Meet Other Carers

Find out the types of event we run where you can meet other unpaid carers, including Hubs and our Involvement meetings. Through our community of carers, you’ll find support and friendship, and shape the future of care services in Hertfordshire.

Carer Support Hubs

Carer Support Hubs are local support groups for carers. They are a great way to get advice and support, make friends and find out what’s going on in your local area.

There are Carer Support Hubs in 16 different parts of Hertfordshire, so you’ll be able to find a Hub close to you.

The Hubs are run by volunteers and carers, and usually meet once a month. The meetings involve a programme of speakers, activities and time to talk with other carers. You can find out what is planned for upcoming meetings further down this page.

Find out more about how the Hubs can help you in this video.

You can also find details of our upcoming Hubs and book to attend a meeting on our events page.

Other Groups for Carers

Carers’ Camera Club

Meet fellow photography enthusiasts, relax and have some fun at The Carers’ Camera Club! The group meets once a month to share their photography and offer constructive feedback. They also host trips to socialise and shoot together.

Find out more about the Camera Club via this link Carers’ Camera Club.

Men’s Carers’ Group

Socialise with fellow male carers at our Men’s Carers’ Group. They meet online on the third Tuesday of every month, 10.30am – 11.30am.

To sign up for this group, simply book a space on a session on our events page.

Evening Carers’ Group

If your caring commitments mean you can’t join a group in the day, our Evening Group is perfect for you! It runs online on the second Wednesday of every month, 7pm – 8pm.

To sign up for this group, simply book a space on a session on our events page.

Morning Carers’ Group

If you prefer to meet online during the day, join our Morning Carers’ Group! It runs on Zoom on the second Friday of every month, 10.30am – 11.30am.

To sign up for this group, simply book a space on a session on our events page.

Carers’ Reading Group

If you enjoy reading or group discussions this group may be just for you. It takes place online, on Zoom, the second Thursday of each month, 10.30am – 11.30am. The book for November 2023 it is Circe by Madeline Miller and the one for December 2023 is Piranesi by Susanna Clarke. The book in January 2024 is Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards and for February 2024 it is Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez.

If you want to book a place at any meeting please do so via the listing for the session on our Events page or call us.

Upcoming Hub Meetings – details of any speakers or visitors

Wednesday 6th December 2023, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Our Bishop’s Stortford Carers Support Hub is meeting at Bishop’s Stortford Baptist Church, Twyford Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 3LJ. This meeting sports therapist and functional ageing specialist John Molyneux from MolyFit will be running a gentle group exercise session and may also offer massages.

Wednesday 6th December 2023, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Our Borehamwood Carers Support Hub meets at Allum Manor House & Hall, 2 Allum Lane, Elstree, Herts, WD6 3PJ. This meeting there will also be the chance to meet with our Carer Support Advisors for one to one advice or information related to your caring role.

Thursday 7th December 2023, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Our Royston Carers Support Hub meets at Royston Town Hall (Heritage Hall), Melbourn Street, Royston, Herts, SG8 7XB. This meeting Royston U3A Ukulele Group will be visiting to entertain attendees with their music.

Friday 8th December 2023, 10.30am –11.30am: Our Online Morning Carers’ Group is meeting on Zoom and there will be a festive quiz.

Monday 11th December 2023, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Our Watford Carers Support Hub meets at Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care, Peace Drive, Watford, Herts, WD17 3PH. This meeting there will be the chance to enjoy some festive treats and fun.

Tuesday 12th December 2023, 11.15am – 12.45pm: Our Berkhamsted Carers Support Hub meets at The Vyne Theatre, Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 1EH. This meeting there will be some festive nibbles, a quiz and celebration.

Wednesday 13th December 2023, 10am – 1pm: Our Hemel Hempstead Carers Support Hub meets at the South Hill Centre, Cemetery Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 1JF. This is an extended meeting for festive celebrations.

Wednesday 13th December 2023, 7pm – 8pm: Our Evening Carers’ Group meets online on Zoom. This meeting there will be a discussion about speakers for 2024 and some festive fun.

Thursday 14th December 2023, 11am – 12.30pm: Our Harpenden Carers Support Hub meets at Harpenden Cricket Club, Harpenden Common, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1DT. Please note the change in meeting date, which is earlier in the month than usual due to Christmas. There will be some festive fun.

Friday 15th December 2023, 11.15am – 1pm: Our Ware Carers Support Hub meets at Allenburys Sports and Social Club, Harris Lane, Ware, Herts, SG12 0DJ. This meeting the group have some festive fun and there will be the chance to have a one to one with a Carer Support Advisor.

Tuesday 19th December 2023, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Our St Albans Carers Support Hub meets at St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 4JP. This meeting there will some festive fun.

Wednesday 20th December 2023, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Our Letchworth Carers Support Hub meets at Ernest Gardiner Treatment Centre at Garden House Hospice, Gillison Close, Letchworth, Herts, SG6 1QU. This meeting there will be some festive celebrations.

There are no meetings in December 2023 for the following groups – Buntingford, Stevenage and Potters Bar. Hoddesdon is meeting at a different time for a festive lunch and the Welwyn Garden City Hub have made alternative arrangements for their December meeting.

Please contact us to book a place and check details as meetings can be subject to change.

Have Your Say

Engagement Meetings

Engagement Meetings are your chance to meet other carers and the Carers in Hertfordshire team, and share your views about services for carers and for the people you support. You’ll also learn about what’s on offer for carers in Hertfordshire.

To find out more, click visit our Have Your Say page or get in touch. Book a space at an Engagement Meeting through on our events page.

Stronger Voice Training Sessions

In our Stronger Voice training sessions, you build presentation skills. Alongside other carers, you’ll learn to confidently present your views on service for carers at public meetings and events.

Keep an eye on our events page for training dates.

Free Courses, Workshops and Events for Carers

Our Carers Development and Learning Service organises free workshops, courses and events, for unpaid family and friend carers. Some activities and sessions take place online and others in person at venues around Hertfordshire.

We offer a variety of courses and workshops – some that aim to provide information or skills to support you in your caring role and others that offer a break from caring. Some sessions enable you to try something new or pursue an interest such as cooking, crafts, photography and writing. Others are focused on health and wellbeing such as mindfulness, skiing or gentle exercise such as chair yoga and Tai Chi.

We regularly update our events page with details of courses and workshops, so please check it out. You can book a place on our courses, workshops or activities online on our Events Page via the event listing or call or email us.