Support for carers


You could be looking after a friend or relative of any age who through illness, disability, or frailty, is unable to manage without help.

You may see it as part of your life or duty of care, but there may be times when you need information, advice, or some extra help.

This page provides you with a brief summary of services available for carers, locally and nationally.


LOCAL GROUPS                                                                                                                                         

Active Memory Group

Activities for people with memory problems and their carers:  

St Edmunds Church, Shipston-on-Stour

1st & 3rd Thursday 10am -12 noon

Alyson Spence 01608 661703


Stour Valley Carers

Supporting dementia carers:

Ellen Badger Hospital, Shipston-on-Stour

10.30am—12 noon (ring for dates)

Carol Ruthven  01608 662706 / Lizzy Feather 01608 686013


Carers 4 Carers

Self-help support group for carers living in Kineton and the surrounding area:

Kineton Village Hall

4th Friday, 10.30am — 12 noon.  

Gillian 07947 893504


Compton Verney Dementia Café & Carers Clinic

In association with the Alzheimer's Society:

2nd Tuesday, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Alzheimer’s Society 024 7665 2602


VASA Carer Respite Day Services (Shipston-on-Stour)

Activities include activities such as music, singing, exercise, art, cookery, history and gardening:

Kirsty Holder 01789 777986


Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project (WRAP)

Café’s in Stratford & Wellesbourne / Day Care Provision:

01789 261061


Day Hospice (Shakespeare Hospice)

Providing support for people diagnosed with a life limiting illness and those who are bereaved or have a caring responsibility for a loved one:

01789 266852


YOUNG CARERS                                                                                                                                                                     

ECHOES — (Shakespeare Hospice)

Supports children and young people facing or experiencing loss: 

Alison Burford 01789 266852


Warwickshire Young Carers Project

The project offers free and confidential support and aims to help make a difference to young carers lives by encouraging them to take time out to relax, take a break and to realise their own dreams:

024 7621 7740


NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS WORKING LOCALLY                                                                                 

Age UK Warwickshire

Support, information and advice, and services including:

Activity and Social Groups / Befriending / Day Opportunities / Carers Retreat / Carers Short Breaks / Home Support

01926 458100


Springfield Mind (Warwickshire)

Wellbeing support & information for people with mental health problems, their carers and families:

01789 298615 



LOCAL SUPPORT                                                                                                                                                                          

Warwickshire County Council

You may qualify for free support including:

  • Emotional support (1-1/group)
  • Social activities / discussion groups
  • Specialist information and support
  • Advice on getting equipment / aids
  • Advice on accessing statutory support
    • Carers assessment
    • financial support
  • Mental health support
  • Carer’s Emergency Card

01926 410410


Carers Trust (Heart of England) - Warwickshire Carer Wellbeing Service

  • Offering a Wellbeing Check
  • Identifying training to help you
  • Accessing discounted services
  • Identifying or providing support groups
  • Providing up-to-date information about local services and resources
  • Carer clinics

024 7610 1040 – Option 4


ONLINE SUPPORT                                                                                                                                      

NHS Choices

Explains options and where to get support:


Carers UK

The UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change:


McMillan Cancer Support

Information for looking after someone with cancer:

0808 808 00 00


Marie Curie

Expert guidance, support and information on providing care to people living with terminal illness:

0800 090 2309

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