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.
The Carers Centre holds weekly drop-in sessions. These take place on:
Carers Centre, St Ambrose CottageAlumhurst Road, WestbourneBH4 8ER
- Tuesdays, 2 - 4pm
- Fridays, 10am - 12pm
Lewis Manning Hospice Carers Group
The Lewis Manning Hospice Carers Group meets every Thursday, from 10.30am - 12.30pm at:
Lewis Manning Hospice1 Crichel Mount RoadPooleBH14 8LT 01202 708470
Connect 2 meets on the last Friday of each month, from 1.30 - 3.30pm at:
The Coffee House10 Adastral Square Canford HeathPooleBH17 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 LibraryHerbert AvenueBH12 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 RoomImmanuel Church 120 Southbourne RoadBournemouthBH6 3QJ
For more information, call 01202 419506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 LoungePoole RoadUpton
For more information, call 01202 207310 or 07867354588.
Support for carers of people with dementia
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 ParkBourne Valley RoadPooleBH12 1ED01202 764352
There is a support group for looking after someone with dementia.
Morning sessions take place at:
The HaymoorAlderney HospitalRingwood RoadPooleBH12 4BN
Afternoon sessions take place at:
Kings Park Community HospitalGloucester Road
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 CampusBournemouth UniversityPoole
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.
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: 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)
Church LaneWest ParleyBH22 8TS
Support meetings are held at 7.30pm at. For more information, call 01202 570300
Support for young carers
Action for Children have a contact in Bournemouth. Call Sarah Simon Norris on 01202 525643.
For more information, contact Maggie Harris on 01202 261590.