Local carers' groups

COVID 19: Many indoor community groups have now resumed with COVID guidelines in place. Please contact the groups for further information.

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 on the last Thursday of the month at Stow Park Community Centre, Newport, NP20 4FX starting at 2pm (unless otherwise stated). 

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.

Booking is required attending a meeting.

To make a booking or for further information contact Penny Minton 07851 423264 (Branch Secretary).

Parents for Change and The Meet

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

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, 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 to 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 supportive carers group for anyone who is caring for someone with mental ill health, running weekly at St Cadoc’s Hospital, Caerleon.

For more information email newport@hafal.org or call (01633) 264763. 

Groups for parent carers at the Serrenu Children’s Centre

ADHD Parents Support Group: a group of parents who support one another.

T:21 Dragons: a parent-led support group offering friendship and support to families of children with Downs Syndrome. 

For more information contact the family liaison officers based at the Serrenu Centre, email ABB.FamilyLiaisonOfficer@wales.nhs.uk or call . 01633 748013.