|Thinking of setting up your own support group?|
Caerphilly Carers Support Service have produced a practical guidance document for those thinking about setting up a carers support group. The document aims to provide you with the help and support needed to enable you to successfully set up and run your own support group, including how to get started, the purpose of your group, finance and funding and even discussion ideas.
Setting up and running a support group (PDF 118kb)
For survivors of brain injury and their families. An opportunity for all to gain support,advice and information.
To be held one Monday afternoon 2-4pm and one Wednesday evening 7-9pm per month at Blackwood Methodist Church.
Blackwood area support group - dates and directions (PDF 451kb)
For further information contact Tania Lee, Outreach Worker Tel: 07785 425913 or email to Tania.email@example.com.
Carers Support and Friendship Groups
Caring for a friend or loved one can often make you feel isolated and alone.
Would you like to meet other carers to socialise, share experiences with or just to meet new people in situations similar to you?
Why not come along to one of our Carers Friendship Groups, either in Caerphilly or Bargoed, we meet on a monthly basis.
Further details are provided in the following booklet:
Carers Friendship Groups (PDF 18kb)
If you would like to find out more, please contact Hayley Smith, Carers Support Worker on 01443 864604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caerphilly Parent and Carers Forum for Learning Disabilities
Tel: 01443 837009
Address: 43 Llancayo Street, Bargoed
Aims: To inform group members of support services available and to exchange ideas between parents & carers of people with a learning disability.
Meeting Times: Second Tuesday of every other month 7-9pm.
Venue: Lessor Hall, Holy Trinity Church, Ystrad Mynach
Caerphilly Aspergers Support Group
Tel: 01495 247771
Aim: To offer support and advice to families with children with Aspergers Syndrome
Meeting Times: 4th Thursday each month 7:30pm
Venue: Sacred Heart Church, Pontllanfraith, NP12 2BR
Caerphilly Alzheimer's Society
Tel: 01495 221589
Aims: To provide people with Alzheimer's disease, similar dementias, and their carers, with support, advice and information.
Meeting Times: 1st Monday monthly 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Unit 5 Woodfieldside Business Park, Penmaen Road, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood. NP12 2DG
Rhymney Valley Autistic Society
Contact details: Anne Fowler
Tel: 029 20865851
Aims: A small support group of parents of children who have autism. The group has a library of books on autism and asperger's syndrome which parents can borrow. The group also discusses issues affecting our children with the relevant authorities.
Meeting Times: Meet once a month
Mental Health Carers Groups
Contact details: Hafal
Tel: 01443 879725
Aims: A support group for carers of people with a mental health illness
Meeting Times: Every other Wednesday 10.30am – 3pm
Venue: Various Venues
Parkinson's Carers Group
Joy Matthews - 01633 440382
Bill Coppage - 01495 220226
Aims: A support group for carers of people who suffer from Parkinson's.
Meeting Times: Meets on the last Thursday of each month 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: The Methodist Church, Pontllanfraith
Popsy (Parents of Partially Sighted and Blind Youngsters)
Contact: Dr Blewett – Silcock
Tel: 01633 440949
Address: 1 Rectory Gardens, Machen, CF83 8SU
Aims: To provide a local support network for parents with a partially sighted child.
Meeting Times: Meetings are arranged
Barnardo's Young Carers Groups
Tel: 01633 612712
Address: 59 Commercial Street, Risca, NP11 6AN
Aims: Provides young carers group meetings, which are held in different areas.
Meeting Times: Monthly Meetings
Venue: Appropriate Venues
NCH Caerphilly Children's Centre
Parents and carers support group
Contact: 029 20867447
Right From The Start
Tel: 01443 879426
Aims: To ensure that children between the ages of 0 and 13 have the opportunity to have the best start in life.
Meeting Time: Term time only – Behaviour support group and Parenting Puzzle group meet every week
Venue: 84-86 Lewis Street, Aberbargoed, Bargoed, CF81 9EA
MS Support Group
Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 2pm at Penyrheol Community Centre, Caerphilly.
Tel: 01443 812599
Breath Easy Caerphilly
Support group for people with an type of lung condition.
Meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 2pm at the Twyn Community Centre, Caerphilly.
Tel: 01792 455764
South Wales (Cardiff) Inherited Heart Conditions Support Group
Support group for people with cardiomyopathy and other inherited heart diseases.
Meetings are held periodically on Thursdays, 7pm, at the Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF.
For details of the next meeting visit The Cardiomyopathy Association website.
Cancer Careline - Tuesday Friends
The group meeting every Tuesday afternoon in the Cancercareline House, 15 Woodbine Road, Blackwood, NP12 1QF, 1.30pm - 3.30pm. All are welcome and you can pop in any time. Also throughout the year, Tuesday Friends regularly organises day trips and short break weekends at Christmas and Easter. Anyone is welcome to join the trips. For more details please contact our 24 hour staffed helpline on 01495 221660 or visit our website at www.cancercareline15.btck.co.uk.
To offer support and advice to those who have had a stroke and their families.
- Blackwood Group, Thursday, 10am - 12 noon at Cefn Glas, Sheltered Care, Highfields, Blackwood
- Caerphilly Group, Thursday, 1pm - 3pm at Wesley Methodist Church, Crescent Road, Caerphilly
Contact: Margaret Turner on 02920 524422 / 07903 405107 or email email@example.com
A variety of other local groups and organisations can be found in the Community Directory.
|Running a support group?|
If your organisation holds a regular support group that you would like others to know about, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can add it to our this webpage.