Local carers' groups

Parkinson's UK - Newport branch 

Monthly meetings are held with speakers or an activity. Contact the Branch Secretary for details.

The group also meet for a Parkinson’s Cafe on the 2nd Friday of each month at the old Maindee Library building, 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

For further information contact Penny Minton 07851 423264 (Branch Secretary).

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 to cater for everyone's needs, meeting every Thursday at the Underwood community centre off Birch Grove, 6pm to 730pm with £3 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 supportive carers group for anyone who is caring for someone with mental ill health. Usually at St Cadoc’s, Caerleon to give information and advice on a Tuesday from 10am – 12pm. 

For more information email linda.williams@adferiad.org

Carers Cube  

Carers Cube is a community group for Newport Black, Asian, minority ethnic unpaid adult carers and cared for. For more information contact carerscube@outlook.com

Groups for parent carers

Parents for Change and The Meet

Support for the parents and carers of disabled young people between 17 and 25 years. The group meets to discuss a wide range of issues such as health, education and daily living.

They meet on the first Tuesday of the month at St Thomas' Church, NP20 3AT, 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please note there are no meetings during the months of July, August and January.

Parents for Change also run a social group, The Meet, for disabled young adults between 17 to 25 years old. The Meet promotes friendship, social interaction and independence.

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

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 (term time), 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



Dads group provides opportunities for dads and other male carers to meet up and socialise.

Meet every 2nd Saturday every month at the Serennu Centre between 10am – 12. Email dadsgroupgwent@gmail.com for more information.



If you are a young parent with a newly diagnosed autistic child or a parent to an autistic teenager or adult, then meet for a coffee monthly and chat with other parents and guest professionals.

Meet at the Riverfront Centre Newport. Contact 07305 654521 for more information and to register or email yvonne.odukwe@autismshiddenvoices.com



If you’re supporting a child with ADHD then you can join a peer support group that meet monthly. 

It's a friendly, non-judgemental group that is run by families for adults. 

One group meets on the first Wednesday of the month, 10am to 12pm at the Family Forrest Centre, Duffryn. 

The other group meets on the third Thursday of the month, 10am to 12pm, at the SERENNU childrens centre in Rogerstone. 

Please contact Natalie on 07977 455 592 for more information or to book a space.