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Supporting those caring for loved ones living with Dementia

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We meet twice a month, on the second Tuesday for a pub lunch at a local hostelry and on the fourth Tuesday for a Group Meeting at the Paterson Centre in Swanmore, Hampshire.

The programme for these meeting is varied with speakers ranging from necessary, interesting, factual information to more lighthearted subjects.

Built into the group meetings are arts and crafts, musical afternoons and games suitable for those living with Dementia.

Click here to view our Constitution document.

For those members of the group who are unable to transport themselves to the pub lunch/ group meetings, we are very fortunate to have the support of the Meon Valley Lions Club who provide a minibus with qualified driver to collect and return members to their homes.


The group has a band of wonderful volunteers who make certain that the Carers are given a break whilst their loved ones are safe and involved in their own activities.One of the most enjoyable features, as always, is the cup of tea, biscuits and chat with the friends towards the latter part of the Meeting.

We provide outings each year to Garden Centres for tea and cakes, a trip to the seaside with lunch by the sea, all with minimal cost to the members plus a Christmas Lunch and a Christmas Party.


We are constantly looking for ways to raise money


May - Bishops Waltham Film Night – Raffle Money donated to MVCG

Fairs throughout the summer months at local venues

Sept - Longstock Park Water Gardens


Donations – Local churches, various (Freemason) Lodges,

Parish Councils and Group members some “in memoriam”

Fundraising by Group members

Fund Raising

Emily’s Heli-Hat and Other Stories

This charming children’s book has been written by one of the volunteers.  A delightful gift for children aged 4 and upwards.

All proceeds from the book are donated to the Meon Valley Carers Group by the author, who has had first hand experience of caring for a loved one living with dementia.

The Group was established in November 2003 and acquired Charitable Status in October 2004.

You may wonder what the title of the Group denotes?  People often ask how does the Meon Valley Carers Group help with the devastating news of the diagnosis from which there is no cure!  From talking to Carers, the main comment from them is that by joining the group, they no longer feel isolated.

Meon Valley Carers Group can help to alleviate some of the problems mentioned. People who join our group find that by sharing their experiences with others in a similar situation,brings a feeling of normality back to their lives and lasting friendships are often made.

New Members are always warmly welcomed with no joining fee to pay.

Click here for our flyer.

As well as the obvious support through the information and signposting, that the MVCG can direct them towards, there is the companionship of being able to talk to others going through a similar caring role.  Our aim is to demonstrate that life does not end when Dementia begins.