What services are available?


  • Advocacy is about making sure people’s views are heard and their rights are respected.
  • Advocates work in partnership with the people they support to help them explore their options, express their views and take part in meetings.

Carers Respite

  • Supports unpaid carers (e.g. relatives and friends) by giving them a break from their caring role.
  • Is provided at pre-arranged times.

Carers Response

  • Supports unpaid carers in the event that they are unexpectedly unable to provide care (e.g. because of illness or accident).

Community Support

  • Supports people to access community based activities, attend hospital appointments etc.
  • Promotes positive wellbeing and offers support through home visits.

Information, Advice and Assistance

  • Information and advice about support services in Newport and how to access them.
  • Information and advice on issues of concern, such as housing matters (e.g. residential care or home adaptations), financial matters (e.g. benefit entitlements) and help with completing official forms.
Referral Form (637 downloads)

How much?

How much does the service cost?

The service is free.

Who provides the services?

Staff and volunteers of the Newport Support Partnership who are fully trained and well supported.


Volunteers offer informal support to help people become more involved in their communities.

If you would like to volunteer to support people with activities, befriend them, or support carers to prevent them becoming isolated, please contact us.


Who can use the service?

The service is available to anyone living in the Newport area. In particular, the service is designed for:

  • Carers
  • Older people (including people with dementia)
  • People with disabilities

People who would like to use the service, their relatives and professionals are welcome to contact us.


Volunteering Matters, as part of Newport Support Partnership, has a variety of volunteering opportunities that you can get involved with. We support unpaid carers, older people who are isolated and people with disabilities. Volunteer roles include:

  • Befriender;
  • Group activity volunteer;
  • Help at home volunteer;
  • Volunteer driver.

If you would like to volunteer simply download and complete the application form and email it tonsp@volunteeringmatters.org.uk with a brief explanation of which volunteer role interests you. You can also use this email address for any other queries you might have. Alternatively you can post your completed form to Volunteering Matters, Exchange House, High Street, Newport, NP20 1AA.

Volunteer Membership Form (755 downloads)


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