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. If you would like further information about any of the groups please call 0300 777 2722.
|Amersham||Free Church (Carey Room), Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ||10am – 12 noon||3rd Monday of the month|
|Aylesbury||Aylesbury Carers Bucks Office, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT||11am – 1pm||2nd Tuesday of the month|
|Aylesbury Creative Writing Group||Aylesbury Carers Bucks Office, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT||10am – 12noon||2nd Friday 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 Office, 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|
|Evening Carers Group||Aylesbury Carers Bucks Office, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT||7pm – 9pm||Second Wednesday of the month|
|Haddenham||Haddenham Medical Centre, Stanbridge Road, Haddenhm, Aylesbury, HP17 8JX||1:30pm – 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 Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Church Road, Iver Heath SL0 0RW||10:30am – 12:30pm||4th Wednesday of the month|
||Monthly get-together and trips, usually last Tuesday around 10.00am. Please contact us for more information.|
|Marlow||Brooke Furmston Place, Little Marlow Road, Marlow, SL7 1GN||10am – 12noon||2nd Tuesday of the month|
|Stokenchurch||Stokenchurch Medical Centre, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, HP14 3SX||1.30pm – 3.30pm||Last Wednesday 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|
|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|
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.|