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Carers Centre

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

  • Tuesdays, 2:oopm – 4:oopm
  • Fridays, 10:00am – 12noon

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

Telephone: 01202 708 470

Connect 2

Connect 2 meets on the last Friday of each month, from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at:

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

For more information, call Faithworks Wessex on 01202 304 004

Carers Reading and Social Group

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

Rossmore Library
Herbert Avenue
BH12 4HR

For more information, call 01202 280 441

Family and Community Enrichment (FACE)

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

Owen Room
Immanuel Church
120 Southbourne Road
Bournemouth, BH6 3QJ

For more information, call 01202 419506 or email [email protected]

Website: www.face-southbourne.org.uk

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 2:oopm at:

St Dunstan’s Church Lounge
Poole Road
Upton

For more information, call 01202 207 310 or 07867 354 588

Support for carers of people with dementia

Support group for people looking after someone with dementia.

Afternoon sessions take place at:

Kings Park Community Hospital
Gloucester Road

Telephone: 01202 705 568

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:oopm – 9:30pm at:

The Retreat at Talbot Campus
Bournemouth University
Poole

Telephone: 07818 173 390

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 584 440 for more information.

Support for carers of people affected by drugs or alcohol

Picking up the Pieces

The group meets every other Monday, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at:

‘R-Hub’,
Unit 1, Station Approach,
Boscombe, BH1 4NB,

For more information, call 07552 913 825

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 Wimborne Road,
Bournemouth, BH9 2AU.

For more information, call 01202 378 822

Support for carers of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Osbourne Centre
Church Lane
West Parley
BH22 8TS

Support meetings are held at 7:30pm. For more information, call 01202 570 300

Carers’ Events & Training

Events and training for carers

Social events

Take a break from caring and connect with other carers. From crafting to surfing, we run a wide variety of activities and days out. Join the Carers Information Service to find out what’s happening.

Courses to Help You Care

Caring for someone with dementia

There’s a 12-week course about how to look after someone with dementia. It takes place on Monday afternoons at Kings Park Hospital. For more information, contact our Carers Centre.

We also run a two hour workshop covering confused talk and mood changes from the Carers Centre.

Call 01202 458 204 to find out more.