Support Groups

 Carers Groups we have on offer…

We provide the opportunity for carers to meet together in a relaxed, informal atmosphere over a cup of tea or coffee. Many people gain help and support from meeting together with others who have similar experiences or problems and from being able to ‘let off steam’ with people who understand.

All groups are different, some purely social and some also offering the chance to hear talks on caring issues or topics of general interest. Most groups organise activities, social events and outings throughout the year for carers

Here are the groups we have on offer in and around the Wakefield District:

2 Counties Carers Group

The Two Counties Carers Support Group runs on the last Wednesday of each month, 10am-12pm at The Knottingley United Reformed Church,The Croft
Knottingley ,WF11 9BL.

It is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for carers to meet other carers and have a coffee and a chat. We also organise speakers to come in throughout the year to talk to the group about relevant and interesting carer issues.

Ackworth Carers Group

The Ackworth Carers Group runs on the 3rd Friday of each month, 1:30-3:pm at College Lane Surgery, Barnsley Road, Ackworth, WF7 7HZ.

It’s a friendly and welcoming group held in a relaxed setting where carers can meet other carers in similar circumstances.We regularly have speakers and activities for you to get involved, as well as time for a cuppa and a chat.  

BAME Ladies Group

The BAME (Black, Asian, & Minority Ethnic) Ladies Group meet on the Last Tuesday of the month 10am-12pm at our office on 25 King Street, Wakefield, WF1 2SR.

This group supports ladies from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community. For more information please contact Jo Saddler on 01924 305544 

Castleford Dementia Support Group

The Castleford Dementia Support Group runs on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 1-3pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Powell Street, Castleford, WF10 1EL

Do you care for someone with a diagnosis of dementia?  This is a support group for families, carers and those living with dementia that we run in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, Wakefield.

We Offer practical and emotional support for carers, Activities for all such as dominoes, jigsaws and Boccia bowling.  Free refreshments provided, and we often have themed activities such as afternoon teas and reminiscence sessions. 

Friendship and support in a relaxed yet fun environment

.

Hemsworth Dementia Carers Support Group

The Hemsworth Demetia Carers Support Group is held on the 1st Monday of each month 10am-12pm at Hemsworth Library,Market Street, Hemsworth, WF9 4JY. 

This support group is for families and carers of those with a diagnosis of dementia. Emotional and practical information, advice and support around such issues about types of dementia, signs, symptoms, and behaviours as well as issues such as Benefits, Care Assessments, Powers of Attorney and Advance Decisions. 

The group is facilitated by Public Health Nurse Mick Lomax from The Grange Surgery, Hemsworth in partnership with Jill O’Connell from Carers Wakefield and District who is a specialist support worker around dementia. Come along and meet and chat to other carers. 

Hemsworth & SESKU

The Hemsworth and SESKU (South Elmsall, South Kirkby & Upton) Group is held on the first Thursday of each month 12:15pm-2:15pm at South Elmsall Town Council Social Centre, Westfield Lane, Pontefract, WF9 2PU.

Unlike our other groups the Hemsworth and SESKU Group also welcomes caree’s as well as their carers. It’s a friendly and welcoming group held in a relaxed setting where carers can meet other carers in similar circumstances.We regularly have speakers and activities for you to get involved, as well as time for a cuppa and a chat. 

Men's Group

The Men’s Group is held in various venues throughout Wakefield on the 4th Friday of the month 12:30pm-2:30pm.

This is a chance for male carers to meet and socialise and enjoy a variety of activities. Recent ones include Boccia and New Age Curling, Presentations and Talks, Pub Lunches and Trips which have included one to the York Railway Museum. To find out where the next Men’s Group will be held please contact our office on 01924 305544 for more information 

Mental Health Carers Group

The Mental Health Carers Group is held on the 1st Tuesday of each month 10:30am-12:30pm at our office 25 King Street, Wakefield WF1 2SR.  

The group was set up to offer support to carers who are caring for someone with a mental health condition. Carers are able to get together with other carers in a similar situation, to give support to one another, and share information and ideas about what has been helpful/unhelpful for themselves and those they care for. This can help to make carers feel less isolated and alone in their caring role.

We have regular speakers come to the group in order to give information and support to carers. Some speakers are providing information about mental health services/conditions etc and some give guidance about how carers can look after themselves within their caring role.  

Outwood Carers Group

 Do you live in the Outwood/Stanley area and care for a friend or relative? Why not come to our mutual support group for advice, support, information and activities.  The Outwood Carers Group is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month 11am-1pm at Bevin Community Centre, Bevin Close, Outwood.

Pontefract & Castleford Carers Support Group

The Pontefract & Castleford Carers Support is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 10:30am-12pm at Halberg House Independent Living Scheme, Viking Road, Pontefract, WF8 2TS. 

It is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for carers to meet other carers in a similar situation and have a coffee and a chat.  

Vanguard Carers Support Group

Our new Vanguard Carers Support Group is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 10:30am-12:30pm at The Thornycroft Centre, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, WF8 4AY.

This group is specifically for those who provide support to a friend or relative in a care/nursing setting or independent living scheme. They can receive support and advice along with occasional activities and free refreshments provided.   

Wakefield Carers Group

The Wakefield Carers Group is held on the 4th Thursday of each month 10:30am-12pm at the Quaker Meeting House,Thornhill Street (off George Street), WAKEFIELD ,WF1 1NQ.

It’s a mixed group of carers that meet for a cuppa, a chat and share and gather information. Speakers from various services are arranged on a regular basis.   

Walking Group

The Walking Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:50 am to start the walk at 11am.

The group gives a chance for carers of all ages to get out in the fresh air and have a walk of 2 to 3 miles from different locations throughout the district.

Don’t forget to wear suitable footwear and clothing. For more information about where the next walk will be held please contact our office on 01924 305544

Working Carers Group

The Working Carers Group is held quarterly on the 1st Thursday of the month 5:30pm-7:00pm. This group is there to support carers who are unable to contact us during the day due to work commitments. 

Please contact the office on 01924 305544 for details of dates and venue  

If you would like anymore information about any of our groups please contact our office on 01924 305544 or visit us at our office on 25 King Street, Wakefield, WF1 2SR

 

Registered Charities