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
OlneyOlney Centre2pm – 3,30pmThursdays
2nd Aug, 6th Sept
Great Linford
Great Linford Parish Council2pm – 3.30pmWednesdays
8th Aug, 12 Sept
HanslopeHanslope Church10.30am – 12.30pmWednesdays
25th July, 29th Aug, 26th Sept
Newport PagnellUR Church1.30pm – 3pmWednesdays
25th July, 29th Aug, 26th Sept
Autism (for carers of someone over the age of 18 with Autism)
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House2pm – 3.30pmTuesdays
7th Aug, 4th Sept
Mental Health Evening Group
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House6pm – 7.30pmWednesdays
1st Aug, 5th Sept
Friends & Family Mental Health (Personality Disorder)
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House6pm – 7.30pmWednesdays
25th July, 29th Aug, 26th Sept
Parent CarersCarers MK office, Margaret Powell House10.30am – 12pmMondays
17th Sept
Former Carers
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House1.30pm – 3pmThursdays
9th Aug, 13th Sept
Parkinson’s Group
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House2pm – 3.30pmWednesdays
1st Aug, 5th Sept
MS Group
Carers MK office, Margaret Powell House2pm – 3.30pmMondays
13th Aug, 24th Sept
Alzheimer’s GroupAlzheimer’s offices, Margaret Powell House10.30am – 12.30pmWednesdays
1st Aug, 29th Aug, 26th Sept
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 Aug, 12 Sept