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Local Support Groups

Age_Concern.jpgAge Concern Forest of Dean

A charity operating a hot meal delivery service for individual people and luncheon clubs across the Forest of Dean. Special diets can be catered for. They also operate a befriending service.



Carers Gloucestershire

A Carer is someone who provides help and support on a regular basis.

Carers Gloucestershire are a charity who can offer specific advice and information for Carers on the ‘phone or face to face. They can help with specific requests for information or help, or can guide towards other relevant services.

Dementia Care Trust

Is based in London Road, Gloucester and offers relief caring services and lunch clubs.  More information can be obtained by calling 01452 550066.

Dial-a-ride Lydney_Dial_a_Ride.jpg

Dial-a-ride operates a transport service for older people, disabled people and people who don't have access to a car in Lydney, Cinderford and Coleford.

Domestic Abuse Advice

If you are a man or woman living with or considering leaving an abusive partner you can call Gloucestershire Abuse Support Service (GDASS).

If you don't live in Gloucestershire, you can call the national helpline on 0808 2000 247.

Forest of Dean Bereavement Support

A voluntary group that meets at the Belle Vue Centre, Cinderford.  Support is offered to the bereaved through group or one to one befriending.  You can call 01594 822014 for more information


Great_Oaks.jpgGreat Oaks Dean Forest Hospice

The Hospice provides practical care and emotional support to adults diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer, heart failure, airways diseases, particularly when it affects quality of life.  The support is extended to families, carers and friends.


Motor Neurone Disease Association MNDA_small.jpg

The association has an on-line forum, where people affected by MND can share experiences and support each other.

Support group meeting also take place, where people living with MND, their families, carers and friends get together.  Sometimes there are outside speakers, outings, or simply a cup of tea and a chat.

 A list of extra support groups in our area can be accessed here

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