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CRISP Carers Social Events 

***Events hosted by CRISP are available to carers looking after someone who pays council tax to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council - These and other events are listed at the bottom of the page.***

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our usual social activities have had to stop for the time-being. We have been looking at ways we can keep connected through social activities on-line, and will be holding online events using the video-conferencing software ‘Zoom’. The person you care for is welcome to join in too.
How does it work?

  • Email to say which events you would like to join in with.
  • We will email back to confirm if you have a place – first come, first served basis – we may be able to repeat popular events.
  • We will email you an invitation and a ‘link’ that you click onto when the event is due to start. Also a password you will need to type-in to join the meeting.
  • You will be prompted to either download ‘Zoom’ or join using your browser and then taken through a few steps to join the meeting (if you downloaded ‘Zoom’ before May 30th, you may need to download an update).

If you are new to Zoom and have any questions about how Zoom works, do please email beforehand and we will try our best to answer them. We'd would also love to hear your ideas for further on-line social activities.

Please note:
CRISP is using ‘Zoom’ video conferencing as a temporary way of continuing to hold social events during the COVID-19 pandemic.  There are some data protection considerations surrounding Zoom which means that the security of any information disclosed during a social event cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, please do not talk about any personal issues you or the person you care for may have and do not give out any personal details. By keeping to these guidelines we will be able to safely carry on holding social events for us all to enjoy. If you do have any personal concerns you need to discuss, please continue to contact the Carer Support Service in the usual way.


Saturday 10th April 2021

Zoom Poole Museum's Maritime Heritage Project and More! (CRISP Hosted)

Join Rachel Martin (Museum Project Officer) to hear all about Poole Museum's exciting project to Re-discover Poole's Maritime Heritage.
Tuesday 13th April 2021

Zoom Laughter Workshop (CRISP Hosted)

Join Pat Wilkins for another very popular and uplifting laughter workshop.
Wednesday 14th April 2021

Zoom Bournemouth Tales of Scandal, Love & Intrigue (CRISP Hosted)

Hattie Miles takes a look at the personal lives of historical figures connected to the town
Wednesday 21st April 2021

Zoom Cookery Demonstration by Get Cooking! (CRISP Hosted)

Anne Marie of the Get Cooking cookery school believes that anyone can learn to cook, and will demonstrate how to make a delicious soup and scones
Monday 26th April 2021

Zoom Tai Chi - CRISP Hosted

Join our Chen Tai Chi Instructor, Paul Lockyer, for another session in this deep and ancient art.
Tuesday 27th April 2021

Zoom Fun Bingo & Quiz Evening (CRISP Hosted)

Eyes down for a fun bingo & quiz evening.
Wednesday 28th April 2021

Zoom Art for Wellbeing (CRISP Hosted)

Join Linda Rowe for this drawing session and learn how to unwind and relax in a creative way.
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