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.

Please see our directory for a list dates and times of upcoming groups in your area.  

Carers Information and Advice Groups 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. 

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. To find out about what carers say about Wellbeing Groups and what is like to host one, please click here

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.

Our LGBT Carers Support Groups are regular meetings for carers who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT), held in St Leonards-on-Sea.  The group gives LGBT carers an opportunity to meet with other LGBT carers and get support and advice from a carer support worker.  It runs on the first Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 3.30pm at Southwater Community Centre, 1 Stainsbury Street, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6LA.

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. Our After Caring booklet may also be useful to you if your caring role has come to an end.

Other Carers groups

Please see our directory for a list dates and times of upcoming groups in your area.  

Dementia Support at the Bridge (DSATB)Hastings

Dementia Support at The Bridge (DSATB) is a social and support group for people living with dementia, their families, carers and friends. There are meetings on Monday and Friday afternoons at The Community Centre, Hastings. For more information, call 07847 214961. 

Alzheimer's Society- East Sussex Carers Support Groups 

Friendly peer support groups for carers caring for those with dementia. Please call 01424 773687 for more information. 

Know Dementia

Memory Moments Cafe 

This is an informal cafe for people 

Memory Lane

Carers Breaks and Engagement Service

Forget Me knot  

For more information about carers groups run by Care for the Carers or our partners, please contact our Gateway service, calling 01323 738390, emailing info@cftc.org.uk, or texting us on 07860 077300.