Support groups run by Islington Carers Hub
Our support groups are a chance for carers to get together. The groups and are friendly and welcoming. Please contact Yvonne at Islington Carers Hub if you would like to find out more before you come along.
Mental Health Carers Group – first Tuesday of the month 2.30-4pm, Ground Floor 9 Manor Gardens, London N7 6LA. This group is for all mental health carers.
Group for all carers at St Luke’s Community Centre – Every second Monday of the month 11.30 am- 1pm. St Luke’s Centre, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ. Come and join us in the Lounge at this lovely, vibrant community centre. Stay for a delicious low-cost lunch afterwards if you like.
Group for all carers at Upper Holloway Baptist Church – Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10:30am – 12 noon at Upper Holloway Baptist Church 11 Tollington Way, N7 6GR. Any carer can attend this group
Over-50s Carers Group – third Wednesday of the month, 11:30-1pm. Open to all carers 50+
Black and Minority Ethnic Carers Group – Last Friday of the month 2.30 – 4pm At FinFuture 225-229 Seven Sisters Rd, N4 2DA
A lively and sociable group for all Black and ethnic minority carers.
If you have any questions, contact Yvonne on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8629 2993 (if needed)
Other support and social groups for carers
Archway District & Carers Group
This group meets most Wednesdays, from 2-4pm at New Orleans Hall, Cromartie Road, N19 3TH. It is open to all carers of all ages and provides information and social activities and encourages carers to share experiences. Please contact Kirsty on 020 8361 4475 for more information.
Alzheimer’s Society Carers Support Group and Cecelia’s Cafe
The Carers Support group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month 2 – 4pm for carers of people with dementia.
Cecelia’s Cafe runs on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 1.30 – 4.30pm, and is for people with dementia and their families and carers. Contact The Alzheimer’s Society Islington on 020 7561 4820.
Alzheimer’s Society ‘Singing for the Brain’
A friendly, structured singing group for people with dementia and their carers in a stimulating and social environment.
Hidden in the fun are activities which build on the well-known preserved memory for song and music in the brain. Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music is especially easy to recall.
The group takes place every Tuesday from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Hargrave Hall, Hargrave Road, London N19 5SP
Please call the Alzheimer’s Society on 020 7561 4820 for more information and to book your place.
A dementia Café type service in Camden open to Islington Residents. Weekly. Contact the Alzheimer’s Society on 0207 561 4820.
Centre 404 Carers’ Activities, Events and Groups
A range of groups and activities for parents of people of all ages with learning disabilities, including coffee mornings, information sessions and fun activities.
If the person you care for is under 18, email email@example.com or call 020 7697 1325.
If they’re an adult, call Shirley on 020 7697 1336.
Or visit www.centre404.org.uk for details.
Drug and Alcohol Affected Friends and Families in Islington (DAAFFII) http://www.daaffii.org.uk
Weekly informal social group for people whose partners, family members or friends misuse – or have misused – drugs and/or alcohol. Meet Monday evenings (except Bank Holidays) 6pm-8pm for a chat, a cuppa and occasional activities. Please phone Sue Piper on 07974 371810 if you would like to come along or to find out more. Held at 332C Goswell Road, London EC1V 7LQ
CASA Families, Partners and Friends Service
People concerned about someone else’s drug or alcohol misuse often do not know how to help the misuser, or how to protect their own health and sanity. Support and information can have a huge impact, and are available – in confidence – to residents of Islington whose family member, partner or friend has a substance misuse problem. Non-resident carers can also get help, if the substance misuser in their life lives in Islington. The service offers one-to-one counselling and a weekly support group.
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW NUMBER: 020 7561 7490
We operate from several office locations around Islington: to find out more about the service and how it can help you and your loved one, please phone the number above, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We are open from Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 6pm.
Mind Yourself Irish Carers Group
Mind Yourself supports Irish people in London who want to improve or maintain their physical or mental health. They provide health related one-one support (information , advice and advocacy), accompaniment to health related appointments and group activities. You can refer yourself or you can refer a friend or family member with their consent. As part of their group activities they offer a monthly carers group at The Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton Street London N7 6QT, for anyone who identfies themselves as Irish and a Carer and are welcome to come along and discuss their their experiences and find support. For group dates, times and more information please call 020 7697 4753 or email email@example.com
South Islington Stroke Club
This friendly lunch club welcomes people who have had a stroke and their carers. Just come along on Thursdays at 12.00-2pm to Mary’s Community Centre, Upper Street, N1 2TX, or contact Sally Turner, club secretary, on 020 7359 1752, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stroke Project Group at Manor Gardens
This group is open to people who have had a stroke and their families and friends. For enquiries contact Kath Birkett, Stroke Project Manager on, 020 7561 5269, email: email@example.com
Carers UK online forum for carers www.carersuk.org/forum
…our Directory of Services for Carers in the borough has details of all the groups and events mentioned here, plus other services for carers.
Last updated March 2015. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a group you would like to add.