Dudley and Stourbridge

Omega Network of Meeting Point Support Groups

If you are caring someone, attending a Meeting Point Support Group is a good way to help you meet and socialise with people who really understand what it means to be a family caregiver. Omega-hosted groups are places where you can relax, pick up new skills and gather important information. From time to time, some of our groups become oversubscribed and it is therefore necessary to close them to new members. To find out more about groups not featured on the Omega website please contact info@omega.uk.net. We also invite you to get in touch if you want us to start a new group or support an existing group.


The Omega community fundraising promise
At Omega, we are a tiny team of paid staff and a huge team of enthusiastic volunteers. We occasionally arrange a series of lively community fundraising events and income generating activities. We welcome your ideas and will do our best to implement your feedback. Most events need a minimum level of support. We invite you to register your interest and your communication preferences early so we can notify you in advance should it be necessary to cancel an event for any reason.

Goings on in Dudley and Stourbridge that may be of interest to our beneficiaries...

Bereavement Information Hub from Compassionate Communities in partnership with Mary Stevens Hospice and others.
Various sessions taking place in Dudley, Stourbridge and Bilston.  Download their flyer for more information or call 0300 323 0250.

Dudley Autistic Support Group: Supporting families with children on the autistic spectrum*
Regular meetings are held at Insight House, Pearson Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3BL. The Me&U Project, runs from Lower Gornal Youth Centre, Temple Street, DY3 2PE on a Wednesday evening 6:00pm-8:30pm. Contact: email dudleyautistic@gmail.com, telephone 01384 823 487 (Monday-Friday, 7-9pm), twitter @dudleyautistic.

Every Monday - Cuppa, Cake and Chat*
Lonely? Bored? Bereaved?, Facing a major life change?, Come for A Cuppa, Cake & Chat, at St. Paul’s Community Centre, Hawbush, Dudley download flyer.

Second Thursday of Every Month - Amble through Saltwells Nature Reserve*
12.30pm meet up! (Saltwells Lane carpark DY5 1AX). Join us for a gentle amble through accessible woodland trails, take some time out for yourself or bring along the person who you care for to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and sculpture trail. The route is not demanding, is generally flat and everyone is welcome. The stroll will end with a pub lunch at 1.30pm at the Saltwells Inn (full menu or carvery starting from £3.99) No need to book, just turn up. For more information contact Alan Preece, Saltwells Nature Reserve Senior Warden via email alan.preece@dudley.gov.uk or on 01384 812795 - download flyer.

Every Friday - Autism Information Exchange*
10:00am - 12 noon, DY1 Cafe, Stafford Street, Dudley, DY1 1RT. Weekly drop in for parents and carers with young people or adults with an autistic spectrum condition. An opportunity to meet other parents and carers, discuss issues and concerns with people who understand and have had similar experiences. For details e-mail nealepilkington@blueyonder.co.uk or phone 01384 823 487.