Our Support Groups

Asian Carers Group

  • Raise awareness and break barriers surrounding Asian carers 
  • Help Asian carers with English, so they can express their needs and concerns
  • Language support and Urdu speaking group
  • Provide information regarding what’s available to help locally
  • Enjoys events and outings.

Every Monday at Kingsway 10 – 12pm

Memory Café

  • Support for people who live with Dementia including their carers 
  • A safe and comfortable environment
  • Information and advice  
  • Activities
  • A chance to relax, socialise, meet new people and exchange experiences
  • Just turn up – no need to book

First Tuesday of the month at Kingsway 1 – 3pm.

Dementia Peer Support Group

  • For carers who look after someone diagnosed with dementia  
  • Advice and tips on how to look after someone with dementia as well as your own mental health and wellbeing 
  • Guest speakers 

Please note this groups is for carers only.  People living with dementia are welcome to attend our Dementia Café

Last Tuesday of the month at Kingsway 1-3pm

Concerned about someone’s Drug or Alcohol use?

  • A support group for the loved ones of people who use drugs or alcohol 
  • Information on drugs and their effects, recovery support options, how to support your loved one without enabling their use
  • Confidential and non-judgemental
  • No need to book – just turn up

For more information contact office on 01254 688440 or office@bwdcarers.org.uk

Young Adult Carer Group

  • Support for carers aged 16 – 25
  • Provides help with wellbeing, education and training, fun activities and trips
  • Members can make friends and support each other
  • New members welcome

Groups are monthly. Times and days vary according to the activities which are planned. For more information contact Kiran on 01254 688440 or kiran.sadiq@blackburncarers.org.uk

Coffee Morning

Just want to talk to other carers and have some time out, why not join us for a morning cuppa at Kingsway.

Meet other carers and get information from our friendly staff.

Every 2nd Mondays of the month

Do you support someone with Neuro Diversity?

Get in touch with us your local service supporting families and friends caring for someone with neuro diversity, either pre or post diagnosis.

Our services include:

  • Free and confidential 1:1 support and advice
  • Targeted support groups, activities and workshops
  • Information and guidance
  • Info on practical matters such as how to help your loved one
  • Open door service
  • Counselling

Contact Isma on 01254 688440 or isma.sajid@bwdcarers.org.uk

National Autistic Society Coffee Morning – 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. 10am-12pm.

New members are always welcome, contact Joanne 07887838168

Email: nasblackburnwithdarwenbranch@nas.org.uk

Digital Support at Kingsway

Do you need internet access or help using a computer?

Use our computers for free. Support is on hand for:

  • Applying for jobs
  • Filling in forms
  • Setting up email

Booking is essential – 30 minute appointments will be allocated between 10am – 12 noon

Sewing Group

  • Come along and have fun if you are interested in making your own garments 
  • Learn how to set up a sewing machine and how to take measurements 
  • Learn about different seams and stitches 
  • Pattern cutting, pinning, buttonholes, zips, hemming and using interfacing 

Every Wednesday at Kingsway 10:30am – 12:30pm

Respite Service

For carers to get a couple hours of respite, you can leave the person you care for at our respite service for stimulating activities and some social interaction, your loved one will be entertained for a couple of hours while you get a break

Every Monday at Kingsway


Walking Group

For carers who would like to get out and about and enjoy some exercise.

Walking is ideal for improving all aspects of physical and mental health.

Discover the countryside and nature on your doorstep and make new friends. 

Contact us on 01254 688440 for more details on current walks.

Every Wednesday and Thursday 11am – 1pm

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