Groups and Workshops

Meeting other carers, hearing from professionals or having the opportunity to socialise with the person you care for are just some of the things we have on offer.

Groups and Workshops

Our groups and workshops offer you the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, learn more about the condition you are caring for and of course, catch your breath.  You can find details of all our events below. Some talks are available for you to watch at any time. 

Support groups

Carer support groups are friendly, informal get togethers, sometimes with a guest speaker, where you can chat to others about your caring role, and give each other support. Or simply just listen and be with others.

They run all over Bedfordshire, and now on Zoom, too. Caring can be lonely so having contact with other carers can fight off that horrible feeling of isolation. You can come regularly or just pop in now and again, and stay for a short time.

You can:
  • Share with others what it feels like to look after someone
  • Have your own needs recognised and understood – it’s a time for YOU.
  • Get information and learn more about support and local services
  • Share ideas on looking after yourself and managing your caring role
  • And what’s said in the group, remains in the group – it’s confidential

Support groups usually take place at places like community centres or cafes. There’s always tea/coffee on offer and our staff there to support you too. We know it can be daunting to come along for the first time by yourself – but you can be sure of a warm welcome.

You need to be registered with us as a carer before you can attend a support group – registering is quick and easy. Just click on the Register button below.

Pop along to our What’s On page for a listing of all our groups – you’ll also find there forthcoming talks and workshops

Workshops

There’s so much information and guidance out there that it can be confusing knowing where to start. Our workshop programme focusses on subjects that carers tell us they need. They are delivered in ways that recognise that you don’t always have a lot of time.

You’ll get the chance to learn alongside other carers or to work through digital resources.

Visit the What’s On page for more details.