A CWMBRAN-BASED charity which supports people with autism has a new home.

Hope GB moved into its new premises at Nant Bran Centre, Upper Cwmbran, on World Autism Awareness Day (Saturday, April 2).

The charity offers support to people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) and their families.

Hope GB organise weekly autism-friendly youth club sessions for children aged between 6-17, a Little Explorers Club for children aged between 3-6, a Young Adults Social group for those aged 16-25, and group support sessions for parents/carers.

Torfaen MP Nick Thomas-Symonds said: “I was delighted to open Hope GB’s new premises on World Autism Awareness Day.

“Hope GB provide incredibly vital support and services for people on the autistic spectrum and their families, and I wish them the very best in their new location.”

The trustees from Hope GB said: “We really value the support of the community evidenced at our recent open day and relish the exciting opportunity to reach out to more families and individuals affected by autism, children right through to adults, pre and post diagnosis.

“We have a good partnership with the local authority and are excited to plan more activities reinforcing our commitment to Torfaen.

“We look forward to our future events to be able to support the community in very practical ways. We send our thanks to MP Nick Thomas-Symonds for his longstanding support.”