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. 

Our next meeting - Tuesday 5th June 

Our next Parent/Carer Forum hosted in conjunction with New Forest Mencap is taking place on Tuesday 5 June at 1.30pm at the Nedderman Centre, New Milton.

Gail Hanrahan of the Oxfordshire Family Support Network will be talking about the Care Act in a very helpful way and will come and talk about how to use your knowledge of the Care Act to query decisions.  You can download a copy here, it should make for very interesting reading.  Any reference to this document should credit the Oxfordshire Family Support Network.  Many of you have already heard the Belinda Schwere talk we hosted last month about the Care Act but this hopefully is another set of information that you can call on if you need to.

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

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.