Independent social and self-help group for carers in and around St Albans

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Now back in action after Covid19—come and join us!

Who we are and what we do.

Dawn To Dusk is an independent self-organising group of people who have, or have had, significant caring responsibility for others.

We get together once a week for a couple of hours for a programme of organised activities along with time for informal socialising. We also organise occasional outings to places of interest, and meals out, such as our annual Christmas lunch.

Why we do it.

Recreation, in a word. Caring responsibilities can seriously impact your scope for an independent social life. Carers can feel marginalised and isolated among those who do not appreciate what an impact being a carer can have. At Dawn to Dusk they're the baseline, we all know what it's like so we can provide informal support for one another while engaging in enjoyable and absorbing activities that we organise for ourselves.

Meetings

We meet on Thursdays between 11:00 and 13:00 at Charles Morris Hall in Tyttenhanger, on the outskirts of St Albans. Here's a map.

What it costs

There are no membership fees. We know that many people can't guarantee to come every week, and that for many carers money is tight. So you pay only for sessions you actually attend when one of our courses is running, at a rate of just £4 per session. We aim to break even in the long run, and do sometimes get modest grants from outside bodies. Coffee mornings are free of charge, as is the first meeting you come to.

Get in touch

You're welcome to turn up at one of our regular sessions—just check the calendar of events in the panel on the right. Or contact one of our committee members here. We're very relaxed and friendly