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Support Groups

Derbyshire Carers Association has Support Groups throughout the county to support Carers locally.

These groups give Carers the opportunity to discuss problems and share experiences together in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

Further information about Support Groups is available by contacting us here or alternatively you can contact our local Carer Support Workers in the following areas:

AMBER VALLEY DISTRICT

Belper carers support group and carers clinic– (DCA Led)
Day: 1st Thursday of the month
Time: 1 – 4pm
Venue: The Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper DE56 1UU.
pre bookable appointments for carers assessment and reviews available.
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

Amber Valley Learning Disability Carers Group (DCA Led)
Day: Last Wednesday of the month
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Field Terrace Community Centre, off Slack Lane, Ripley DE5 3HL
Come along for information, informal support, a chat and a cup of coffee (or tea). Anybody who is a family carer of someone with a learning disability is welcome.
Contact: Peter Dawson, Learning Disability Engagement Officer on 01773 833833

Ripley (DCA Led)
Day: 1st Tuesday of the month
Time: 10:30am – 12noon
Venue: Field Terrace Community Rooms, Field Terrace, Off Slack Lane, Ripley DE5 3HL
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

Heanor (DCA Led)
Day: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Venue: Park Court Community Centre, next to Fire Station (Under Archway of Sheltered Housing,) Heanor, DE75 7DS
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

The Croft Mental Health Carers Group (Rethink)
Day: 1st Tuesday of the month
Time: 1.30 till 3.30pm
Venue: The Croft, Slack Lane, Ripley, DE5 3HF
Contact: Terry Earl 07721006100 / 01629822337

Somercotes PPG Carers Group (PPG Led)
Day: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 2 – 3pm
Venue: Somercotes medical centre community café, Somercotes Medical Centre, 22 Nottingham Rd, Somercotes, Alfreton DE55 4JJ
Somercotes patient participation group run this and they are very friendly and welcoming. Open to all Carers across Derbyshire.
Contact: shande@btinternet.com

Duffield Carers PPG (patient Participation Group)
Day: 1st Tuesday every other month. 6 August, 1 October, 3 December
Time: 1pm – 2:30pm
Venue: Western Centre Tamworth St, Belper DE56 4ER.
Contact: Elizabeth Reed – elizabethjreed@hotmail.com

Horsley Woodhouse – Chair, Care and Chatter Club (DCA Led) Launch Date! 12/09/2019
Day: 2nd Thursday of month
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Venue: Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street, DE7 6AT
A friendly carers social group running alongside Age UK chair based exercise. So come join us for a coffee while the person you support enjoys the exercise class!
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

BOLSOVER DISTRICT

Bolsover Mental Health Forum Carers Support Group
Day: 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Burnbridge House, Chapel Road, Carr Vale, Bolsover, S44 6PX
Refreshments, Manicures, Pedicures, facials.
Contact Sonia: 07878 863094

South Normanton (DCA Led)
Day: 1st Thursday of the month
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Market Close, South Normanton, Alfreton DE55 2EJ
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT

Peter Webster Centre (DCA Led)
Day: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: The Peter Webster Centre, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield S41 8LQ
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

Chesterfield Carers Community Group (DCA Led)
Day: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Monkey Park Café, Chester Street, Chesterfield, S40 1DW
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

ASD/ADHD Parent Carer Group (Not DCA Led)
Venue: St Thomas centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 3AW
Contact: Claire Griffiths on 01246 279916 for dates of the next meeting.

Chesterfield Mental Health Forum Carers Support Group
Day: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 10:30am – 12-30pm
Venue: Upstairs, Saint Parish Rooms, (next to Crooked Spire), 3 St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TJ
Lunch & refreshments provided
Contact: Mick 07721505441

Chesterfield Dementia Deep Group (In partnership with Alzheimer’s Society)
Day: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 10:00am – 12:00 noon.
Venue: St Helenas Campus, 2 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 7LU
Contact: if interested please contact Vicky Handley on 01332 208845/ 07545094802.

The Mental Health Carers Art Group (Not DCA Led)
Day: Meets every Friday
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm.
Venue: Chesterfield Labour Club, Saltergate, Chesterfield.
All materials provided, refreshments too. There’s painting, drawing and, of course, we draw on our experiences as Carers. Every encouragement is given for Carers to find that talent they don’t know they have. We learn from each other in a friendly environment.
Contact: Malcolm Grieve on 01246 220686

DERBY CITY

Chaddesden Carer Group (DCA Led)
Day: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 10:00am – 12:00 noon
Venue: Fire Station, Chaddesden, Derby
Contact: Derby Carers Centre on 01332 200002 for more information.

Guise Group (DCA Led)
Day: Last Wednesday of the month (not December)
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Cosy Club, Royal Buildings, Victoria Street, Derby DE1 1ES
Contact: Derby Carers Hub on 01332 200002 for more information.

Grace Group (DCA Led)
Day: Last Wednesday of the month (not December)
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Cosy Club, Royal Buildings, Victoria Street, Derby DE1 1ES
For carers that have recently lost the person they care for, or their cared for goes into residential care.
Grace Group offers the chance to meet others in a similar situation, make new friends and find a new path in life.
Contact: Derby Carers Hub on 01332 200002 for more information.

Mickleover (Not DCA Led)
Day: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Mickleover Library, Holly End Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0EA
Contact: 01332 200002 for more information.

Alvaston (Not DCA Led)
Day: 2nd Tuesday of the month at
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Alvaston Library, 1252 London Rd, Derby DE24 8QP
Contact: Kathy Smedley on 01332 606793 for more information.

Care to Write – Carers Writing Group
Day: 4th Tuesday of every month
Time: 10.30am-1pm
Venue: Derby Carers Centre, St Peter’s Street, Derby
Share pieces you’ve written and help each other with idea’s, creating pieces together
Contact: 01332 200002 for more information.

EREWASH DISTRICT

Erewash Carers Coffee Morning, PPG, Ilkeston
Day: Last Thursday of the month
Time: 10am-11:30am
Venue: Little Wick Medical Centre, upstairs – lift available, Nottingham Rd, Ilkeston DE7 5PR
“This is a place for unpaid carers who look after a family member, friend or neighbour to get together to have a coffee and a chat. This is open to anyone in the area even if you are not a Littlewick patient. There are sometimes specialised guest speakers in attendance who will provide information on a specific topic.”
Contact Keely at the Medical Centre on 0115 9325229 for more information.

Long Eaton (DCA Led)
Day: 3rd Monday of each month (except Bank Holidays)
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Outlook, 99 Briargate, Long Eaton. NG10 4BQ (in the Green Room)
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

Long Eaton Mental Health Carers Support Group (Not DCA Led)
Day: Last Tuesday of the month
Time: 12 till 2pm
Venue: The Oasis Christian Centre 129-131 Derby Road long Eaton NG10 4LL
Contact: Rob 07932685022 or Joyce 07931722977

HIGH PEAK DISTRICT

Glossop (DCA Led)
Day: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Glossop Volunteer Bureau, Bank House, 22 Henry Street, SK13 8BW
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

Buxton (DCA Led)
Day: 1st Wednesday of each month
Time: 10:45am – 12:00pm
Venue: The Railway Pub, Bridge Street, Buxton, SK17 6BS
Contact: 01663 745500 for more information

High Peak Mental Health Carers Support Group (Not DCA Led)
Day: 1st Wednesday of every month
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Buxton Methodist Church, Chapel St, Buxton SK17 6HX
Contact: Helen 07791 219 541 helencochrane2@gmail.com

Blythe House Support Group (In partnership with Blythe House)
Day: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Blythe House, Eccles Fold, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 9TJ
Contact: 01663 745500 for more information

DERBYSHIRE DALES DISTRICT

Ashbourne Carers Count Group (Not DCA Led)
Day: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Venue: St Oswald’s Church Hall, School Lane, Ashbourne, DE6 1AN
Contact: Nigal 01335 664159 info@carerscount.org.uk

Matlock (DCA Led)
Day: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 1:30pm—3:00pm
Venue: The Matlock Therapy Centre, 4 Lime Grove Walk, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3FD
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

Matlock Reading and Discussion Group (Not DCA Led)
Day: 4th Thursday of the month
Time: 11am – 12.15pm
Venue: Meadow View Care Centre, 300 Bakewell Road, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2JF
A reading group for people with memory problems and their carers/family members.
Contact: Katey Twyford on 01629 733840.

Music for Hope Valley Carers and Cared for (Not DCA Led)
(predominantly those with Alzheimers/Dementia)
Day: 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Eyam Parish Church, Church Street, Eyam, S32 5QH
Should you like to attend please call Mrs Horton on 01433 631020 for further information

NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE DISTRICT

Clay Cross Mental Health Support Group (Not DCA Led)
Day: 1st Weds of every month
Time: 11am – 1.30pm
Venue: Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street. S45 9JE
Contact: fedsecretary@hotmail.com

SOUTH DERBYSHIRE DISTRICT

Hilton (DCA Led)
Day: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 10am – 11.45am
Venue: Wellbrook Medical Centre, Wellend Road, Hilton
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833

Swadlincote Oasis Carers Group (DCA Led)
Day: Last Thursday of the month
Time: 10am –12:00pm
Venue: Oasis, Unit 6, The Delph Centre, Market Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DA.
Contact: DCA on 01773 833833