Carers4Carers is a self-help support group for unpaid informal carers living in Kineton and the surrounding villages and rural area.  We meet on the fourth Friday of each month at Kineton Village Hall between 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon.  We are a very friendly group. Coffee and chat is followed at about 11.00 by either a speaker or a range of activities designed to update carer skills or the sharing of information.  Carer Wellbeing is very important so some meetings offer activities designed to promotes this  such as art or music workshops. Others have no planned speaker or activities to allow more time for socialisation  discussion or to enjoy a mini treatment such as a hand or neck and shoulder massage.  Carers are welcome to bring the person they care for with them to join our Companionship Group. They will be looked after by a qualified care assistant and volunteer and participate in activities appropriate to their abilities. The group co-ordinator needs to be advised in advance if carers wish to bring their loved one with them so that we can ensure we have appropriate provision.  Carers receive an informative monthly newsletter and are also offered telephone support.  During the current COVID emergency  our face-to-face meetings have been cancelled until further notice. We continue to issue a monthly newsletter which is now expanded and members can opt for a regular or occasional friendly telephone call from one of our volunteers. Our monthly meetings are currently replaced by a Virtual Coffee Morning held on Zoom at the same time as our meetings would normally be held. This is accessible either online or by phone.  Joining instructions can be requested by phone or email - contact details below.  Carers4Carers is part of the charity  Omega  (Registered Charity No.1120322) and our meetings are part of their network of Meeting Point Support Gorups.   
Level access to the hall and disabled toilet facilities.
We were formed to meet the needs of carers living in rural areas for whom it can be difficult to access groups which meet in the main towns.  Additionally  the needs of rural carers can be quite different from those living in towns and we aim to try to address some of these differences.  Although based in Kineton  we support carers living in villages and surrounding rural area within an approximately 15 mile radius.  During the current COVID emergency  we are continuing to provide our normal services with the exception of holding physical meetings. We plan to return to these when the situation allows but probably not before February 2021. In their place we offer virtual coffee mornings on the same date that our physical meetings would be. Members can opt for a regular or occasional friendly telephone call from one of our volunteers.