Carers groups are facilitated by Carers Bucks across Buckinghamshire. Groups are designed as a local support network for carers and are all facilitated by Support Workers who are available to discuss your caring role, within the groups or on a one-to-one basis. The groups welcome anyone in a caring role. Support is provided by meeting together and sharing experiences, information and offering peer support to one another (as well as a cup of tea of course!).

Carers have reported that the group gives them an opportunity for a much needed ‘break’ from their caring role. Groups are carer led and have their own programme of events – many of the groups invite guest speakers with expertise on relevant issues. Carers are invited to attend groups as and when is convenient to themselves and are welcome to drop in as often or as little as suits the individual as we understand that the caring role can at times be unpredictable and demanding. The groups are free to attend and you do not need to book your place, simply turn up when you can.

Below is a list of Support Groups with details of venues and times. Please read the Support Group Diary for Spring/Summer 2017 for details on what’s happening at each support group meeting. If you would like further information about any of the groups please call 0300 777 2722.

 
Group Location Time Day
Amersham Free Church (Carey Room), Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ 10am – 12 noon 3rd Monday of the month
Aylesbury Aylesbury Carers Bucks, 1 Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT 11am – 1pm 2nd Tuesday of the month
Aylesbury Mental Health and Substance Misuse Aylesbury Carers Bucks Office, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT 6pm – 8pm Last Monday of the month
Aylesbury Learning Disability Aylesbury Carers Bucks, 1 Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT 10:30am – 12:30pm 1st Thursday of the month
Beaconsfield Parish Hall, St Teresa’s Church, 40 Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL 1:30pm – 3:30pm 1st Thursday of the month
BME – Black & Minority Ethnic Carers This is not a regular group but women BAME carers get together quarterly. Please call us for more information.
Buckingham Buckingham Community Centre, Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham, MK18 1RP 10am – 12noon 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
This group is run by North Bucks Carers. Please contact Ann McGahan on 01280 308398. Visit their website.
Burnham Burnham Youth Centre, Minniecroft Road, Burnham, Slough, SL1 7DE  12noon – 2pm Last Friday of the month
Chesham Chesham Town Hall, HP5 1DS 1:30pm – 3:30pm Third Wednesday of the month
Denham St Marks Hall, Green Tiles Lane, Denham Green, UB9 5LF  2pm – 4pm Last Tuesday of the month
Haddenham Haddenham Medical Centre, Stanbridge Road, Haddenhm, Aylesbury, HP17 8JX 1pm – 3:30pm 2nd Monday of the month
Hazlemere Young Onset Dementia Group Jackson Court, Hazelmere, High Wycombe, HP15 7TZ 10:30am – 12noon 2nd Tuesday of the month
Iver Heath Iver Heath Village Hall, St Margarets Close, Iver Heath, SL0 0DA 10:30am – 12:30pm 4th Wednesday of the month
Male Carers
This is not a regular group. Please contact us for more information.
Marlow Brooke Furmston Place, Little Marlow Road, Marlow, SL7 1GN 10am – 12noon 2nd Tuesday of the month
Wendover Wendover Library, High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU 1pm – 3pm 2nd Thursday of the month
Wycombe Butterfly House, South Bucks Hospice Day Care, Kingswood Park (Off Totteridge Drive), High Wycombe, HP13 6GR 10am – 12noon 4th Friday of the month
Wycombe Learning Disability Wycombe Carers Bucks Office, 39 Queens Road, HP13 6AQ 10am – 12noon 1st Monday of the month
Aylesbury Mental Health and Substance Misuse Wycombe Mind Office, Old Telephone Exchange, 16-18 Easton Street, High Wycombe, HP11 1NR 12pm – 2pm 3rd Tuesday of the month
Stokenchurch Stokenchurch Medical Centre, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, HP14 3SX 1.30pm – 3.30pm 4th Wednesday of the month

 

Non Carers Bucks Support Groups

 
Changing Places – For adults caring for a parent with dementia Church End, Princes Risborough, Bledlow, Princes Risborough 7:30pm 1st Wednesday of the month Email Helen Robinson
Buckingham Parents of children with disabilities Villiers Hotel, 3 Castle Street, Buckingham, MK18 1BS This groups meets up approx. 6 times a year.
Aylesbury Vale Carers Support Group Meets every Monday Please contact us for more information.