Please ring before attending as times and venues may change.

Alzheimer's - Dementia

Support Group for Carers of people with Alzheimer's and other dementias
Group:Dr Mani & Jo Taylor CMHN
Time:Monday 11.00pm-12.00pm,
Venue:Brunel Court - Royal Albert Day Centre
Tel:Jo Taylor CMHN, 023 9289 4345
Support Group: Carers and People with Alzheimer's & other dementias
Group:Singing for the Brain (Alzheimer's Society)
Time:Every Friday 10:30am to 12:30pm
Venue:Buckland Community Centre, Portsmouth, PO2 7BL.
Tele:Rebecca Saunders or Cliff Cropley 02392 892026
For Carers of Dementia Sufferers
Group:Carers Support Group
Time:Wednesday 11.00am -12.00 noon
Venue:Carer's Centre, Orchard Road
Tel:Shirley Barnes Kilpatrick 023 9285 1864
For Carers of Dementia Sufferers (relatives & carers) who have had diagnosis of dementia.
Group:Carers Support Group
Time:Thursday 11.0am - 12.00pm
Venue:Brent Court, Warren Avenue, Milton
Tel:Glenis Bannister, 023 9275 5853
Ex-Service Personnel with Dementia
Group:Kitbags & Berets
Time:2nd Thursday of each month 1.30-3.30pm
Frank Sorrell Centre, Prince Albert Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 9HR
Cliff Cropley, 02392 892035 or
For people with Dementia who are under 65 and their carers.
Group:Alzheimer’s Society Saturday Club.
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. 11:00am-1:00pm, (may vary)
The Link Cosham, Baptist Church, Havant Rd, Cosham, PO6 2QZ (may vary)
Cliff Cropley, 02392 892035 or


Portsmouth Autism Support Network
Time:Contact office for details
Venue:Frank Sorrell Centre, Prince Albert Road, Southsea PO4 9HR
Tele:Christy Olivier 07914 331876

Black & Ethnic Minority

Group:Diverse Carers
Time:3rd Wednesday of month 12.30-2.30
Venue:Carers Centre, 117, Orchard Road
Tele:Miho 07873847451


For someone who is looking after an individual with cancer.
Group:Macmillan Cancer Carers Support Group
Time:3rd Friday of the month, 11-12.30pm.
Venue:Macmillan Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital.
Contact:Macmillan Centre, 023 9228 3323 or

Cystic Fibrosis

Support Group for Families Caring for Children with Cystic Fibrosis
Group:Cystic Fibrosis Kids of Portsmouth Carers Group
Tele:Vanessa Hamza, 023 9221 0958 or 023 9282 0690
(Do not meet; chat line - for emotional support)

Drug and Alcoholic Addiction

Support for carers/family members or friends of people misusing substances
Group:REBOUND. Carers, Family and Friends affected by substnace misuse.
Time:Tuesday 7-9pm
Venue:The Carer's Centre, 117 Orchard Road, Southsea PO4 0AD
Tele:07939 580167 ~

Duchene Muscular Dystrophy

Any family member affected by Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.
Time:Once a month on Wednesdays, 10am-12pm.
Venue:Langstone Church, Shore Avenue, Southsea.
Contact:Joanna Gardner, 07940 935459.

General Carers Support Group

Group:Kent Road Carers Support Group
Time:2.00pm - 3.00pm, every Wednesday
Venue:St Jude's Church, Kent Road, Southsea
Tele:Sue Dawkins 023 9268 8441 or Jennifer Stenson 023 9283 1229
Group:MacDonald Watson Carers Support Group
Time:1.00pm - 3.00pm, 2nd Wednesday of each month
Venue:Carers Centre, 117 Orchard Road
Tele:Carolyn Gidney 023 9285 1864
Group:Drayton and Farlington Carers Support Group
Time:2.00pm - 4.00 pm, second Thursday of each month
Venue:The Drayton Institute, Havant Road, Drayton (Lower Hall)
Tele:Alice Collins 023 9237 8556

Head Injuries

Group:Headway Ports. & S.E. Hants
Time:Friday 10-12
Venue:West Lodge, St James Hospital
Tele:Heather Jury, 023 92829032, 9am-3pm


Group:Portsmouth Heart Support Group
Time:7.30pm, 3rd Tuesday of every Month
Venue:Portsmouth Rugby Club, Norway Road
Tele:Brian Baker 023 92378265

Learning Disability

Any Carer of a person with a learning disability
Group:Learning Disabilities Support Group
Time:10.00am - 12.0pm during the middle of the month
Venue:Carers Centre, 117, Orchard Road Portsmouth
Tele:Carolyn Gidney 023 92851864
Parents and carers of young adults aged in 15 to 30 with learning disabilities.
Group:Yackety Yac
Time:First Friday of every month.11am-1pm,
Venue:Carers Centre, 117, Orchard Road Portsmouth

Mental Health

Support Group for the Families and Carers of the Mentally Ill
Group:Take A Break
Time:2nd and 4th Monday 10.30-12.30
Venue:Carers Centre, 117,Orchard Road, Portsmouth
Tele:Sue 07836336290 or Carers Centre 023 9251864
Compass Carers Support Group
Time:second Wednesday 7.30 - 9:00 pm each month
Venue:St James Hospital, Coffee Lounge
Tele:Mary Joseph 023 9273 3637
Group:Support Group for Carers of People with Mental Health Issues
Time:Second and Fourth Thursdays every month. 2.00pm -
Venue:The Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove
Tele:Marina Downie 07926 069408 or Sarah Burchell 07923 477745
Group:Friday Carers
Time:Last Friday of month 10am-12pm
Venue:Old House at Home, Locksway Road
Tele:023 92851864

Multiple Sclerosis

Group:MS Society
Time:11am-1pm Last Saturday of month
Venue:The Good Companions, Eastern Road
Tele:Lili Rose 023 92696559
Group:Working Age Multiple Sclerosis
Time:1st Wednesday of month 7pm-9pm
Venue:Mountbatten Centre
Tele:Martin Long 07591 822033
Group:Working Age Men's Support
Time:1st Tuesday of month
Venue:Churchillian, Portsdown Hill Road
Tele:Caroline Birch 01590 623933


Support Group for Carers and People with Parkinson's
Group:Parkinson's Group meeting
Time:2nd& 4th Wednesday 10.00am-12.00 noon. coffee morning. Second Friday 2.00pm - 4.30pm, of each month for branch meeting
Venue:Cosham Community Centre
Tele:Cliff and Gwyneth Davies, 023 9245 0307


Support group for carers and people who have suffered a stroke
Group:The Portsmouth Stroke Club
Time:2.00pm - 4.00pm, every Tuesday
Venue:The Stacey Community Centre, Walsall Rd., Copnor
Tele:Val Weeks (ex Carer + Chair person) 023 9273 9078

Young Carers

Support Group For Young Carers
Group:14+ Young Carers
Time:6.15pm - 8.45pm, every Monday (except bank holidays)
Venue:Portsmouth Carers Centre, 117 Orchard Road, Southsea
Tele:Rebecca Hobbs 023 9285 1864
Group:Young Carers
Time:10am-12.30pm every Saturday
Venue:The John Pounds Centre via Alyward Street
Tele:Rebecca Hobbs 023 9285 1864