Future Meetings 

Future meeting dates are now confirmed as –   

Saturday  7th December “Xmas Special”

See below for Guest Speaker details

New Dates for 2020 are :-

Saturday  February 15th and Saturday April 4th  

Whenever we have set a next meeting date or dates for any events, they will appear here on this page. We promise to keep this section always up to date, so you can be sure when things will be happening and and never miss out on being a part of Life On The Level – your support group 

Members may attend with friends or family, and non members may attend if they would like to come and meet “our group” before deciding to join. As we have very generous venue hosts we have agreed to always pre-advise of the actual numbers planning to attend each meeting. So it is important that non members always contact the support group before attending please, so we can be ready to greet you and ensure we give you the best experience as a guest – but you are most welcome to come and say hello. [Members already advise on their own attendance and any guests via email and phone] 

Everyone is welcome – Just please let us know you are coming

Our Next Meeting Date is 

Saturday December 7th @ 2.00 pm  [Doors open for tea and coffee at 1.30pm] 

 [Also Available to watch and participate via FaceBook Live  – www.facebook.com/lifeonthelevelsupportgroup 

We have two great  presentations at our next meeting

Guest Expert Speakers are

Ms Toni Robinson – HR / Employment Law Expert

And

Professor Andrew Hugill – Group Member and Contributor

Ms Toni Robinson – HR / Employment Law Expert

As one of the leading experts in her field Toni’s presentation will be very relevant to all balance sufferers – Dealing with employment law and areas relevant to hidden disabilities and common issues faced by balance disorder sufferers as employees.

See Toni’s Video Message to you here

Toni’s Presentation is titled :-

Being an Employee with a Balance Condition…

When you are employed and are diagnosed with a disability, the questions that runs through most minds is “how supportive will my employer will be?” quickly followed by “will my job be safe?” … understandably, the questions play on your mind.

This interactive session is an opportunity to understand how disability in employment works, an employers obligations along with your obligations as an employee.

If you cant attend – Watch and Ask Questions Live using FaceBook Live on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/lifeonthelevelsupportgroup

Toni has worked in the HR arena for over twenty years. Working in senior director positions, culminating two years ago in launching her own HR practice – Nucleus HR Limited.

With experience of many industries, and following all changes and interpretations of employment law, Toni is a walking encyclopaedia of HR knowledge.

After a short break we will then hear from our group member and supporter :-

Professor Andrew Hugill.   

Andrew is based at Leicester University, and is the founding Professor of Creative Computing. His personal  academic details being : Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy , National Teacher Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, PhD in Composition, MA in Musical Composition.

Andrew is also a member of our support group, suffering with Menieres and other complications.  You can find out more about Andrew and his work on  http://andrewhugill.com/

Andrews work in creating the world’s first balance disorder spectrum can be seen here  http://www.balancedisorderspectrum.info/

Andrews Presentation will be an intimate and frank account, titled :- “Living with a serious balance disorder: a personal account”

Professor Hugill was diagnosed with bilateral Ménière’s Disease in 2009, after which he underwent a series of drug and surgical treatments. As a former Professor of Music and a renowned composer, the onset of this destructive balance disorder has profoundly affected both his professional and personal life. In this talk, Andrew will describe in intimate detail his long struggle with the balance and hearing problems caused by the condition. He will offer some advice on strategies for dealing with both the immediate and long-term effects of a balance disorder, and show how he has found his own personal pathway through to his present-day achievements.

Meeting Venue Information

Please note to cover the cost of drinks and all printed materials used in the meeting there is a voluntary contribution of £1, this is merely to try to cover actual costs

Leicester Race Course and their CEO Bob Bracken, have generously provided the facilities for our next group meeting. We are back in the Premier Suite, as per our meeting in October. Not only does this have a large seating capacity, but also has provision of ample free parking, ground floor facilities with no stairs or steps to access the meeting suite. The Race Course is well signposted and situated on the outskirts of Leicester –    Leicester Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL

Download a pdf with full directions to get to the racecourse and find our meeting room here Directions to Leicester Race Course Meeting Venue

Can’t Attend the meeting? 

You can always watch the live stream on the day of the meeting, on our Facebook page here :-  http://www.facebook.com/lifeonthelevelsupportgroup

Or  after the day of the meeting  we issue full meeting reports ( click here to view ) , normally with audio and video recordings of key presentations with any important information & web site links – to all members.  Please also remember that as isolation is a common problem faced by many members, we also provide our Balance Buddy program to maintain contact without the need to attend group meetings. For members with no internet or email access, we send hard copies to their home address. 

Any questions – please contact us and just ask. We are here to help.