Support to Carers in Nottinghamshire County

Support to Carers in Nottinghamshire County

Because we have been working with adult carers in Nottinghamshire since 1992, Carers Federation have developed relationships with many partners in the County to ensure carers get the individual packages of support that they need. This page highlights some of the support available to you. The service is currently funded by Nottinghamshire County Council

 For information and individual support contact the Adult Carer Support team direct by phone:

For Bassetlaw
07793 268 235

For Ashfield inc Hucknall & Mansfield
07740 410 314

For Gedling & Newark & Sherwood
07802 775 560
For Broxtowe & Rushcliffe
0115 9629 313

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Adult Carer Support is a Carers Federation service funded by Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Primary Care Trust. In addition to the support available from this service, there are other means of support in the County.

 When you call this service you will speak to a carer support worker who will try to identify the support most appropriate to your situation. If you are seeking information, we will try to provide this for you or point you in the direction of a service who is able to provide more accurate up to date information than we provide (this is usually when a carer is seeking information about a particular medical condition e.g. motor neuron disease etc). If you have recently become a carer and are distressed for instance that your loved one has had a stroke, we will give you the time, space and emotional support to deal with your raw emotions and assist you in beginning to think clearly about the things you may need to do.

 We offer a menu of services that carers say they value:


  • Individual one to one support
  • Telephone helpline support
  • Access to a counselling service for carers
  • Access to mentoring (particularly for younger adult carers who are managing the demands of work/education as well as caring)
  • Group support
  • Help with benefits and form filling to ensure you receive entitlements
  • Referral to Adult Social Care for a carer's assessment - this is a legal entitlement
  • Access to an emergency card system - help with who will look after the person you carer for if you are unable to do so because of an accident or emergency
  • Information about your rights and a trained advocate to support you if you are struggling to get the system to hear you


Carers support groups
There are a range of geographically based and specialist support groups in the county. These provide carers with an opportunity to meet with others in similar situations, make friendships and take a break from caring. The groups can help reduce feelings of isolation and help you cope with the caring role.

 Pilot 24 Hour Telecare Response Service for more information click here

Support Group Name

Date/Times of meetings


Contact for more information

Carers Federation  Adult Carer Support Group

4th Monday 12.30-2.30pm

Carers Federation Ltd, Christopher Cargill House,  Pelham Road, Nottingham

Contact Adult Carer team

0115 9629313 or 0115 9629314


Carers Federation Adult Carer Support Group Rushcliffe Carer Support Group

1st Tuesday 1.30-3.30pm

The Rad Room, Lings Bar Hospital, Beckside, Gamston, NG2 6PR

Carers Federation

0115 9629313

 Carers Federation Adult Carer Support Group Broxtowe Carer Support Group

 Last Tuesday of every 2nd month 1-3pm next 29th April 2014

 Plumptree Hall, Church Street, Eastwood, NG16 3PP

 Carers Fedearation

0115 9629313

Carers Federation Retford Carer Support Group

Last Wednesday of every month 10:30-12:30

 Riverside Medical Practice Riverside Walk Retford, DN22 6FB

Carers Federation for more details 07793 268 235

Carers Federation Mansfield Carer Support Group

 first Friday of each month, 10am-12noon

Friends Meeting House, Rosemary Street Mansfield, NG19 6AB

(near Mansfield Civic Centre)

 Carers Federation

0115 9629 314 or 077 404 103 14

Carers Federation Gedling Carer Support Group

2nd Tuesday each month, 1-3pm

Carlton Fire Station, Manor Road, Carlton, NG4 3AY

(if the front doors do not open automatically, please wait to be collected, DO NOT press the buzzer as this disturbs the on duty fire station staff)

Carers Federation

0115 9629 314 or 07802 775 560

Carlton & Gedling Take a Break Carer Support Group

Mondays 10am -12:00

The Wesley room, Gedling Road Methodist Church

Christine  0115 9524482

Kimberley Cares, Carer Support Group



Jim George 0115 9458394

Hucknall Carers Group 

1st & 3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

The Meeting Room, Hucknall Library, Market Place, Hucknall

Jim 0115 9530746

E mail:


Newark Carer Support Group

One Thursday a month 1-2:30pm

 Asda Newark

 Paul 01603 670605

South Muskham Carer Support Group Newark & Sherwood



Janice Hunt for more details 01636 700439


Cancer Patients and Carers Support Group, Nottingham

3rd Tuesday in the month at 5.30pm

QMC, A Floor classroom, School of Nursing, Derby Road, Nottingham

 Ken & Freda Ingall for more details on 0115 9313541


Autistic Spectrum drop in mornings

Every 3rd Wednesday 10:00-12.30

The Childrens Centre, City Hospital Campus, Hucknall road, Nottingham

Telephone  0115 8831157 or 0115 8831158

The Maze

 Supporting parents of children on the Autistic Spectrum



Contact for more details

0115 9205800

 Headway Nottingham Carer Support - supporting carers and families of people with brain injuries

 Every Monday between 9am - 4pm


 Tel: 07927 368 764 or email

Huntington’s Disease Carer Support Group

3rd Wednesday every month, 7.30pm

The Wheelhouse Public House, Russell Drive, Wollaton 01332 518988

Help with benefits claims 
The service has specialised workers able to help you claim the benefits you are entitled to.  We also have a weekly surgery in the Carers Centre where specialist advice is available from a Welfare Rights worker.  Call the above numbers for details. The following agencies can also assist you in ensuring you get what you are entitled to.

Useful Contacts for County Carers (Rights and Entitlements)

Adult Social Care and Health

Customer Services

0300 500 80 80

Single Point of Access

Access to integrated health and social services

01777 274422

Jobcentre Plus (County)


0845 6043719

Disability Centre

For information on benefits

08457 123456

Department of Works and Pensions

For information on benefits

0800 882200

There are many other services in Nottinghamshire who have expertise to help you as carers. They may have specialist knowledge about the medical condition of the person you care for or be able to provide you with local support and information to help you.

Other useful Contacts in Nottinghamshire

Bassetlaw Action Centre

Provides information about self-help groups in Bassetlaw

Dave Bacon on 01777 709650

Self help courses for people living with a long term health condition

01777 709650

Disability Nottinghamshire

Offers specialised services for disabled people, carers and families

01623 658060

Bassetlaw Hospice Carers in the Community

Support for carers of people with cancer and long  term conditions

Gill Bradley on 01777 863270

WRVS  - Home from hospital in Bassetlaw

Offering practical and emotional support to older people returning home from hospital

Videlle Hamlet on 01777 707547

Crossroads Care

Provides respite care for carers

01623 658535

Alzheimer's Society -

Information and support for people with dementia and their carers

01909 540030

Disability Nottinghamshire

Offers specialised services for disabled people, carers and families

01623 658060


Bassetlaw MIND

Information and support for people experiencing mental health problems, their carers and families

01909 476075

WRVS - Take time to listen

Telephone befriending service

Videlle Hamlet on 01777 707547


Information service for parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities

0115 8533 291

Mental Healthcare

Reliable and up-to-date information to relatives and friends of people with psychosis.

 Improving Dementia Education and awareness (IDEA)

 One stop website for information, resources and materials about dementia

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