Leicester & District Branch

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Update)

Please check the main Parkinson's UK website for the latest information

Earlier this month we decided to adhere to guidance given and pause all volunteer led activities. This decision has been further endorsed by updated guidance from Public Health England, who on the 16th March 2020, have advised that anyone living with Parkinson's (regardless of age) should be particularly stringent in their social distancing measures.

This means that for now, local support groups, cafe's, group fitness and other activities have been temporarily paused.

We understand that this has been disappointing and for some event frustrating. We all greatly enjoy our time together, but we know that it is vital to act responsibly and listen to the advice being given.

As a community, we will continue to actively support each other through this difficult time, and we when we are able, our wonderful programme of activities and groups will resume!

Branch Committee

Parkinson's UK is the premier charity for helping people affected by Parkinson's UK, and we are the local team covering Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We provide local support groups,, that meet monthly and are for those with Parkinson's, family members and other carers. Meetings are generally informal - a chance to talk and discuss worries and experiences, some may include a presentation by an invited speaker, such as a healthcare professional or complementary therapist.

We also have a series of fitness classes, a monthly cafe and even a choir!

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