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:
- Tuesdays, 2 - 4pm
- Fridays, 10am - 12pm
Carers Centre, St Ambrose Cottage
Alumhurst Road, Westbourne
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
Telephone: 01202 708470
Connect 2 meets on the last Friday of each month, from 1.30 - 3.30pm at:
The Coffee House
10 Adastral Square
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:
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:
120 Southbourne Road
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 Lounge
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 Park
Bourne Valley Road
Telephone: 01202 764352
There is a support group for looking after someone with dementia.
Afternoon sessions take place at:
Kings Park Community Hospital
Telephone: 01202 705568
Support for carers of an adult with a learning disability
The Family Carers’ Forum hold learning disability meetings. Contact the Carers Support Service for more information.
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
Telephone: 07818 173390
Support for carers of people with mental health problems
Bournemouth Support Group
Support group meetings held monthly on Monday afternoons at The Carers Centre, St. Ambrose Cottage, Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, BH4 8ER.
Contact Jo Morphew on 01202 584440 for more information.
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)
Support meetings are held at 7.30pm at. For more information, call 01202 570300
Support for young carers
For more information, see our young carers page
For more information, contact Maggie Harris on 01202 261550.