New Forest Parent Carer Support Group 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 8FT. Please 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 Meeting Tuesday 5th November, 1.30 - 3pm - Minstead Lodge, Seamans Lane, Minstead, SO43 7FT There is an open meeting for New Forest parent/carers with Stuart Outterside, Head of Learning Disabilities, Hampshire County Council which will take place at Minstead Lodge on Tuesday 5 November from 1.30 to 3.00 pm. This meeting is a follow up to a meeting held with Stuart and Jess Hutchinson, Assistant Director Adult Social Services in May this year. The purpose of the meeting is to hear the latest plans from Hampshire County Council on services for people with learning disabilities and to ask questions about those plans. Please RSVP by Wednesday 30 October – New Forest Parent/carers meeting – [email protected] 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.