Guise and Grace Groups

04 March 2019

About us

Derbyshire Carers Association was founded by Gerry Fryer in 1988 following circumstances which found him in the caring position as described by himself here.

Once he realised how little support there was for Carers Gerry aimed for and met his aspiration for Carer support provision.

With the help of some other Carers, Derbyshire Carers Association gained it’s first paid employee in 1989, this has now grown to over 30 dedicated and passionate employees as well as a large number of volunteers.



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Guise and Grace Groups

Paul Strachan coordinates Derby’s Guise Group (carer peer-support) and Grace group (for carers who are bereaved or adjusting to change as their loved one has entered residential care).

These support groups take place on the last Wednesday of every month between 10.30am-12.30pm.

Come along and enjoy a friendly chat or just relax, with free tea and coffee.

A chance to get out of the house and meet new people.

There is a lift for those with mobility issues and there are plenty of parking spots in the area.

We have regular guest speakers and plans for trips to places such as Chatsworth.

Activities including crafts, photographic courses and a book club are also being considered.

You’ll receive a very warm welcome.

If you’re interested in attending, please call Paul on 01332 200 002

Derby Carers Group (Guise Group) enjoy a fun quiz at the city’s Cosy Club.


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