Support groups

asw50
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Support groups

Postby asw50 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:17 pm

Hi I am a grandparent bring up my granddaughters I have had to give up work and I woundered if there is any support groups in mr area West Yorkshire or any other grandparents who also feel isolated
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Re: Support groups

Postby David Roth » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:27 pm

Hi asw50, and welcome to the family and friends carers discussion forum.

Finding a support group to go to is a really good idea. FRG does have a list of all the support groups we know about in the country - you can get to it by clicking in the box at the top of the page that says SUPPORT GROUPS, or by following this link: http://www.frg.org.uk/need-help-or-advi ... ort-groups

If there isn't one in your area, but you'd be interested in setting one up, you could call FRG's consultant for setting up support groups, the lovely Chris Leaves, on 01733 751531. Chris has helped family and friends carers all over the country to get their support groups going, and if you leave a message on that number she will get back to you for a chat.
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Re: Support groups

Postby asw50 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:48 pm

I have had a long chat with Chris she is supportive and I am willing to set up a group but my children are placed out of area from their SC team this means they I contact with other carers in my area

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Re: Support groups

Postby ied53 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:42 pm

Support Groups for Yorkshire. PM me for more info
Bridge Project – based in Bradford, the Bridge project runs two groups for family and friends carers raising children due to their parents drug use. Groups meet monthly on a Friday at the Bridge, 35 Salem Street, Bradford BD1 4QH. For more information call Mary on 01274 723863 or 01274 758095.
Carers Leeds – monthly support groups for family members and carers affected by an adult’s drug or alcohol misuse. The groups meet at Carers Leeds office at 6/8 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PT on the last Tuesday in the month (from 12 noon to 1.30pm) and the last Wednesday in the month (from 5.30pm to 7pm). For more information call 0113 246 8338.
GASPED – information and support to parents, families and carers affected by drug or alcohol misuse in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Visit www.gasped.org.uk or call 01924 787501 from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. GASPED also run a 24 hour helpline on 0845 1460002.
George Hardwick Foundation Carers Centre, Grimsby – Support for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren because of substance misuse issues. A support group meets at the centre fortnightly on a Tuesday, at 154-160 Victoria Street, Grimsby. Contact Jacqui for more information on 0845 3025525 or email Jacqui@georgehardwickfoundation.org.
North Yorkshire Family and Carers’ Service, Thirsk – A weekly support group for people caring for someone because of drug or alcohol problems in the family. Contact Carol for more information on 01845 522 554 or call the freephone helpline on 0800 731 6338.
York Carers Centre – gives help to unpaid carers living or caring for someone in York. Information and advice can be given over the phone, at the office, or they can arrange to see carers at home. All carers registered with the Centre receive a regular newsletter and discounts at local businesses. They can also use the Carers Emergency Card scheme and attend occasional social events and activities. For more information visit www.yorkcarerscentre.co.uk or call 01904 715490.
Rotherham Support Group – Meetings take place Mondays 11-1 at Carers Corner, 2 Drummond St, Rotherham Town Centre. Children welcome and private office space available if you need to speak confidentially. For more information email KFCG-Rotherham@hotmail.co.uk.
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Re: Support groups

Postby ied53 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:32 pm

kfcg-south Yorkshire


Please Phone Karen on 07773661786 for meeting times and
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