Support 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, either within the groups or on a one-to-one basis. 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.

Carers are able 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.

The support groups for carers are facilitated by Carers MK across Milton Keynes.

Some of our support groups are geographical (such as Newport Pagnell) and are relevant for all carers either living locally or in other parts of Milton Keynes. Other support groups are specific to the health condition of the person being cared for (such as MS or Parkinson’s).

If you would like further information about any of the groups please contact Carers MK by telephone on 01908 231703 or by email to mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org

 
GroupLocationTimeDate
BletchleyWest Bletchley Parish Council Offices10.30am - 12pmTuesdays
14th Nov, 12th Dec, 9th Jan, 13th Feb, 13th Mar
OlneyOlney Centre2pm - 3,30pmThursdays
2nd Nov, 7th Dec, no Jan meeting, 1st Feb, 1st Mar
Great Linford
Great Linford Parish Council2pm - 3.30pmWednesdays
8th Nov, 13th Dec, 10th Jan, 14th Feb, 14th Mar
HanslopeHanslope Church10.30am - 12.30pmWednesdays
29th Nov, no Dec meeting, 31st Jan, 28th Feb, 28th Mar
Newport PagnellUR Church1.30pm - 3pmWednesdays
29th Nov, no Dec meeting, 31st Jan, 28th Feb, 28th Mar
Autism (for carers of someone over the age of 18 with Autism)
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House2pm - 3.30pmTuesdays
7th Nov, 5th Dec, no Jan meeting, 6th Feb, 6th Mar
Mental Health Evening Group
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House6pm - 7.30pmWednesdays
1st Nov, 6th Dec, 3rd Jan, 7th Feb, 7th Mar
Friends & Family Mental Health (Personality Disorder)
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House6pm - 7.30pmWednesdays
 29th Nov, 20th Dec, 31st Jan, 28th Feb, 28th Mar
Parent CarersCarers MK office, Margaret Powell House10.30am - 12pmMondays
20th Nov, 18th Dec, 15th Jan, 19th Feb, 19th Mar
Former Carers
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House1.30pm - 3pmThursdays
9th Nov, 14th Dec, 11th Jan, 8th Feb, 8th Mar
Stroke Group
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House10.30am - 12pmThursdays
23rd Nov, no Dec meeting, 25th Jan, 22nd Feb, 22 Mar
Parkinson's Group
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House2pm - 3.30pmWednesdays
1st Nov, 6th Dec, 3rd Jan, 7th Feb, 7th Mar
MS Group
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House2pm - 3.30pmMondays
no Nov meeting, 4th Dec, 15th Jan, 26th Feb
Alzheimer's GroupAlzheimer's offices, Margaret Powell House10.30am - 12.30pmWednesdays
22nd Nov, 20th Dec, 17th Jan, 14th Feb, 14th Mar
Reflexology or Indian Head Massage
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell HouseBy appointment onlyMonthly on Fridays
Writing GroupCarers MK office, Margaret Powell House10.30am - 12pmWednedays
8th Nov, 13th Dec, 10th Jan, 14th Feb, 14th Mar