3.00pm – £1

Wednesdays, 10.00am – 12.00pm  – £1

Cake, Cuppa & Chiropody

A small and informal group for the over 50s to enhance wellbeing and develop friendships with chiropody at a reduced rate. Spaces are limited and booking is required.

Wednesdays, 2.00 – 4.00pm  – £1 + £10 for chiropody.

Feet, Food & Friendship

An online Zoom drop-in session for those who used to attend the Feet, Food & Friendship session. Please get in touch with us if you would like to attend.

Thursdays, 11.30am, Free.

Doing Diabetes Better

Join our qualified dietitian for this relaxed informative session for pre-diabetics and Type 2 diabetics.

4th Tuesday of each month, 2.00 – 4.00pm – Free

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***

CGL Alcohol Workshop

For people working towards controlling/reducing their drinking. This is a service run by Change, Grow, Live. Visit their website for more information here.

Thursdays, 3.15 – 4.30pm – Free

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***

Stroke Group

Meet other people who have had a stroke, share your experiences and make new friends. This group meet online via Zoom. For more information contact:

Helen@cscic.org / 07742 653819

Tuesdays, fortnightly, 1.30pm – Free

Starts 6th October 2020

NHS Link Worker

Julia Horsfall offers mentoring and ongoing support to help your health and wellbeing. Call us to book an appointment with her: 01453 548530.

Tuesdays, 2.00 – 4.00pm – Free

***Currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions***

Holistic Wellbeing

Explore your natural connection with the goodness of life, finding peace of mind and giving care to others on this seven week course.

Boost your emotional wellbeing, improve your physical and mental health and connect with the good things in life.

This course is a FREE course delivered by Adult Education in Gloucestershire.

To book at place, or for more information, please contact:

Nusrath.khan@gloucestershire.gov.uk / 07768 803257

Thursdays, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, Term-time only – Free

1st October – 19th November 2020 (excludes 29th October).