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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

Ripley
Meets every 1st Tuesday of the month 10:30am – 12noon
Field Terrace Community Rooms, Field Terrace, Off Slack Lane, Ripley DE5 3HL
Contact: Head Office on 01773 833833 for more information.

Carers Connect Amber Valley
Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month 1pm — 4pm
Belper Baptist Church, Bridge street, Belper, DE561AZ
Drop in and support service for carers in Amber Valley.
Carers assessments also available, pre-booking essential for assessments.
Contact: Head Office on 01773 833833 for more information.

Heanor
Meets every 2nd Monday of the month 10:30am – 12:00pm
Park Court Community Centre, next to Fire Station (Under Archway of Sheltered Housing,) Heanor
Contact: Head Office on 01773 833833 for more information.

Parents and Carers Information Group (Not DCA Facilitated)
An opportunity for carers to get together in an informal environment to share ideas, listen and engage with speakers, learn from each other and gain strength in unity. Meetings are held between 10.00am-12.00pm on the last Wednesday or Friday of every month depending on the location.
Wednesday meetings are held at Parkwood Day Centre, Alfreton Park, DE55 7AL
Friday Meetings are held at Whitemoor Day Centre, John’O’Gaunts Way, Belper,DE56 0DB.
For further information call David Eyre on 01629 531913

The Croft Mental Health Carers Group (Not DCA Facilitated)
First Tuesday of the month From 1.30 till 3.30
The Croft, Slack Lane, Ripley, DE5 3HF
with tea/coffee and biscuits
Contact: Terry Earl 07721006100 / 01629822337

BOLSOVER & CHESTERFIELD EAST

South Normanton
Meets every 1st Thursday of the month 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Market Close, South Normanton, Alfreton DE55 2EJ
Contact: Janis Handley on 01246 559524 for more information.

CHESTERFIELD & NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE

Peter Webster Centre (Not DCA Facilitated)
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00am – 12:00pm
The Peter Webster Centre, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield S41 8LQ
Contact: Chesterfield Office on 01246 559524 for more information.

Carers Community Group
Meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Monkey Park Café, Chester Street, Chesterfield, S40 1DW
Contact: Chesterfield Office on 01246 559524 for more information.

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

Deep Group (In partnership with Making Space)
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month 10:00am – 12:00 noon.
St Helenas Campus, 2 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 7LU

Support group for carers who care for someone with a drug or alcohol addiction
Confidentiality is a necessity for this Group. Anyone attending will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. What is said in the Group remains in the room and goes no further.
Last Wednesday of every month 6pm to 8pm
Hope Springs, Springwell House, Newbold Road, Chesterfield S41 7PB
The aim of the group is to provide support in a welcoming and friendly environment. Enabling those affected by a loved one’s addiction to speak without fear of being judged, and where people share what they feel ok to share .
Free Car Parking and Refreshments
For more information please contact DCA on 01773 833833 or email info@derbyshirecarers.co.uk

The Mental Health Carers Art Group (Not DCA Facilitated)
Meets every Friday, 10.30am – 12.30pm.
Chesterfield Labour Club, Saltergate, Chesterfield.
It’s a small group, all materials provided, refreshments too. There’s painting, drawing and, of course, we draw on our experiences as Carers. There’s no stress, no competition. 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. Enthusiasm is all that’s needed!

Clay Cross Stressbusters/ Support Group (Not DCA Facilitated)
1st Weds of every month 11am – 1.30Pm
Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street. S45 9JE
Buffet around 12 mid day
Therapist , 25 members
There is car parking available at the front of the centre 2 hours free parking (if full, parking is available at Iceland) free of charge all day.
Bob – 01246 864661

DERBY

Chaddesden
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month 10:00am – 12:00 noon.
Fire Station, Chaddesden, Derby
Contact: Derby Carers Centre on 01332 200002 for more information.

’I attend Chaddesden Carers Group every month. It has a very warm, friendly atmosphere. Every new Carer is treated as a friend right from the very first time, plus it’s nice to keep up with things that keep changing and to know what is available.We also have a monthly dinner outing, where we have a really good meal and get the chance to socialize with other Carers and the people they care for.I would also like to record the effort Peter Leetham (carer and volunteer) puts into each meeting and say thank you David’ – Gwen Nelson DCA Carer

Guise Group
Open to all. Meets on the last Wednesday of the month (not December) 10.30am – 12.30pm
Cosy Club, Royal Buildings, Victoria Street, Derby DE1 1ES
Contact: Derby Carers Hub on 01332 200002 for more information.

Grace Group
For carers that have recently lost the person they care for, or their cared for goes into residential care.
Many Carers find themselves alone after their caring ends. Grace Group offers the chance to meet others in a similar situation, make new friends and find a new path in life.

Meets on the last Wednesday of the month (not December) 10.30am – 12.30pm
Cosy Club, Royal Buildings, Victoria Street, Derby DE1 1ES
Contact: Derby Carers Hub on 01332 200002 for more information.

Mickleover (Not DCA Facilitated)
Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month 2pm – 4pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church , Church Hall, 36 Uttoxeter Rd, Derby DE3 9GE
Contact: 01332 200002 for more information.

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

EREWASH

Ilkeston
Meets fortnightly on Wednesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ilkeston Community Hospital, Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8LN (in The Stanton Room)
Contact: Head Office on 01773 833833 for more information.

Long Eaton
Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month (except Bank Holidays) 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Outlook, 99 Briargate, Long Eaton. NG10 4BQ (in the Green Room)
Contact: Head Office on 01773 833833 for more information.

Carers Do Lunch
Every 3rd Tuesday in the month, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Sir John Warren Pub, Market Place, Ilkeston DE7 5QB
Carers and cared for are all welcome!
All attendees can order from the discounted senior’s menu regardless of age.
Contact: Head Office on 01773 833833 for more information.

Erewash Carers Coffee Morning (Not DCA Facilitated)
Meet for coffee on the last Thursday of the month, 10am-11:30am
Little Wick Medical Centre, upstairs – lift available, Nottingham Rd, Ilkeston DE7 5PR
Contact Sarah or Keely at the Medical Centre on 0115 9325229 for more information.

Family Friends Group – For Carers and Anyone Living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (Not DCA Facilitated)
Meets every Friday 10:30am – 1:30pm
Welcome Hall, St Johns Road, Ilkeston DE7 5PA
Contact: Head Office on 01773 833833 for more information.

Long Eaton Mental Health Carers Support Group (Not DCA Facilitated)
Meets the last Tuesday of the month 12 till 2pm
The Oasis Christian Centre 129-131 Derby Road long Eaton NG10 4LL
contact Rob 07932685022 or Joyce 07931722977
Refreshments sandwiches mini pamper – suggest £5 donation

GLOSSOP

Glossop
Meets on the second Tuesday of every month, 1:30pm – 3pm
Central Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Glossop SK13 8AT
Contact: Head Office on 01773 833833 for more information.

HIGH PEAK CENTRAL

Buxton
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month 11:00am – 12:00pm
The Vault, 2-4 High Street, Buxton, SK17 6EU
Contact: 01773 833833 for more information.

High Peak Mental Health Carers Support Group (Not DCA Facilitated)
Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month 11:30am – 1:30pm
Buxton Methodist Church, Chapel St, Buxton SK17 6HX
Lunch provided
A support group for those who have a caring role for someone with a mental health condition
Contact: Helen Cochrane 07791 219 541 helencochrane@gmail.com

New Mills
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month 1:30pm – 3:00pm
New Mills & District Volunteer Centre, 33-35 Union Rd, New Mills, High Peak SK22 3EL
Contact: 01773 833833 for more information.

Blythe House Support Group (In partnership with Blythe House)
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Blythe House, Eccles Fold, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 9TJ

Chapel-en-le Frith Support Group
Meets on the 4th Monday of each month 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Chalkers Snooker Club, Unit 6, Redmoor Mill, Buxton Road, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire SK22 3JT.
Contact: 01773 833833 for more information.

HIGH PEAK SOUTH AND DALES

Ashbourne Carers Count Group (Not DCA Facilitated)
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month 10.00am – 12.00 noon
St Oswald’s Church Hall, School Lane, Ashbourne, DE6 1AN

Matlock
Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month 1:30pm—3:00pm
Meadow View Care Centre, 300 Bakewell Road, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2JF
Contact Joanne Askew on 01773 833833 for more information.

Matlock Reading and Discussion Group
A reading group for people with memory problems and their carers/family members.
Meadow View Care Centre, 300 Bakewell Road, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2JF
If you are interesting in attending please contact: Brenda Creed on 07762 376401
or Katey Twyford on 01629 733840.

SOUTH DERBYSHIRE

Hilton
Meets on the following dates 10am – 11.45am
Wellbrook Medical Centre, Wellend Road, Hilton
Contact: Lisa Barker on 01773 833833 for more information.

• 13 Mar 2018
• 10 Apr 2018 – falls prevention/chair based exercises
• 8th May 2018
• 12 June 2018 – First Aid course
• 10 July 2018
• 11 Sept 2018
• 9 Oct 2018
• 13 Nov 2018

Oasis Carers Group Swadlincote
Meets on the last Thursday of the month, 10am –12:00pm.
Community Centre Café (attached to the church, 14 West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DE
Contact: 01773 833833 for more information.