Carers groups and activity groups

Carers Groups run by Carers Support Centre

Support Groups
Activity Groups

Groups run independently

South Gloucestershire

Carers Groups run by Carers Support Centre

Support Groups
Carers Support Centre runs several carers’ support groups, which offer a safe, confidential space to meet with other carers and are facilitated by trained staff. An important aspect of the groups is sharing with others how you feel, about being a carer. And we organise a programme of activities including speakers, therapies and craft activities.

Support Groups in Bristol

Callington Road Dementia Carers Group
Meet first Wednesday of the month from 10.30am – 12.30pm at The Coppice, Callington Road Hospital, BS4 5BJ.

Bedminster Carers Group
Meet the third Tuesday of the month from 10am – 12pm at Methodist Hall, British Road, BS3 3BW.

Hartcliffe Carers Group
Meet the first Thursday of the month from 10am – 12pm at Hartcliffe Methodist Church, Mowcroft Road,  BS13 0LT

Lawrence Weston Carers Group
Meet the third Thursday of the month from 2pm – 4pm at Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive, Lawrence Weston BS11 0NJ

Parent Carer Group (Central)
Meets one Wednesday a month from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Phoenix Social Enterprise, 5 Russell Town Avenue, Lawrence Hill BS5 9LT. Call CarersLine for details.

Parent Carer Group (North West)
Meet one Wednesday a month from 10.30am – 12.30pm at 169th Brentry Scout Group Scout Hut, Tranmere Ave, Brentry, BS10 7JW

Mental Health Group
Meets second Tuesday of the month from 7pm – 9pm at Carers Support Centre, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2QQ

South West Carers for BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)
Meet alternate Tuesdays from 7pm – 9pm at Rethink, 80 City Road, St Pauls, BS2 8UH. Call CarersLine for details.

Support Groups in South Glos.

Downend Carers Group
Meet fourth Wednesday of the month from 2pm – 4pm at Badminton Gardens, Beaufort Road, BS16 6FG

Hanham Carers Group
Meet the first Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Hanham Folk Centre, High Street, Hanham BS15 3EJ

Patchway Carers Group
Meet the third Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm – 13.30pm at Callicroft House, Patchway council offices, Rodway Road, BS34 5DQ

Kingswood Carers Group
Meets second Wednesday of the month from 2pm – 4pm at The Park Centre, Kingswood, BS15 4AR

Carers Activity Groups

We offer activity groups which meet monthly. These are supported by volunteers who share the interest and are passionate about creating opportunities for carers to take some time out. We run the following:

  • Crafty Carers (North) – second Monday of the month, 2 – 4pm in Downend
  • Crafty Carers (South) – third Thursday of the month, 2.30 – 4.30pm in Bedminster
  • Book Club – third Tuesday of the month, 11am – 12pm in Downend
  • Supper Club – fourth Tuesday of the month, 6.30 – 8.30pm in Bedminster

Independent Groups

There are also several other support groups in the area run by different organisations.

Independent Groups in Bristol

All Carers
Bradbury Hall, Waterford Road, BS9 4BT
2nd and 4th Thursday 10am-12pm
Contact: Monica Rudstone 0117 942 6095

Dementia Carers Support Groups

  • Westbury-On-Trym
    The Methodist Church
    Last Monday 2-4pm (Not Bank Holidays)
  • Fishponds
    Alzheimer’s Society, Verona House, Filwood Road, BS16 3RY
    3rd Wednesday 7-9pm
  • Bedminster Down
    Bedminster Down Ex Service Club, Winford Grove, Bristol, BS13 7DY
    2nd Wednesday 6.30-8pmContact: Alzheimers Society 0117 961 0693
    Some groups may have a waiting list

Headway Bristol Carers (Carers of those with head injury)
Headway Centre, Frenchay Beckspool Building, Frenchay Park Road, Bristol, BS16 1LE
1st Tuesday 7-9pm
Contact: 0117 340 3771

Coffee Pot Carers (Cared for welcome)
Barton Hill
St Luke’s Church, Church Street, Bristol, BS5 9FB
2nd Wednesday 9.30-11am
Contact: David Mowat 07804 363 170

Independent Groups in South Glos.

Carers Group and Choir
Frampton Cotterell
Zion Church, Woodend Road, BS36 2HY
Group – 2nd Wednesday 2-4pm
Choir – 4th Wednesday 2-3.30pm (Neither group runs in August)
Contact Rona Wolkner 01454 886 925
Jean Bradbeer 01454 775 786
Office 01454 776 618
Time 4 Carers
Various, please contact for details
£5/year membership fee
Contact: Alison Allan 07597 278 204
Parent Carers of Disabled Children
  • Bradley Stoke
    Pavilion, Baileys Court Road, Bristol, BS32 8BH
    3rd Monday 6.30-8pm (Not August)
  • Mangotsfield
    Resound, Blackhorse Road, Bristol, BS16 9BP
    1st Tuesday 9.30-11am (Not August)
  • Patchway
    Room 1, Coniston Community Centre, The Parade, BS34 5LP
    September 29th, October 20th, November 24th 10am-12pm
  • Yate
    Heron Room 2 (Upstairs), Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, BS37 5PP
    September 28th, October 19th, November 23rd, December 14th 10am-12pmContact: or 01454 501 009

Dementia Carers Support Groups

  • Filton
    2nd Wednesday 1.30-3pm
  • Yate
    2nd Monday 1.30-3pm
  • Thornbury
    3nd Tuesday 2-4pmContact: Alzheimer’s Society 0117 961 0693
    Please contact for location details. Some groups may have a waiting list

Mental Health Carers Support Group

  • Filton
    Upper Horfield, Community Trust, Eden Grove
    1st Wednesday 6.30-8:30pm
  • Yate
    Yate Library, Yate Shopping centre
    3rd Tuesday 2.30-4.30pm
  • Kingswood
    Kingswood United Church, Moravian Road
    2nd Monday 10.30am-12.30pmNo need to book
    Contact: Steve Forge 07768 318 215

Asian carers
Ring Dhek Bhal for details
Contact: Naheed 0117 914 6671

Bristol and Avon Chinese Womens Group
Little Stoke
Kings Court, Savages Wood Road, BS34 6JW
Ring for details
Contact: Yan 0117 9554486

South Glos Chinese Association
Bradley Stoke
Leisure Centre, Fiddlers Wood Lane, Bristol, BS32 9BS
Thursday 11am-1pm
Contact Wayne Song 01454 612 458

MS Therapy Centre (For carers of those with Neurological Conditions)
Bradley Stoke
Bradbury House, Wheatfield Drive, Bristol, BS32 9DB
3rd Tuesday 10.30am-12pm
Contact: 01454 628 729