As we are all aware being a carer can serious affect your own health & wellbeing and that it is vital that carers get the opportunities to not only take time out but also to spend time sharing with their peers and looking at how they can put into place strategies to support & take care themselves.

Below are a series of courses/opportunities for carers over the next few months.

Wednesday 6th September; Launch of our new peer support Carers Group at the Angel Centre. We be with our volunteers in the Union Café from 10.00 to 12.00 so drop in for coffee and cake and help us plan the future for this exciting new group.

Tuesday 12th September; a session on balancing care and work to be held at Eccles Gateway 17.30-19.30. For more information or to book a place ring 0161 833 0217 or email

Autumn Wellbeing Course starts Wednesday 13th September and runs for 6 weeks based at Broughton Hub and running from 10.00-12.00. Limited places so please ring 0161 833 0217 to book your place. 

Wednesday 20th September Health Awareness Day at Agnus Hopkins Centre Swinton. Runs from 11.00-16.00. Involves advice sessions, Healthy Hips demo, Tai Chi demo, and Bingo. There is a free lunch but places must be booked by ringing 0161 727 8162  

Wednesday 29th November tackling the Christmas Blues-A wellbeing workshop aimed at preparing ourselves for a chaotic Christmas at Walkden Hub 10.30-12.30

Also don't forget the following peers support groups that meet weekly;

Tuesdays 09.00-12.00 WeCare Walkden meets in Hug in a Mug unit 2 on the High Street

Wednesday 10.00-12.00 WeCare Irlam meets in Christine's Tea Room 86 Liverpool Rd.

Lots more to come over the coming months, see nothing for you? Have ideas? Get in touch the service is here to support you, lets make sure it does.