Minstead Trust and New Forest Mencap run a regular support group for parent carers of adults and older children with learning disabilities. 

We recognise that parent-carers need support and this is a forum to raise concerns as well as provide a support-network of other parents.   The group normally meets the first Tuesday of every month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the Nedderman Centre, Marryat Road, New Milton BH25 5NY.  Please note the change in date and venue for our April meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and please do invite any others who may not be on the regular attendee list.

Madeleine Durie, CEO Minstead Trust

Liz Rolfs, Chairperson, New Forest Mencap

Our Next Meetings

Date Venue Guest Speaker
Tuesday 5th March  Nedderman Centre, Marryat Road, New Milton BH25 5NY  Nicky McDonald, Head of Learning Disability Services Southern Health - outcomes from their recent consultation on improving health services for people with learning disabilities. 
Tuesday 16th April Minstead Lodge, Minstead Trust, Seaman’s Lane, Minstead SO43 7FT Jess Hutchinson, Director of Transformation for Hampshire Adult Services

Please can you let us know if you are intending on coming so we can cater for your needs.

Interested in attending our regular meetings? 

Dates and times may occasionally change, therefore if you are interested in attending, please contact Minstead Trust or New Forest Mencap so that we can confirm the current arrangements, and also ensure that you are catered for with tea, coffee and biscuits.

Contact details: 

Minstead Trust

[email protected] or call 02380 812 002 

New Forest Mencap

[email protected] or call 01425 621 893.