General Carer Support
The Carers Centre holds weekly drop-in sessions. These take place on:
- Tuesdays, 2:oopm – 4:oopm
- Fridays, 10:00am – 12noon
St Ambrose Cottage
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 meets on the last Friday of each month, from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at:
The Coffee House
10 Adastral Square
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:
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:
120 Southbourne Road
Bournemouth, BH6 3QJ
For more information, call 01202 419506 or email [email protected]
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
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
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
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,
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:
Unit 1, Station Approach,
Boscombe, BH1 4NB,
For more information, call 07552 913 825
Support for carers of people with an eating disorder
Restored: Eating Disorders Services meets every Wednesday from 7:30pm – 8:45pm at:
715 Wimborne Road,
Bournemouth, BH9 2AU.
For more information, call 01202 378 822
Support for carers of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Support meetings are held at 7:30pm. For more information, call 01202 570 300
Carers’ Events & Training
Events and training for carers
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.