Welcome to the Corby Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.
Corby Branch meets on the first Satuday of every month at 7.00pm at Lloyd's Road Social and Ex-Servicemen's Club.
Membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support for those who have served and their families, come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.
Legion membership ensures that
- Remembrance is kept alive and that the sacrifices our brave Service men and women have made are never forgotten.
- The ex-Service community have a voice and that their concerns are brought to the public eye.
Becoming a member also provides the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities and events held locally, regionally and nationally throughout the year.
About The Royal British Legion
We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces - past and present and their families. The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.
Founded in 1921, the Legion is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today.
Royal Voluntary Service can help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.
We have volunteers in Northamptonshire who offer help and support so older people can stay safe warm and well at home across Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Rushden, Daventry and Northampton.
See our local services below but we may be able to offer you more. If you can't find something suitable for you or a loved one then just ask.
As everyone is different, Royal Voluntary Service can tailor support to your individual needs. We’ll visit you at home and work with you to create a support package that suits you.
All out volunteers are DBS checked.
There are over 100 sports clubs in Corby and surrounding villages, some of which use Corby Borough Council leisure facilities to train, compete or just as their home for meetings.
The Sport & Play Development Team work very close with local sports clubs in the form of the Corby Sports Forum, a constituted body made up of representatives from local clubs to act as a steering group for sport. As part of the partnership, the Sport & Play team support clubs by providing information regarding funding, club development, courses & training and any other information or issues clubs might face. Follow the link provided for further infomation about specific groups and direct contact details.
STAGES (Support Training Advice Guidance Educational Services Limited) was initially created in August 2013 to fill the gap in after-care for recovering addicts and to help Mental Health patients to find peace and relaxation in their lives. It was also set up to help families of addicts and carers of mental health patients to recover their own lives and help themselves and their loved one on a journey to rescue their lives and give them hope of a brighter more positive future.
Why the community needs us
We offer Mindfulness Meditation Courses, Group Support, holistic therapies in Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Crystal Healing, Art therapy, Facebook and email support and help our clients to access any other local services that we are aware of. It is our aim to help and support people and empower them to help themselves and their families. We also have a huge collection of books relating to addiction, co-dependence and mental health which we share with our service users.
Our impact on the community
Some of our services users have reported gaining new perspectives, alternative coping mechanisms, growing in self-awareness, understanding and the ability to forgive. Gaining inner peace gentle healing and contentment. The alternative therapy treatments on offer have given much needed relaxation and relief from stress related pain. Gained tools needed to deal with panic and anxiety and reported greatly improved quality of sleep. See our main company website testimonial page for information.
Mentors to help recovering alcoholics drug addicts via facebook group, email and one to one support. reiki practioners level I or II to help deliver group therapies to sufferers of addiction, mental health and their carers. Fundraising, Driving
T'AI CHI CLASSES
'Medication in Motion' !!
Balance the body & mind with gentle, rhythmic, flowing movements.
Low impact: Helps reduce stress , anxiety & depression.
Lowers blood pressure
Strengthens the core
Everyone welcome, all ages, just bring yourself along & wear loose comfortable layers.
WEDNESDAY JAN 31st 2018 - 1.00-2.00PM
STEPHENSON WAY COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Teamwork Trust is a registered charity and a social enterprise based on St Marks Road, St James Industrial Estate, Corby, delivering a wide range of programmes for vulnerable adults who have short-term or enduring mental health issues, learning difficulties and /or physical disabilities.
The individual can access our Enabling, Education, Activities and Counselling Programmes to help achieve their goals, maintain well-being and increase skills. They offer a friendly, supportive environment where people can make new friends and regain self confidence and esteem whilst building a range of skills.
The Happenin’ Project is for 8 – 13 year olds and provides after school and holiday activities. The session cost £1, and the first visit is free. Activities include art and crafts, games and other youth type activities. At Lodge Park Sports Centre on a Wednesday, there is a football session on the astro turf. The group also get involved in the Corby Carnival and Bonfire night. There are also some informal education session on healthy eating, increasing self esteem and the dangers of drugs and alcohol etc.
For more information please contact Amy Davidson-Dott, Sport and Play Co-ordinator,
The Well Walking Group meets every Sunday at 11.00am in the Boating Lake car park. Sessions cost 50p with the proceeds going to Lakelands Hospice.
If you thought your football career was over, think again! Walking Football is a slower paced version of the game, aimed at the over 50s.
Smaller pitches and plenty of breaks ensure participants enjoy a safe and enjoyable return to football. The slower pace doesn’t detract from the competition though – it’s much more than a stroll in the park! Matches are played on the Astro turf pitch at West Glebe Pavillion. As the session is outdoors please wear suitable footwear & clothing
The first session is free thereafter £2.00.
All of our walks are designed to encourage participation in a fun and friendly environment.
Ranging from a 15 minute walk to walks over 60 minutes in duration, you will have the chance to sample some of Corby's beautiful countryside and iconic landmarks.
Our volunteer leaders are very welcoming and will provide the necessary support and guidance needed for you to enjoy your experience!
Sundays: Corby Boating Lake and Thoroughsale Woods. Meet at Corby Boating Lake - Cottingham Road, 11am (1 hour)
Mondays: Corby Boating Lake - Cottingham Road, 9.15am (15-30 minutes in duration)
Mondays: East Carlton Park Walk, 11am (1 hour)
Wednesdays: East Carlton Park - East Carlton, 11am (1 hour)
New Walk: **** FREE****
Commencing: Wednesday 13th June'18 - 1.30 - 2.30
Venue: West Glebe Park (meet at the pavillion) Aimed at those who want to become more active. Minimum distance 1.5 miles (shorter walks available if needed). The route will be across parkland grass and on paths. Please bring appropriate footwear. After the walk, tea, coffee and a biscuit will be available at a cost of £1 per person