Support group for LGBT+ carers

Discussion in 'Lesbian and gay people with dementia and carers' started by HarrietD, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Apr 29, 2014
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    The Proud Carers was set up in order to provide LGBTQI carers of people with dementia with an opportunity to meet with people who are going through the same challenges. They are members of the same community, possibly of the same age bracket, and people who understand each other's challenges to the full.

    They aim to provide participants of this peer support group with a safe space to explore their feelings, thoughts, and sometimes pain. This will be a non-judgemental environment, hosted by a facilitator at the Albany Trust, a charity that championed LGBT rights, freedom and mental welfare from its foundation in the late 1950s.

    This is a voluntary service, free of charge, that aims to champion all members of our community, particularly in an age when the mature tend to be forgotten.

    If you would like to join them, please contact Aviv Teller on avivtelleralbany@gmail.com or call 07950 289612 for more details.

    Their first meeting will be on Sunday, the 4 March from 1-2.30pm, looking at meeting monthly to start with.

    The address is The Albany Trust, 239A Balham High Rd, London SW17 7BE
     
  2. TheProudCarers

    TheProudCarers New member

    Jan 6, 2018
    7
    Thank you for this Harriet!
     
  3. TheProudCarers

    TheProudCarers New member

    Jan 6, 2018
    7
    Hello all,
    Just a reminder: we are meeting tomorrow at 1 PM at the The Albany Trust, 239A Balham High Rd, London SW17 7BE.
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    66,162
    Kent
    Good luck. I hope the meeting goes well.
     
  5. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Good luck. I hope adverse weather doesn't get in the way of plans!
     
  6. Ko Ko

    Ko Ko Registered User

    Aug 26, 2012
    17
    Hello Harriet
    It is so good to see that you have been involved with starting this group in London. I live in Birmingham and I have a partner at the age of 46 with Rare Dementia it would be so nice to have a group in Birmingham were you could meet up and chat to people who are going through the same thing. Dementia is an awful illness that affects both the person who has it and the person who looks after them. I wish you well with the group.
     
  7. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Apr 29, 2014
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    London
    Thanks for your kind words @Ko Ko but I can't take any credit! I posted on behalf of the Proud Carers group to make people aware that it exists :)

    I'm sorry to hear about your partner. We have an online directory where you can find support near you in Birmingham here. You can also give our helpline a call on 0300 222 1122 (9am - 8pm Monday to Wednesday, 9am - 5pm on Thursday and Friday, 10am - 4pm at weekends).

    In the meantime, please do keep posting on TP. You'll find plenty of support and understanding here.
     
  8. TheProudCarers

    TheProudCarers New member

    Jan 6, 2018
    7
    Hello all,

    Just a reminder: we are meeting this Sunday, 15 April at 10 AM at the The Albany Trust, 239A Balham High Rd, London SW17 7BE.

    See you there! :)
     
  9. TheProudCarers

    TheProudCarers New member

    Jan 6, 2018
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    Fantastic second meeting yesterday! Our next one is on Sunday 20 May at 10 am!
     
  10. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Dundee
    I'm so glad your meeting went well. Good luck with the next one!
     
  11. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    66,162
    Kent
    Well done @ProudCarers. I hope you go from strength to strength.
     
  12. TheProudCarers

    TheProudCarers New member

    Jan 6, 2018
    7
    Thank you all for the wonderful messages. Just another reminder that we are meeting next Sunday (20/5) at 10 am! :)
     
  13. TheProudCarers

    TheProudCarers New member

    Jan 6, 2018
    7
    Our next meeting will be on Sunday 24 June at 10 AM.

    Looking forward to seeing you all!
     
  14. TheProudCarers

    TheProudCarers New member

    Jan 6, 2018
    7
    Hello everyone,
    Our next meeting will take place on Sunday 8 July at 10 am.
    See you there!
     

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