A carer is someone who looks after someone who cannot manage at home without help.   

The person you care for could be a relative, friend or neighbour and they may live with you or in their own home.

Being a carer can be very rewarding but can affect you physically and emotionally and you may have your own needs because of ill health or disability. 

Apply for a carer's assessment

Newport Support Partnership offers free advice and support to Newport residents, particularly carers, older people, those with dementia and disabilities.

Read about Carers Community Connectors 

Young carers 

Young carers are under 18 years old and care for or help care for a relative by doing housework, shopping, cooking or looking after brothers and sisters. 

Get in touch for information and advice if you or someone you know is: 

  • under 18 years old
  • living in Newport
  • caring for, or helping to care for someone  


Newport Young Carers Project, 114 Lower Dock Street, Newport NP20 2AF 

Telephone: (01633) 251192 or visit the Young Carers Gwent website for further information.  

Newport Carers Forum 

The carers forum is a small charity run by volunteers who are or have been carers, bringing carers together socially for mutual support. 

The group lobbies on behalf of carers in Newport for help and support and meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Stow Park Church Centre, Newport, 10am – 1pm. 

It also arranges drop-in sessions for carers in locations around Newport, please get in touch for current information.   

Download the Newport Carers Forum leaflet (pdf)  

Further details from Janet on 07999816773 or email