Dudley and Stourbridge

Dudley and Stourbridge Omega Meeting Point Support GroupsAbout Omega Meeting Points

If you look after 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 Janet Wood; janet@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.

Unless stated otherwise, Omega events are free to carers, former carers and the bereaved. Please help us to eradicate wastage and make things runs smoothly by confirming your attendance; contact us. Events marked * are likely to be of interest to Omega beneficiaries but are organised by others; if you require further information, please contact the organiser directly.

Calendar of special events

Friday 18th October 2019 - Free Bereavement Support Taster Session
2pm-4pm, St James's Church Hall, Belfry Drive, Wollaston, DY8 3SE. Drop in any time between 2pm and 4pm for an informal chat with our award-winning facilitator Jane Hunt, about our free bereavement support programme consisting of 3 x 3-hour small group sessions. This is a taster session to help you decide if the programme is suitable for you. The programme gives you the opportunity to:

  • Share experiences and learn from others in similar situations
  • Discover new coping skills and begin to focus on the future
  • Develop your own plan for moving forward with life

No booking is required for this taster session; you can simply turn up on the day. You can, however, get in touch with Omega if you require further information. Download flyer

More regular activities...

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.

Every First Monday of Every Month - Carers Cafe*
11:00am - 12:00 noon. Marbles, 14 Great Bridge Street, Great Bridge, Tipton, DY4 7HA. Carers Café offer a social-able environment where carers can relax in a friendly atmosphere and meet others in a similar situation - 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 823487.