The Carer Social Club is a peer support group for unpaid carers who are caring for someone with a life-limiting condition.

The group takes place at St Joseph’s Hospice on the second Wednesday of each month, from 1pm – 3pm.

This event is a Hands On Care practical workshop, facilitated by St Joseph’s Therapies team, Practice Development Nurse, and Head of Community Palliative Care.

This is an opportunity to socialise with others who are going through similar experiences and to access free training and support in caring for someone with a palliative condition, facilitated by specialist clinical staff. It is not possible to bring the person you care for with you to the group. We understand it can be difficult to get time away, we encourage you to still attend even if you need to arrive late, or leave early.


How to register for the Carer Social Club

You can self refer by calling our First Contact Team on 0300 30 30 400, Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

The Carer Social Club has an eligibility criteria to ensure that the training will meet the needs of those attending. You can attend this group if:

  • You are an adult over 18 years
  • You are a resident or you care for a resident of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, or Newham
  • The person you care for has a life-limiting or progressive condition, is under palliative care, or has moderate to advanced Dementia
  • The person you care for does not need to be known to hospice services for you to attend this group

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Carers Service Lead Jo Bedford on 0208 525 6026 or

If the person you care for is known to St Joseph’s services, we may be able to help you with accessing respite support to enable you to attend. Please contact Jo Bedford to find out more.