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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!

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 

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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Rhyddings Monthly Support Group

Once a month on a Friday morning

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.

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