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Meet other carers

Carers Link Lancashire runs several groups where carers can meet each other. These groups are the ideal opportunity to make friends, take a break from your caring role for a couple of hours and recharge your batteries.

Carers Meetups

Borough by Borough Support Groups

The Carers Meetup's are held on a regular basis across East Lancashire with specific dates below. You are welcome to attend and even if it is your first time you are always welcomed with a smile and a brew.


4th Monday of every month

Carers Link Facility, 54-56 Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1LE


4th Wednesday of every month

Downtown, Charter Walk Shopping Centre, Burnley, BB11 1AE

Ribble Valley

3rd Tuesday of every month

Colborne House Cafe, 15 Wellgate, Clitheroe, BB7 2DP


3rd Friday of every month

Lakeside Cafe, Ball Grove Drive, Colne, BB8 7HY


1st Thursday of every month

Haslingden Community Link, Bury Road, Haslingden, BB4 5PG

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Male Carer Support Group 

Last Thursday of each month. 
10.30am - 12.30pm
Burnley Cricket Club 
Turf Moor, Belvedere Road, Burnley BB10 4BN


42 % of unpaid Carers are men. But did you know that 4 out of 10 male Carers never get a break from their caring role?

We want to try and change this by providing group sessions and activities specifically for male Carers. We will be running a monthly group in partnership with our friends at Burnley FC in the Community. It will be a chance to talk in a supportive social group, about everyday life stuff, swap hints and tips, have a laugh and enjoy time with people who share similar experiences. No need to book just drop in for a brew! 

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 "This group has literally saved my life.  The hints and tips provided by staff and other male carers has proved invaluable and my personal circumstances have improved so much.  I can't thank you enough."

Knit and Natter Group

Carers Link Lancashire 54-56 Blackburn Rd, Accrington, BB5 1LE
Last Friday of the month 
2 - 3pm

Would you like to learn how to knit, can you knit and find it therapeutic, or do you just want to come along and have a good chat? Not a knitting expert but still want to join? Don't worry, the group will be led by an instructor (a fellow carer) who is here to help you get started and teach you new techniques.

All materials  provided. FREE, just drop in


Our Support Groups

Dementia Support Group 

54-56 Blackburn Rd, Accrington
1st Tuesday of every month 
11am - 1pm

Are you caring for someone living with dementia? If yes you are both welcome to join us once a month at our friendly cafe for  a chat over a cuppa or delicious lunch. 

Our staff will be available to offer support, advice & answer any questions. It is also an opportunity to share experiences and support one another. Come and connect to people that understand and enjoy something new each session. “Too many people face Dementia alone” 

Former Carer Support Group 

3rd Wednesday of every month / 11am - 1pm
Carers Link Lancashire, 54 -56 Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1LE
If the weather is nice we can enjoy our lunch in the beautiful community garden. 


A former carer is someone whose caring role has changed primarily due to bereavement or who feels that their caring role has substantially reduced because the person they care for has entered full time residential care. We understand that you might need support when your caring role comes to an end. This group could be the stepping stone that helps you meet new friends and start a new chapter.“ Losing a loved one can leave you feeling adrift, but talking to others can help.”

Macmillan Cancer Monthly Support Group

First Wednesday of every month

10am - 12noon

Carers Link Lancashire, 54 -56 Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1LE

Every month, a Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Team hosts a monthly cafe group session to provide advice and information for you. You can also find out how Carers Link Lancashire can support you.

Join us for a brew and a chat. No booking required.


Other Support Groups

Rhyddings Monthly Support Group

Once a month on a Friday morning (*not ran by Carers Link)

11.30am - 12.30pm
Rhyddings Park, 93 Rhyddings St, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, BB5 3EY

Every month Friends of Rhyddings Park host a free support network for carers living with people who experience mental health problems. Come for free advice, tips and
suppport. Refreshments provided.

Visit Friends of Rhyddings Facebook page for dates and times of the next meeting.
No booking required - just drop in.


Ribble Valley Bereavement Monthly Support Group

First Tuesday of every month (*not ran by Carers Link)


Trinity Methodist Church and Community Hub, Clitheroe, Wesleyan Row, Parson Lane, Clitheroe, BB7 2JY

'A Light In The Dark' group invites you to join together with others who have also loved and lost. Whether you're taking your first steps on your grieving journey or have been walking this road alone for a while.


​Call 01200 429346 for more info. No booking required.

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Rossendale Bereavement Monthly Support Group

Haven Bereavement Support Group (*not ran by Carers Link)

Second Wednesday of every month


Kay Street Baptist Church, Kay Street, Rawtenstall, BB4 7LS

Meet friends in an informal surrounding with the help of bereavement support workers. Be amongst others who understand what you may be going through. 


Contact 01706 217346 for more information. No booking required.

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