Support for carers

You look after your loved one but who takes care of you?

We understand caring for someone with a life-limiting illness can be difficult at times, so we’re here to support you.

Keech Hospice Care offers a range of free services to provide carers with valuable support and guidance. You do not have to have a previous connection to Keech to access this support.

Our care team can talk through practical issues and challenges you may be facing as a carer and also, how you are feeling and how we can help. We offer a safe place to talk and all conversations are confidential.


Adult carer support groups

Carers walking group – every Monday, 1.30-2.30pm

Meet at Wardown Park and walk around the park for an hour. Some of the carers meet in the Wardown House museum for a cuppa afterwards!

Face-to-face carers group – second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 11am-12.30pm

This is usually held at Keech Hospice Care and is a chance to meet up with other people in a similar situation to you.

Zoom call with carers – third Wednesday of the month, 10.30am–12pm

If you can’t attend a group in person due to your carer responsibilities, we’d love you to join us virtually.

An email invite will be sent out to you.  You don’t have to download Zoom to access this group.

Steppingstones – third Thursday of the month, 11am-12pm

This group is held at various locations and is for anyone who has previously been an informal carer.

One-to-one support

We can support you by telephone, email or through face-to-face appointments. We can meet at Keech or arrange a home visit.


Child carer support groups

Coffee Morning – first Thursday of the month, 10.30am–12pm

For parents or guardians who care for a child with a life-limiting illness.

Held at Maypole Farm, Fletcher Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK43 9AD.

Coffee morning – third Monday of the month, 10.30am-12pm

For parents who have a child with a life limiting illness. Held at Baldock Service Station.


General information

How much will it cost me?

All our groups are free to attend.

How do I find out more?

Please contact our Social Work Team:
Telephone 01582 492 339 or email