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 or at Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Aikman Lane, Totton, SO40 8FTPlease note there will be no meeting in August. 

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

Our Next Meetings

Date Venue Guest Speaker
Tuesday 9 July, 1.30 - 3pm Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Aikman Lane,  Totton, SO40 8FT Support Group
Tuesday 10 September, 1.30 - 3pm Nedderman Centre, Marryat Road, New Milton, BH25 5NY NHS and Learning Disabilities
Tuesday 1 October, 1.30 - 3pm Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Aikman Lane,  Totton, SO40 8FT Support Group
Tuesday 11 November, 1.30 - 3pm Nedderman Centre, Marryat Road, New Milton, BH25 5NY Ann Norman, Royal College of Nursing lead (U.K)  for learning disability nursing
Tuesday 3 December, 1.30 - 3pm Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Aikman Lane,  Totton, SO40 8FT Support Group

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.