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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.

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.

BOLSOVER & CHESTERFIELD EAST

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

CHESTERFIELD & NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE

Peter Webster Centre
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
Meets on the following dates at:
St Thomas centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 3AW

27th June 2017
18th July 2017

Contact: Chesterfield Office on 01246 559524 for more information.

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.
This group is facilitated by Carer and Volunteer David Harrison.

’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 Peter’ – Gwen Nelson DCA Carer

Guise Group
Male Carers Group. 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.
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.

Parent Carer Group
For carers of people ADHD/Autism Spectrum Disorder
Monthly at various venues, please call 01332 200002 for further details.

For information about Carers Groups in Mickleover and Alvaston, run independently to DCA, please call us on 01332 200002.

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: Pat Desborough on 0115 9720449 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
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 Sufferers of 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.

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.

Chapel-en-le Frith
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

Golding House/Medway Support for Carers of Learning Disabilities
Meets 4 times a year at Golding House, Henry Avenue, Matlock
Contact Rebecca Volli on 01773 833833 for details of next meeting.

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.

• 11th July 2017 – Alzheimer’s Society
• 12th September 2017 – Mental Health
• 10th October 2017 – Open Coffee Morning
• 14th November 2017 – Carers Rights Information
• 12th December 2017 Xmas lunch out

Hospital and GP Liaison

Hospital and GP Liaison team cover all community and royal hospitals and over 100 GP surgeries across Derby and Derbyshire.

The Team regularly facilitate groups around the county and are happy to work with GP practices, supporting in anyway we can. We also deliver presentations as part of the NHS Living Well Programme in Derbyshire.

If you would like Hospital and GP Liaison to attend an event please contact Michaela Bell on 01773 833833 or email transition@derbyshirecarers.co.uk.