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 July 2024 is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and for August 2024 it is Mona Awad’s All’s Well.

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.

Support for bereaved carers

We run two group sessions monthly for carers whose caring role has ended. One group meets in Watford on the second Tuesday of every month from 1.30pm – 4pm. The other meets in Hatfield on the third Monday of every month from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

For more information about these sessions please call us on 01992 58 69 69 or email contact@carersinherts.org.uk.

You can find out more about the bereavement support we offer on our Bereavement & Emotional Support page.

Upcoming Hub Meetings – details of any speakers or visitors

Monday 17th June 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Our Chorleywood & Rickmansworth Carers Support Hub meets at Christ Church, The Common, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5SG. There is no speaker this month, providing more time for carers at the meeting to enjoy a chat over a cuppa and for information sharing.

Tuesday 18th June 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Our St Albans Carers Support Hub meets at St Paul’s Church (Garden Room), Blandford Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 4JP. This meeting an NHS Nutrition Support Worker will talk about the benefits of a healthy diet, how eating habits can change as we get older, and about malnutrition and why this can lead to certain health problems including falls and depression.

Wednesday 19th June 2024, 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 one of our Carer Support Advisors will be attending to offer 1-1 support and answer any questions you may have concerning your caring role.

Wednesday 19th June 2024, 12pm – 2pm: Our Welwyn Garden City Carers Support Hub meets at the United Reformed Church Hall, Church Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6PS. This meeting a representative from the British Red Cross will be sharing some basic first aid tips.

Thursday 20th June 2024, 11am – 12.30pm: Our Harpenden Carers Support Hub meets at Harpenden Cricket Club, Harpenden Common, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1DT. This meeting there will be a talk about back care.

Friday 21st June 2024, 11.15am – 1pm: Our Ware Carers Support Hub meets at Allenburys Sports and Social Club, Harris Lane, Ware, Herts, SG12 0DJ. This meeting there will a Tai Chi session, which is suitable for all!

Wednesday 26th June 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Our Potters Bar Carers Support Hub meets at King Charles the Martyr Church, 368 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Herts, EN6 3AS. This meeting there will be a Tai Chi taster session – suitable for all.

Thursday 27th June 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Our Stevenage Carers Support Hub meets at Stevenage Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 1LZ. This meeting one of our Carer Support Advisors will be attending to offer 1-1 support and answer any questions you may have concerning your caring role.

You can book a space at any of the sessions listed above on our Events page

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.