There are more than 20 Carers' Groups across the county, providing local mutual emotional and practical support for Carers. Each group is different and they vary in size and activities undertaken. Carers' Support Groups provide a great extension to the support we already offer. Carers and former Carers can come together on a regular basis to make new friends, reduce isolation, share experiences and help to support each other. This provides time-out to people involved in a caring role and allows others to be a "listening ear".