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Former Carers

Supporting you when you are no longer in a caring role


We understand that the most difficult part of your caring role can be when the person you care for passes away or moves into residential care. Many carers feel empty and, particularly if they have cared for someone for a long time, are unsure about picking up everyday life again.

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If this happens to you, rest assured that we will continue supporting you for up to 12 months, if you wish.

The level of support we offer to Former Carers changes over the 12 months we are able to support you. To find out more click here.

Former Carers Support Group 

3rd Wednesday of every month

Come along and join our group of like-minded people who get together to share experiences and provide first-hand support over lunch. We meet up twice a quarter at venues across East Lancashire. It is a very informal group and many people have gone on to become friends. More details about the times and venues of the lunches are in the quarterly magazine.

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Grief and Loss Course 

This 3-week course will help people with issues of grief and give people skills to support others facing issues of grief. While also helping to support people dealing with the loss of relationships, jobs, and finances.

The courses are held regularly at Elmfield Hall from 9:30am till 12:30pm. To find out more you can contact Community Solutions: 01254 460080 or email:

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Volunteering with Carers Link Lancashire

We recognise that when you become a Former Carer you often have a gap in your life that you may not know how to fill. Carers Link Lancashire has many volunteering opportunities which you can view by clicking here.

The Get About Club

Ann and Christine both former Carers, run an independent social group which organises regular meetings, trips and activities just for former carers. It's a great way of meeting new friends and people that really understand the importance of having support when your caring role comes to an end.

The idea of the group is to find people you could socialise with and perhaps go to a show, a film, on a shopping trip or just meet up for a chat.

For more information please contact:

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