Sandwell

Sandwell 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

There are currently no special events planned in this area.

More regular activities...

The Sapphire Service
Are you an older person or the carer of an older person? The Sapphire Service is here to help. Operating across older people’s wards at Sandwell and City Hospitals, the service is delivered by Agewell and the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre who are working together to support older patients during their hospital stay and helping prevent their readmission. More information.

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.

Every Tuesday - Counselling Service
1:00pm and 3:00pm, Great Bridge Library, Sheepwash Lane, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 7JF. Buds are offering a free confidential counselling service to Carers of people with Dementia. A session will last up to an hour. If you would like to book a session, please telephone the office on 0121 565 3721.

Every Tuesday (in term time) - 'The Hub' Cafe*
5:00pm - 6:30pm - The Meadows, Dudley Road East, Oldbury, B69 3BU.  Open to all parent carers if you’d like to join us for a coffee and a chat with like minded parents. For details contact Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children, The Old Vicarage, 44 Bratt Street, West Bromwich, B70 8SB. Tel: 0121 553 2093 or email admin@sp-dc.org.

Every Second Tuesday of the month - Suicide Bereavement Support Service*
2:00pm - 4:00pm, The Mezz, Hawthorns House, Halfords Lane B66 1BB. The service provides a safe space for people who have been bereaved by suicide to come together and talk openly about their experiences. Groups are facilitated by trained professionals who bring with them skills and knowledge around coping with grief, loss and bereavement. For more information email Gillian Reeves at Gillian.Reeves@Kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk or call 0121 565 5605 - more details.

Last Tuesday of every month - Dementia Bowls Buddies*
12:30pm - 3:00pm at Tanhouse Community Centre, Hampstead Road Great Barr, B43 5EL. Lunch is served between 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Lunch is provided at a cost of £5.00.  Please call Helen Wright on 07972 601 414 for more information download flyer.

STAA's new Creative Carers Project: short creative courses for carers in Sandwell*
Are you a carer living in Sandwell interested in arts and crafts? This service is for you!

  •  A free service for adult carers living in Sandwell
  •  Lots of arts activities to choose from
  •  An introductory meeting & up to 5 arts sessions
  •  Each session lasts between 1 & 2 hours
  •  Activities take place in your home
  •  Sessions on days and at times to suit you
  •  Activities delivered by STAA’s professional artists
  •   You work one-to-one with an artist from STAA (Sandwell Third Age Arts)

Click here to download a leaflet. The leaflet is designed to be printed back to back on A4 paper then folded in half. If you would like further information or paper copies of the leaflet, please email info@staa.org.uk or telephone 01215 001 259.

Every Thursday - Very, Very Basic It - Know How Sessions*
10.30am – 12.30pm, CARES, 2 Bearwood Road, Smethwick, B66 4HH. CARES are offering some very basic lessons to give you the know how to set up an e-mail address using your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Want a Facebook or Twitter account or want to know how to safely shop on-line? Our basic IT sessions will give you the know how!

Every second and fourth Thursday of the month - Carers’ Friends & Family Support Group
1.30pm – 3.30pm at CARES, 2 Bearwood Road, Smethwick, B66 4HH.  The group offers a friendly and supportive atmosphere for all carers and their family members aged over 18 years. We have a full activity programme to include: Jewellery Making, Flower Arranging, Beatles themed Singing and Storytelling. Plus, lots more! For further details contact: Jill at CARES via email at jill@cares-sandwell.org.uk or call 0121 558 7003.