The Monday Club
The Monday Club is a social group for adults aged 18 and over who have
Autism spectrum disorder or Asperger Syndrome.
The Club is based at the Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living (LCIL),
Andrewes Street, Leicester, LE3 5PA.
Our members meet on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.
We also run sessions on alternate Wednesday evenings.
We need your help
As a result of the continued and ongoing financial cuts to local authority budgets, we have lost a significant percentage of our funding. Unfortunately if we cannot find additional funds, we may at some point be forced to close the club. If the club were to close, this would significantly impact those people who come to us for support.
We are asking people who want to support the work of the club to donate what they can to enable us to continue to provide this valuable service to our members.
Programme of Events
Mondays & Wednesdays
The group will meet at the LCIL at 7pm, except where otherwise stated on the calendar below. Members are required to pay a nominal fee of £2 a week. Any costs given on the calendar are additional to this.
Please click the links below to download a printable copy of the Monday and Wednesday timetables
The Monday Club is always looking for volunteers to
help provide a first class service to members.
The Monday Club is a social based group for adults with Asperger Syndrome. This group provides its members with a relaxed and fun environment in which they can just be themselves, partaking in one of two activities put on by staff and volunteers. The Monday club is extremely important to those who belong to it as it gives its members the opportunity to be themselves, socialise and develop self-confidence amongst many other things. The club runs every Monday between 7 and 9pm at the LCIL Centre, located just outside the city centre.
No experience of Asperger's or Autism is necessary as full training will be provided; if you have an open mind and an understanding nature this is a great opportunity for you. The Monday Club is hoping to develop a network of volunteers who would be able to accompany a member to allow them to do the things they want to such as go to the cinema or attend music gigs. Any expenses you incur by accompanying a member on a trip will be reimbursed by the Monday Club, a CRB check will also be provided along with ongoing training.
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Information for Carers
The Carers Centre
The Carers Centre are putting on a number of events aimed at carers of people with physical or learning disabilities. (All links below are to PDF documents.)
A one-off Carers' Meeting is being held at Phoenix Arts Centre on 11 May. Leicester City Council are reviewing how they provide support to carers, and this is an opportunity to put forward your views.
Leicestershire Learning Disability Partnership Board is a group aimed at carers of adults with learning disabilities, which normally meets 10:00am–12:30pm on the first Monday of each month, at Leicestershire County Hall, Glenfield.
The Carers of People with Autism meeting is aimed at carers, parents and friends who support people on the autistic spectrum. The next meetings will take place on 17 May.
A series of Self Help Group meetings are taking place over February–April. These meetings are an opportunity to help each other to solve problems in caring for somebody with a disability and understand more about adult services and the rules they have to follow.
The Family Carers Autism Forum meets at The Carers Centre every two months.
NHS Personal Health Budgets
Personal Health Budgets aim to give you more control and choice over how your health and wellbeing needs are met. They make it clear how much money is available to you for your care and support. They are available to anybody to is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare or Children's Continuing Care funding. Click here for more information
The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
LEAT is a charitable organisation providing a wide range of specialist support services to young people and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and in particular Asperger syndrome, who live in the city of Leicester or the county of Leicestershire.
LAS was formed over 20 years ago and provides support, information and advice to families and professionals dealing with Autism in Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland. They are a volunteer led organisation, the vast majority of their volunteers being parents or carers of someone with ASD. One of their main aims is to continually strive to raise general awareness of ASD. For their helpline please call: (0116) 291 6958
Nervous is a befriending and social group aimed at people aged 16–25 who find it hard to make friends and would like to take part in activities and meet new people in the process. Various activities in Leicester are available on various days of the week.
A magazine for the Leicestershire Autistic Society and for anyone who has a connection with ASD in Leicestershire and Rutland, either through family, profession or with / without a diagnosis of ASD.
Click here to read the latest edition.
Directory of Services for Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
The directory has been created to help those with Autism, their families and the people that work to support them to find local and national services that can help them. There are many different kinds of services included in the directory. Click here to access the Directory
Autism friendly screenings
Dimensions, with Odeon cinemas: Watch selected films in an autism friendly environment; lights up and sound on low with no trailers, freedom to move around the cinema. Bring your own refreshments.
Latest Autism Friendly screening news. Click here to access the Dimensions website
Fearon Hall Neuro Diverse Gaming Group
Fearon Hall is a community centre located in Loughborough. The Neuro Diverse Gaming Group provides social opportunities through a shared enjoyment of gaming. The group is for Young Adults aged 18 and over.
The group meets every Thursday, from 2pm till 4pm in the Ballroom at Fearon Hall.
£3 admission and the first session is Free! ATTENDANCE IS BY REFERRAL OR INVITE ONLY. Contact Dawn to complete a basic application form at email@example.com or call the office on 01509 230629.
Multiple consoles, card and board games including N64, NES, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One S, Atari, PS3, PS4, Cluedo, Exploding Kittens, Catan, Fluxx are available for you to try.
The Phoenix Arts Centre runs an Access Cinema service. This provides film screenings in three formats specially tailored towards people with special needs. The formats are as follows:
Provides an enhanced soundtrack for people with sight impairment. Broadcast through wireless headphones, so only the wearer can hear, a recorded narrator describes the on-screen action during gaps in a dialogue.
Screenings with descriptive English subtitles and added information around actors’ dialogue, sound effects and music. For deaf people and those with hearing loss, but open to all.
Screenings in a supportive environment with reduced sound levels, partially raised lighting, no trailers and freedom to move around. When possible, we provide a separate space to relax in. Audience feedback indicates that these screenings are also suited to people with certain learning disabilities.
Compliments are important to us as they enable us to see what we are doing well and motivate our staff and volunteers to continue to offer a good quality service. Compliments can be given either verbally or in writing and will be recorded by staff.
Compliments enable The Monday Club Leicestershire to:
Understand that our service is being provided to our members' satisfaction.
Provides us with the opportunity to give positive feedback to our staff and volunteers.
Helps us shape future service provision.
Helps us to inform stakeholders as to what we are doing well as a service.
Compliments can be given in writing using the Compliments and Complaints Form. Once a form has been completed it can be returned to a member of staff or posted to The Monday Club Leicester C/O West End Neighbourhood Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester, LE3 5PA. Downloaded and completed forms can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Monday Club Leicestershire aims to provide a high-quality, user led service service that is acceptable to all our Club Members. In order for us to do this we need to gather of the views of our members, their carers or care professionals that support them. We are grateful for the opportunity to monitor and improve our service and having a “complaints and compliments” policy and a clear procedure for resolving complaints enables us to do this.
The Monday Club Leicestershire Ltd aims to provide a service that is acceptable to all our Club Members. Unfortunately we do not always get things right and if we fail to provide a good service we want to know about it.
This will enable us to not only deal with the problem, but also avoid it happening again.
This Complaints Procedure sets out how to take up matters you feel are unsatisfactory about our service. If you wish to make a complaint you can do so using the Compliments and Complaints Form. Once a form has been completed it can be returned to a member of staff or posted to The Monday Club Leicester C/O West End Neighbourhood Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester, LE3 5PA. Downloaded and completed forms can also be emailed to email@example.com
If you choose to make a complaint we will follow the complaints procedure to attempt to resolve the complaint satisfactorily.