Groups &
Training

There is a wide range of Carer events and activities across Walsall providing opportunities for you to meet with other Carers and have some time and space just for you. Promote Your Carer Events

Why is supporting Carers so important?

Ensuring you have a regular break from your caring responsibilities is important so that you can manage your own health and wellbeing. Having some time for yourself will re-energise you and enable you to cope that little bit better with your caring responsibilities. This type of self-care is needed whether you are new to caring or have been doing it for years.

There are a variety of events and activities available for Carers as well as support groups that you can go along to. By engaging with other Carers who are in the same position as you, can be a great comfort knowing that you are not alone. By meeting other Carers, in person or online, you can share experiences, exchange tips and make new friends.

Looking after someone can make some people feel lonely and isolated, especially if you have lost touch with your usual circle of friends, mixing with other Carers can be a lifeline. If you are unable to leave the house, there is the option of joining Carer groups online or joining a Facebook group. For example, you could ask to join the Carer Friendly Forum for Carers Facebook group.

Keep checking this page for updates on Carer activities, events and support groups and follow us on Facebook where events, training and webinars (on finances and safeguarding) will also be added. Sign up to our Carer Update emails where information, tips and Carer events will be delivered straight to your inbox.

What’s On

Use the links below to take you directly to the related events on this page.

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Click here for the January to April 2024 Carers Hub printable timetable.

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Carer Drop-ins
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Carers Drop-in

When: Every Wednesday
10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Cost: Free

Our drop-in sessions offer free information and advice to individuals who are caring for a loved one. These sessions are designed to provide support to Carers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Organisation: Walsall Carers Hub

Where: Walsall Carers Hub, 17 Lichfield Street, WS1 1TU
Booking: None required

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Drop in Advice and Support  

When: Monday 
9.00 am – 11.15 am
Cost: Free

Organisation: Aaina Community Hub
Aaina Hub is a gender and culturally sensitive service based in the St Mathews ward, the Hub provides a welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds. Staff provide a welcoming environment that recognises the diverse needs of women. 

For more information, get in touch.
Email: info@aainahub.com or info@iq-ss.co.uk
Call: 01922 644006 or 07799 143 805 

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Wellbeing
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Carers Group

When: First Thursday of the month
10.30 am – 12.00 pm

Meet other like-minded individuals in your local community. Come and share your stories, experiences, and advice as we support each other through this journey. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity – we can’t wait to see you there!
Organisation: Walsall Carers Hub

Where: Bloxwich Library, Elmore Row, Bloxwich, WS3 2HR

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Men’s Carers Group

When: Every other Tuesday
10.30 am – 12.00 pm 
Cost: Free

  • 6th February 2024
  • 20th February 2024

Click here for the January to April 2024 Carers Hub timetable for more dates.

Are you looking to connect with other Carers who understand what you are going through? Our Men’s Carers Group is a great way to meet like-minded men and share experiences in a supportive environment. Come along to connect with other carers, get support, and access valuable resources to help with your journey.
Organisation: Walsall Carers Hub

Where: Community Transport Hub, Walsall Bus Station

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Women’s Carers Group

When: Third Thursday of the month
10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Cost: Free

Click here for the January to April 2024 Carers Hub timetable for dates.

Are you looking to connect with other Carers who understand what you are going through? Our Women’s Carers Group is a great way to meet like-minded women and share experiences in a supportive environment. Come and join us, and let’s create a safe and relaxed space to talk about our common experiences, successes and challenges.
Organisation: Walsall Carers Hub & One Palfrey

Where: The Seedhut, Palfrey Park, Dale Street, Walsall, WS1 4AN

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Walsall Carers Walk and Talk

When: Last Tuesday of every month
10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Cost: Free

Join the staff from Walsall Carers Hub for a peaceful stroll through the stunning Walsall Arboretum. Afterwards, enjoy a warm cup of coffee and a friendly conversation. When the weather is wild and windy, we will meet instead in the cafe for the coffee and conversation.
Organisation: Walsall Carers Hub

Where: Meet at the Walsall Arboretum Visitors Centre, Arboretum Road, Walsall WS1 2QH
Booking: To book a place call 01922 616 798 or email info@walsallcarershub.org.uk


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Seated Yoga

When: Every Tuesday
11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Cost: £5

These sessions are for both people with Disabilities and Carers.

Seated yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting down. It involves a series of stretches, breathing exercises and meditation techniques that can help improve flexibility, reduce stress and increase mindfulness.
Organisation: Walsall Carers Hub & Walsall Disability Hub

Where: Walsall Carers Hub, 17 Lichfield St, Walsall, WS1 1TU

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Caring for Me and You Course

When: These courses happen regularly. Get in touch to find out when the next one begins
How long: 6 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours
Cost: Free

The weekly sessions provide information on specific topics such as:

  • Understanding challenging behaviours
  • Coping with difficult thoughts and emotions
  • Staying healthy
  • How to get help
  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Future planning/legal Issues
  • Work with health and social care professionals
  • Relaxation techniques

People who have taken part in a ‘Caring for Me and You’ Carer’s Course have reported that it has helped them to:

  • Be realistic about the impact of their caring situation on themselves and their family
  • Develop more effective relationships with health and care professionals
  • Use their skills and knowledge to lead a fuller life
  • Meet with others and share similar experiences
  • Feel more confident

The course can be delivered online or in person, you can find out more about the course in this leaflet. To find out the next available date when the course will take place, please phone 01922 605 490 or email wht.selfcare@nhs.net

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Self-care Management

When: These courses happen regularly. Get in touch to find out when the next one begins
How long: 6 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours
Cost: Free

These sessions provide information on topics such as:

  • Managing symptoms
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Improving diet
  • Exercise
  • Medication usage

The course also looks at ways to positively manage symptoms In order to improve daily activities and manage the changing emotions that can be brought on by a long-term health condition.

The course can be delivered online or in person. To find out the next available date when the course will take place, please phone 01922 605 490 or email wht.selfcare@nhs.net


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KiB – Online Socials

When: Every weekday
Cost: Free

KiB hosts one or more sessions every weekday, some of which are exclusively for Carers, while others are open to a wider audience. These sessions offer a friendly and supportive environment, providing an opportunity to socialise and meet new people.

A similar schedule of weekly sessions is available, with occasional minor variations, and a weekly timetable along with your Zoom access is sent once you have signed up.

Where: Online – Zoom
How to join: Signup to their newsletter here.

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Women’s Wellbeing Group

When: Monday
10.00 am – 12.00 pm 

Organisation: Aaina Community Hub
Aaina Hub is a gender and culturally sensitive service based in the St Mathews ward, the Hub provides a welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds. Staff provide a welcoming environment that recognises the diverse needs of women. 

For more information, get in touch.
Email: info@aainahub.com or info@iq-ss.co.uk
Call: 01922 644006 or 07799 143 805 

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Adults Reading Group

When: The first Wednesday of each month
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adults are welcome to join us at our Reading Group, held on the first Wednesday of the month. 

Where: Streetly Community Library, Blackwood Road, Streetly B74 3PL
For more information, call 01922 654864, or email StreetlyLibrary@walsall.gov.uk

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Board Games In The Library – Lichfield St Hub

When: Every Thursday
2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Cost: 50p

Meet us every Thursday for board games at the Library. A great place to meet new people and test your skills against others.

Where: Lichfield Street Hub (Walsall Central Library and Archives), Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TR
For more information, call 01922 653121, or email LSHLibrary@walsall.gov.uk

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Scrabble Group – Aldridge Community Library

When: Every Friday
1.15 pm – 4.00 pm
Cost: Free

Join us every Friday for a game of scrabble with the whole family.

Where: Aldridge Community Library, Rookery Lane, Aldridge WS9 8NP
For more information, call 01922 655569, or email AldridgeLibrary@walsall.gov.uk

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Scrabble Group – Streetly Community Library

When: Every Friday 
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Cost: Free

Join us every Friday for a game of scrabble with the whole family.

Where: Streetly Community Library, Blackwood Road, Streetly B74 3PL
For more information, call 01922 654864, or email StreetlyLibrary@walsall.gov.uk

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Carers Pamper Day

More sessions are being organised, keep an eye out for announcement of the next date.

When: 
Cost: Free

Our Pamper Days for Carers are all about relaxation and rejuvenation, offering a range of services such as massages and hairstyling. This day is designed to provide Carers with an opportunity to take time out for self-care and to take a break from their daily routine.

These sessions are made possible by the wonderful students and staff at Walsall college who volunteer their time to provide a range of services to help Carers feel pampered and refreshed, leaving them feeling renewed and energized. Self-care is an important aspect of Caring, and our Pamper Days are a perfect way to do just that.

Where:

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Computer Support
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Techy Fridays

When: Last Friday of each month
Drop-in 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Cost: Free

Our Drop-In IT Support sessions provide assistance with a range of issues, such as using email, navigating the internet, and other common computer or smart device uses. The aim is to help people feel more confident and comfortable using technology. Whether you’re a beginner or simply need a refresher.

  • 22nd December (earlier because of Christmas)

Organisation: Walsall Carers Hub & Walsall Disability Hub

Where: Walsall Carers Hub, 17 Lichfield Street, Walsall WS1 1TU
Booking: There’s no need to book.

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Information sessions
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Dementia Carers
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Dementia Cafe

When: Every first Wednesday and every first Friday of the month
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

This space offers a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment for individuals to discuss their own dementia diagnosis, or that of someone else. Here, you can receive advice and connect with others who are in similar situations, providing a sense of community and comfort.

Where: Butterflies Sensory Café, Community Engagement Centre, Ford Street, Walsall, WS2 9BW 
Booking: Booking is essential. Call Café coordinator on 01922 638825 / 07793 699141, or email dementia.cafes@greensquareaccord.co.uk 
Host: Green Square Accord

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Dementia Cafe

When: Every second Wednesday of the month
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

This space offers a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment for individuals to discuss their own dementia diagnosis, or that of someone else. Here, you can receive advice and connect with others who are in similar situations, providing a sense of community and comfort.

Where: Sandbank, Cartwright House, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 2HF
Booking: Booking is essential. Call Café coordinator on 01922 638825 / 07793 699141, or email dementia.cafes@greensquareaccord.co.uk 
Host: Green Square Accord

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Dementia Cafe

When: Every second Thursday of the month
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

This space offers a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment for individuals to discuss their own dementia diagnosis, or that of someone else. Here, you can receive advice and connect with others who are in similar situations, providing a sense of community and comfort.

Where: Knaves Court, High Street, Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands, WS8 6DJ 
Booking: Booking is essential. Call Café coordinator on 01922 638825 / 07793 699141, or email dementia.cafes@greensquareaccord.co.uk 
Host: Green Square Accord

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Dementia Cafe – Early On-set Group

When: Every third Thursday of the month
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

This space offers a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment for individuals to discuss their own dementia diagnosis, or that of someone else. Here, you can receive advice and connect with others who are in similar situations, providing a sense of community and comfort.

Where: Early On-set Dementia Group, Beechdale Lifelong Learning Centre, Stephenson Square, Walsall, WS2 7DY
Booking: Booking is essential. Call Café coordinator on 01922 638825 / 07793 699141, or email dementia.cafes@greensquareaccord.co.uk 
Host: Green Square Accord

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Dementia Cafe

When: Every fourth Thursday of the month
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

This space offers a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment for individuals to discuss their own dementia diagnosis, or that of someone else. Here, you can receive advice and connect with others who are in similar situations, providing a sense of community and comfort.

Where: Aldridge Community Centre, Middlemore Lane, Walsall WS9 8AN
Booking: Booking is essential. Call Café coordinator on 01922 638825 / 07793 699141, or email dementia.cafes@greensquareaccord.co.uk 
Host: Green Square Accord

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Dementia Cafe

When: Every third Monday of the month
10.30 pm – 12.30 pm

This space offers a safe, relaxed, and supportive environment for individuals to discuss their own dementia diagnosis, or that of someone else. Here, you can receive advice and connect with others who are in similar situations, providing a sense of community and comfort.

Where: Aldridge Community Centre, Middlemore Lane, Walsall WS9 8AN 
Booking: Booking is essential. Call Café coordinator on 01922 638825 / 07793 699141, or email dementia.cafes@greensquareaccord.co.uk 
Host: Green Square Accord

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Parent Carers
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Work & Caring
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Job Search 

When: Monday
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Appointment based one to one support.

Organisation: Aaina Community Hub
Aaina Hub is a gender and culturally sensitive service based in the St Mathews ward, the Hub provides a welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds. Staff provide a welcoming environment that recognises the diverse needs of women. 

For more information, get in touch.
Email: info@aainahub.com or info@iq-ss.co.uk
Call: 01922 644006 or 07799 143 805 

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Job Club 

When: Wednesday
10:30am – 12:30pm

Appointments only.

Organisation: Aaina Community Hub
Aaina Hub is a gender and culturally sensitive service based in the St Mathews ward, the Hub provides a welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds. Staff provide a welcoming environment that recognises the diverse needs of women. 

For more information, get in touch.
Email: info@aainahub.com or info@iq-ss.co.uk
Call: 01922 644006 or 07799 143 805 

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Art & Crafts
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Craft & Chat – Lichfield Street Hub

When: Every Tuesday
10.00 am – 11.30 am

Weekly knitting, crochet and craft group.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crafter, take along a project and join the crafty chat.

Where: Lichfield Street Hub (Walsall Central Library and Archives), Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TR
For more information, call 01922 653121, or email LSHLibrary@walsall.gov.uk

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Knit & Natter – Willenhall

When: Every Friday
12.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Adults, come along and bring your yarn, sticks or hooks.

When: Willenhall Community Library, Walsall Street, Willenhall WV13 2EX
For more information, call 01922 650771, or email WillenhallLibrary@walsall.gov.uk

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Knit and Natter – Bloxwich Community Library

When: Every Friday
10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Bring along a project, and enjoy the company of other yarnies.

Where: Bloxwich Community Library, Elmore Row, Bloxwich WS3 2HR
Booking is required for these sessions.
For more information, call 01922 655900, or email BloxwichLibrary@walsall.gov.uk

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Crafts for Everyone – Brownhills Community Library

When: Every Thursday
1.00 pm – 3.30 pm 

Join us for a craft activity session, adults only.

Where: Brownhills Community Library, Park View Centre, Chester Road North, Brownhills, WS8 7JB
For more information, call 01922 650730, or email BrownhillsLibrary@walsall.gov.uk

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Stitchers and Skivers – Walsall Leather Museum

When: Every Wednesday
10.00 am – 1.00 pm
1.30 pm – 4.30pm

Cost: £6 per session (includes materials and refreshments)

Stitchers and Skivers has become one of our most popular events.  Each month we try our hand at different crafts, materials or themes.  There’s always plenty of materials, ideas and friendly support, plus hot drinks and biscuits thrown in.

You don’t need to have any skills, just a willingness to get stuck in and have a go.  Come for the odd session or join our group of enthusiastic regulars.

  • 9 November – Macrami
  • 14 December – Christmas Decorations

Booking is essential. To book your place, you can visit the museum during our normal opening hours, or you can phone us on 01922 652288.

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Lifelong Learning
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ESOL

When: Monday
9.15am – 3.00 pm 

Organisation: Aaina Community Hub
Aaina Hub is a gender and culturally sensitive service based in the St Mathews ward, the Hub provides a welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds. Staff provide a welcoming environment that recognises the diverse needs of women. 

For more information, get in touch.
Email: info@aainahub.com or info@iq-ss.co.uk
Call: 01922 644006 or 07799 143 805 

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Conversational English

When: Tuesday
10.00 am – 2.00 pm 
Where: Aaina Community Hub, Bath Road, Caldmore, Walsall WS1 3BS

Organisation: Aaina Community Hub
Aaina Hub is a gender and culturally sensitive service based in the St Mathews ward, the Hub provides a welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds. Staff provide a welcoming environment that recognises the diverse needs of women. 

For more information, get in touch.
Email: info@aainahub.com or info@iq-ss.co.uk
Call: 01922 644006 or 07799 143 805 

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Learn My Way online Courses 

When: Tuesday
10.30 am – 12.00 pm 

One to one sessions.

Organisation: Aaina Community Hub
Aaina Hub is a gender and culturally sensitive service based in the St Mathews ward, the Hub provides a welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds. Staff provide a welcoming environment that recognises the diverse needs of women. 

For more information, get in touch.
Email: info@aainahub.com or info@iq-ss.co.uk
Call: 01922 644006 or 07799 143 805 

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Learn My Way online Courses 

When: Tuesday
10.30 am – 1.30 pm 

Advice and Support, Job search, (appointment based surgery).

Organisation: Aaina Community Hub
Aaina Hub is a gender and culturally sensitive service based in the St Mathews ward, the Hub provides a welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds. Staff provide a welcoming environment that recognises the diverse needs of women. 

For more information, get in touch.
Email: info@aainahub.com or info@iq-ss.co.uk
Call: 01922 644006 or 07799 143 805 

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Sewing Class

When: Wednesday
9.30 am – 11.30 am 
Where: Main Hall at Aaina Community Hub, Bath Road, Caldmore, Walsall WS1 3BS

Organisation: Aaina Community Hub
Aaina Hub is a gender and culturally sensitive service based in the St Mathews ward, the Hub provides a welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds. Staff provide a welcoming environment that recognises the diverse needs of women. 

For more information, get in touch.
Email: info@aainahub.com or info@iq-ss.co.uk
Call: 01922 644006 or 07799 143 805 

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Beginners ESOL – Lets Talk About It

When: Wednesday
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Cost: Free
Where: The Seedhut, Palfrey Park, Dale Street, Walsall, WS1 4AN

Organisation: Aaina Community Hub
Aaina Hub is a gender and culturally sensitive service based in the St Mathews ward, the Hub provides a welcoming space for women of all ages and backgrounds. Staff provide a welcoming environment that recognises the diverse needs of women. 

For more information, get in touch.
Email: info@aainahub.com or info@iq-ss.co.uk
Call: 01922 644006 or 07799 143 805 

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Training Opportunities

Look out for new training opportunities such as Skills for Care training, Communication skills and sessions to improve your confidence using the internet, getting online and sending emails.

Get Involved

We would really like you to get involved with shaping and improving Walsall Carers Hub’s service that is dedicated to those who live and/or care for someone living in Walsall. We will be setting up an Experts by Experience panel to gain your valuable feedback as well as offering volunteering opportunities (volunteer expenses will be paid). Watch this space for these exciting opportunities!