Carer for the Carers Groups 

Care for the Carers runs a range of different carers groups. Apart from the Young Adult Carers Group, there is no need book a place at any of the groups, carers can just turn up.

For information about when and where our groups meet, download our Groups directory [PDF], or for more information about our groups, please see below.  

Carers Information and Advice Groups is for all carers, facilitated by Carer Support Workers, in several locations across East Sussex.  The first half of the meeting gives time to have a cuppa and a chat with other carers, and the second half usually has a guest speaker who brings useful information and advice relevant to carers. 

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Our Carers Wellbeing Groups are regular informal drop-in groups for all carers, with input at some groups from carer support workers, in several locations across East Sussex.  These are usually the ‘next step’ groups for carers after they have been attending Information and Advice Groups for 12 months. Find out what carers say about Wellbeing Groups and what is like to host one. 

Mental Health Carers Support Groups are regular meetings for carers of people with mental health issues, facilitated by carer support workers.  The group is run in partnership by Care for the Carers and the ICE Project, and meets on the last Saturday of the month, from 10am to 12.30pm, at Carisbrooke House, Stockleigh Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0JP.

We hold Young Adult Carers (YACs) Groups which are monthly evening groups for carers aged 17-25 years, run by carer support workers.  To find out the date of the next group, and to request an invite to CftC’s private YAC Facebook group, contact our Gateway service.

Our Former Carers Groups are regular therapeutic groups run by two counsellors are for carers whose caring role has come to an end through bereavement or for other reasons.  The groups aim to support former carers to cope with the emotional and practical aspects of their caring role coming to an end. 

For more information about carers groups run by Care for the Carers, or our partners, please contact our Gateway service, calling 01323 738390, emailing [email protected], or texting us on 07860 077300.