We are excited to share with you that our
Carers’ Book Group is open to new members.

Unpaid carers, who love books or who want to start a new activity or
improve reading habits, are welcome.

This friendly informal group, run by a volunteer, brings carers together to chat and discuss the novel that the group have read. This is an inexpensive activity, as the group read free books borrowed from Leeds libraries that carers can read at home or anywhere they choose! Losing yourself in a book gives you a certain amount of escapism and a break from everyday life.

No need to worry about not having time to read every book! The group understands that carers may find reading difficult at times for one reason or another.

Carers who join the group also enjoy having time for themselves and the social aspect of the meetings.

Here are some benefits of joining a book group

  • Reading helps keep your brain sharp

  • Just six minutes of reading can reduce stress levels

  • Encourages you to read more

  • Stretches your thinking beyond what you would normally experience

  • Friendship, caring and laughs

Here’s what some of our carers have said about the book group

It’s valuable time for me. Chance to
talk with others who have similar
interests. Found it very valuable.

I enjoy reading books others
have chosen that I may
not have picked up myself.

Enjoy the discussion about
the book and
having social contact.

I enjoy escaping into the
world of books
with likeminded people.

I love the opportunity to read books
I probably wouldn’t choose myself.
It also a great group of people.

I really enjoy seeing the others and hearing their opinions on
the book. We usually have a good discussion around
books then can veer on to other subjects.

The group currently meets about every six weeks on a Wednesday in Leeds City centre
11:00am – 12:30pm
Carers Leeds, 6-8 The Headrow, LS1 6PT.

The building is wheelchair accessible with a lift, and an accessible toilet.

An Open Book!
Carer’s Book Group Open Day
Wednesday 7th September

Drop-in anytime between 11:30am and 1:00pm

Meet the Carer’s Book Group | Discover Next Month’s Book Choice | Talk About Books You Love
Complete The Ultimate Books Quiz | Pay As You Feel Book Sale | Coffee, Cake and Nice Biscuits

Carers Leeds celebrates diversity and the Carer’s Book Group welcomes carers from all sections of the community, including BME and LGTBQ communities and/or people with disabilities.

For more information, please phone or text Valerie, on 07985 754 570 or email valerie.banks@carersleeds.org.uk