SUPPORT GROUPS AT DERBYSHIRE CARERS ASSOCIATION:
Derbyshire Carers Support Groups are peer to peer based support groups. They aim to bring together Carers to share and use their own experiences and understanding to help each other. Peer support groups provide a space to feel accepted and understood and gives equal respect and compassion to everyone’s experiences. Through coming together with like-minded individuals who can truly understand what they’ re going through and share similar insights it helps to increase the Carer’s circle of support and reduce the isolation felt by their circumstances.
Within a peer support group you will have a group facilitator/group lead that is able to hold the responsibility for the group’s meeting’s, group boundaries, structure, risk assessments, bookings and ensuring the continued functioning of the group. The group sessions can range from a general friendly chat with each other, or there may be speakers and other facilitators invited to share information and activities with the group.
For more information please contact Katie Matkin on 07773 173 416 or email Katie.Matkin@derbyshirecarers.co.uk
We have a range of Carer Support Groups currently running regularly online using ‘ZOOM’ – some have a focus / theme to support Carers who care for someone with a specific condition, and other support groups run monthly supporting Carers around the County with general themes and activities.
We are currently planning for the future following the COVID lockdown period. For more information please call or email using the contact details above.
CURRENT GROUPS RUNNING AT DERBYSHIRE CARERS ASSOCIATION – these are open to change, due to the varying COVID situation:
BELPER / AMBER VALLEY SUPPORT GROUP
– run by DCA – Monthly on ZOOM
GLOSSOP – HIGH PEAK SUPPORT GROUP
– run by DCA – Monthly on ZOOM
BLYTHE HOUSE – HIGH PEAK SUPPORT GROUP
– run by Blythe House - Monthly on ZOOM
SOUTH DERBYSHIRE SUPPORT GROUP
– run by Oasis church – Monthly on ZOOM
MEMORY LOSS CARERS SUPPORT GROUP
3rd Thursday of the MONTH 2pm - 3.30pm – on ‘ZOOM’
Our support group is for carers who are caring for someone with memory loss. No diagnosis needed and our group is made up of a mixture of carers, those who are new to their caring role and those who have been doing it for many years. Along the way, we will be inviting speakers, delivering movement and art workshops and also supporting one another through a good ol’ chin wag & a cuppa! This group is about you as a carer and what you would like to get from it, but also to meet other carers in a similar situation to yourselves.
LEARNING DISABILITY CARERS Only Meeting
Occurs fortnightly on Thursdays 4.00pm – 5.15 pm approx. – on ‘Microsoft Teams’
These meetings are a chance for you as a learning disability carer to speak to each other and to share common difficulties, experiences and solutions.
They are held on Microsoft Teams, if you are unfamiliar with this we can talk you through it.
Next dates are as follows: Thursday sept 23rd, Thursday Oct 7th, Thursday Oct 21st, Thursday Nov 4th, Thursday Nov 18th, Thursday Dec 2nd, Thursday Dec 16th 2021
For more information contact: Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org
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