MARIE Curie’s Cardiff and the Vale Hospice in Penarth is set to host a new Carers’ Café for people caring for someone with a terminal illness.

The new Carers’ Café sessions will provide the opportunity for carers to meet in an informal setting and chat over a cake and a cuppa.

The first session will be held on Tuesday, March 3, between 2pm and 4pm, with following sessions held on the first and last Tuesdays of every month.

The café will be led by hospice staff, and will also be supported by a community nurse and a social worker.

The initiative is part of the charity’s successful Caring for Carers project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Susan Court, who manages the three-year project, said: “We decided to introduce this new session after identifying a lack of social groups for carers in and around Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. If you have an hour or two to spare, why not drop in? It’s free to attend and you don’t need to book in advance.

“For Carers’ Café we want to create somewhere people can just drop in to meet others and share their experience, find helpful information, or just have some time to themselves.”

For more information about the Carers’ Café, please contact Sarah Johnson on 02920 426023 or email

Further details about the support Marie Curie offers for carers can be found at