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A directory of support groups and meetings, regular events and courses brought to you by businesses that share our Vision; “to enable people affected by disabilities to exercise choice and control, to live independent lives, and to actively participate in society”.

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MS Society Wales – PONTIO Project

        The Pontio Project provides emotional, befriending and one to one support to people living with and affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Wales. They offer information and support on employment rights & welfare benefits (incl. PIP/ESA claims); ways to manage your MS; accessing treatments, health & social care services. Contact 0808 […]

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ECHO Whats on…

ECHO is an independent,  Herefordshire-based charity with 230 members and over 150 volunteers. Their main office is in Leominster but projects run in many different community based venues. In 2020 they proudly celebrated 30 years of making a difference to the lives of disabled people in the county. Most of the activities are suitable for […]

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Pontypool Dementia Group

Pontypool Dementia Group announces that as restrictions ease the group (up to 30 people) can meet face2face outdoors (weather permitting).  During bad weather it is replaced with a Zoom session.          When: Every Wednesday at 2pm       Where: Pontypool Park at the band stand Please contact Dave Mynott for further information […]

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Age Connects – What’s on: ‘Zest for life’ Early onset Dementia

The Zest for Life group is for people under the age of 65 living with young onset Dementia or cognitive impairment.  They hold groups at the specialist centre Widdershins in Sebastopol, 1-1 home sessions, Zoom groups and a walking group. Do you know anyone that would benefit from joining the group?  contact Laura.rehman@ageconnectstorfaen.org for more information […]

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Gwent Carers Hub

Did you know that whilst the Carers Hub is open for visitors on an appointment only basis, the Wellbeing Team are available Monday – Friday between the hours of 08.30 – 17.00 The team are available to offer Information Advice and Assistance and can support you within your caring role To contact the team please […]

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Carers Wales – Support groups

Carers Wales bring you two lines of support – for those who are looking after someone. Care for a Cuppa – join other carers across Wales for a chat and information.  These take place every Tuesday afternoon between 14.30 and 16.30. Me Time – these sessions are about you and your wellbeing.  Me Time sessions take place […]

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Brain Tumour Support

Brain Tumour Support (BTS) has a range of support options for anyone facing the effects of a brain tumour diagnosis. Find support on 01454 422701 or support@braintumoursupport.co.uk You can also join the Support Members Forum, a closed group on Facebook which provides peer to peer support through it’s members – search Facebook for ‘Brain Tumour […]

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Age Connects Torfaen services

Age Connects Torfaen are currently running the following services**: Community Support Respite for carers under Merry Moments if their loved one is living with dementia Shopping Service Cleaning Service Meal delivery Nail cutting service Information and advice Carers weekly catch up via zoom **During the firebreak lockdown Age Connects are still operating these services Cleaning […]

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Rejuvenate – A place for carers to find creativity, ideas and support

Support for Carers living in Herefordshire. Rejuvenate ! Our story In October 2016, Maggie and Lisa first bumped into each other at The Courtyard, Hereford at the screening of the film ‘Yarn’. Little did they know that almost a year later they would be launching Rejuvenate ! – a new Creative Carers’ group. Shortly after […]

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Pain Management course – Gwent

If you live in Gwent and have an underlying chronic condition, then you can sign up to join free, online course in pain management. Please use the form to apply to join the course which starts in July. The course is run by volunteers who have long term conditions. The courses will have a maximum […]

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Learning Disabilities Liaison Team

If you are caring for a person with learning difficulties that is currently in hospital, or coming into hospital for any reason, get in touch with the Learning Disability Liaison Nurse Service.  

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Torfaen MIND – Announcement

Announcement from Torfaen & Blaenau Gwent Mind they are following the government’s current guidelines on the coronavirus & have sadly had to close their doors in both Pontypool and Brynmawr to the public, however all staff are working from home.   They are unable to deliver the recovery courses, activities or offer face to face […]

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Gynae Ovarian Support Group – Cardiff

Needing support? Just want a chat? Meet at Maggie’s Centre on the last Monday of the month between 1:30 and 3pm. For more information please contact Maggie’s Centre Cardiff 029 2240 8024.  Maggie’s is located next to Velindre Hospital.  

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Blaenavon Dementia Support Group

Carers, Patients, Family, Friends – All welcome.  Drop in for a chat and receive friendly advice, a welcome respite and join in their activities. See document below… For more information, contact Bill Weaver on 01495 772487  

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Autism Drop-in Sessions – Wales

This is a support session (approx. 30mins) where you can discuss difficulties and what matters to you confidentially. Drop-in and talk about how ASD affects you and your family. No appointment is necessary but you can book a slot if you prefer. To find out more about the Integrated Autism Service please visit the website: […]

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Well-being Centre Pontypool

Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent MIND have put together a timetable of activities available in February 2020 please click the link below to see the full schedule: Torfaen & Blaenau Gwent Mind – Well being Hub activities

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