To find out more or attend one of our Carers Support Groups call 01422 369101.
It is important that you call before attending for the first time.
These groups are run by staff members and are designed to give carers a break from their caring responsibilities. They enable carers to be open and honest about their feelings in a safe and supportive environment. These groups run throughout Calderdale on a monthly basis.
Carers attend the groups for many reasons.
- For someone to talk to
- For mutual support
- To meet other carers
- To let off steam
- For relaxation
- To cry or to laugh
- To make friends
- To get and share information
- To have a break from caring
Each group is different according to what those carers need and want. Some groups of carers prefer to laugh, joke and generally have a break from their caring role. Other groups prefer to discuss or offload the feelings and emotions that their caring situation brings about.
Nevertheless, at times, serious issues can arise. It may be possible to speak one to one with a staff member at the group, but this does depend on availability. Follow up arrangements can be made.
The Project runs Carers Support Groups throughout Calderdale in Halifax, Lower and Upper Valley, Sowerby Bridge. There is also a specific groups for Asian Women Carers.
Scams, Frauds and Doorstep Crime education sessions at our Support Groups.
Becky from the Safer Project (West Yorkshire Trading Standards) will be offering advice and information to carers on how to protect themselves from different types of Scams & Frauds and Doorstep Crime. These interactive sessions will take place between August and November at the Support Groups across Calderdale. The dates are:
Lower Valley Group (Brighouse Library), 1.30pm on 1st October.
Halifax Group (Voluntary Action Calderdale), 1.00pm on 6th October.
Halifax Group (Voluntary Action Calderdale), 1.00pm on 3rd November.
Lower Valley Group (Brighouse Library), 1.30pm on 5th November.
(Further dates to be confirmed.)
Support Group dates and venues for autumn/Winter 2015/2016
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OUR SATURDAY GROUP
We have been piloting a Carers Support group on a Saturday morning for some time now. However, numbers attending it have remained too low for us to sustain it.
Therefore, we are cancelling the group with immediate effect so there will be no meeting on Saturday 5th September.
|Halifax GroupVoluntary Action Calderdale,
Hall Street, Halifax
|1st Tuesday of the month, 1pm – 2.30pm||6th October (includes Scams & Frauds Talk)
3rd November (includes Doorstep Crime Talk)
5th January 2016
|Lower Valley GroupBrighouse Library
Brighouse, HD6 2AF
|1st Thursday of the month 1.30pm – 3pm||1st October (includes Scams & Frauds Talk)
5th November (includes Doorstep Crime Talk)
7th January 2016
|Todmorden GroupTodmorden Health Centre,
|2nd Tuesday of the month 11am – 12.30pm||
12th January 2016
|Sowerby Bridge GroupSt Paul’s Church,
Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ
|3rd Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm – 3pm||16th September
There will be no meeting in October