Activities

 

Every Day

Money Advice

GL11 is able to provide help, support and advice around money, debt, budgeting and benefits with access to specialist advisors. We are here to offer any help and support we can without judgement.

Please give us a call to find out more about the support we can offer you on: 01453 548530 or email office@gl11.org.uk

Digital Project

Become more confident with 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.

Mondays

 Walking Group: 10-12 noon, £1

Grab your boots and join us on guided walks in the local area. Open to all, but spaces are limited, booking required.

 Seated Yoga: 10.30-11.30am, TT, Free

Relaxing and gentle seated exercise at your own pace. Open to all, meet online via Zoom. To register visit: www.sgscol.ac.uk/study/community/seated-yoga (27th Sept-6th Dec, 24th Jan-4th April, 25th April-11th July)

 Parent & Baby Group 10.30-11.30am, Free

Come along – you and your child can make friends, share ideas and have fun through stories and activities. For parents/carers of young babies that are not on the move yet. (4 week course, starts 1st Nov).

Digital Drop-In 11am-12noon, Free

Digital support and advice in a friendly and safe space. (Starts 27th Sept).

Mindfulness Meditation 11.30am-12.30pm, TT, Free

Learn simple relaxation techniques to manage anxiety in everyday life. Open to all, meet online via Zoom. To register visit: www.sgscol.ac. uk/study/community/mindfulness-meditation (27th Sept-6th Dec, 24th Jan- 4th April, 25th April-11th July).

Independence Trust/NHS Community Wellbeing Service, 12-2, Free

Come and talk to your friendly social prescriber! We offer support and connections to others to help your health and wellbeing. Call for info/to book your session: Clare on 07817 866354, Kate on 07875 480420 or Julia on 07951 038001.

Messy Mondays 12.45-2.15pm, TT £2.50 per family

Come and see what mess you can create at GL11 using lots of fun materials. Best of all, we do the cleaning up!! (Starts 1st Nov).

 Men’s Shed: 1-3pm, Free

Knock about in our shed and see what you can build and achieve.

Invisible Illness Group 1-3pm, TT, £2

Offering support and activities to anyone living with an illness that is not visible. (Starts 6th Sept).

Art & Chat 1-3pm, Fortnightly, £1 ***New Session***

Come and spend a few hours exploring different media – clay, paint, environmental art and many more, while making friends and enjoying a cuppa. (Starts 1st Nov).

Mindful Movement 3-4.40pm, Free

Learn basic stretches, compassion and kindness to reconnect with the body and help improve your mental and physical wellbeing. Via Zoom, email to register: audreyharris@gl11.org.uk (Starts 20th Sept, for 6 weeks).


Tuesdays

Food Bank 9am – 4.30pm

Women’s Shed – Course 9.30am-12.30pm, £15 for 5 sessions (concessions)

Meet like-minded women in a supportive environment to learn some green woodworking techniques and produce items to take home. All tools provided. (Starts 16th Nov)

The Explorers 10am-12noon/1-3pm, TT, Free

Drop in to have fun, make friends and develop new skills with different things to do every week. Please register with us if you would like to attend these drop-in sessions.

Knit & Natter/Sewing Bee (1st & 3rd Tues of month) 10am-12noon, £1

Grab your needles, yarn and fabrics and join us to swap tips, patterns and enjoy a cuppa and catch up. (Starts 7th Sept).

Job Club 11am-12noon, Free

• Online job searching • Confidence building • CV & cover letters • Job applications. For more info and advice contact Carole: caroleallen@ gl11.org.uk / 01453 703602 or Jo: jocole@gl11.org.uk / 01453 703608.

Maths 12.30-2.30pm, Free

Gain Maths Level 1 & 2 qualifications to further your career or gain confidence. (Starts 28th Sept).

Long Covid Support Group, 1-2pm, Free

A peer support and advocacy group for people living with Long Covid. A friendly, welcoming space where we help each other through the bad days and rejoice in the good. Meet via Zoom, for more information email: audreyharris@gl11.org.uk.

Stroke Group 2-4pm, Fortnightly, Free

Meet other people who have had a stroke, share your experiences and make new friends. For more info contact: Helen@cscic.org/07742653819 (Starts 7th Sept)

Adventure Play Time 3.45-5.45pm, TT £18 for 6 weekly sessions

Outdoor adventure activities for 6-10 year olds. Free play, den building, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, active and fun. Limited to 10 places. (Starts 2nd November)


Wednesdays

Men’s Shed 10am-12noon, Free ***New session***

Knock about in our shed and see what you can build and achieve. Bring your own project or work on a collaborative piece. Spaces available, booking required. (Starts 29th Sept).

English 10am-12 noon, Free

Gain English Level 1 & 2 qualifications to further your career or gain confidence. (Starts 29th Sept).

Coffee, Cake & Chat 10am-12noon, £2

A small and informal group for those over 55 to enhance wellbeing and develop friendships. Spaces are limited and booking is required.

Dad’s Group 10am-12noon, Free

An inclusive space for dads to get together, make new friends, talk about parenting and find support and understanding. Contact Barry for more info or to book: barrymcgee@gl11.org.uk.

Carers’ Support Group (10am-12noon, (1st Wed month), Free

Join our monthly support group for a chat, cuppa, activities and friendship. (Starts 1st Dec)

Community Cooking Courses, 12.30-2.30pm, Free

Come and enjoy fabulous, free and fun cookery sessions to get you super con dent in the kitchen.

IT Support Drop-In 1-3pm, Free

A small and informal group for those over 55 to become more con dent using technology. Booking is required.

Long Covid Support Group 1-2pm, Free

Long Covid Support Group is a peer support and advocacy group for people living with Long Covid. A friendly, welcoming space where we help each other through the bad days and rejoice in the good.


Thursdays

Food Bank 9am-4.30pm

Computers for Beginners 9.30-11.30am, TT, £1

Help to master the basics. Learn how to turn your computer on, navigate a home page and use an internet search engine. (10 week courses, start 30th Sept, 27th Jan & 28th April).

Feet, Food & Friendship 10am-12noon/1-3pm, £5

A small and informal group for the over 55 to enhance wellbeing and develop friendships – includes a hot meal. Limited spaces and booking is required.

Nail Art: 10am-12noon, Free

• Fun and interactive lessons.

• No prior learning required.

• On completion of the course learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification.

• Learn a new nail art technique each week.

This course if free for adults (19+) living in Gloucestershire that are in receipt of benefits. If you are working less than 16 hours whilst receiving benefits, you are still eligible. Sorry, no creche available currently. (6 week course, starts 23rd Sept).

Parent & Baby Group 10.30-11.30am, Free

Come along – you and your child can make friends, share ideas and have fun through stories and activities. For parents/carers of young babies that are not on the move yet. (4 week course, starts 16th Sept).

Money Advice 10.30am-2.30pm, Free

Help and advice around money, debt, budgeting and benefits. We are here to offer help and support without judgement. Booking essential, call GL11 on 01453 548530.

Computers for Improvers 11.30am-1.30pm, TT, £1

If you have conquered the basics and feel ready to learn more, such as Skyping relatives, placing an internet shopping order or typing a letter, then this is the course for you. (10 week courses, start 30th Sept, 27th Jan & 28th April).

Community Lunch 12noon/1pm, £5

Join us for a two course lunch of home cooked food, plus a tea or co ee for just £5. Booking essential.

Makaton 1-2pm, Free

Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. Using signs can help adults and children who have no speech, or whose speech is unclear. Join our Family Team for a basic intro to one word symbols and signs that children will use daily. (3 week course, please get in touch to register your interest).

Art & Chat 1-3pm, TT, £1

Relaxing and fulfilling arts and crafts to soothe the soul. Please get in touch to register your interest. (Starts 9th Sept).

Hearing Aid Clinic 1st Thurs of month 1.30-4.30pm, Free

Free hearing aid cleaning and re-tubing provided by Gloucester Deaf Association. Booking essential: 01452 372999 (2nd Sept, 7th Oct, 4th Nov, 2nd Dec).

Seated Yoga 3-4pm, TT, Free

Relaxing and gentle seated exercise at your own pace. Open to all, meet online via Zoom. To register visit: www.sgscol.ac.uk/study/ community/seated-yoga (30th Sept-9th Dec, 27th Jan -7th April, 28th April-7th July).

Mindfulness Meditation 4.30-5.30pm, TT, Free

Learn simple relaxation techniques to manage anxiety in everyday life. Open to all, meet online via Zoom. To register visit: www.sgscol.ac.uk/study/community/mindfulnessmeditation (30th Sept-9th Dec, 27th Jan -7th April, 28th April-7th July).


Fridays

Family Fridays 10am-12noon/ 12.30-2pm, TT, £2.50 per family

GL11 welcomes you and your family to join us for some fun at our Friday sessions – for families with children under 5.

What’s Up Clinic (2nd Fri of the month) 10-11.30, TT, Free

Drop in to weigh your baby or get advice from a health visitor. (Starts 8th Oct).

HENRY Programme To Be Confirmed, TT, Free

Support for families to provide a healthy, happy start for their children.

Why not join our HENRY taster sessions and share experiences with other parents in an informal atmosphere. The sessions will help with ideas and tools to try at home covering: routines & boundaries, guidance and praise, reward systems, food portions and lots more. These sessions will be in the GL11 garden in a safe and socially-distanced way. Please contact us for more info.