Support Groups for Dementia Carers
Looking after somebody with dementia can feel exhausting and you may feel quite lonely especially if the dynamics of the relationship with the person that you provide care for has changed. Meeting with other people in the same position as you can be a great comfort, it can provide a period of respite and opportunity to socialise and make new friends. Depending on your preference or circumstances, you can meet other Carers at a venue near you, or have the convenience of meeting online from the comfort of your own home.
Birmingham Carers Hub offers support to those who are caring for someone with dementia through a partnership with Forward Carers and Crossroads Caring for Carers. Our face-to-face Dementia Support Group meetings give you the opportunity to meet other Carers in a similar situation, share experiences and listen. Led by one of our experienced facilitators, the groups are a place that provides direction, information, emotional support and signposting to appropriate help, wherever you are on your caring journey.
Please be assured that Covid-19 safety measures are followed – we want everyone to feel safe when joining us in person at a group. There is a maximum of 15 places available at our face-to-face group meetings and there is a request for a £2 contribution towards refreshments and activities, this is payable upon arrival at the venue.
Face to face Carer support groups are available on the following days and locations:
- Mondays 11am – 1pm, BannersGate Community Hall, 35 Reay Nadin Drive, Sutton Coldfield B73 6UR. To book click here or call 0121 803 1065.
- Tuesdays, 2pm – 4pm, Cotteridge Church Day Centre, 24 Pershore Road (South), Cotteridge, Birmingham, B30 3EJ. To book click here or call 0121 803 1065.
- Wednesdays, 11am – 1pm, Warstock Community Centre 1 Daisy Farm Road, Yardley Wood, Birmingham B14 4QA. To book click here or call 0121 803 1065.
- Thursdays, 11am – 1pm – Clem Dench Scouting Centre, Hamstead Hall Road, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham B20 1HX. To book click here or call 0121 803 1065.
Online support groups
These weekly one-hour support groups run on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm and on Thursday mornings at 11.00am. Meeting virtually, will give you the opportunity to speak to other Carers in a similar situation, share experiences and listen. Led by one of our experienced dementia facilitators, the group will also be a place that will provide direction, information, emotional support and signposting to appropriate help, wherever you are on your caring journey.
To join the training, you will need a phone, tablet, laptop or computer with access to Wi-Fi. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please don’t worry, we will be able to support you with the joining process, just call on 0121 553 6483. Reserve your free place for Tuesday evenings and/or for Thursday mornings.