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Meeting other carers at drop-in support groups 

Caring can be very isolating and our carers drop-in/ support groups are intended to be a venue in which carers can meet with other carers, gain support, gather information and seek advice as well as having time away from their caring role(s).

There is a Carers Support Coordinator present at every meeting as there may be times when you want to talk to someone who understands the pressures of being a carer or you may want practical advice or support to help you cope.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and a friendly face will always be available for anyone who needs information, emotional or practical support, or simply feels the need to have a chat.

We have drop-in/support groups in the following areas of Plymouth;

GROUP
DATE / TIME
For further information please contact us on the numbers below or simply drop-in on the date and time listed
Colwill Carers Support Group
Colwill Lodge, Leypark Walk, Estover, PL6 8UE

This group is for carers only to attend

2nd Wednesday of every month @ 10am - 12pm
Call Sarah Austin on 01752 201890 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk
City Centre Carers Support Group  
Ernest English House, Buckwell Street, PL1 2DA

This group is for the carer and cared person  to attend

1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 10:30 - 12:30pm
Call Mandy Street on 01752 235050 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk
Aged Veterans City Centre Support Group
Improving Lives Plymouth, Ernest English House, PL1 2DA

This group is for the carer and cared person  to attend

1st Thursday of every month @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Call Ann-Marie Woollacott on 01752 201766 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk
Male Carers Support Group
Mannamead Hub, 156 Mannamead Road, Plymouth, PL3 5QL

This group is for carers only to attend

1st Friday of the month @ 10am - 12pm
Call John McKenna on 01752 235050 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk
Carers for Learning Disabilities Support Group
Mannamead Hub, 156 Mannamead Road, Plymouth, PL3 5QL

This group is for carers only to attend

On specific Tuesdays throughout the year
Call Sarah Austin on 01752 201890 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk
Dementia Carers Support Group
Mannamead Hub, 156 Mannamead Road, Plymouth, PL3 5QL

This group is for the Carer and Cared for person to attend. 2 rooms are available and Memory Matters trained staff support the person living with dementia whilst the carer accesses the support group

On specific Tuesdays throughout the year @ 10am -12pm
Call Deborah Atter on 01752 201890 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk
Plymstock Carers Support Group
Plymstock Library, 10 Horn Cross Road, Plymouth, PL9 9BU

This group is for the carer and cared person  to attend

2nd Friday of every month @ 10am - 12pm
Call Mandy Street on 01752 235050 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk
Plympton Library Carers Support Group 
Plympton Library, Harewood, Ridgeway Plymouth PL7 2AS

This group is for the carer and cared person  to attend

1st Monday of every month (ex. Bank Holidays)
@ 10am - 12pm
Call Deborah Atter on 01752 201890 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk
St Budeaux Carers Drop In
St Budeaux Community Centre, Wolseley Road, Plymouth
PL5 1UD

This group is for the carer and cared person  to attend

Last Monday of every month (ex. Bank Holidays)
@ 10am - 12pm
Call Nikki Arkins on 01752 235050 or email caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk

 

Colebrook’s Opportunity Knocks Project offers a Mental Health Carers Support Group and an Ex-carers Support group. Details of this can be found here