**IMPORTANT NOTICE**

Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, all carer groups are currently cancelled. Please do not turn up to a carer group run by Worcestershire Association of Carers. We will keep our website updated as to when these groups may return.

If you need support in your caring role please contact our helpline on 0300 012 4272, use the webchat facility in the bottom right hand side of the website page or send us an email via our 'contact us form'. In addition we are also running a Facebook support group that can be found here: CARING FRIENDS WORCESTERSHIRE FACEBOOK GROUP

Carers Support Groups

Do you look after someone who is ill, disabled or frail? Do you need time out and some company for yourself? If so, you are not alone - Worcestershire Association of Carers has a Carers’ Group near you.
 
Meet with other carers who share and understand your experiences. Gain access to support, information and talks to help you as a carer, and have opportunities to voice your concerns. Enjoy recreational activities, relaxation and occasional outings, as a break from caring. Make friends and chat over tea or coffee.

 

Over 100 carers benefit from the carer groups win local communities across the county each month and although we offer structured support Carer Groups are often ran by Volunteer Facilitators.

Each group is different! Some might focus on arranging activities and speakers or they might just meet for coffee and a chat. However the group runs their friendly and relaxed atmospheres are invaluable as it allows carers to take time out for themselves, share information and support each other.

If you would like to come along to a carers group near you please see the programmes below for dates or for more information contact Maureen Oliver at [email protected].

Group programmes 2020:

All Carer Groups - Venues & Dates

Carers choir - Click here for dates

Choir sessions have been cancelled due to the current situation with Coronavirus but they have moved online. Please click the link above to find out how to join.

Crafty Carers - click here for dates for 2020

Redditch Carers Group - Please contact Carers Careline for information on groups you can access in the Redditch area

Worcestershire Carers Support Group - Specifically for carers of people living with dementia who are in hospital or a care home (3rd Thursday of every month)

Some of our carers said:

‘Tremendous source of advice’. One talk saved me thousands’

‘Helps me keep my own life going. Full of laughter and good conversation’

‘I support the Carers because without them we would be all the poorer’