People with Disabilities and Carers Groups

Page last updated at 19 October 2017 at 11:24

People with Disabilities & Carers' Groups 

National Autistic Society (South Hampshire Branch) Tel 07767 618325
Parent support, family youth club, advice & information
Supporting individuals, families and professionals in Southern Hampshire and beyond.

Autism Spectrum/Aspergers Syndrome Support Group for parents with children aged 0 to 11   Tel 023 8040 5189
An opportunity to join us for coffee, a chat, useful support and advice.
10am to 11.45am at The Windmill Children's Centre, Long Lane, Bursledon, SO31 8BZ on
Thursday 19 July
Thursday 20 September
Thursday 18th October
Thursday 15th November
Thursday 20th December
Delivered in partnership with Wildern Opportunity Group and Hampshire Autistic Society.

Autism Parent/Carer Support Group:
SOS Group (Eastleigh) Tel 0781 329 9118
Friendly informal group for parents and carers of children on the Autistic Spectrum.
Meet on the third Friday of the month (not school holidays) from 10am to 11.30am at the Artisan Coffee Shop, High Street Eastleigh. If attending for the first time please ring.

Carers Centre Regular Information and Support Groups Tel 023 8090 2404 

All our regular groups are drop-ins, so you can come for as long or as little as you like.

Eastleigh Group: every Tuesday 10.00am to 12.00noon at The Wells Place Centre, Eastleigh SO50 5LJ

Lowford Centre Clinic: 2nd Thursday of each month 2.30pm to 4pm at Lowford Centre, Portsmouth Road, Bursledon. SO31 8ES.
Chat in the Library with additional confidential space when required.

West End Group: 2nd Wednesday of each month 2.00—3.30 pm at West End Surgery, Moorgreen Road, West End, Southampton SO30 3PY.

Chandler's Ford Library: Computer cafe on Fridays between 10am and 2pm

Call the Carers Centre for more information.

Dementia Café Tel 023 8061 0159 or email Southampton@
For people with dementia and their carers.  2nd Monday of the month, 2-4pm at Alun Chun House, Moore Crescent, Netley Abbey.
Disability Forum Tel 023 8061 5027
Meet on the last Friday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Wells Place Centre, Eastleigh to discuss disability issues and access.  New members welcome.

Eastleigh Friends of People with Learning Disabilities Tel 023 8045 5662
Social support for families and opportunities to enjoy outings, parties and other social events.

Eastleigh and Winchester ME Support Group Tel 023 8025 1719
Independent self help group for those affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

Good News Group (for those with learning difficulties) Tel 07799 320728
A warm welcome, sing and enjoy worship.

Hearing Information Centre Tel 023 8062 0275
Drop-in clinic for equipment demonstration.
Tuesdays from  2pm to 4pm at Age Concern, 20 Romsey Road, Eastleigh.

Inskip League of Friendship (for disabled) Tel 023 8032 8383
Social group for disabled people in the Eastleigh area.

Jiggy Wrigglers Tel 0800 61 24 375 (free phone)
Music and movement activity groups for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Littlefunkyart Club Tel: 07809209442
Art club sessions for children with disabilities and their siblings.
10.30am to 12pm at Twyford Village Hall on Sunday 21st August, 4th September, 11th September, 25th September, 9th October, 23rd October, 6th November, 20th November, 11th December and 8th January
Children can be left without a parent/carer.  Advanced booking is essential so that adequate staff, materials and snacks can be organised.

Making a Scene mental health service user led & managed creative arts group

Memory Support Group Tel 023 8026 7389
Meet on Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm at the Dovetail Centre, Methodist Church, Chandler’s Ford.

Multi-Arts Group Tel 023 8062 7815

For children aged 5+ with various disabilities and/or additional needs. The group is split into three age groups
and offers fun and exciting sessions in dance, visual art, music and drama.
The sessions are funded by Hampshire County Council’s Aiming High fund and are heavily subsidised at only £2.50 per session. Sessions run at The D@rt Centre on Tuesday evenings from 5.00pm – 6.30pm. We have been running for two years now for ages 8+ and now this term we are able to offer sessions for much young children, carers and parents are welcome to stay however all sessions are fully supported.

No Labels - No Limits support group for parents and carers of children and young adults with any disability or additional need.  Run by parents for parents. Meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Little Coppice Children's Centre, Botley Road, Fair Oak. 1.15pm to 2.45pm. Meet new friends who will understand what you're going through.  Children welcome.
Join our closed Facebook group for advice, support, to share good news and frustrations. 

Open Sight (Eastleigh) Tel 023 8064 1244 or 023 8026 7567
Social club for people with visual impairment
All visually-impaired people in Eastleigh are welcome at the activities of the branch. 
These include weekly clubs, a Christmas lunch and outings. 
Door-to-door transport is provided.

Open Sight (Netley Abbey)
Tel 023 8064 1244
Social group for visually impaired adults. 
Fortnightly afternoon meetings for activities, outings, tea & chat at Butlocks Hall, Woolston Road.
Transport provided.

Put On A Show - Free Workshop Tel 01932 256209
Sing, Dance and Act. Make new friends and put on a show for your friends and family.
The workshop involves both special needs and mainstream children aged 9-19 coming together to enjoy fun activities through drama, dance and music.
Tuesdays from 4.30pm to 7.30pm at Wildern School, d@rt Centre, Hedge End from 13th September to 22nd November (half term 18th October)

SEN Support Group (Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath) Tel 023 8060 2799
For parents and carers of children with special educational needs.
An opportunity for informal emotional support and to gain information and share experiences.
Usually third Tuesday of each month (ring to confirm) 11.30am to 1pm (lunch provided).
Bishopstoke Evangelical Church, Stoke Park Road, Bishopstoke.

Stroke Support Group - Tel 07976 630764 or email:
Support for stroke survivors & their families/carers. Offers information about stroke, support through a range of activities and the opportunity to meet others who have been through similar experiences. Meet on last Thursday of the month (except December) 2-4pm. Velmore Community Centre, Cornwall Room, Falkland Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 3GY
Phone, email or just come along on the day.

Parent Support Group (Eastleigh Borough) Tel 023 8065 1983 or Email
A support group for Parents who have children with additional needs.
First Tuesday of every month (Term Time only) 1pm to 2.30pm at The Aviary Children’s Centre, Eastleigh.
Come along, have a chat and a coffee while your children play.

Smiley Saturdays
- Tel 01489 781652
Last Saturday of the month, 10am-12noon at Hop-a-Long Children's Centre, 52 High Street, Botley, SO30 2EA.
An inclusive group for 0-5 year olds with special educational needs and their families and friends.
Stories and songs, Home corner and cars, craft and drawing, sensory and exploratory. Come and play!

Sports Clubs for people with disabilities (including wheelchair users:
Basketball Tel 023 8068 3347

Swimming - Eastleigh and District Sports Association for the Disabled (EDSAD)

We’re a friendly and informal club and offer swimming sessions for those with any kind of disability from 8-9pm on Tuesdays at Fleming Park Leisure Centre (new name Places Leisure Eastleigh). We book the pool/s for our exclusive use and companions or helpers are welcome too; a hoist and stairs are available to assist access to the water and swimming aids can be used. There is also the possibility of support from the Eastleigh Activity Buddy Scheme; we hold occasional social events too. A small club membership fee and regular swimming fees are payable.
Contact Paul Kirkpatrick on 01794 515172 or email

Stay and Play session for children with impaired hearing, under 5 years old Tel 023 8060 2799
First and third Monday of each month from 9.30am to 11am at Little Coppice Children's Centre, Botley Road, Fair Oak, SO50 7AN. Includes free-play, tidy up time, snack, story and songs.  Free of charge.
This is a friendly place for parents and children to come together to play, relax, share experiences and learn from each other in an informal setting.

Young Carers Tel 023 8090 2465 - Jo Miles (Young Carers Services Manager)
We provide support to any young person 8-18 years old living within the Eastleigh Borough whose life is significantly affected by caring for a family member who has an illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse problems. We run youth clubs, organise trips and residentials, work alongside schools and provide one-to-one support when needed. We also have a young carers project (11 to 18 years) and run regular activity nights, trips, support in school and one to one support. Please ring for more information or to access support. 

If you would like to include details of your group on this page, please tel 023 8068 8283 or email