Carers Groups

Find support with these local groups. Some of the groups offer general support while others relate to specific conditions

Help for carers in Bournemouth

There are a range of support groups, and contacts numbers for carers in Bournemouth and Poole.

General support

Carers Centre

The Carers Centre holds weekly drop-in sessions. These take place on:

  • Tuesdays, 2 - 4pm
  • Fridays, 10am - 12pm
Carers Centre, St Ambrose Cottage
Alumhurst Road, Westbourne
BH4 8ER
 

Lewis Manning Hospice Carers Group

The Lewis Manning Hospice Carers Group meets every Thursday, from 10.30am - 12.30pm at:

Lewis Manning Hospice
1 Crichel Mount Road
Poole
BH14 8LT 
01202 708470
 

Connect 2

Connect 2 meets on the last Friday of each month, from 1.30 - 3.30pm at:

The Coffee House
10 Adastral Square 
Canford Heath
Poole
BH17 8SA

For more information, call Faithworks Wessex on 01202 304004. 

Carers Reading and Social Group

The Carers Reading and Social Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, from 2 - 3 pm at:

Rossmore Library
Herbert Avenue
BH12 4HR

For more information, call 01202 280441. 

Family and Community Enrichment (FACE)

This is a support a group which meets on the first Thursday of each month at 2pm at: 

Owen Room
Immanuel Church 
120 Southbourne Road
Bournemouth
BH6 3QJ

For more information, call 01202 419506 or email facesouthbourne@aol.com 

www.face-southbourne.org 

Prama Care

This is an ideal group if you’re caring for a relative or a friend, and would like to meet people in a similar situation.

They meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 2pm at:

St Dunstan’s Church Lounge
Poole Road
Upton

For more information, call 01202 207310 or 07867354588. 

Support for carers of people with dementia

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society runs groups and events for carers of people with dementia. 

Some events are just for carers. Others are for you and the person you look after.

You can also talk to someone about any problems you are experiencing at one of their pop-in information sessions. These take place on Tuesdays from 10.30 - 11.30am at:

Suite 4, Branksome Business Park
Bourne Valley Road
Poole
BH12 1ED
01202 764352

Dorset@alzheimers.org.uk

www.alzheimers.org.uk

Support group

There is a support group for looking after someone with dementia.

Morning sessions take place at:

The Haymoor
Alderney Hospital
Ringwood Road
Poole
BH12 4BN

01202 305023

Afternoon sessions take place at:

Kings Park Community Hospital
Gloucester Road

01202 705568

Support for carers of an adult with a learning disability

The Family Carers’ Forum hold learning disability meetings. For more information, call 01202 694292.

Support for carers of an adult with Aspergers syndrome

The Dorset Adult Aspergers Support Group meets on every third Tuesday of the month, from 7 - 9.30 pm at:

The Retreat at Talbot Campus
Bournemouth University
Poole

07818 173390

Support for carers of people with mental health problems

Poole Richmond Fellowship Mental Health Carers Group

The Poole Richmond Fellowship Mental Health Carers Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, from 7.30 - 9.30pm at Eastgate Lodge.

01202 749658

Bournemouth Support Group

The Bournemouth Support Group meets on the last Monday of each month, from 2pm at the Carers Centre.

For more information, call 01202 584440.

Support for carers of people affected by drugs or alcohol

Picking up the Pieces

The group meets every other Monday, from 6.30 - 8.30pm at 'R-Hub', Unit 1, Station Approach, Boscombe, BH1 4NB, 

For more information, call 07552 913825.

Support for carers of people with an eating disorder

Restored 

Restored: Eating Disorders Services meets every Wednesday from 7.30pm - 8.45pm at Life House, 715 Winborne Road, Bournemouth, BH9 2AU. 

For more information, call 01202 378822.

Support for carers of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Osbourne Centre

Church Lane
West Parley
BH22 8TS

Support meetings are held at 7.30pm at. For more information, call 01202 570300 

Support for young carers

Bournemouth

Action for Children have a contact in Bournemouth. Call Sarah Simon Norris on 01202 525643.

Poole

For more information, contact Maggie Harris on 01202 261590.

 

Contact Us

Telephone

Carers Support Team

01202 458204

Address

Carers Support Centre

St Ambrose Cottage
Alumhurst Road,
Westbourne
BH4 8ER

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