If you’re a Carer in the South West, you can sign up to the HOPE for Carers programme – a free 6 week online course. Life as a carer can be challenging, by joining our HOPE programme you can meet others in the same situation, improve your confidence, feel more in control and explore any worries you may have.
You can complete the course at your own pace, with support from trained facilitators.
The next course starts on 17 May and you can sign up today!
Carers groups are places where unpaid carers can come together for friendship and support – and even participate in activities! Come along and meet with other carers for a chat, a laugh and peer support.
1st Thursday of the month 10.30am – 12noon at The George Coffee Shop, Church Street, Martock, TA12 6LJ
Carers groups are places where unpaid carers can come together for friendship and support – and even participate in activities! Come along and meet with other carers for a chat, a laugh, peer support and activities for the person you care for.
First Wednesday of the month, 11am – 12.30pm at the Keinton Mandeville Village Hall, Chistles Lane, Somerton, TA11 6ES.
Informal chat around large table with chance to ask for private space for peer support, professional and escapist speakers, contribute to refreshments.
1st Thursday of the month, 10:30 – 12:00, The Shambles, Market House, Market Place, BA7 7AH
Informal chat and socialise around a large group table, contribution to refreshments regular speakers for those in the Wincanton/Bruton area.
2nd Monday of the month 2pm.
Chat in a whole group circle, peer and leader support. Professional and activity speakers, contribute to refreshments. Call or email before attending. 2nd Monday of the month 10.30 – 12.30.
Purchase a drink from the bar and then follow the arrows to find us in a secluded part of the café for the meeting. Freedom-leisure run a seated exercise/boccia/social space at the same time for your cared for to enjoy to help you attend the meeting. You could both go to the leisure exercise as a way to gently introduce you both to activities after lockdown.
2nd Tuesday of the month at 11am.
Every second Monday of the Month English Martyrs Church TA20 1EP Call Pat Gilpin.
Purchase a meal or drink from Monks Yard, chat and offer peer support to each person’s needs. Professional and relaxation speakers, lift to upstairs room. Call before attending to pre order and meet the host.
The carers group will be held at Monks Yard, 1pm every 3rd Thursday of the month. Contact Alison Birket.
West Street Church Hall, 2nd Friday of month 10.30am. 01458 250603
The Filo Project is an award winning not-for-profit social enterprise offering high quality small group day care for older people who are socially isolated and are experiencing symptoms associated with early to moderate dementia.
Transport is included in the service meaning we can support even the most geographically isolated. The intimate environment is key, no client is overwhelmed by a large group. We liken the day with the Filo Project to spending a ‘day with friends’.
Carers groups are places where unpaid carers can come together for friendship and support – and even participate in activities! Come along and meet with other carers for a chat, a laugh and peer support. The Crewkerne Carers Group is a new group with a flexercise session for your cared for in the adjoining room.
3rd Thursday of the month, 2pm – 3.30pm in the Henhayes Centre, South Street, Crewkerne, TA18 8DA.
This group meets on the 2nd Monday of every month. 10.30am Registration and coffee, 11am main business, 1pm lunch and chat. Venue: The Old Barn Club, Old Barn Way, Yeovil, BA20 2NX. Contact Malcolm Campbell for more information.
If you or someone you care about has had a stroke, our Somerset based service can provide practical advice, essential information and emotional support. The service is free to people of any age recovering from stroke, their carers and family members. Either you or your carer, health or social care workers or GP can refer you to the service. We visit people wherever they may be such as their own home, hospitals or care homes.
If you regularly look after someone in a caring capacity, the Somerset Carers Service can support you with advice and guidance. Caring for another person is very rewarding, but can be overwhelming and lonely at times.
Somerset Carers Service can help link to you groups & events in your area, to find facts and information that will help the person you are caring for with their particular needs.
You will find specific support for your unique situation; and our Carers Agents are on hand to help and guide you. If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us via our Live Chat, Advice Line or Text service.
Open to anyone who cares for a relative or friend, to provide warmth, understanding and support to those who care for someone with physical and/or mental health needs.
2nd Tuesday of the month from 11am – 12.30pm at the Westlands Entertainment Venue Cafe, Westbourne Close, Yeovil, BA20 2DD.
Somerset County Council have now replaced the Somerset Micro-provider Directory with a new care brokerage or matching tool. This ‘Find a Micro-provider’ will help families and professionals connect directly with Micro-providers who have capacity to support. To use this tool please click the link below:
Somerset Partnership offer support groups for those caring for people with mental health problems.
A group for carers of people with eating disorders: Meeting the first Monday of the month from 7pm – 9pm at Holly Court in Yeovil.
Mental Health Carers Group: Last Thursday of every month, 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Penn House.
Re-opening Jan 2022; Carers and relatives welcome too at Village Hall Curry Rivel; Call Adrienne 01458 252710 for more details.
Jointly is an app that makes caring for someone a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as a text message. It can be accessed by laptop, smart phone or desktop computer.
with specialist dementia wings for long term residency or respite care.
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