Our Carers Lunch is a collaboration between Southampton Mencap and Carers in Southampton.  It takes place monthly on a Wednesday at The Victory Centre, 154-158 Portswood Road SO17 2NH.  Parking may be found at Westridge Road Car Park and costs 50p for 3 hrs.  There is NO parking available at the office of Southampton Mencap or Carers in Southampton due to the Cafe Down the Lane need for customer parking.

We invite speakers on relevant topics to talk from 12-1pm and this is followed by a free light lunch of sandwiches and treats from 1-2pm.  Staff from Carers in Southampton and Southampton Mencap attend the lunch and are available to answer any questions you may have via our Information Desk.  We ask that you tell us if you plan to attend, by phoning us on 023 8058 2387 or emailing us at [email protected]

NEW: Help Desk from Citizens Advice and Age UK

Each will alternate months - see below for 2019 dates

Who can attend our Carers Lunch?

Any adult who gives up their time, unpaid, to look after someone who needs additional support, such as a family member, a friend, or a neighbour.  You must be resident in a Southampton city postcode or looking after someone who lives in a Southampton city postcode.

Carers Lunch Dates for 2019:

Please note:

Anyone who does not book their place in advance risks being turned away due to numbers (for fire regulations and catering).

We suggest that bring your own a cup or water flask.

There is NO parking available at the office of Southampton Mencap or Carers in Southampton due to the Cafe Down the Lane need for customer parking.  Please do not arrive before 11.45am.

Next meeting:

2019 dates:

20th November

Guest speaker Catherine Diamond from Dutton Gregory solicitors on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Age UK Helpdesk

If you need a solicitor please see guidance for choosing one here

18th December

Mindfulness Session from Isabel Gurr, Occupational Therapist at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Citizens Advice Helpdesk

2020 dates:

15th

January

Age UK Helpdesk

12th

February

Citizens Advice Helpdesk

18th

March

Age UK Helpdesk

22nd

April

13th

May

10th

June

8th

July

12th

August

16th

September

14th

October

18th

November

9th

December