Support & Wellbeing

The Support We Offer

Carers' needs and circumstances can change many times throughout their caring experience. Our Carer Support Workers can provide information, advice, access to training and support in areas relevant to your caring role.

Practical Support
Sometimes carers may wish to to be referred to other agencies to help support their caring role.This could include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Benefits Advice, Social Work and Health, Alzheimer Scotland, Angus Independent Advocacy, etc.

We can assist carers with completing a wide range of forms.

Our Carer Support Workers can refer carers for services provided by Angus Carers Centre. This includes a Befriending Service, the Young Carers' Service, specific support for parent carers of children with additional support needs, specific support for carers of someone with alcohol and substance misuse and counselling.

The Centre also organises learning opportunities for carers, and various events and activities throughout the year. These events and activities can give you time-out from your caring responsibilities. Respite can be provided.

Emotional Support
Caring can bring its own stresses and a Carers Support Worker can be contacted for 1-to-1 emotional support.

Group Support
The Centre holds monthly support groups throughout Angus.

These are informal meetings where carers can get together.

They can share experiences, advice, information and provide a listening ear. 

A Carer Support Worker is on hand to answer any questions related to caring issues and to keep carers informed of events, activities and changes in legislation.

There are several groups open to all carers which meet at venues throughout Angus - these are.

Locality-Based Groups
Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Montrose and Monifieth. Refer to the foot of the page to see the meeting venues for the Locality-Based Groups, and the day of the month that these general carer support groups meet on.

Parents of Children with Additional Support Needs
Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose.

Carers of those who use alcohol and substances
Arbroath and Kirriemuir.

Counselling
Carers may have unresolved and emotional issues with which they need help to address. We can offer a counselling service to come to terms with life-changing situations.

Social Events
We offer a range events and activities aimed specifically at carers. These can provide a welcome break from caring and the chance to meet others in a similar situation. Carers’ Support Groups meet regularly at various locations throughout Angus and have proved popular with carers who want to get together and chat with other carers over a tea and scones. We also offer occasional day trips for carers, with the latest trips being to The Royal Yacht Britannia and The Scottish Parliament. Details of upcoming events can be found on the Events page in the "What's On" section of the website.

Pampering Days
On average, on a twice yearly basis, Pampering Sessions for carers are provided in conjunction with Angus College. These provide carers with the opportunity to take time out from their routine and be well and truly pampered and also time to meet with other carers. Angus College students will offer hair styling, manicures, pedicures and facials. The day is rounded off with an excellent lunch in the college restaurant.

Local Support Groups - Venues, dates and times

  • Arbroath Support Group; Venue: Angus Carers Centre; Date: First Tuesday of the month; 2pm-3.30pm.
  • Kirriemuir Support Group; Venue: Airlie Arms; Date: Last Friday of the month; 10am-11.30am.
  • Brechin Support Group; Venue: The Stables; Date: Last Wednesday of the month; 2pm-3.30pm.
  • Monifieth Support Group; Venue: Milton Hotel; Date: Last Thursday of the month; 2pm-3.30pm.
  • Montrose Support Group; Venue: George Hotel; Date: Last Monday of the month; 2pm-3.30pm.
  • Forfar Support Group; Venue: The Royal Hotel; Date: First Wednesday of the month; 10.30am-12pm.
  • Carnoustie Support Group; Venue: Station Hotel; Date: First Monday of the month; 10am-11.30pm.

Please note that groups are currently suspended however if you want information about virtual support groups via Zoom then please call or email for more details.  Telephone 01241 439157  Email: enquiries@anguscarers.org.uk

 

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