Support Groups

Support groups are designed as a local support network for carers. Most of the groups are facilitated by Carers MK Support Workers who are available to discuss your caring role, either within the groups or on a one-to-one basis. The Former Carers group is facilitated by a Carers MK volunteer and the Hanslope Carers group is facilitated by the Hanslope PPG (Patient Participation Group). 

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. There is no need to book a place at any of our in-person support groups, you can just turn up. You will need to book your place on any of our online support groups.

Some of our support groups are geographical (such as Great Linford) 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).

OLNEY CARERS SUPPORT GROUP

The Olney Centre, High Street, Olney, MK46 4EF

2nd February 2023
2pm – 3.30pm

2nd March 2023
2pm – 3.30pm

GREAT LINFORD CARERS SUPPORT GROUP

Great Linford Parish Council, Great Linford House, 1 Saint Leger Court, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5HA

8th February 2023
2pm – 3.30pm

8th March 2023
2pm – 3.30pm

HANSLOPE SUPPORT GROUP

St James the Great, Hanslope
This group is delivered and facilitated by Hanslope PPG (Patient Participation Group)

22nd February 2023
10.30am – 12.30pm

22nd March 2023
10.30am – 12.30pm

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP

For carers of someone who is 16+

22nd February 2023
6pm – 7.30pm

MKCIL offices, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

29th March 2023
6pm – 7.30pm

MKCIL offices, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

FORMER CARERS GROUP

The Mead Centre, 75 High Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8AB
Please note: Informal social meet ups are sometimes arranged independently by attendees in between formal meetings

9th March 2023
1.30pm – 3pm

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

MKCIL offices, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

1st February 2023
2pm – 3.30pm

1st March 2023
2pm – 3.30pm

MS SUPPORT GROUP

MKCIL offices, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

6th February 2023
2pm – 3.30pm

20th March 2023
2pm – 3.30pm

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP (TUESDAYS)

Via Zoom

14th February 2023
1pm – 2.30pm

14th March 2023
1pm – 2.30pm

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP (THURSDAYS)

16th February 2023
1pm – 2.30pm

MKCIL offices, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

16th March 2023
1pm – 2.30pm

MKCIL offices, 330 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP
(IN COLLABORATION WITH WATER EATON MEMORY CLUB)

Water Eaton Church Centre, Drayton Road, Bletchley, MK2 3RR

20th February 2023
2.30pm – 4pm

20th March 2023
2.30pm – 4pm

Are you caring for someone?

Do you look after someone who cannot manage without you because they are ill, frail or have a disability? 

If so, you are a carer and Carers MK can help you.