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You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information


deafPLUS Hampshire offer training and employment support, including delivering Deaf Leadership courses, Leadership, Project management, Deaf history and BSL. They can provide support in searching for employment and for preparing CV’s for Hampshire residents. deafPLUS make home visits to demonstrate equipment following the recommendations made by their sensory officers. After the installations, visits are made to check all is well and clients are confident in using the equipment. Home Benefits Advisers can visit clients at home to assist and advise over benefit claims. A Mobile Advice Service (MAS) provides a wide range of information on all aspects of hearing loss including demonstration of equipment in the MAS van such as: amplified telephones, TV loops and many more.

Dementia Friendly Hampshire

The aim is for the community at large to have a greater awareness of what dementia is and how those who have been diagnosed might be feeling. People across the County are working to promote the need for understanding, clear communication, patience and support throughout Hampshire. Ultimately, the aim is to forge a community spirit in which people with dementia will be able to live independently for longer, but with help and support when they need it.

Enham Trust

Enham Trust is a leading disability charity supporting both disabled and disadvantaged people in every aspect of their lives. Enham trust, is different. They believe in empowering their clients to exercise complete control over their lives. It’s this approach that allows disabled clients to successfully transition from fully supported care to a life of choice, control and independence.

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board

This website provides a range of useful information for people who may experience or be at risk of experiencing abuse, their families, carers, and anyone who works with people with health or social care needs. As well as general information on keeping safe and how to report concerns, there is also a dedicated area for professionals which provides access to a wide range of policy and practice guidance.

Hampshire Wellbeing Services

HWS is a not for profit Community Interest Company and independent social enterprise. HWS specialise in improving equality, diversity and inclusion in the health and social care sector. HWS offer five distinct and interrelated services through: research and consultations, training and knowledge, diverse and wellbeing services, language and interpretation, events and activities. HWS are the bridge between individuals and health and social care professionals and help improve understanding of the services available to them. HWS support people, explain how to use services, reduce confusion around entitlement to health care and redress language, cultural and social barriers.

Hospice UK

Hospice UK are the national voice of hospice care in the UK, working closely with their members to support their work and to advocate and raise awareness of hospice care.

King’s Arms Youth Project

The King’s Arms Youth Project, affectionately known as ‘KA’ to the young people, is a charity that has been set up to meet the needs of the young people of Petersfield and the surrounding villages. They run a range of different clubs for different age groups and have loads of cool things for them to do from arts and crafts, cooking or just having space to chill! The Project want the young people of Petersfield to reach their potential and know their worth. The hope is that the young people will take ownership of the club and help to turn it into something that meets their needs and inspires them to get the best out of life!

Registering a birth

Here, you can find a Register Office and register a birth or a stillbirth. You can change any details and correct any mistakes or add a fathers name to a birth certificate. Extra copies of certificates can be ordered and welcoming ceremonies arranged.

Supporting Troubled Families Programme

Trying to deal with more than one problem at a time, can make it difficult for families to get the right help and support. Although each family is different, many have issues relating to: Crime and anti-social behaviour Education, children not in school Worklessness, adults on out-of-work benefits Young people not in employment, education of training Problems with drugs and/or alcohol Physical or mental health problems Domestic violence and abuse Families at risk of homelessness or unmanaged debts Young children failing to thrive Unhealthy weight and/or malnutrition concerns Supporting Families in Hampshire is a new way of doing things – providing extra practical help early on to stop problems getting worse. We ask families about the things that are important to them, about the things that might help, and what we can do differently to support them.

Young Minds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers. We provide support for parents, training for professionals and a range of opportunities for young people to improve services and campaign for change. Young people are at the heart of everything we do

Information last updated 14 June 2017

National information

Carers UK

If you would in any way describe yourself as a Carer, this website is full of useful Help and Advice . By clicking on the Help & Advice tab, you will find some very useful links such as Quick guide to caring and Finding help where you live. See also the 5 essentials for carers information.

Disabled Living Foundation

The Your health section of the Disabled Living Foundation’s AskSARA online information service gives you advice about ideas and aids for coping with a range of physical and mental conditions.

Health and wellbeing

Information on how to look after your health and fitness as you get older from Age UK.

Living life to the full

You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health (the front page even has a Panic Button!) or sign up for an 8-part course. It’s all free.

NHS Choices

This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section, you will find immediate links with buttons to a comprehensive health encyclopaedia and to Medicines information. You can also use the NHS Direct symptom checker to get information to help you decide if medical attention is required. In the Health Services near you section, you can easily search for local GPs, hospitals, dentists and other services, using place name or postcode.

Patient UK

On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are also available.