Carers, family and friends support groups

Important notice:

Following the latest Government guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, please note that our Support Workshops are currently suspended until further notice. For the latest information about how our services are operating, click here.


Developing your resilience

Join these informal online sessions for unpaid carers in a caring role, to develop your resilience:

Developing your resilience


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Take some time

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.

Watch this video 'Take Some Time', helping you look after yourself as a carer:

Take Control eHOPE workshop

Do you want to make the most of the good things in life, rediscover strengths and manage the day-to-day impact of your condition? eHOPE is a free virtual workshop designed to help you with the emotional impacts of cancer or a life limiting illness.

For more information on our eHOPE workshop click here.

Support Groups

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.

Booking for any of our support workshops is essential. If you are a carer, family or friend and would like to reserve a place, please call 01823 333822 and select Option 1 or email

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

Upcoming dates:





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

For more information and to book on to a Time and Space for Carers workshop please call the number above.

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.

"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."

For more information and to book on to a Cooking for Carers workshop please call the number above.

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.

For more information on our Drop-in Support, including when and where they are held, click here.

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. 

For more info:

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