Monthly Support Groups

Meeting other carers

Carers Link Lancashire runs several monthly support groups including: a Mental Health Carers Support Group, Dementia Support Group, Former Carer Support Group, Male Carer Support Group and a Parent Carer Support Group. 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.

See below for our upcoming support groups!

Mental Health Carers Support Group

First meeting 21st April 2022
3rd THURSDAY of each month
10.30am - 12.30pm

If you are a carer for someone living with mental illness it can feel difficult to support your loved one or to get the answers you might need. Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for millions of people affected by severe mental illness. The group is run by and for carers affected by severe mental illness and backed up by the national charity. Every month a representative from the Carers Link Lancashire will attend. Together we can help you find out about your rights and connect you with others who are in a similar position.

For more information please contact the Group Co-ordinator, Valerie Minns, on 07534 369889 or email or Carers Link Lancashire on 01254 387444.

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.”

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Male Carer Support Group 

Parent Carer Support Group

Last Thursday of each month. 
Starting on 
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!  

4th Tuesday of each month. 
Starting on 
Tuesday 26th APRIL
Giddy Kippers,

1 Turner Road, Nelson, BB9 7DU

  • A safe space to share stories with others

  • Build new friendships

  • Chat over a cuppa or stay for tea

  • Max card and Grants

  • Be a voice for carers

  • A relaxed informal group 

  • Guest speakers

  • £6 for one parent & one child

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