Meridian Events (Bournemouth) Ltd have been organising social events for Carers in Bournemouth and Poole since November 2009 as part of the Carers Social Events Programme on behalf of Bournemouth Borough Council, Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and Borough of Poole.

2015 to date has seen the organisation of  a wide variety of events and outings,  two events organised each month, one daytime and one evening.

January/February – Day trip to Bovinggton Tank Museum, Indoor Bowling with coaching, Fun Fish & Chip Quiz, Lunch at Escoffier Restaurant (Bournemouth & Poole College), Spa Evening at Lush

March/April – Tea Dance at Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom, Fish & Chip Supper Quizzes, AFC Bournemouth Football Game, Greyhound Racing

May/June – Day trip to Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens & Swannery, Fish & Chip Supper Quiz, Lunch at La Lupa to celebrate Poole Folk Festival, Bingo and Supper, Craft Evening to design a plate or bowl at All Fired Up.

July/August – Wareham evening river cruise, Day trip to New Forest & Hampshire County Show, Tour of Bournemouth Brewery, Cream Tea at Compton Acres and visit to gardens.

September/OctoberDay trip to Swanage and guided walk along South West Coast Path, Quizzes with Fish & Chip Supper, Day trip to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, 10 Pin Bowling

November/December – Christmas Lunch and Evening Parties, Bingo evening, Christmas Shopping Day trip. Craft afternoon.

Contact Information for Carers who are in need of information and support:-

For carers of people living in Bournemouth contact the Carers Team on 01202 458204

For carers of people living in Poole contact the Social Services Helpdesk on 01202 633902