Support Groups & Activities

Men’s Shed Newtown

Llys Glan Yr Afon, Newtown, SY16 2FA

tel: 01686 807 860

Newtown Music Group

Come to our friendly Newtown Music Group.

Do you enjoy singing or play an instrument or look after a person who does? Newtown now has a Music Group at the town library. We’ll be using songs from different decades to sing and enjoy together.

Please come and join us at Newtown Library for sessions and enjoy lovely songs focussed on reminisces. The group meets at 2.00pm and usually lasts an hour.

Why are songs and music good for the brain?

We have a very good long term memory for music and words set to music – you’ll be surprised just how much you can remember!

Enjoying songs and music in a group and using skills you might have forgotten you have, and is a great way to boost self confidence.

Sing along with others who remember and enjoy the songs that you do too!

For more information contact Newtown Memory Service 01686 617240

Alzheimer’s Society

Are the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, Here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland


Alzheimer’s Help Line
If you have concerns about Alzheimer’s disease or about any other form of dementia, Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 can provide information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations.

The Helpline is usually open from:
9am – 8pm Monday to Wednesday
9am – 5pm on Thursday and Friday
10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday

tel: National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 11 22


Dementia Friends

Become a Dementia Friend. Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.

tel: 0300 222 5855 | web:


Mental Health Advocacy in Powys


Provided by Powys teaching Health Board.  The mental health advocates are based in Newtown Hospital and at Neuadd Brycheiniog, Brecon. If you wish to speak or write to one of the mental health advocates, their contact details are as follows:

Linda Woodward: 07974 935355     email:

Lynda Evans:07736 120924             email:

Montgomery County Infirmary, Llanfair Road, Newtown. SY16 2DW

Further details about the help and support which mental health advocates can provide are available on Powys teaching Health Board’s website.


Care & Repair in Powys

Care & Repair

Helping older and disabled people stay at home in comfort and security. Care and Repair in Powys provides expertise, advice and practical support to older people who need to undertake repairs, renovations or adaptations to their home. They do this to help people remain living at home independently, comfortably, safely and securely.

tel: 01686 620760


Newtown and District Dial a Ride

A charitable organisation that was set up to transport The Elderly and Disabled in Newtown and surrounding areas .

tel: 01686 622566



Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

As a Fire & Rescue Service we therefore focus on giving free safety education to all members of the public. We are especially looking to provide this advice to the higher risk groups within our communities. These are predominantly the elderly, those living alone, single parents, people with mental health issues, the disabled, young & older drivers.

tel: 03706 060 699



Ponthafren Association

Promoting positive mental health

Ponthafren Newtown offers a variety of courses and events for all to attend. And also offers a free counselling service.

Ponthafren Newtown
Longbridge Street, Newtown, Powys SY16 2DY

tel: 01686 621586




We have been supporting carers since 2003 and you might know us as Powys Carers Service.

In November 2015, our carers and staff voted that it was time for a fresh look, and in the process we decided to update our name to reflect our values and aspirations. Credu (which is pronounced ‘cre-dee’) means believe in Welsh.

We believe in people: their skills, abilities and talents, and the resilience they display in everyday life.
We believe
in the invaluable contributions carers make to their loved ones and their communities.
We believe carers of all ages deserve to thrive and be able to get the most out of life.
We believe
no-one needs to do this on their own.
We believe
in supporting carers by connecting them with whatever they need to live to their full potential.

We are a Carers Trust Network Partner, and we support carers via outreach through Credu Powys and through WCD Young Carers in North Wales (in Wrexham, Conwy and Denbighshire).

We are a registered charity and are governed by a board of volunteer trustees.

tel: 01597 823 800



Dementia Matters in Powys

Raising awareness & understanding of dementia

Dementia Matters in Powys is an independent charitable organisation that works in partnership with communities, third-sector and statutory organisations to develop and share innovative practice. The ultimate collective goal is to create a dementia friendly county that fully supports the health, well-being and quality of life of people living with dementia or at evident risk of dementia, and those who care for them.

Dementia Matters in Powys is committed to giving a voice to those living with dementia and doing things ‘with’ people rather than ‘for’ them. By working together in this way we will create communities that respect, value and empower individuals so that they are more able to face the challenges before them and can exercise more choice and control in their own lives.

Our vision can be simply summed up as :

Powys – Communities Where People With Dementia Matter

Dementia Matters in Powys, Unit 27 Ddole Road Enterprise Park, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6DF

tel: 01597 821166