Carers Support Groups
Richmond Carers Centre runs a number of regular support group for adult carers registered with us. All face-to-face groups are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic but we are currently developing our online carers groups. Further details and booking will be announced on this page and in the monthly newsletter. We will also email those carers who have signed up to receive information by email about our carers groups. Spaces are limited so please call us on 020 8867 2380 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coming along to any of them.
Online carers support groups
Our online sessions are run using Zoom. If you are not familiar with Zoom, please don’t worry as we are available to support you with this. Just let us know and we will be happy to guide you on how to use the platform.
To book onto any of our online support groups, please email us at email@example.com or call 020 8867 2380 to book your place. When your place has been confirmed you will receive an email with a link to join the group along with instructions for using Zoom and information on how the group will work.
We are continuing to work on our online service offer and we would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or ideas as this will help us in our planning. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8867 2380
Online Dementia Carers Peer Support Groups
- Supporting a Parent with Dementia – Third Thursday of the month at 11am
- Evening Carers Support Group (for friends or spouses of a person with dementia) – Last Wednesday of the month at 6pm
These groups are a chance for carers of people with dementia to meet and share their ideas and experiences around their caring role with each other and for carers to provide informal support to one another. The groups are facilitated by a Support Worker who can provide information and signposting to other services as appropriate.
These are closed groups and both currently have waiting lists so please call the support team on 020 8867 2380 or email us at email@example.com for further information.
Dementia Carers Information and Support Session (CISS)
When someone is diagnosed with dementia their partner and family often have a lot of questions. The Carers Information & Support Sessions aim to give a space for family members, carers and friends to find out more about
- What dementia is
- How dementia affects people
- Your needs as a carer
These sessions are just for carers, family members and friends of people newly diagnosed with dementia so that you have space to talk and learn freely and ask the questions you want to ask. Sessions are one-off / stand-alone – you are welcome to attend more than one session but the topics covered at each will be the same.
The sessions are run jointly by a Clinical Psychologist from Richmond Memory Service, and a Carers Support Worker from Richmond Carers Centre.
As places are limited please contact Richmond Carers Centre on 020 8867 2380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to book your place at a session.
- Thursday 21st January 1.30- 3.30pm
- Thursday 18th March 1.30- 3.30pm