Support for Carers, Family and Friends

When you help to care for a partner, relative or friend with a life-limiting illness, it’s perfectly natural to focus on their needs and forget about your own. But making time for your own wellbeing is essential.

We know caring for someone can be challenging, and that’s why St Margaret’s Hospice doesn’t just care for patients. Our range of free activities and support groups offer a chance to learn practical skills, meet people in a similar situation and take a break from your daily routine.

St Margaret’s Hospice courses and groups take place regularly in Taunton and Yeovil.

Upcoming Workshops

These free 3hr workshops support carers to overcome the emotional and practical challenges of supporting someone with cancer or a life-limiting illness.





Time and space (for carers)





Time and space (for carers)






Time: 10:30-1:30pm, arrival from 10:15 for coffee and optional free lunch 1:30-2:00

Booking is essential. If you are a carer, family or friend and would like to reserve a place,

please call 0845 070 8910, option 1 or email

Whether you are looking after someone or adjusting to living on your own, cooking can be a challenge. Our cooking group is designed to help those caring and who may be bereaved gain confidence in the kitchen.

As well as learning recipes you can use at home, it’s a chance to meet and socialise with others while having fun with food. Everything you make can be taken home to enjoy.

To find our more or book on to this course, please contact our Central Referral Centre on 0845 070 8910 (option 2)

"Meeting other carers who were in exactly the same position as me was very reassuring. I found it particularly comforting to be able to share my feelings and experiences with those who really understood."

St Margaret’s Hospice Care drop-in support is open to anyone affected by a life-limiting illness - patients, family, friends and carers. We offer a listening ear, information and help to sign-post to other services. Just call in.

Where to find us


Wednesdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, BA20 1UX


Thursday, 2pm to 4pm
Sunflower Centre, St Margaret’s Hospice,
Heron Drive, Taunton, TA1 5HA

We also offer support in other areas of Somerset. Please contact Lesley Burgess on 0845 070 8910 or 07764 960028

CCS delivers the contract for Somerset Carers Service alongside their complimentary support services - the Somerset Village & Community Agents. 

CCS is the Community Council for Somerset, a Somerset-wide charity, established in 1926, delivering a range of personalised support & infrastructure services for communities across the county, often in isolated rural areas. 

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