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 DCA on 01773 833 833

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CURRENT GROUPS RUNNING AT DERBYSHIRE CARERS ASSOCIATION

 

Belper Support Group - 1st Thursday of the month

Come along to our Carers Support Group in Belper for a coffee & chat and to meet other Carers

At Room 15, The Strutt Centre, Derby Rd, Belper DE56 1UU

Date: 1st Thursday of every month

Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

For more information call 01773 833833

 

Swadlincote Support Group - 1st Thursday of the month starting in July

Come along to our Carers Support Group in Swadlincote for a coffee & chat and to meet other Carers

At Swadlincote Fire Station, Civic Way, Swadlincote, DE11 0AE

Date: 1st Thursday of every month

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm

For more information call 01773 833833

 

Buxton Carers Group  - 1st Monday of the Month

The Vault in Buxton (2-4 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6EU)

Date: 1st Monday of the month

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

 

High Peak Carers Group - 2nd Monday of the Month - Online via zoom

Date: 2nd Monday of the Month         

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

 

Glossop Carers Group - 3rd Monday of the Month

The Bureau, Bank House, 22 Henry Street, Glossop, SK13 8BW

Date: 3rd Monday of the Month

Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm

 

Chapel-en-le-Frith Carers Group - 4th Monday of the Month

Blythe House Hospice, Eccles Fold, Chapel-en-le-Frith SK23 9TJ    

Date: 4th Monday of the Month

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

 

Field Terrace Carers Group - 1st Tuesday of the Month

Field Terrace, Ripley

Date: 1st Tuesday of the Month

Time: 10.30am - 12noon

 

Amber Valley Learning Disability Carers Group - Last Wednesday of the Month

Field Terrace, Ripley

Date: Last Wednesday of the Month

Time: 10.30am - 12noon

 

Derbyshire Dales Carer Support Group - 2nd Wednesday of the Month from May

Lime Tree Business Park, Lime Tree Road, Matlock, DE4 3EJ

Date: 2nd Wednesday of the Month from May

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

 

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: 24th March

For more information contact:  Peter.dawson@derbyshirecarers.co.uk

 

 

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