We run monthly carer support groups across the city. The groups are open to any carer in Manchester and provide a space for you to meet with other carers. All groups are facilitated by a member of staff or a volunteer with caring experience.
We sometimes have activities at the groups such as crafts and relaxation, but carers are welcome to have a brew and a chat if they don’t feel like taking part. We sometimes invite guest speakers on topics that matter to carers such as social care assessments, care charges and Power of Attorney.
The groups are informal and are drop-in. You don’t need to book, but if you are new to a group you are welcome to ring 07415 436 382 to get more information about where to go and what to expect. Details of our upcoming groups are on the events pages.
In partnership with Manchester and Salford Ramblers we arrange carers walks in local parks, and sometimes a little further afield. Our walks are open to both carers and the person they care for and are a great chance to connect with both nature and other carers. There is usually an option of a longer or shorter walk, followed by lunch. The routes always include an accessible walk.
On different dates across the month we arrange get togethers in local cafes for a brew (and sometimes cake). It’s a chance to meet in a small group with other carers in your local area. You’ll find those who attend talk about their caring roles, but they’re equally likely to be talking about recent TV shows or music tastes.
If you sign up to our Carer Support Service mailing list our Carer Support Coordinators will be able to invite you to a local get together near you.