Are you caring for someone with dementia?

Do you feel isolated or alone?

Do you feel that no one really knows what your life is like?

Making connections with others who understand and can support you is important to your wellbeing.

Our carers support groups provide a sociable environment for both carers and those they care for and offers you the opportunity to gain support through the shared experience of others. 

Caring for people living with dementia can be demanding and isolating.  Carers often find that their opportunities to have a break or talk to others are limited. The Carers Support Groups are an ideal opportunity to meet with others in a similar position, to share problems, seek advice, and generally relax in a safe social setting.

Carers can come to the groups on their own or with the person they are supporting. The groups have Volunteers who can help support the person you are caring for while you talk to other carers.

Carers who attend the groups can decide how they want to get involved. The groups are free to attend and some have raffles, bingo sessions, run table sales etc, to raise funds towards social activities such as outings, day trips or group lunches.

Guest speakers are often arranged to give talks and advice on living with Dementia and an Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Services Facilitator attends monthly and can offer information and signposting to other services that can help you.

Everyone is affected by dementia in different ways and by sharing your concerns or issues with others, who are experiencing the same thing, you can gain invaluable insight while making new friends.

We appreciate that it can be a little daunting to join a new group but we offer all members a very warm welcome. If you would like to come to a group please do call us - we will arrange for you to be met and welcomed at the venue and introduced to other members.

This is a free service however donations are welcomed to sustain the group.  If you would like to join one of our Carers Support Groups please contact us on 01474 533990 or email [email protected]

Gravesend Carers Support Group - Gravesham Court DA12 1HL, every Thursday 10am - 12pm

Farningham Carers Support Group Lunch - The Lion DA4 0DP, every six weeks (Please call for more information)

Meopham Carers Support Group - St John's Church DA13 0AA, every Tuesday apart from the 3rd Tuesday 10am - 12pm

Swanley Carers Support Group - White Oak Court BR8 7WF, every Friday apart from 2nd Friday 2pm - 4pm

"I feel this service is very helpful for me, and the workers are very supportive." Person living with dementia