We provide support through ‘carers groups' & social events for carers
(Our groups and events also give carers the opportunity to speak to one of our support workers without having to arrange an appointment.)
Being a carer can leave you feeling isolated. Many carers we meet have not been able to get out to see friends, go to activities, etc. as they once did. Many carers also comment that friends do not visit as often as they did and think this is because they feel uncomfortable and do not know what to say. Being in the company of people with similar practical and emotional experiences can be very supportive; many carers say that it helps to feel that they are not alone in their experiences and that it is easier to talk - even when the converstaion has nothing to do with caring!
We have groups across Hambleton & Richmondshire. Please contact us first so that we can confirm that the group date/time has not changed.
- Hambleton (Northallerton) at Barker's Department Store Cafe - The second Monday in the month, 10am till 12noon.
- Hambleton at (Thirsk) at Thirsk Garden Centre cafe - The second Tuesday in the month, 10am till 11.30am. (NB: as of April this will change to the 1st Tuesday in the month at 2.00pm)
- Richmondshire (Richmond) at The Methodist Church (Dundas street), -The first Thursday in the month, 1pm till 3pm. Click 'here' for a list of upcoming groups.
Carers Trust 'Carers Space' (For Adult Carers)
Are you looking after someone who wouldn’t be able to cope on their own? If you are feeling isolated or you find it hard to get out, our friendly and welcoming online community is waiting for you. Come to our chatroom to talk through the daily realities of being a carer, or just have a break and some light-hearted fun. Join or start a conversation on our discussion boards where you can ask questions and your advice and opinion is highly valued, or tell your story with hundreds of other carers on your blog space. Click on the logo below.
Carers UK Forum
"The North Yorkshire Carers' Forum is for anyone who provides unpaid care or support to an adult friend or family member who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. It aims to ensure that carers' views can influence the way we develop our services and for care services in North Yorkshire as a whole." (NYCC website). Click 'here' to visit the NYCC website 'Carers Forum' page.