Local carers' groups

Groups cancelled until further notice, but telephone or online support may be available

Newport Carers Forum

Run by carers for carers - a warm welcome to all carers aged over 18. 

The Newport Carers Forum hold regular coffee mornings, meetings and activities across Newport as well as providing peer support and updating carer information in GP surgeries. 

Visit their Facebook page, call 07970860079 or 07999816773 or email newportcarersforum@gmail.com

Parkinson's UK - Newport branch 

Information and support for those with Parkinson's, their carers, family and friends.

Activities include outings, speakers and fund-raising events and a monthly meeting with information and a chat over a cup of tea.

Meetings are held at Stow Park Community Centre, Newport, NP20 4FX starting at 2.15pm (unless otherwise stated). For further information, please contact Jenni McCabe (Secretary) on 01633 431567. 

Parents for Change and The Meet

Support for parents and carers of disabled children and young adults with a social group for 15-25 year olds called The Meet every other Wednesday at The Drago Lounge in Newport.

There are also regular events and days out. The Meet aims to promote friendship, social interaction and independence in an age appropriate environment.

Contact Lisa on 07737 679824 or email parentsforchange@hotmail.co.uk  

Newport Autism Support Group

A support group for parents, carers and grandparents of children or young people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Newport.

Meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month, 10am-12pm at Serennu Children's Centre with various speakers. 

Contact Hilary Leadbeater (Chairperson and parent of a child with ASD) on 07899 906344 or email newportautismsupportgroup@hotmail.co.uk 

Disabled Supporters Association (DSA)

Supports disabled Newport County AFC supporters and their carers by providing match day wheelchairs, wheelchair covers, blankets and ear defenders (£5 deposit). 

A limited number of accessible car parking places can be reserved and the DSA can discuss and support with any worries you may have about attending matches.

Visit the DSA website.   

Chance Meetings Wales

A relaxed and friendly group of between 10 and 16 young adults with additional needs which offers a chance to make friends and socialise.  Play pool, snooker or table tennis, try arts and crafts, jigsaws or board games.

We try and cater for everyone's needs, meeting every Thursday at the Iscoed Tafarn in Underwood from 6.30pm to 8.30pm with £2 payable at the start. 

Email kerrybennett745@hotmail.co.uk or phone 07730 770194 for further details or visit http://chancemeetingswales.weebly.com/home.html


A friendly and supportive carers group that meets on the first Tuesday of the month between 2pm and 4pm at 47 Duckpool Road or between 6pm and 7.30pm at the Riverfront Theatre cafe.

For more information contact Hafal on (01633) 264763 

T: 21 Dragons

A parent-led support group based at Serennu Children’s Centre Newport which offers friendship and support to families for children with Downs Syndrome.

Support is offered from the early days, either ante-natally or shortly after birth when the child is first diagnosed.

Meet on the first Tuesday of the month between 10am and 1pm at Serennu Children’s Centre.

For more information please email Fran at Frances2708@gmail.com

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