Friendship group reaches out to others

Activities to develop independence - and a bit of fun for all!

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A friendship group for people with learning disabilities, along with their carers and friends, is reaching out further now they’re meeting face to face.

The group, co-ordinated by the county council, has its next network meeting on Tuesday, 14th December at the Mencap Centre in Hill Street, Hinckley from 10.30am to 12.30pm.


The group is doing a brilliant job in helping make things better for people with learning disabilities in the area. It’s a group that also includes people who work for community organisations and they have this shared goal.


The friendship group provides activities which develop an individual’s independence as well as supporting their health and wellbeing. It's a chance to socialise, discuss any concerns and raise issues as well as sharing good news and personal success.

The group is free to attend, meets every two months and is open to all. Local organisations and services are invited to the meeting to tell the group what they do and what they can do to support members.

All meeting dates and venues can be found on the Betterlives Website at

At the December meeting, there will be a representative from Community Houses (funded by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to support local, vulnerable adults) who will talk about the support they can offer, as well as providing art and craft activities for the group.  

One of the county council's Local Area Co-ordinators will also be available to talk about the services they can offer as well as to give members advice and support.

If you need to talk to someone about these meetings you can email or telephone 0116 305 4707.


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