Carers’ Café is our monthly opportunity for anyone who is caring for someone to meet up with others in a similar situation. It’s a safe place for a little bit of time out, meeting and swapping tips with other carers, gaining support and friendship, and accessing information and advice.
You may be caring for a member of your family, a friend, or a neighbour – you may not even think of yourself strictly as a carer. You may live miles away from the person you care for, or the person you were looking after may have died recently. We welcome anyone who cares for someone with an illness, a disability, or mental health problems, or coping with the effects of old age.
Every carer’s situation is individual, but when carers meet together, it soon becomes apparent that many feelings are shared, whatever the highs and lows of your experience. And whether you are angry, depressed, lonely, tired, guilty, resentful or afraid, there will be others with similar feelings.
If you are a carer, we believe you matter. Your wellbeing is vital – both for you and for those you care for. Taking regular time out can make all the difference. We want you to know that you are valued. We provide refreshments, time to talk, relax, and socialise, as well as signposting to services, and gentle, friendly people who will listen and care about you.
Takes place: third Friday of the month, 10am – 12pm
Venue: the Link, St Saviour’s Church
Key contact: Julie Melvin