Peer support groups are so important for those living with long term health conditions
Gaining support, sharing experiences, signposting and just building relationships with others is so important when you are living with, or you are supporting someone who is living with a long term health condition.
We have put together a summary of just some of the amazing local support groups, where you will find a listening ear, a cup of tea and hopefully some laughs along the way!
Stroke Survivors Speech and Language Support Group
Stroke survivors speech and language supports groups hold 3 separate groups, one held in Crewe, one held in Alsager and another held in Sandbach. The groups provide activities to help with the effects that a stroke can leave behind, as well as peer support and usually a lot of good fun too!
Crewe group meetings are held on Tuesdays 11.00am-12.30pm in Union Street Baptist Church, not too far away from Crewe town centre and nearby shops. Sandbach group meetings are held on Wednesdays 11.00am-1.00pm at Sandbach Rugby Club, and Alsager group meetings are held at The Thirteen Club.
For more information check out their website strokesurvivorsgroup.co.uk
Sandbach Dementia Cafes
Sandbach has a fantastic selection oof Dementia cafe’s where people living with Dementia and their carers can go along for some peer support, to share experiences and an all important cup of tea and a biscuit.
There are coffee and chat sessions held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Wesley Centre 10.00am-12.00pm, the second Thursday of the month at the Sandbach Rugby Club 11.00am-12.00pm, the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Market Tavern 10.00am-12.00pm and last but not least on the last Monday of the month at Elworth Grange Care Home 10.30am-12.20am.
For more information on these sessions you can contact [email protected]
The Thursday Club and The Afternoon Club
The Thursday Club is held in Nantwich every Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm and St Mary’s Church Hall. These groups support the Nantwich community living with Dementia and their carers. Different activities are organised every week, along with monthly outings and advice. Chat, refreshments and support are available at all sessions.
The Afternoon Club is held in Crewe every Wednesday at St Mary’s Caritas Centre 1.00pm-3.00pm. They also support the local Crewe community living with Dementia and their carers. We partner with The Afternoon Club once a month to hold our Key to Care community information sessions, and they also provide weekly activities as well as monthly outings.
For more information about either session you can contact [email protected]
Audlem Stroke Social Group
Audlems stroke social group is a small group of local residents who are all recovering from a stroke, and they meet every Wednesday at the Shroppie Fly from 10.30am in Audlem for a coffee and a chat and to share experiences. For more information about the group or to join the meetings, you can contact [email protected]
Ms Support Group
The MS Society’s support group meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 11.30am at the Sacred Orchard pub in Nantwich. The group supports those living with MS along with their family members and carers. They usually have a lovely pub lunch and a chat about anything and everything!
For more information you can contact [email protected]
Alsager Memory Cafe
Alsager Memory Cafe meet every Friday from 11.00am-12.30pm at Alsager Library. The group supports people living with Dementia and their carers and family members. There are always plenty pf activities to do, as well as lovely tea, coffee and biscuits. For more information you can contact the group at [email protected]