Donna Simpson, Author at Your Wellbeing Gosport & Fareham Health Connections

Lasting Power of Attorney – Let’s Plan Ahead

Lasting Power of Attorney – Let’s Plan Ahead

Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board campaign to promote uptake of setting up Lasting Power of Attorney

HEALTHWATCH HAMPSHIRE

We are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in Hampshire.

We focus on ensuring that people’s worries and concerns about current services are addressed.

We work to get services right for the future.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer information and support

Shape up for life Hampshire

Your new weight management programme commissioned by Hampshire county council. 

Get Active

Find the support & resources you need to get active

Age concern-Help at home service

For friendly, Reliable Help around your home.

Limitless Travel

Disabled friendly & Accesible Holidays

The Poppy Factory

Supporting out of work ex-Forces patients during their journey into employment and beyond. Providing holistic one-to-one support to reduce barriers to employment from physical and/or mental health conditions or other social factors, helping people change their lives through sustainable and meaningful work.

Atlantis Cleaning Solutions

Specialist cleaning services for landlords, agencies and deep clean.

Centrepeace hub Gosport

Would you like someone to really listen to you but don’t know who to speak to?

we would like to help by offering you time and peaceful place to share things, in confidence, that are concerning you. We all need hope when we are going though tough times and often need help to unburden ourselves.

Centrepeace Hub is run by volunteers drawn mainly from local churches and we make no charge.

Opening times are : Tues, Weds, Thurs from 10am – 2pm and most Saturdays from 10am-12.30pm (appointment advised)

MHA Live At Home Scheme

Befriending and lunch clubs in Gosport, Fareham and Havant areas.

People Alone Circle – PAC

4th Tuesday Every Month – Parish Centre Hall 2pm-4pm

Shared activities for anyone on their own offering fellowship, tea and biscuits.

Fareham Art Group

Experienced to novice members welcome. Monthly meetings, weekly painting sessions and exhibitions.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is an informal, non-judgemental, out of hours mental health drop-in for anyone over the age of 18 who requires short term support. No need for an appointment – just turn up. We are open between 4.30pm to midnight 365 days a week but we do advise to arrive before 11pm to help you get the best from the service.

  • Feeling overwhelmed or hopeless
  • In need of urgent mental health support
  • Having thoughts to end your life
  • Feeling isolated or alone
  • Confused about where to find support
  • You can find us at: 147 Shirley Road, Options Wellbeing, The Annexe, Southampton. SO15 3FH
  • Within walking distance of train station
  • Text Lighthouse & your post code to access service between 4.30pm &11.30pm
Dustbusters – Cleaning Service

For residents of Gosport who are elderly, vulnerable or have a disability. The services include:

  • General house cleaning – hoovering & dusting
  • Cleaning kitchens & bathrooms
  • Cleaning the inside of windows
  • Changing bed linen
  • Laundry & ironing
  • Shopping

Cost: Please call for current rates

Time For You – Cleaning Services

Time For You. Domestic cleaning company with vetted, police checked staff in the Portsmouth, Chichester, Fareham and surrounding areas

Gosport Day Care & Well Being Centre

Care, respite and friendship covering: Gosport, Peel Common, Bridgemary, Elson, Alverstoke and Lee on the Solent.

The Clarence Room, Discovery Centre, Gosport, PO12 1BT

  • Dementia Specialist / Support
  • Transport available
  • A 2 course hot lunch
  • Social activities / Outings
  • Access to a variety of information & advice, affordable footcare, counselling, hairdresser and bathing
  • Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri – 10am – 3pm
Age Concern Cowplain

Based at The Borrow Centre hosting a variety of activities and lunch clubs.

Cowplain Activity Centre Association

Sociable bowls, U3A, sports clubs, hall hire and more at Idsworth Hall, Cowplain Community Centre

Fit & Fun Lunch Club

Portchester Community Association

Includes 2 course meal (Dinner and Pudding). Tea and Coffee

Cost: Please contact Fit & Fun Luch club for the cost of the 2 course meal.

Andover Mind – Carer Support & Dementia Advice for Hampshire

Hampshire-wide service providing advice, information and support to all carers aged 18+ who care for an adult.

Defence Medical Welfare Service

DMWS is an independent charity providing an independent and confidential medical welfare service to frontline staff whenever they are receiving medical treatment. We provide practical and emotional support to ensure that no family goes through the worry of injury or illness alone.

Fibro-Friends, Chronic Pain conditions

Feeling isolated and lonely, depressed or anxious and in chronic pain?


Our practical support helps you gain a more fulfilled and active lifestyle, and to come to terms with your condition.

We meet once a month and share practical suggestions. For information regarding meeting venue, date and time please visit www.simplyheartbrainsoul.com

Locks Heath CommuniCare Association

Locks Heath CommuniCare Association is a registered local charity run for the benefit of Senior Citizens in Locks Heath, Park Gate, Sarisbury Green, Swanwick, Titchfield Common, Warsash and Whiteley areas.

CommuniCare provides the following services:

•Lunch Clubs, and transport to and from them
•Car transport to medical appointments (wait and return service)
•Minibus transport to local shopping areas

For further information, or to book a CommuniCare service, please call us on 07002 456 689 between 9.30am -5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Information on CommuniCare’s activities is available at local doctor’s surgeries, Fareham Community Hospital and at the Lockswood Community Centre Coffee Shop.

All our drivers are fully insured and our minibus drivers have undertaken the Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) training with Community Action Fareham. All volunteers who have one-to-one contact with our clients – minibus drivers, escorts and car drivers – have undertaken the CRB / DBS checks.

Lockswood Community Centre

Situated in the heart of the Locks Heath Shopping Village this excellent venue offers the community a wide range of facilities and activities.

Lockswood Community Centre 2 Centre Way, Locks Heath, Southampton SO31 6DX

Just Crafting Around

Held at Abbeyfield Court, 46 Locks Road, Locksheath SO31 6BF.

Every Wednesday 2pm – 3.30pm, Please visit Website for the cost of the activity

Each week there will be a chance to try out a different art or craft medium.

Portchester Community Choir

Monday’s 2pm to 3.30pm, Please call Portchester Community Choir for the price per session.

Any age, any ability, everybody welcome!

Portchester Petanque Club

‘Portchester Petanque Club was set up in 1988 and currently has over 80 members. The aim was to create a group to pursue the game of Pétanque.We think we run a club open to anyone, with no restrictions and from my point of view a great social meeting point. All ages are welcome, including those with mobility or health limitations.In addition throughout the summer months we run one hour sessions for 8 to 10 year olds each week with the same objective of encouraging more interest in the game. We are building a good group of people from all age groups who meet regularly on Tuesday evenings. A great opportunity for old and young to meet and learn to get on together. We welcome visitors and guests to our regular playing sessions so why not come along and have a go.

Sunday: 10:00 – 12:00, Monday: 13:15 – 15:00, Wednesday: 10:00 – 12:00

Portchester Community Hub – Craft Session

Craft club with tea, cake and company.  Held alternate Tuesdays 2-4pm. Charge £3.50. 

Portchester Hub
2 New Parade
West Street
Portchester


Badminton Club – Portchester Community Centre

Runs every Monday 2-4pm, £3.50 charge.

Held at:

St Columba’s Memory Cafe

A free service for those with memory loss or dementia and their carers.

Come and try fun activities, make new friends and enjoy a drink and slice of cake in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. 

Every 2nd Tuesday of each month, 2-4pm.

Warsash Victory Hall

The Hall hosts many local Warsash clubs and societies covering a variety of interests.

Friendship Club and Cheerleading (optional)

Over 60? Come along and have a go at cheerleading and have a chat with friends over a tea/coffee with cake and biscuits.  Open to both men and women.

Classes are adapted to be inclusive, so no matter what your ability you will be able to take part.  Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.  Cheerleading is a great way to build confidence and encourage team work. 

Held at:
Bridgemary Methodist Church
1pm – 2.30pm every Wednesday.  Only £3 per session.

Diabetes UK Volunteer Support Group – Gosport

The Group meets on the first Tuesday of every other month starting in September each year.

Our meetings start at 10.30am and finish by 12pm. We generally have a speaker whose subject relates to Diabetes and there is always time for catching up with each other to exchange experiences. The Group meets at: Health Promotion Room Gosport War Memorial Hospital Bury Road Gosport PO12 3PW

Gosport Voluntary Action Support at Home

Practical support to reduce loneliness and support older people in Gosport

Services include:
Advocacy
Befriending
Social Groups
Benefit Checks
Facilitated Support
Information and Advice

Mindful of You – Sitting Service Specialising in Dementia Support

Bespoke sitting and companionship service, Fareham, Portsmouth and surrounding areas.

Hampshire Local Welfare Assistance

Need help? Talk to us we are here to give you a helping hand.

Concerned about work, money or benefits?
Worried about your housing situation?
Worried about your energy bills?
Finding it hard feeding yourself and your family?
Difficulty finding the right support for you?
Do you feel you are running out of options?

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

The Spithead Antiques and Fine Arts Society

The group meet at Bay House School monthly except December and August.  They have lectures by leading speakers on arts and culture and also organise two day visits each year. 

There is a cost per lecture or an annual fee.  See their website for further details.

Date: 4th Tuesday of the month

Time: 7pm.

Craft and Card Making Group – Portchester Library

Why not pop along to this informal, friendly group with any craft you wish to sit and do, or learn new card-making skills with one of our regulars.  Free to participate!

Every Friday 2pm – 3.30pm.

Adult Colouring and Board Games – Portchester Library

Ask at the front desk for more details – anytime!

Plays and Poetry Reading Group – Portchester Library

Do you like discussing poetry or reading plays? Why not join our new reading group?

First Saturday of every month, 10am.

Afternoon Tea & Quiz – Portchester Library

A fun, informal afternoon quiz in a relaxed environment.

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 2pm – 3.30pm.

Spanish Conversation – Portchester Library

Do you wish to practice your Spanish? Come along and chat with this friendly group of fellow speakers.

Held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 10am – 11am.

Family History Group – Portchester Library

An informal group to support each other in  your quest to trace your family tree.

First Thursday of every month 10am to 12pm.

Healthy Eating Group – Portchester Library

Weekly weigh-in, chat about issues and look at positive ways forward.  All welcome.

Every Wednesday 11am – 12pm.

Knit & Knatter – Portchester Library

Come along and join our friendly knitting group.  Meet new friends, learn new techniques and swap tips.  All levels welcome

Every Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Wheelchair Hire – Red Cross

Services include:
child, adult and heavy duty wheelchairs
wheelchair accessories
commodes and toilet aids

Open:
Monday 9.30am – 11.30am
Tuesday 9.30am – 11.30am
Wednesday 9.30am – 11.30am
Thursday 9.30am – 11.30am
Friday 9.30am – 11.30am
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Find us at:
Health Centre
Civic Way
Fareham
PO16 7AZ

Wheelchair Hire – Shopmobility

The Fareham Shopmobility service provides mobility scooters, electric and manual wheelchairs to people with limited mobility, enabling them to access Fareham town centre and shop independently. You do not have to be registered Disabled or have a long-term condition in order to take advantage of this service. Equipment for long-term loans for holidays or trips is also available for hire.

Members:
To become a member costs £10.00 per year. Membership also includes use of the majority of the Shopmobility schemes in the Wessex area.

Members can hire:
•a wheelchair for £3.50 per day
•an electric scooter or powered chair for £4.50 per day

Non-members Just bring along proof of ID and then you can hire:
•a wheelchair for £5.50 per day
•an electric scooter or powered chair for £6.50 per day

Shopmobility is located on the ground level of the Osborn Road Multi-Storey car park just past New Look and close to Fareham Library at Fareham Shopping Centre. The centre is open Monday to Saturday from 9.00am until 4.30pm.

The Shopmobility vehicles may be hired by anyone who needs assistance to be independently mobile in the town centre and local area. Members of the service are both young and older people. Advice and Training is given to all users. As an annual member you also automatically become a Wessex Shopmobility member, which means that you can use the majority of the Shopmobility schemes in the Wessex area. 

To become a member costs £10.00 per year. Membership also includes use of the majority of the Shopmobility schemes in the Wessex area. Members can hire: •a wheelchair for £3.50 per day •an electric scooter or powered chair for £4.50 per day Non-members Just bring along proof of ID and then you can hire: •a wheelchair for £5.50 per day •an electric scooter or powered chair for £6.50 per day As an annual member you also automatically become a Wessex Shopmobility member, which means that you can use the majority of the Shopmobility schemes in the Wessex area. It’s great value!

Gosport Model Yacht and Boat Club

Model Yachting has taken place at Gosport for over 100 years. We are now one of the largest and most active clubs in the UK. We host District and National Championships as well as Racing NINE different classes on a regular basis: IOMs, Radio A’s, RC Lasers, Multihulls, DragonForce 65s, DragonFlite 95s, RG65s, Vane A’s and Vane 36s Demo boats are available by prior booking for RCLasers (2), DragonForce 65 and Vane 36

Over 50’s Men’s Social Group

Held on the first Friday of every month at the Gosport Discovery Centre, ground floor community table (near the café).

This group is run by the Extended Primary Care Team and is open to any men over the age of 50. 

Come and join us for a chat, make friends and be sociable.

Dates: Friday 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 8 November and 6 December 2019.

Zumba Gold

Suitable for ALL levels of fitness and ability.  Improve’s cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, balance, flexibility and co-ordination. Speically designed for the over 50’s. Class can also be done seated.

A very sociable class where you are guaranteed to make new friends and have lots of fun.  Everyone welcome.

Tuesday 9.50am or 10.50am – Club Hampshire, Willis Road, Gosport

Thursday 9.50am – Family Church Hall, Layton Road, Gosport

£4 per session. 

Contact: Pauline Grant

Opticians – Home Visiting

Your home visits provide eye care services at home to the elderly and those who cannot visit a high street optician unaccompanied due to physical or mental disability.

Wessex Heritage Trust Wellbeing Workshops

Wessex Heritage Trust Wellbeing workshops commencing 12th June 10am to 12noon: Aimed at people who are isolated or lonely.

Series of free workshops at the Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson. Currently offering places for people in Portchester and south east Fareham. Minibus transport provided. Will be looking for opportunities to set up a workshop in Gosport area to link in with a local heritage site. Contact: caroline@wessexheritagetrust.org

Veteran’s Living Well Service

Rowans Hospice Living Well Centre – Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook, Hampshire PO7 5RU

A dedicated support service for ex Forces who are living with or caring for someone with a serious or life-limiting illness, or are recently bereaved.

Meetup

Meetup is an online platform for finding and building local communities. People use Meetup to meet new people, learn new things, find support, get out of their comfort zones, and pursue their passions, together.

Search the area you live in to find events and activities taking place.

Veterans Coffee Morning

Every Thursday 10am to 12pm at Stubbington Sports Club. 

Run by Veterans Outreach Support.

Privett’s Pavillion – it’s not just cricket!

Open Fridays from 3rd May 2019, 10.30am to 3.30pm.  Privett’s Pavillion, Privett Park, Gosport PO12 3SX.

Serving homemade hot and cold light lunches and refreshments with a selection of teas, coffees and soft drinks at affordable prices.

1.30pm – 2.30pm Net and Natter – Leisurely cricket for non players of all ages and abilities.  Come along at any time and enjoy a short spell of batting and/or bowling in the nets, then have a cuppa on us.

Brendon Care Social Evening with Music and Dancing

Held first Friday of each month, 7.30pm – 10.30pm.  Music from the 50’s and 60’s!

The Club Hampshire Centre, The Anchorage, Willis Road, Gosport.  Tickets £3, bring your own drinks and snacks.

Bring Your Own Craft Mornings

Do you love making and drawing?  Do you want to meet other people interested in Art and Craft?  Do you want to get out of the house for a few hours?

Leesland Neighbourhood Church are offering free Art and Craft Drop-in Morning.  An opportunity for you to bring your own craft and art projects and work on them in a safe space.  Free tea, coffee and biscuits available.

Friday mornings between 9am and 12pm, St Faith’s Church, Tribe Road, PO12 3NS

Friday 26 April, 10 May, 24 May, 7 June, 21 June, 5 July and 19 July.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga with Renata.

Mondays 7pm – 8.30pm  no booking required.

Cost £8 per session.

Gosport Community Association, 54 Bury Road,  Gosport

All Enquiries please contact Renata

Art Classes

Would you like to learn to paint?  Expert tuition from Kay Le Poldevin, experienced artist and teacher.

Beginners and improvers welcome. Ten week courses, Wednesdays 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm. 

For prices and details please contact Thorngate Hall reception.

Over 60’s Cheerleading Class

Want to try something different and have fun at the same time?  Cheerleading has many health benefits and can increase social wellbeing, help to aid weight loss, improve mobility and can also help to improve coordination and memory.

Classes are adapted to be inclusive, so no matter what  your ability, you will be able to take part.  Classes are suitable for all fitness levels, men and women are welcome. 

Location:  Freedom Centre, Netherton Road, Gosport PO12 4PH

Time: 10.15am – 11.15am

Every Thursday from April 4th, £3 per session

(Gosport Live at Home)

Kitbags Live On A group in Gosport & Havant for Veterans and their carers. To attend please contact Cliff Cropley on the number below as a referral form will need to be completed.
Skittles Club

Fancy trying skittles? A new weekly club has started at the Duke of Connaught’s Own Club, Western Road, Fareham every Thursday.  Come along and meet new friends, keep fit and have fun at the same time.  Ring Karen for more details.

The club is for over 60’s and held every Thursday 11am – 12.30pm.  Cost is £3 per person

The Earl of Southampton Trust, Titchfield

The Earl of Southampton Trust, Titchfield is an amalgamation of five charities, the oldest of which dates back to 1597.  The Charity works in the ‘Ancient Parish of Titchfield’ to provide almshouses grants and relief for those in need.  The Charity works principally in Titchfield, Stubbington, Warsash, Locksheath, Park Gate and Lee on the Solent.  The Early of Southampton Trust seeks to ensure that it make a real difference to its beneficiaries and makes a positive impact on people’s lives.

Applications must be supported by a recognised agency (e.g. Social Services, Health Visitor etc) and are usually means tested.  Please see their website for more information.

 

They also have a day room offering home cooked lunches.  All pensioners living within the area covered by the Trust are welcome for tea, coffee, lunch or just a chat with like minded company.  Service is offered Monday to Friday, lunch must be booked in advance by calling 01329 847923.

Location:

24 The Square
Titchfield


				
The Princess Royal Trust For Carers

Information, advice, support and Emergency Care Planning.

Visual Impairment Reading Group

Reading Group for people with a visual impairment.

Held at the Discovery Centre every 3rd Friday of the month 10.30am – 12 noon.

We provide the story in large print, CD or playaway, then over a cuppa we have a chat about whatever we have read.

For more information please contact Sharon or Ilona.

Voicebox Choir

Do you like singing?  Would you enjoy singing with others?

Join us, we are a friendly, relaxed group of like minded people. We sing a variety of fun songs and styles.

Friday mornings 10.00am – 11.30am, no auditions, pay as you go £5 per week includes tea and biscuits.

HEDCA
Coombe Road
Gosport
PO12 4JB

If you are interested contact Steph, our Choir Leader.

Activities at Juniper Court

Juniper offers a wide range of activities, everyone is welcome.

There is also an onsite restaurant which offers a variety of food and is open to the public.

Location:

Juniper Court
Cunningham Drive
Bridgemary
Gosport
PO13 0YF

Portchester Friendship and Memory Cafe

A free service for seniors to make new friends, enjoy tea and cake and join in a range of activities.  Everyone welcome – friends, family and carers.  Stay for the afternoon or just drop in.  Give it a try – it may be the start of something new!

Held on the Third Wednesday of the month – 1.30pm – 3.3opm.

Location:

Methodist Church Hall
Castle Street
Portchester

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 16 January 2019
Wednesday 20 February 2019
Wednesday 20 March 2019
Wednesday 17 April 2019
Wednesday 15 May 2019

A free service provided in partnership by Home Instead Fareham and Gosport, Solent Mobility and Portchester Methodist Church

Titchfield Friendship and Memory Cafe

A free service for seniors to make new friends, enjoy tea and cake and join in a range of activities.  Everyone welcome – friends, family and carers.  Stay for the afternoon or just drop in.  Give it a try – it may be the start of something new!

Held on the second Wednesday of the month (starting from March 2019) – 1.30pm – 3.3opm.

Location:

Titchfield Community Centre
Mill Lane
Titchfield
PO14 4AB

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 13 March 2019
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Wednesday 8 May 2019
Wednesday 12 June 2019 (2.30pm)
Wednesday 10 July 2019

A free service provided in partnership by Home Instead Fareham and Gosport, Solent Mobility and Titchfield Community Centre.

Wickham Friendship and Memory Cafe

A free service for seniors to make new friends, enjoy tea and cake and join in a range of activities.  Everyone welcome – friends, family and carers.  Stay for the afternoon or just drop in.  Give it a try – it may be the start of something new!

Held on the last Tuesday of the month (starting from February 2019) – 1.30pm – 3.3opm.

Location:

Wickham Community Centre
Mill Lane
Wickham

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 26 February 2019
Tuesday 26 March 2019
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Tuesday 28 May 2019
Tuesday 25 June 2019

A free service provided in partnership by Home Instead Fareham and Gosport, Solent Mobility and Wickham Community Centre.

Crofton Community Centre

Community centre hosting all types of activities, many different groups meet on a regular basis.

Location:

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
Fareham
PO14 2PP

Catisfield Memorial Hall

Village community hall hosting various activities, also room hire is available

Abshot Community Centre

This Community Centre is used by a wide variety of groups, from adult classes to children’s activities.

Location:

Kelsey Close  (off Penhale Gardens)
Titchfield Common
PO14 4NR

Gosport Friendship and Memory Cafe

A free service for seniors to make new friends, enjoy tea and cake and join in a range of activities.  Everyone welcome – friends, family and carers.

Stay for the afternoon or just drop in.  Give it a try, it may be the start of something new!

The dementia café is friendly.

 

Held on 1st Wednesday of the month 1.30pm – 3.30pm (from February 2019) at:

The Bradbury Lounge
Lucas Court
Melrose Gardens
Gosport
PO12 3EA

Dates for your diary:

6 February 2019
6 March 2019
3 April 2019
1 May 2019
5 June 2019

 

Service provided in partnership by Home Instead Fareham and Gosport, Solent Mobility and Thorngate Churcher Trust.

No Panic

No Panic is a registered charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers.

No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.

Severe anxiety and phobic disorders are a major and widespread problem. Recent surveys indicate that they affect up to 18% of the population of the United Kingdom.

Arthritis Care Helpline

Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with arthritis, living with it for some while or think you may have the early signs, we’re here for you.

MoneyWatch

MoneyWatch

Is an advice service for Emergency Services Personnel and Veterans of the Armed Forces.  Supporting those struggling with finances.

The Chatty Café Scheme

Sit at a Chatter & Natter table

A Chatter & Natter table is where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers.

A Chatter & Natter table brings people together and everyone is invited! If you’re on your own, in a couple, with a friend, if you’re a carer why not sit there with who you care for, mums and babies, dads and babies, grandparents and babies, young people, older people and anyone in between!

When you are deciding where to sit, look for the Chatter & Natter table and sit there! Stay for five minutes while you have your drink or longer. It’s not about making friends, just having good old fashioned human interaction!

iPad Lending Scheme (DOTS – Digital Options Training Support)

Hampshire Library Service iPad Lending Scheme.

Hampshire Library Service is proud to offer eligible customers the opportunity to get online via the loan of a DOTS iPad with associated training and support.

Along with the iPad a data allowance and WIFI capability are provided to allow continued internet access outside of the training sessions.

At the first of two, three hour training sessions; you will receive your iPad and training in  how to set it up.  A week later you return to the same library for another three hour training session. The iPad is then yours for the remainder of the loan period (4 weeks) to use as you wish.  Support is available for the duration of this period via the co-ordinators.  The iPads are returned 4 weeks from the initial loan to the library where the training was completed.  All data will then be wiped from the iPads.

There is no cost for the training or to borrow the iPad.

Eligible library members are invited to enrol on the next available training session at their local Hampshire Library.  Booking is required in advance at your local library or contact the DOTS co-ordinator: David Greensmith – david.greensmith@hants.gov.uk or tel: 07384 274217

Dates are as follows:

8 January 2019 – Right at Home Solent – 10am – 1pm

8 February 2019 – Gosport Discovery Centre 10am – 1pm

 

 

Brendoncare Clubs – Fareham

Variety of social activities and outings, check website for what’s on each day. Refreshments included and transport can be arranged if required.

Singing to Remember

Music and singing for older people living with dementia and their carers.  Music and song are recognised as being of a real comfort for older people experiencing memory loss.

Held on the last Thursday of every month, 2pm – 3.30pm.

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
Fareham
PO14 2PP

Quiz Afternoon

Thorngate Churcher Trust are holding monthly quizzes on a Friday at 1pm, starting from 14 December.

Location:

The Bradbury Lounge
Lucas Court
Melrose Gardens
Gosport
PO12 3FA

Teams are to consist of no more than 6 people.  You are welcome to bring along your own snacks, tea and coffee will be available for a small donation.

If you wish to attend please contact Jill Francis.

South East Hampshire Coeliac Network Group

The Group holds events throughout Hampshire to enable members to have the opportunity to meet others and share tips and information. In choosing a venue we endeavour to make sure that Gluten Free refreshments will be available and possible cross-contamination is avoided.

 

Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sehantscoeliac

Planets Cancer Charity

PLANETS helps patients with pancreatic, liver, colorectal, oesophageal, stomach and neuroendocrine cancer by funding patient support groups, innovative treatments and research.

Knitwitters – Fareham United Reform Church

Knitwitters meet weekly, every Wednesday between 10am and 12pm in the Lounge to knit for charity, to chat and have fun.  Refreshments are available for a small donation.

Location:

United Reform Church
18 Osborn Road South
Fareham
Hampshire
PO16 7DG

No need to book, just turn up.

Gosport Dis-Play Club

Gosport Dis-Play Club allows people with physical disabilities the opportunity to meet socially in an informal setting to share a meal and to offer each other support.  Various activities include singers, speakers, some professional entertainment and quizzes.

Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month, 10am – 2.30pm.  Cost is £4.00 which includes a cooked meal.

Masonic Hall
5 Clarence Road
Gosport
PO12 1BB

Transport can also be arranged at a cost of £3.00.

Please note this is a busy club with 40-50 people attending at any one time.

 

Saturday Fareham Friends Club

Run by Brendoncare:

 

Fareham Library
Osborn Road
Fareham
PO16 7EN

Every Saturday 2pm – 4pm

Lee-on-Solent Social Club

Run by Brendoncare:

 

Lee-on-the-Solent Library
High Street
Lee-on-the-Solent
Po13 9BZ

Every Saturday 10am – 12 noon.

Gosport Saturday Social Club

Run by Brendoncare:

The Anchorage
Willis Road
Gosport
PO12 1LZ

Every Saturday 1pm – 3pm.

Computer Club

Free to attend but booking is required in advance.  Gosport Discovery Centre Computer Club, 2pm – 4pm Friday afternoons.  Pop along to use their PC’s or bring your own device, their dedicated volunteers are on hand during the two hours to assist with anything you may need IT support with.

Scrabble Club

Free to attend, Gosport Discovery Centre scrabble club, 2pm – 4pm on Friday afternoons.  No booking is required, just turn up at the Café Community Table.

 

Gosport Discovery Centre
High Street
Gosport
PO12 1BT
 

Sing for Fun Group

Gosport War Memorial Hospital (Rose Ward) invites you to their Sing for Fun Group.  Held monthly in the Friends Diner.

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

All welcome.

 

Contact Names:  Shelley McGinty and Tracy Adams.

Jade Companionships

JADE Companionship Service – A companionship service for those aged 55 and over, that brings like-minded people together for various activities that create a feeling of positivity and being involved.

We feel that many people are not interested in dating, but looking for a companion, or friends to do activities together. They are alone for many reasons, whether it be divorce, passing of a loved one, retirement, leaving a group, illness of a partner, moving to a new area, or children not choosing to spend time with them. Many have said they were apprehensive of another gender (both male and female) looking at them sexually, or not knowing who they say they are, bringing a huge sense of feeling unsafe and insecure. Some even thinking that the other person maybe really looking for someone younger.

Many of our clients are still very active and are searching for an environment they trust. By us vetting each individual and knowing that we meet everyone in person, gives them this reassurance and safety net.

Our first and utmost value is to make a difference in the world of mature adults to give them the opportunity to meet like minded adults. There are many matchmaking companies in the UK, but not a single companionship service. This is where we come in by providing an opportunity to meet like minded adults.

We want people to feel special, and to make sure we give them a service that is one they would expect and beyond. We want to create ultimate memories that they will shout about, and friendships they will treasure with each other. Life is about living, so lets live it.

The Freedom Programme

  • On Thursday AM
  • Contact us to book a place on course
UK Fibromyalgia

The UK Fibromyalgia website has everything you need to know about what Fibromyalgia is, the symptoms, treatments, exercise, and further reading.

The website also has links to the Fibromyalgia Magazine.

Fibromyalgia Association UK

Fibromyalgia Action UK is a registered charity run primarily by unpaid volunteers. The majority of volunteers are also fibromyalgia sufferers who work extremely hard, despite their condition, in order to forward the cause of fibromyalgia.  FMA UK was established in order to provide information and support to sufferers and their families. In addition, the Association provides medical information for professionals and operates a national helpline.

The Hepatitis B Positive Trust

The Hepatitis B Trust is run by a team of expert Patients and Doctors with many years of experience of helping thousands of people come to terms with their hepatitis B infections.  We run a national hepatitis helpline in the UK and have helped get hundreds of thousands of HBV vaccinations and tests done.

Hepatitis C Trust

The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C with offices in London and Edinburgh and has been operating since 2001. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation: most of our board, staff, and volunteers either have hepatitis C or have had it and have cleared it after treatment.

The website provides information and support for those diagnosed with hepatitis C.

British Liver Trust

The British Liver Trust supports patients and families so you don’t have to face liver disease alone.  The website provides patient support including websites, helpline, publications and patient support group information.

Gosport Camera Club
Gosport Camera Club was founded in 1952. We are relatively small (about 50 members) but friendly and active club which always welcomes new members at any level of expertise. 
 
You don’t need to be an expert, just so long as you enjoy any aspect of photography. You don’t even need to enter competitions if you are content to enjoy others’ work.
Anyone interested in JOINING the club can attend a few meetings free of charge before deciding if they would like to become a member.

During our club season from September to June we meet every other Tuesday at 7.30pm at Hardway, Elson & Districts Community Association (HEDCA) Social Club at Coombe Road, Gosport, PO12 4JB.

Fareham & Portchester Camera Club

The purpose of the club is ‘for the encouragement and furtherance of all forms of photography through weekly talks, discussions, practical evenings and competitions. The club, which meets every Tuesday evening from September to June at the Portchester Parish Hall Assheton Court off Castle Street, Portchester PO16 9PY, is a lively friendly group of people who continue to enjoy and improve their photography. As well as internal competitions we also compete against other camera clubs in the area and take part in both the Southern Counties Photographic Federation League and Salisbury Exhibition which takes place in January every year.

If you are aged 18 or over and looking to share and develop your photography in a friendly atmosphere, please complete the form on the Club Information Page and we will contact you with more details.

Finding an NHS Dentist

Website provides details on how to find an NHS Dentist, what treatments are available on the NHS and charges.

 

Gosport Solent Brass Band

The Band was formed with amalgamation of two bands in the area  – Gosport Silver Band and Solent Concert Brass in 2011.  Both bands amalgamated to continue to provide a sound musical ensemble and to continue to promote Brass music within the local area. As well as performing at local concerts and fetes, the band will be moving forward into the contesting arena. Gosport Solent Brass are currently a fourth section brass band, and from the expert guidance of Royal Marine bandsman Richard Sharp, the band are looking to progress even further!

The Band rehearse in the Privett Suite at Gosport Community Association:

Tuesdays at 19:30-21:30 and Sundays at 10:30-12:30

If you are interested in attending a rehearsal or would like to become involved with the Band, please contact us.

To develop new talent, the Band has set up a training scheme for young and inexperienced players and tuition is given by members of the Senior Band. Their ages range from 7 to retirement, and experience from 2 years to complete beginners. Training Band meet in the Bandroom at the Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport:

Sunday between 9:15am and 10:15am

Gosport and District Organ Club

The Gosport and District Organ Club meet at Gosport Community Association twice a month:

1.00pm on the second Wednesday of the month in the Thorngate Ballroom (Compton Organ)

and

6.30 p.m. on the fourth Monday in the Music Room  (Electronic Organ).

As well as normal club nights, we hold occasional Sunday concerts in association with the National Theatre Organ Club and Thursday lunchtime concerts by organists from the local area.

If you are interested in playing or hearing these instruments then please join us at our Meetings

Gosport Piano Circle

The Gosport Piano Circle is a friendly group which meets four times a year in the: United Reformed Church, Bury Road, Gosport.

Pianists of all ages and levels are welcome to come and play or listen in an informal and supportive environment. The piano is a good Yamaha grand.

For more information please contact Helen Morris or Diana Swann.

Royal Naval Association Gosport

Whether we are catching up with friends at our regular social events, fundraising, advising on welfare and employment matters or just providing an arm around the shoulder, our natural willingness to help others stems from the tradition and camaraderie that life in the Royal Navy instils.

Chit Chat over a Cuppa

Gosport Live at Home Scheme, Chit chat over a cuppa for those who are 60+.

Every Wednesday 10am – 11.30am.

Coffee / Tea / Hot Chocolate with Cake / Biscuits.

Freedom Centre (Formerly Brockhurst Baptist Church)
Netherton Road
Gosport
PO12 4PH

Everyone welcome, £2.50 per person, per session.

Waterside Medical Centre

Mumby Road
Gosport
PO12 1BA

Open Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm.

Closed at the weekend.

Stoke Road Medical Centre (Willow Group)

66-68 Stoke Road
Gosport
PO12 1PA

Open Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm.

Closed at the weekend.

Forton Medical Centre (Willow Group)

Whites Place
Gosport
PO12 3JP

Open Monday – Friday  8.00am – 6.30pm.

Closed at the weekend.

Brune Medical Centre (Willow Group)

10 Rowner Road
Gosport
PO13 oEW

Open: Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm.

Closed at the weekend.

The Whiteley Surgery

Yew Tree Drive
Whiteley
Fareham
PO15 7LB

Open: Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm.

Westlands Medical Centre

20b Westlands Grove
Portchester
Fareham
PO16 9AD

Stubbington Medical Practice

Park Lane
Stubbington
PO14 2JP

Open: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm.

Closed at the weekend.

 

Rowner Health Centre

143 Rowner Road
Rowner
Gosport
PO13 9SP

Open:

Monday 9am – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 8.15pm
Wednesday 9am – 6pm
Thursday 9am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 6pm

Closed at the weekend.

The Portchester Practice

West Street
Portchester
Fareham
PO16 9TU

Open: Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm

Saturday – Open one a month (usually the 3rd Saturday of the month) 7.30am – 11.30am.

 

 

Lee-on-the-Solent Health Centre

Manor Way
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 9JG

Open:

Monday 7.30am – 7.30pm
Tuesday 7.30am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 7.30am – 6.30pm
Thursday 7.30am – 6.30pm
Friday 7.30am – 6.30pm

Closed at the weekend.

Jubilee Surgery, Titchfield

High Street
Titchfield
PO14 4EH

Open: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm.

 

The Highlands Practice, Fareham

102 Highlands Road
Fareham
PO15 6JF

Open:

Monday 8am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 8am – 8pm (reception closed at 6.30pm)
Wednesday 8am – 6.30pm
Thursday 7am – 6.30pm (reception opens at 8am)
Friday 8am – 6.30pm
Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm (alternate weeks)

Gosport Medical Centre

Bury Road
Gosport
PO12 3AQ

Open:

Monday 8am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 8am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.15am – 6.30pm
Thursday 8.15am – 6.30pm
Friday 8am – 6pm

Closed at the weekend.

Gudge Heath Lane Surgery

187 Gudge Heath Lane
Fareham
PO15 6AQ

Open: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm.  Closed at the weekend.

Fareham Centre Practice

Osborn Road
Fareham
PO16 7ER

Open Monday 7.30am – 8pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8am – 6.30pm and Thursday 7.30am – 6.30pm.

Also open one Saturday a month from 8.30am – 11.30am.  Website lists dates.

Bury Road Surgery

Gosport War Memorial Hospital
Bury Road
Gosport
PO12 3PW

Open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 6.30pm (7.30ppm on  Monday).

Brook Lane Surgery, Sarisbury Green

233a Brook Lane
Sarisbury Green
Southampton
SO31 7DQ

Open Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8am – 6.30pm, Wednesday 7am – 6.30pm, Thursday 7am – 8pm. Closed at the weekend.

Brockhurst Medical Centre

139-141 Brockhurst road
Gosport
PO12 3AX

Open Monday to Friday 9am – 6.30pm, closed at the weekend.

Bridgemary Medical Centre

2 Gregson Avenue
Gosport
PO13 0HR

Open Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, closed at weekend.

Telephone lines are open until 6.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Iona Familes Club

Family Social Club run by volunteers.  Regular events held such as meat raffles, bands, children’s Christmas party etc.

 

Fisher Road
Gosport
PO13 0JJ

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionafamiliesclub/

In Off The Post

The Inn Off The Post is Gosport Borough Football Club’s bar, and can be hired for business and evening functions.

There are two rooms for hire – the main bar which can accomodate up to 100 people and can be used for meetings or functions and the Board Room which can accomodate up to 25 people for meetings.

 

Privett Road
Gosport
PO12 3SY

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Innoffthepostgbfc/about/?ref=page_internal

Queens Club

Queens Road
Gosport
PO12 1LF

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293083830815793/about/

Gosport Community Safety Partnership
A partnership of organisations working together to help make Gosport a safer place to live and work.
Website contains information on recent news, tackling crime, initiatives and details of the Neighbourhood Policing Team for Gosport East, Central and West as well a Lee-on-the-Solent.

 

Town Hall
High Street
Gosport
PO12 1EB

The Provincial Society – Gosport

The Provincial Society was formed on 1st March 2003.  It brings together people interested in all aspects of the operation and vehicles of the former Provincial Tramways Company, the Gosport and Fareham Omnibus Company and the Provincial Bus Company, together with all successor and associated companies from 1878 to the present day.

Membership of the society runs from 1st  April each year.  Members receive a members handbook including a copy of the constitution and an enamel Society badge.  There is also a quarterly magazine, the ‘Provincial Press’. Members can also attend special talks and events each year.

For details on how to join and membership fees please see the contact details below.

Hampshire Genealogical Society – Fareham Group

This friendly and welcoming group generally meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut, Fareham. Doors open at 7:15 pm and the meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

Members join us from Fareham and the surrounding area and we are always pleased to welcome visitors and new members.

The Group meetings are either a talk from a speaker on a family history related subject, or a Members’ Evening, usually arranged around members interests or a request for a particular topic. The meeting is preceded by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to socialise, meet, and chat with the speaker.

Wallington Village Hall
Broadcut
Fareham
PO16 8ST

Hampshire Genealogical Society – Gosport Group

The Gosport group is friendly and welcoming, they meet at 7:30pm, on the second Wednesday of each month.

Our members come from Gosport itself and the surrounding area. We are always very pleased to welcome visitors and new members.

The group meetings are either a talk from a speaker on a family history related subject, or a Members’ Evening. They are usually arranged around members interests or a particular topic request. The meeting is followed by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to meet and chat with the speaker and each other.

The Scout Hut
Clayhall Road
Gosport
PO12 2BY

The Gosport Railway Society

The Gosport Railway Society began in January 1977 and celebrated its 40th birthday last year. They have regular monthly meetings, photograph competitions, education evenings and a Christmas meal event.

All meetings are held in the main hall of the Methodist Church, Stoke Road, Gosport and start at 7.30pm and all are welcome.

Ring the Society for dates and times of their next meeting.

The Historical Diving Society

The Historical Diving Society (HDS) was formed in 1990 in the UK by a group of enthusiasts whose aim is to preserve and protect diving heritage. Since then the Society has grown into an international organisation with affiliated national societies across the world.

The Society encourages the publication of articles of historical diving interest. It produces its own newsletter, the Historical Diving Times, and the International Journal of Diving History which are issued to all members. It publishes facsimile monographs of important works on diving. A regular email newsletter (Rope Signal) is forwarded to all members.

The Society holds meetings, visits, and lectures. It holds bibliophile meetings visiting member’s collections and important libraries. It has active Working Equipment Groups which seek to preserve classic equipment in a usable form, and this is often demonstrated at rallies and exhibitions.

Details of how to join the society and membership fees are on the website.  Details below.

Gosport Aviation Society

The objective of the Society is to research and record the vast amount of local flying history which covers inter alia, the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Air Force, the Fleet Air Arm, the Army Air Corps and last but by no means least, the Gosport Aircraft Company.

Membership is open to any person interested in the history of aviation. The Society holds monthly meetings (in Stubbington Snooker Club), organises trips to places with an aviation interest, hosts talks by internationally renowned speakers and in addition to a monthly newsletter, produces an occasional journal on aviation matters of local and national interest.

Should you wish further details then please contact:-

The Treasurer
Gosport Aviation Society
5, Darwin Close
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 8LS

We look forward to meeting you.

Gosport Society

Membership of the Gosport Society is open to all those interested in Gosport and its heritage.  They have frequent meetings at which members enjoy lectures on subjects of special interest, not necessarily of Gosport.  They also have a series of social events throughout the year.

There is a yearly subscription fee, payable on 1st April each year. Membership runs from 1st April to 31st March, however you can join at any time of the year.

Gransnet

Gransnet is the busiest social networking site for the over 50s. Launched in May 2011, the site was described by the Telegraph as “a new dawn in grey power.”

At its heart is a buzzing forum where users debate the hot topics of the day, support each other through tough times and share a laugh. Brimming with useful content covering everything from fashion to grandparenting, travel to technology, as well as competitions and an incredibly popular bookclub, there is something on the site for everyone. Gransnet is recognised as a champion for digital inclusion and is constantly challenging the stereotypes of ‘older people’ in the media.

What’s more, we have Gransnet Local, a network of sites featuring the very best in your local community as well as opportunities for gransnetters to meet up with like-minded neighbourhood folk.

Free to join, you do not have to join to read the forums, but once you do you can post and then also receive the weekly newsletter.

National Women’s Register – (Lee-on-the-Solent)

National Women’s Register (NWR) is a social organisation for women and has groups across the UK that connect women who are interested in everything and talk about anything! From lively discussions, to share ideas, meet other women and make new friends.

If you enjoy talking and look forward to meeting new people then why not see whether NWR is what you are looking for? Groups generally meet once or twice a month mainly in members’ homes and in the evening although some groups meet in the daytime. Programmes are planned in advance and provide the opportunity to discuss interesting topics, exchange ideas and offer varying opinions; the conversation never dries up! Some Groups have separate special interest groups such as Book Clubs and Walking Groups and also add a social dimension with outings to the theatre, garden visits and meals out.

Lee-on-the-Solent hosts the nearest NWR group.  They can be contacted via the NWR website, see link below.

NHS Choices – Moodzone

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help.

It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

NHS Screening

Screening is a way of finding out if people are at higher risk of a health problem, so that early treatment can be offered or information given to help them make informed decisions.

The NHS screening programmes currently offered in England are:

Screening in Pregnancy

Screening for infections diseases (Hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis)
Screening for Down’s syndrome, Patau’s syndrome and Edward’s syndrome
Screening for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia
Screening for physical abnormalities (mid-pregnancy scan)

Screening for Newborn Babies

A physical examiniation which includes the eyes, heart, hips and testes
A hearing test
A blood spot test to check if the baby has any of nine rare conditions

Diabetic Eye Screening

From the age of 12, all people with diabetes are offered an annual diabetic eye test to check for early signs of diabetic retinopathy.

Cervical Screening

Cervical screening is offered to women aged 25 – 64 to check the health of cells in the cervix. It is offered every three years for those aged 26 – 49, and every five years from the ages of 50 – 64.

Breast Screening

Breast screening is offered to women aged 50 – 70 to detect early signs of breast cancer.  Women over 70 can self-refer.

Bowel Cancer Screening

There are two types of screening for bowel cancer.  A home testing kit is offered to men and women aged 60 – 74.  Bowel scope screening uses a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end to look at the large bowel.  It is offered to men and women at the age of 55 in some parts of England.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

AAA screening is offered to men in their 65th year to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (a dangerous swelling in the aorta).  Men over 65 can self-refer.

Further information and advice can be found on the NHS website, see link below.

NHS Vaccinations

The NHS website provides a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK free of charge on the NHS and the ages at which they should ideally be given.

Full information is also given about each vaccine.

Directory Enquiry Service

If you’re not able to read or hold a telephone directory due to illness or disability, you can apply for free 195 Directory Enquiries. Where applicable, onward connected calls will be included in BT’s call packages. Mobile and other providers’ charges may vary.

Call to request an application form. Your form will need to be countersigned by a professional who knows you i.e. your doctor, nurse or other medical practitioner.

ERIC, The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity

Charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the UK.

Transgender Helpline

Mindline Trans+ is a confidential helpline for people who identify as Trans, non-binary or gender fluid that provides a safe place to talk about feelings confidentially and receive signposting to appropriate services and support.

Operating Mondays and Fridays 8pm – midnight.

Marie Curie Helper Service

The Marie Curie Helper Service is available to support anyone with a terminal illness aged 18 or over and their family. Offering companionship and emotional support, practical help, a break for families and carers, information on further support and bereavement support.

 

Please note that Helper volunteers do not assist with personal and clinical care, formal counselling or regular domestic tasks.

Naomi House and Jacksplace

Naomi House and Jacksplace are hospices supporting life-limited and life-threatened children and young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

Migraine Action

The national advisory and support charity for people affected by migraine.  Advice, information and factsheets.

Easyhealth Website

Health information with simple words, clear pictures and films.

They are made for anyone who finds written information hard to understand (including people with learning disabilities), so they can make decisions about their own lives.

Family Lives

Confidential helpline – support for parents, parenting advice videos and forums. Anti-bullying support.

Fareham & Gosport Diabetes UK Group

Local group providing help and support for people with diabetes and their families and carers.

Fareham & Gosport Group:

Meetings held on 1st Thursday of the month (except August) 7.30pm – 9pm

The Community Space
Tesco Store
Fareham

Portchester Group:

Meetings held on 1st Monday of each month 10am – 11.30am

Portchester Methodist Church Hall
Castle Street
Portchester
PO16 9PS

Seahawks (the families group)

A new group for families who have a child or teenager with diabetes.

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are members of a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.

Carers UK

Information and advice for carers including online forums, factsheets and guides.

Carers Trust

Help and advice for carers.

SANDS

National Charity for stillbirth and neonatal death. SANDS offers support for anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby. Contact for details of national and local groups.

ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices)

ARC offers non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening; when they are told their baby has an anomaly; when they are making difficult decisions about continuing with or ending a pregnancy, and when they are coping with complex and painful issues after making a decision, including bereavement.

Miscarriage Association

Losing a baby during pregnancy can be a very unhappy, frightening and lonely experience.  The Miscarriage Association helps by offering support and information for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.

Stalking Issues

Stalking is a pattern of repeated and persistent unwanted behaviour that is intrusive and engenders fear, it is when one person becomes fixated or obsessed with another and the attention is unwanted. Threats may not be made but victims may still feel scared. Importantly threats are not required for the criminal offence of stalking to be prosecuted.

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

Talk ED is the new name for Anorexia and Bulimia Care. We are a national charity supporting anyone affected by any eating disorder or eating distress. We will meet you wherever you are in your journey, with personalised support.

National Centre for Eating Disorders

Eating disorder treatment- Eating disorders are progressive, debilitating mental health conditions which call for medical, psychological and nutritional interventions.  There are different types of eating disorders, so our NCFED practitioners have eating disorder treatment for compulsive eating, bulimia nervosa, and anorexia.

NHS Choices – Sleep and Tiredness

For information and guidance on all aspects of sleep including insomnia, snoring, sleep tips for children and conditions such as sleep apnoea.

The Sleep Council

The Sleep Council is an impartial organisation that looks at how you can adopt healthier sleep habits and focuses on raising awareness of a good night’s sleep to health and wellbeing.  Site offers sleep advice and sleep tools.

Portchester Methodist Church

Website provides details of service times, community groups and regular activities, such as:

Craft Group – 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Coffee Morning – Wednesday’s 10am
Lunch Club – Friday 12.30pm
Coffee Morning – Saturday 10am

Location:

Castle Street
Portchester
Fareham
PO16 9PS

Locks Heath Free Church

Website provides details of services, what’s on and small groups.

 

255 Hunts Pond Road
Titchfield Common
Fareham
PO14 4PG

Hill Park Baptist Church

Website provides details of meetings, messy church, groups and church news.

Location:

Gudgeheath Lane
Fareham
Hampshire
PO15 6PZ

St Mary’s – Fareham (Anglican)

Website details Mass times.

Location:

Church Road
Fareham
Hampshire
PO16 9QW

The Sacred Heart – Fareham

Website gives details of mass times, details of the parish and newsletters.

 

43 Portland Street
Fareham
PO16 ONQ

Fareham Baptist Church

Website gives details on service times, events and regular activities.

Gosport Road
Fareham
PO16 0QW

West End Chapel (Independent Evangelical Church)

Website gives information on services, activities and what’s on.

 

St Anne’s Grove
Fareham
PO14 1JX

Fareham Methodist Church

Website gives times of services, group information and church news.

 

Kings Road
Fareham
PO16 0NU

St John’s Fareham

Website has details of services and groups.

St John the Evangelist Church
1A Upper St Michael’s Grove
Fareham
PO14 1DN

 

 

Fareham Community Church

Website details calendar of events and what’s on.

 

The King’s Centre
171-173 West Street
Fareham
Hampshire
PO16 0EF

St Peter and St Paul Church

Website details times of service, parish magazine, what’s on and weekly notices.

Location:

Osborn Road
Fareham
PO16 7DR

Holy Trinity with St Columba, Fareham

Website details times of services and what’s on.

Locations:

Holy Trinity Church            St Columba Church
West Street                                  Hillson Drive
Fareham                                       Fareham
PO16 0EL                                     PO16 6PF

 

Waterside Community Church

Website gives details of services.

 

Location:

The Waterside Community Church
South Street
Gosport
PO12 1ES

St Thomas The Apostle – Elson (Anglican)

Website gives details of services and what’s happening.

Location:

Elson Lane
Gosport
PO12 4EZ

 

Stoke Road Methodist Church

Website gives details of services and activities.

Location:

Stoke Road
Gosport
PO12 1JB

St Matthew’ Bridgemary (Anglican)

Website gives details of services and prayer meetings.

Location:

Wych Lane
Gosport
PO13 0JN

 

St Mary The Virgin – Rowner (Anglican)

Website gives details of services, events and what’s happening.

 

Location:

Rowner Lane
Gosport
PO13 9SU

St Mary’s on the High Street (Roman Catholic)

Website gives details of church services and groups.

Location:

32 High Street
Gosport
PO12 1DF

 

 

St Mary’s Alverstoke (Anglican)

Website gives details of services, events and what’s on.

Location:

Green Road
Alverstoke
PO12 2ET

 

St John The Evangelist – Forton (Anglican)

Website gives details of services and what’s on.

Location:

Forton Road
Gosport
PO12 4TQ

St Faith’s Lee-on-the-Solent

Website gives details of services, events and groups.

Location:

Victoria Square
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 9NF

 

Salvation Army – Gosport

Website gives details of prayer meeting times and what’s on.

 

Location:

The Crossways
Gosport
PO12 4RH

Logos Community Church

Website gives details of services, events and groups.

Location:

Copse Lane
Gosport
PO13 0DH

Lee-on-the-Solent Methodist Church

Website gives details of services, activities and groups.

Location:

High Street
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 9HY

Lee-on-the-Solent Community Church

Website gives details of services, events and groups.

Location:

Lee Community Centre
51 Tywford Drive
Lee-on-the Solent
PO13 8JU

Holy Trinity Church

 

Location:

Trinity Green
Haslar Road
Gosport
PO12 1HL

 

Gosport Waterfront Baptist Church

Website gives details of service times and events.

Location:

Unit 2
Cooperage Green
Royal Clarence Marina
Gosport
PO12 1FY

United Reform Church – St Columba

Website gives details of service times and events.

Location:

Gosport URC St Columba
Elson Road
Gosport
PO12 4BW

Family Church – Bridgemary

Website gives details of services, events and clubs.

Location:

Bridgemary Church
2a Layton Road
Gosport
PO13 0JQ

Family Church – Gosport

Website gives details of services, events and groups.

Location:

Brune Park Community College
Military Road
Gosport
PO12 3BU

Christ Church Gosport (Anglican)

Website details service times, events etc.

Location:

Stoke road
Gosport
PO12 1JQ

Freedom Church (Formerly Brockhurst Baptist Church)

Website gives details of services and groups held at the church.

Location:

Netherton Road
Gosport
PO12 4PH

 

Bridgemary Methodist Church

Website gives details of Sunday Services and events.

Location:

Prideaux Brune Avenue
Bridgemary
Gosport
PO13 0PP

 

Alverstoke Evangelical Church

Website gives details of church services, events and groups held at the church.

Location:

Bay House School
Gomer Lane
Gosport
Po12 2QP

Sense

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. We began, and continue, to support people who are deafblind. Today, we also support a wide range of people with complex communication needs:

  • Deafblind, dual-sensory impairment or multi-sensory impairment
  • Single sensory impairment with additional needs
  • Complex needs, which may include sensory impairments, additional learning or physical disabilities, or autism.

 

Independence at Home Charity

We may be able to help you if you, or a member of your family, have a long term illness or disability and need financial help towards the cost of equipment, home adaptations or other essential items to improve your independence, comfort, safety and quality of life at home.

You must be in financial need and unable to afford the equipment or building work yourself or to obtain the funding that you require from statutory services.

You have to be referred to us by a professional worker from health, social care or a charity that is in contact with you or your family member. When you have a referrer please ask them to go to the ‘how to apply’ page of the website.

Newsagent (RNIB)

We know how important it is to read newspapers, magazines, periodicals and other sources of information, so we aim to ensure these reading materials continue to be available to those who want them, if standard print becomes inaccessible.

Newspapers and Magazines available in various formats:

  • Audio CD or USB: Delivered to your door
  • Online: If you have a mobile phone or computer, get your daily paper or magazine delivered to your inbox or download from our website
  • DAISY: DAISY CDs offer further navigation options over the audio you listen to. If you have a DAISY player, why not take a look at what titles are available from our newsagent service?
  • Braille: magazines available in double-sided contracted braille
  • Big Print If you have some vision but would like to read a bigger font, this could be a choice for you

Request a free sample and try the service for yourself.

 

MedicAlert

MedicAlert provide assurance and life saving support to thousands of members each year. We understand that sometimes you need to get really important information to those helping you, but in an emergency you might not be able to speak for yourself.

We provide services and jewellery to help ensure your wishes are followed should the unexpected happen.

Wearing your MedicAlert jewellery allows emergency personnel to obtain initial information from the disc on your bracelet or necklace, with further detail being available via the electronic record you hold with us.

Our team of nurses review your information to make sure you have the right wording on your disc and clear details in your record.

This means you can alert emergency professionals to your individual needs whether it be that you have a medical condition, allergies, heart device or want those treating you to know how to reach your next of kin, absolutely vital if you can’t speak for yourself.

Talking Point

Online forum where you can talk with other members and professionals regarding dementia.  Site also contains help videos and other technical tips.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

We train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives.

 

Hearing dogs for adults with a hearing impairment (aged 17+) and hearing dogs for children with a hearing impairment (ages 7-12).

Forgotten Veterans UK

Forgotten Veterans UK provide a rapid response to ex veterans and their families  who need help  and work in partnership with local veteran community groups

The Mix

The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access the The Mix’s support via phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services.

The Mix also operates a one to one online chat service, a crisis messenger service and discussion boards.

HealthTalk

healthtalk.org provides free, reliable information about health issues, by sharing people’s real-life experiences. You can watch people sharing their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more.
If you, or someone you care about, is affected by any of the 100 subjects we cover, you can find out what happened to 40 other people in the same situation.

 

Healthier Together

The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed by healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You’ll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what ‘red-flag’ signs to look out for, what you should do to keep your child comfortable, how long your child’s symptoms are likely to last and where to seek help.

NHS Your Guide to Care and Support

This website is for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs. Providing information and support.

Patient UK

Patient connects people with knowledge that makes them healthier. Over 4,000 condition and medicine leaflets are accompanied by diet and healthy living articles, videos to provide answers to the questions our users are asking most often and lively discussion forums. There’s something to support you at every stage of your health journey.

Men’s Health Forum

Online information and advice regarding all types of men’s health issues.

Pain Concern

Pain Concern offers a confidential, anonymous and free telephone and email services to individuals anywhere in the UK through our helpline. Calls and emails are answered by trained and skilled Helpline volunteers who will listen empathetically, inform appropriately and signpost accurately with the aim to support and empower callers.

A Way With Pain

A Way with Pain’s website is dedicated to providing information and support to those living with chronic pain.

It’s a place where people can visit, find comfort and share their experiences if they so wish. Hopefully eliminating some of the fear, frustration, loneliness and isolation that can be felt when living and dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis.

Pain Support

We offer chronic pain support for all those with long-term pain. The PainSupport website will help you move forward in your life with better chronic pain self-management, with or without drugs or treatments. The techniques and chronic pain support will allow you to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, despite having pain..

The PainSupport website is recommended by many NHS hospital-based Pain Management Programmes and Pain Clinics.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PainSupport.uk

Back Pain – NHS Choices

The NHS Choices website guide is designed to give advice on what to do if you have back pain and suggest ways you can help prevent it.

Homewood Chiropractic – Fareham

Homewood Chiropractic has been established in Fareham for over 50 years. Over this time, we have built up an unprecedented reputation in the local area and community. Over 60% of our new patients arrive to see us via personal recommendation from friends, colleagues and family, a great compliment to us.  We pride ourselves on treating each patient as an individual and no two care programmes are exactly alike. We will do our utmost to respect your needs or requirements at all times.

30 Osborn Road
Fareham
PO16 7DS

Gosport Chiropractic Clinic

We are a friendly clinic seeing a wide variety of patients, from new-born babies to the elderly. The types and styles of treatments are always adapted and appropriate for each individual patient.

 

133b Stoke Road
GOSPORT
Hampshire
PO12 1SD

Fareham Neighbourhood Watch

Fareham Neighbourhood Watch exists to support all the Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in the Borough of Fareham. We cover the areas from Portchester in the east to the River Hamble in the west including Park Gate, Sarisbury, Locks Heath, Warsash, and from the Solent as far north as the Borough boundary with Wickham.

Gosport Neighbourhood Watch

Gosport Neighbourhood Watch was set up to provide a focus for all neighbourhood watch schemes in the Gosport & Lee On The Solent area, as well as a source of help, guidance, advice and support on all NHW matters.

Gosport Neighbourhood Watch is for everyone!

Our aim is to provide information and advice to Gosport residents on safety,  security and community support issues in Gosport and surrounding areas.

OCD Support Group – Fareham

This recently started OCD support group is held weekly at the Mind Wellbeing Centre in Fareham.  You can self refer to the Wellbeing Centre and will need to have an assessment before being able to join the group. The assessment is to make sure you are getting the right kind of help and it’s all very friendly.

Group meet on a Tuesday at:

Fareham & Gosport Mind
126 West Street
Fareham
PO16 OET
Please call to find out times.
Women with a Heart Condition – British Heart Foundation

If you’ve lived with a heart condition all your life, just been diagnosed, or just want to make your heart health a priority, you’re not alone. Here you can find people just like you to talk to and share experiences with.

Website contains women’s real life stories and an online community.

Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA)

The HMSA is a dynamic charity providing a network of support groups throughout the UK. All our Group Leaders are trained and have clear DBSs (previously called a Criminal Records Bureau check). The HMSA is proud that our groups are recommended by many hospitals and individual professionals because of our positive ethos and the dedication and professionalism of our Group Leaders.

• IS accredited website. ( dedicated professional members area under development)
• Open and closed social media groups for peer support, moderated to ensure they are safe and accurate (some areas  are only accessible by members)
• Helpline for support and advice, 5 days a week
• Local support groups, run by trained volunteers*
• Locally run Facebook groups* – secure places to ask questions and gain valuable peer support, moderated by trained volunteers.
• Residential conferences and HMSA Hypermobility Masterclass events, offering a chance to socialise with others who understand life with a hypermobility related syndromes and disorders and improve understanding and their management**
• 1:1 advice from trained staff.*

 

*denotes a members only benefits
**priority given to members

National Autistic Society – South Hampshire Branch

The South Hampshire Branch is a self-funded branch of the National Autistic Society and run entirely by volunteers.

There are an increasing number of people with autism, including Asperger syndrome, in the local area. Living and working with these people brings great rewards as well as challenges. There is often social isolation of children, young people and adults with autism and their families. The branch can help in a number of ways.

We welcome anyone for whom our group may be a helpful resource.  The website details their local support groups.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nassouthhampshirebranch/

Bridgemary Lunch Club – Gosport

Lunch club takes place every Tuesday, 11.45am – 2.30pm
A freshy prepared and cooked two course lunch (vegetarian options always available) with juice, tea or coffee followed by an activity or entertainment.

Also every Thursday 12.45pm – 3pm. 
A freshy prepared or cooked light lunch (Soup and a roll option always available) followed by an activity with dessert or cake/biscuits with tea or coffee to finish.

Bridgemary Methodist Church
Prideaux-Brune Avenue
Bridgemary
Gosport
PO13 0PP

A small charge applies. Please call to book your place.
Transport, if available can be arranged for both clubs at a cost of £4 per person for a journey.

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a member of the Association of Mental Health Providers. We work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.

We can provide support and help if you’ve been diagnosed with, or suspect you may have an anxiety condition. We can also help you deal with specific phobias such as fear of spiders, blushing, vomiting, being alone, public speaking, heights – in fact, any fear that’s stopped you from getting on with your life.

Services are available Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

Making a Will

Your will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death.

End of Life Care Guide

NHS end of life guide.

Safe and Well Visits – Hampshire Fire Service

Free visits for the most vulnerable in our community.

Safe and Well is a Home Fire Safety visit that’s tailored to an individual’s needs, relating to their health and lifestyle choices.

We offer free of charge:

  • A custom-made information pack
  • We can install new and check existing smoke alarms
  • We can issue fire retardant bedding, furniture throws and nightwear where needed
  • We can also refer to other services for their professional assessment

Whilst we’d like to offer visits to all Hampshire residents we simply aren’t able to. As such we focus our visits on the most vulnerable people in our community. The following is a list of vulnerabilities that may indicate a person is at more risk of harm from fire:

  • Cognitive impairments – which would mean a person might not understand what to do in the event of a fire
  • Mobility impairments – meaning a person’s ability to escape from a property in an emergency would be hindered
  • Signs of carelessness with smoking materials – burn marks evident within the property
  • Substance misuse – which may impair a person’s ability to exit a property in an emergency
  • Hoarding or high levels of clutter – this can obstruct a person’s ability to exit a property as well as provide high levels of fuel to feed a fire
  • Returning home from hospital and there are fire concerns in the home, e.g. burn marks on bedding, furniture or carpets. Electrical faults, unsafe practices with cooking and heating the home, the occupier smokes and there is no fire alarms installed in the home
Fire Safety for Disabled People

The Government website has a leaflet which has been developed disabled people and those who care for them. It provides practical advice and tips that will help protect you from the risk of fire.  It can be downloaded from their website and is also available in large print.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) – Queen Alexandra Hospital

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service, known as PALS, has been introduced to ensure that the NHS listens to patients, their relatives, carers and friends, and answers their questions and resolves their concerns as quickly as possible.

PALS also helps the NHS to improve services by listening to what matters to patients and their loved ones and making changes, when appropriate.

Southwick Hill Road
Cosham
Portsmouth
PO6 3LY

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) – Gosport War Memorial

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service, known as PALS, has been introduced to ensure that the NHS listens to patients, their relatives, carers and friends, and answers their questions and resolves their concerns as quickly as possible.

PALS also helps the NHS to improve services by listening to what matters to patients and their loved ones and making changes, when appropriate.

Bury Road
Gosport
PO12 3PW

Fareham in Bloom

Since its start in 1996, Fareham in Bloom has grown into a well known and successful gardening campaign involving communities throughout the Borough and attracting more than 400 entries each year. It encourages local communities – from private garden owners to large businesses – to provide bright and colourful planting schemes. It has raised the profile of our parks and green spaces and developed a sense of community spirit and local pride. Why not give it a go and help us to fill Fareham with flowers?

Disabled Facilities Grants – Fareham Borough Council

If you are having difficulty living at home because of a disability, we may be able to help you to carry out essential adaptations so that you can continue to live independently. This work can be funded by a disabled facilities grant. You can apply for it if you own your own home, rent or live with your family.

To apply for a grant in the first instance, apply to Occupational Therapy Direct by phoning
0845 600 4555 (Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Fridays 8.30am to 4.30pm) or emailing to  OTdirect@hants.gov.uk  They will arrange for an occupational therapist (OT) to visit you to assess your needs.

Council Tax Support – Gosport Borough Council

You can claim local council tax support  if you are the named person liable to pay the Council Tax, and you are on a low income. You do not have to be receiving Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance to claim it. If you are a joint tenant, we may also be able to help you with your share of the Council Tax. You can submit your claim on-line.

Council Tax Support – Fareham Borough Council

Council Tax Support is means tested. You can claim Council Tax Support if you are the person who is responsible for paying the Council Tax for the property you live in. If you are making a claim for Housing Benefit, you can make a claim for Council Tax Benefit on the same form. In general, the same information is required to assess your claim. You cannot qualify for Housing Benefit or (most) Council Tax Benefit if you and your partner have £16,000 or more in savings and investments. The home you live in and personal possessions do not count as investments.

Housing Benefit – Gosport Borough Council

Housing Benefit provides help with paying your rent.  The amount of help to which you may be entitled will depend on your income, savings and family circumstances.

Housing Benefit – Fareham Borough Council

You can apply for Housing Benefit if you pay your rent to a private landlord, to a Housing Association or if you are a council tenant. Your income and circumstances are taken into account. If you are eligible, the amounts vary from part to all of your rent, call Fareham Council . There is a a Housing Benefit calculator on the borough Council website.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

You may be able to get help with some of the extra costs caused by long term ill-health or disability.

The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.

You’ll be assessed by a health professional to work out the level of help you can get. Your rate will be regularly reviewed to make sure you’re getting the right support.

Carer’s Allowance

You could get a weekly carer’s allowance if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.

You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.  You won’t be paid extra if you care for more than one person.

You can apply online or by post: Carer’s Allowance claim form

Attendance Allowance

You may be able to claim Attendance Allowance if your ability to keep safe or look after your own personal care is affected by physical or mental illness or disability. It doesn’t cover mobility needs.

Attendance Allowance has 2 weekly rates, and the rate you get depends on the help you need.

Attendance Allowance won’t reduce any other income you receive, and it’s tax-free. You don’t have to have someone caring for you in order to claim, and you can use the money to help with extra costs you have due to disability. You can get an Attendance Allowance claim form by calling the Attendance Allowance Service Centre or claim online.

 

 

Pension Credit

Pension credit is available to people who have a low pension income. Additional amounts could be available for severe disability or carer responsibilities. The first £10,000 investment or savings is not counted against your allowance.

Pension Credit can be applied for over the telephone (see number below). Quite a lot of information is needed so have your national Insurance number, details of any income, savings, rent and bank account details ready before making the call.

Pension Credit can be back dated up to 3 months only.

 

 

Fareham Borough Council Housing

Our Housing Options Service provides information, assistance and advice to help you resolve your housing situation. We will either try to keep you in your current home or we will help you to find alternative accommodation.

Fareham Borough Council

For all Council service enquiries including Housing, Planning, Council Tax and Benefits, Environmental Health, Land Management, Car Parks, Waste Collection etc.

 

Customer Service Centre
Fareham Borough Council
Civic Offices
Civic Way
Fareham
PO16 7AZ

Gosport Borough Council

For all Council service enquiries including Housing, Planning, Council Tax and Benefits, Environmental Health, Land Management, Car Parks, Waste Collection etc.

Royal Air Force Association – Fareham

Our branches are meeting places where members get together every month, they are places where local welfare advice is given, and they provide a useful base for fundraising activity.

Thorngate Table Tennis Club

The Thorngate Table Tennis Club is for adults of all ages.  For all abilities – Learners to experts. This is a fun club! – Everyone welcome!

They meet every Tuesday evening 7.30 to 10.30pm and Wednesday mornings 9.30 to 12.30pm.

 

Gosport Community Association & Thorngate Halls
Bury Road
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 3PX

Thorngate Singers

Informal, friendly singing of popular songs from all decades.

Meet every Wednesday evening 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Gosport Community Association & Thorngate Halls
Bury Road
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 3PX

Royal Naval Sailing Association – Gosport

Membership is open to all Serving and Retired personnel of the Royal Navy and its Reserves.

Gosport Submariners Association – Gosport

The Gosport Branch of the Submariners Association is one of the biggest branches of the association.

We welcome all serving and retired RN submariners from across the country or abroad who wish to join us.

The Falklands Veterans Foundation

The Falklands Veterans Foundation (FVF) was the first UK based charity for Falklands Veterans and their immediate families and is committed to providing a network of support and direction for those in need.

The FVF works in partnership with all other Service Charities and organisations providing assistance for Falklands Veterans and their families.

The FVF is available to point you in the right direction whether it is financial or to assist with any difficulties you are encountering.

Gosport Bowmen

Social and competitive Archery based at Bay House Community Sports Hall on both Wednesday and Friday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Membership/tuition fees available on request.

 

Gosport District Angling Club

The club holds regular beach and boat matches and has a club house with bar.

Life Boat Lane
Stokes Bay Road
Gosport
PO12 2TR

 

Elmore Angling Club

Sea Angling – Beach and Boat.

Marine Parade East
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 9BJ

 

Vocalize Choir – Gosport

Meet on Fridays 10am – 11.30am.

Naval Studies Centre
High Street
Gosport

 

The 50Plus Singers

The 50Plus Singers are a mixed Choir, part of Fareham Leisure Centre’s Health and Fun Club for the over 50’s. Many of whom had not sung since being at school. There are no voice tests.

We sing to local clubs such as the Stoke Club and some Residential Homes such as Blackbrook House.

We meet on Friday mornings for practice from 11.30am – 1.15pm.

at:

Fareham Leisure Centre
Park Lane
Fareham
PO16 7JU

Cost: £1 per session plus Fareham Leisure Centre’s Annual fee – currently £18.50. The first 2 sessions are free.

Fareham Horticultural Association

Meetings include guest speaker, tea and coffee, raffle. Occupational coach trips to gardens of interest. Annual show in the Autumn.

Meetings take place at 7:30pm on every 3rd Thursday of the month.  A small charge applies.

Trinity Church Hall
Trinity Church
Fareham
PO16 0EL

Fareham Philatelic Society

This is a friendly and informal group who are keen to share their interest in stamps, postal history, postcards and thematics.

Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
PO14 2PP

 

Stubbington Stamp Club

The meetings are always informal with no professionals but plenty, and years, of experience. We are collectors just enjoying our hobby.  Weekly (term time only) bring, buy and sell meetings.

Meetings take place every Saturday 10am – 11am (term time only).

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
PO14 2PP

Cuppa and Company – Lee-on-the-Solent

Cuppa and Company is a weekly gathering for people who have experienced loss or change, and who would like to spend some time with others.

We meet every Thursday, 2.00pm – 3.00pm in the Bulson Hall of St Faith’s Parish Centre.

Tea, cake and relaxed conversation are provided!

There is no charge for Cuppa and Company, and anyone is welcome to our informal and friendly gathering.  If you would like to come along, feel free to simply turn up, or to call first.

 

St Faith’s Parish Centre
Victoria Square
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 9NF

Knit and Natter – Lee-on-the-Solent

Throughout the year a group of St Faith’s ladies, along with other interested knitters, get together to knit for charity – but also to enjoy each other’s company and have a good natter.

We meet on Fridays 2-4pm in the Lowry Room in St Faith’s Parish Centre.  Usually 8 to 12 people turn up each week – and if you would like to come along, you are very welcome to join us!

Many Church members and friends help us by donating knitting yarn and some pop in for a chat – please note that we welcome visitors – we make the tea at about 3.15 pm and there is usually home-made cake as well!

St Faith’s Parish Centre
Victoria Square
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 9NF

Gosport Art Club

If you would like to join, just come along any Tuesday evening and ask for Lynda or any committee member.

 

Every Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.

Cost: Annual fees of £50

St Mary’s Church Hall
Alverstoke

 

 

Brendon Care -Community Clubs

Bringing people together to make new friendships and try new things, there are a variety of clubs on offer across Hampshire and Dorset, from exercise classes to social clubs, we combat loneliness and improve well-being.

Nutty Knitters

An informal gathering of those who enjoy knitting over a cup of tea

Friday mornings 9.00am – 12.00 noon

The Highlands Hub
103 Highlands Road
Fareham
PO15 6HZ

Fareham Silver Tops Club

Come and join us for a fun session of games, quizzes, indoor kurling, beetle drives and skittles.

Every Wednesday 1:30pm – 3:30pm, a small charge applies.

Broadlaw Community Centre
Lion Place
Bishopsfield Road
Fareham
PO14 1LN

Catisfield & District Gardening Club

Catisfield Gardening Club is a local friendly and welcoming Club which meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month with the exception of January, July and December at the Catisfield Memorial Hall to hear talks usually on gardening and garden related subjects and sometimes other talks of interest to our members.   We aim to learn  from both our speakers and also from our fellow members.

We currently have 80+ members and approximately two thirds attend each meeting or event.   The Catisfield Memorial Hall has very good parking and good acoustics with comfortable seating and an excellent background screen and demonstrations are projected on to a background screen.

Saturday Fareham Friends Club

Come and join this friendly group. We take part in a range of activities and games. If you would like to attend this Lunch Club please call in advance to check availability. A small charge applies.

Every Saturday 2pm-4pm

Goddard Room
Fareham Library
Osborn Road
Fareham
PO16 7EN

Crofton Short Mat Bowls Club

Non-competitive social bowling, all year round, summer and winter.

Held every Wednesday, 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
PO14 2PP

Stubbington Seniors Table Tennis Club

The Stubbington Seniors Table Tennis Club is intended primarily for those age 55+, but exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Club Committee. The Club is non-profit making, which keeps playing fees low.

With six excellent tables in play, games are mainly “doubles” and every effort is made to encourage members to “mix and match”. Several members have previous league experience. The Club does not coach, therefore beginners cannot be accepted.

If you have played at a reasonably competent standard in the past and believe you can recapture your old form, you are very welcome to telephone us…or to come along to one of our playing sessions for a closer look, to meet people and see if we have any membership vacancies.

The Club runs occasional social events, such as Skittles evenings and a Christmas luncheon, always with a good turnout.

Sessions held every Monday and Wednesday morning 9.30am – 12.00pm.

 

Crofton Seniors Table Tennis

We have regularly played table tennis for exercise and fun on tournament standard tables in the Sports Hall.

We welcome enquiries from new players aged 55 and over.

Sessions run every Monday and Friday from 9.30am – 11.30am.

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
PO14 2PP

Community Kurling – Stubbington

Based on the kurling on ice game. Played for fun and social contact.

Held every Thursday 2.00pm – 3.00pm

at:

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
PO14 2PP

New Age Kurling – Portchester

New Age Kurling is a gentle sport for all ages and abilities to enjoy.

If you would like to join please feel welcome to turn up and give it a go!

Held every Thursday 2.00pm – 4.00pm £3.50 per session.

Portchester Community Centre
Westlands Grove
Portchester
PO16 9AD

Or call for more information.

Line Dancing – Gosport

 

Line dancing is a FUN way to keep fit for all ages. Come along and strut your stuff. If you’ve never danced before then the beginners session is just right for you!

Beginners session from 7.15 to 8.00pm, intermediate from 8.15 to 9.00pm, advanced from 9.15 to 10.00pm, but you are welcome to stay as long as you like and enjoy the music and good company.

Every Wednesday evening, a warm welcome is given to all, doors open from 7pm.

Thorngate Halls
Bury Road
Gosport
PO12 3PX

 

Happy Chatters Social Community Group

Meet every Monday 12.30pm – 1.30pm.  Group does not involve ice skating.

Planet Ice
Forest Way
Off Fareham Road
Gosport
PO13 0ZX

50+ Swimming – Gosport

Swimming sessions for the over 50’s are held every Monday and Thursday, 9.35am – 12.00pm.

Gosport Leisure Centre
Forest Way
Fareham Road
Gosport
PO13 0ZX

Young at Heart Swimming Sessions – Fareham

These sessions are designed for people aged 50 and over. Here, you can swim freely, and it’s a great way to get active without pushing yourself too hard.

Sessions are held daily (weekdays only) from 11.30am – 12.00pm.

Walking Netball – Fareham

Walking Netball has evolved from a growing demand for walking sports. Often, one of netball’s strengths is that people never forget playing the sport. The memories, as well as the love for the game, never leave players.

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.

Sessions run every:

Monday 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Thursday 12.00pm – 1pm

Cost: £3 pay at the leisure centre desk

Fareham Leisure Centre
Park Lane
Fareham
PO16 7JU

 

 

Gosport Stroke Club

Affiliated to the Stroke Association the club serves the whole area of the Borough of Gosport and was established to improve the quality of life of people who have suffered a stroke by providing social, recreational and therapeutic activities.

We promote and maintain close relationships with all members, relatives of members and organisations interested in stroke sufferers and their welfare.  Refreshments are provided.

Meetings take place every Thursday between 2pm and 4pm, at:

Gosport Voluntary Action
Martin Snape House
96 Pavilion Way
Gosport
PO12 1FG

There is a small charge to attend the group of £1.00.  Transport can be arranged where necessary at a small extra cost (£2.00).

Open Sight – Gosport

Open Sight has a network of clubs and groups across the County which offer an opportunity to meet and socialise with other visually impaired people in the area. Our clubs are managed by trained volunteers who organise meetings, outings, entertainment and provide a friendly and caring environment for their members. Transport to the clubs is usually available.

Sight loss can often mean isolation and spending long hours alone at home. But it doesn’t have to, our clubs can get you out and about, making new friends and new memories.

 

Social Club that meets 4th Tuesday of the month between 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

At:

Salvation Army Hall
The Crossways
Gosport
PO12 4RH

Gosport Stroke Association

Friendly social group for people who have suffered a stroke and their carers.

The Old Railway
Spring Garden Lane
Gosport
PO12 1FQ

Every Thursday 3pm – 5pm.

Transport if needed.

Alzheimer’s Kitbags & Berets Veteran Group

Our informal activity groups give you or someone you know that is affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities, which focus on socialising and getting to know the others in the group.

Run by the Alzheimer’s Society  for Veterans with Dementia and their carers.

Open Sight – Fareham

Open Sight has a network of clubs and groups across the County which offer an opportunity to meet and socialise with other visually impaired people in the area. Our clubs are managed by trained volunteers who organise meetings, outings, entertainment and provide a friendly and caring environment for their members. Transport to the clubs is usually available.

Sight loss can often mean isolation and spending long hours alone at home. But it doesn’t have to, our clubs can get you out and about, making new friends and new memories.

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month. 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

At:
St. Columbia Church Hall
Hilson Drive
Fareham
PO15 6PF

Dementia Friendly Carer Drop-in – Fareham Library

Dementia Friendly Community volunteers will be on hand to offer advice and support to friends and carers of people living with dementia. Drop in for a coffee and a chat and tell us your thoughts, views and experiences.

Come and talk to us!

A local dementia advisor will be available on the third Wednesday of every month, 10am to 12noon.

 

Fareham Library Memory Group

Free, friendly, social event for people living with Dementia and their carers. Join us for stories, poetry, activities and reminiscence.

Places are limited so booking is essential. To book your place or for further information contact the library on the number below.

 

Fareham Alzheimer’s Activity & Support Group

Activity Group for those with dementia and their carers.  Held on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 1.15pm – 3.15pm.

United Reformed Church
18 Osborne Road
Fareham
PO16 7DG

Solent Sounds Chorus

We are a friendly choir /chorus welcoming women from 16 years to infinity to come and join us. We sing four part harmony. All we need is a note from a pitch pipe and we can sing anywhere … and we do!

It’s FREE to visit on rehearsal night for four weeks, so what have you got to lose?

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.

at:
Fareham Methodist Church Hall
Kings Road
Fareham
PO16 0NU

Tea Dance – Titchfield Community Centre

Tea Dance held on Tuesdays, 1.30pm – 4pm.

 

Titchfield Community Association
Mill Street
Titchfield
Fareham
PO14 4AB

Tea Dance – Crofton Community Centre

BEBE DANCE GROUP – 50/50 Tea Dance

This is a chance to enjoy sequence dancing and is for the over 50 year olds. Held on Fridays 1.30pm – 4pm.

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
PO14 2PP

 

Tea Dance – Portchester

Come and join us at our friendly weekly tea dance, Fridays 2pm – 4pm.

Lots of fun to be had and everyone is welcome.

Cost: £2.50

Portchester Community Centre
Westlands Grove
Portchester
Fareham
PO16 9AD

Tea Dance – Thorngate Hall

The Tea Dance is held on Monday afternoons in the Thorngate Ballroom from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.

Admission is £2.50.

Come and join us for a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Fareham Memory Cafe

Gracewell of Fareham hosts a Memory Café, the last Wednesday every month between 11.00am -12.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this free service offered by Gracewell.

Gracewell of Fareham Care Centre
7 Parker View
Redlands Lane
Fareham
PO16 0DU

Portchester Darby & Joan Club

A very friendly club we meet for company, a chat, tea and biscuits. We have speakers, entertainers and parties. Also kurling, quizzes and bingo. Monthly outings during the summer including theatre trips. Ages 60 to 90 years young.

Run by Portchester Community Association:

Portchester Parish Hall
Castle Street
Portchester

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month – 2pm to 4.30pm

£3.00 per year and £2.00 per meeting

Fareham Chess Club

In addition to Members playing friendly games of chess, the Club participates in both the Portsmouth & District and the Southampton Chess Leagues. There are also a number of Internal Club Competitions. Everybody is welcome, not just Grand Masters and experienced Chess players, but it does help if you already know how to set up a chess board & understand how all the chess pieces move. So you can try us out, the first week is ‘free’.

Venue:
Duke of Connaught’s Own Club (DoCOC)
74 Western Road
Fareham
PO16 0NS

Every Tuesday starting at 7:30pm & ending when the last members leaves (although our Venue closes at 11pm)

Annual subs are £8 for Adults and £5 for Juniors & Students plus (if 18 &over), £12 for DoCOC membership.

Contact name is Roger Marsh.

St Vincent Singers

The Singers meet once a week on Tuesday evenings at 7pm (during term time only) for practice at:

St Vincent Sixth Form College
Mill Road (off Forton Road)
Gosport
PO12 4QA

(St Vincent College location).

Performances often have a theme reflecting an important local or nation event (eg. Trafalgar, Golden Jubilee, etc.) with a mixture of songs from the shows or music hall, but there is also often, especially at Christmas, a religious content and a mini-pantomime.

Anyone who enjoys singing can join.  There are no entry qualifications or auditions – enthusiasm, dedication and the ability to transmit enjoyment to others are by far the most important requirements.

 

Acca Voce Vocal Group – Stubbington

We are a relaxed choir of all ages and abilities, covering a varied genre of musical styles. We will show you how to sing in harmony and effective vocal techniques. With our pay as you sing policy there really is no need to put it off. If you enjoy singing and want to meet new friendly people then come along on a Monday and give it a go!!

 

Venue: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington

Days/Times: Mondays at 6.45pm – 8pm

Cost: £2 *with a CCA Membership (£12 annually)

Hampshire County Council

For all Council service enquiries including Social Care, Public Health, Transport, Roads, Libraries, Education, Waste and Recycling etc.

Age Concern Gosport

Advice and information on local services, and help with completing forms.

Open Monday to Friday, 10am – 12noon.

Gosport Voluntary Action, Martin
Snape House
96 Pavilion Way
Gosport
PO12 1FG

Fareham Citizens Advice

Offering confidential, independent, free and impartial advice. Open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm, also Thursday 5pm – 6.30pm

1st Floor
County Library
Osborn Road
Fareham

Additional OutReach locations:

Highlands Hub, Highlands Road, Fareham – Tuesday 10am – 2pm

Lockswood Library – Wednesday 10am – 2pm

Portchester Library – Thursday 10am – 2pm

 

Wessex Kidney Patients Association

Here at the Wessex Kidney Patients Association we support kidney patients in Hampshire, West Sussex, Wiltshire  and The IOW who are on some form of treatment for renal failure.  We organise a variety of events to help patients including meetings and social events.  We represent kidney patients both locally and nationally to promote their care.

Free Membership for all Patients and their Close Relatives being treated at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham and at associated Satellite Units in Hampshire and surrounding counties.

Open Sight – Stubbington

Open Sight has a network of clubs and groups across the County which offer an opportunity to meet and socialise with other visually impaired people in the area. Our clubs are managed by trained volunteers who organise meetings, outings, entertainment and provide a friendly and caring environment for their members. Transport to the clubs is usually available.

Sight loss can often mean isolation and spending long hours alone at home. But it doesn’t have to, our clubs can get you out and about, making new friends and new memories.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month –  2.00pm to 4.00pm.

At:
Crofton Court
Bells Lane
Stubbington
PO14 2BL

Home-Start Gosport & Fareham

Home-Start Gosport & Fareham offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents in the Gosport and Fareham area. Having a friend can be one of the most enriching and supportive relationships in a person’s life… and it can easily be taken for granted. At Home-Start Gosport & Fareham we value friendship.

Huntingtons Disease Association

We’re here to help people living with Huntington’s disease to live a better life.

We improve care and support services for people with Huntington’s disease, educate families and professionals, and champion people’s rights.

Facebook:  Huntingtons-Disease-Association-Hampshire-and-Isle-of-Wight-Branch

Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association

Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association provides friendship, advice and a wide range of specialist educational services for children, their families and related professionals across Portsmouth and South Hants. We offer a warm welcome to new families, and our services include Baby Support Groups, Early Development Groups, Communication and Drama Therapy, and a Nursery and School Advisory Service including training for both parents and professionals. We also provide social opportunities for our members to meet, coffee mornings and seasonal parties for the children.

Home Swapper

The UK’s leading mutual exchange service for social housing.

Create a profile for your current home, so we know who might be interested:

  • We’ll need to know about your current home so other swappers know what they’re getting
  • Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll suggest homes for you
  • Check out the thousands of homes from across the UK to find your perfect match
  • Pick from homes on the tip of Scotland to the Isle of Wight, from Nothern Ireland to the North East, more choice means better swaps!
  • Don’t know where to start looking? We’ll suggest homes to you that are your perfect match
  • Talk to other swappers before you commit, using our in-built instant messenger
  • Chat with other swappers in real time to work out details, request photos and ask questions
  • Set up chat rooms with multiple swappers to arrange a MultiSwap together with up to 4 other people
  • Arrange to have a look around each other’s homes
  • You won’t get any surprise visitors, swappers can only visit your home on the days you arrange
  • Get a feel of the home and the area to be sure it’s everything you want before you swap
  • Once both swappers have agreed, it’s just a quick message to your landlord
  • If everyone is happy you can go ahead with the swap
  • You then need to message your landlord to get the final go ahead
Kids – Youth 2 Gosport

Y2G Youth group, for young people aged 14 – 25 years.

Our youth groups offer new and varied activities for young people. The sessions in Gosport are often planned by the young people themselves, and designed to give them a sense of achievement as well as develop their social and life skills. The groups often explore different activities within the local area using public transport, giving the young people more confidence in day-to-day situations. Activities range from going swimming and ice skating, to going out for group dinners. The club has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and provides a safe and secure environment for young people can meet up and chill out with their friends, and make new ones!

Some of the cool things we have tried include:

  • Dance workshops
  • Anti bullying workshops
  • Games
  • Quiz nights
  • Art and craft
  • Movie nights
  • Pool Tournaments

There are snack machines onsite where young people can purchase drinks and snacks if they wish.

Saturday fun club and playscheme:

We also offer a Saturday fun club and holiday playscheme. We try to offer activities that are new to the young people and that are going to give them a sense of achievement and the chance to develop their social and life skills. The activity sessions offer the chance to stay reconnected with friends and keep some structure to their holiday periods.We go out and about each session to different places within the local area, often using public transport.
The sessions are planned using suggestions made by the young people; we are always looking for new and exciting things to do.

Some of our recent trips include lazer quest, bowling, going to theme parks and the zoo/safari parks.

Cooking club:

Cooking club meets once a month at St Vincent College, Gosport.
The club aims to teach young people skills and recipes they would be able to cook at home and develop skills for life and independence.

Kids Young Carers – Fareham and Gosport

Support, information and advice to young carers between the ages of 8 to 18, whose lives are restricted in some way because they are supporting a person who is ill, has a disability, mental illness or is misusing a substance.

Blue Badge Disabled Parking Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme allows you to park closer to your destination if you’re disabled.

Portchester Stroke Club

Portchester Stroke Club welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in the Portchester, Fareham and South Hampshire area. The group provides information and peer support and offers social and recreational activities including games, conversation, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers.

We meet weekly on a Wednesday, 2pm – 5pm at:

Portchester Stroke Club
Assheton Court
Castle Street
Portchester
PO16 9PT
Stubbington Stroke Club

Stubbington Stroke Support Group welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in the Stubbington, Fareham and South Hampshire area. The group provides information and peer support and offers social and recreational activities including games, conversation, communication support, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers.

We meet weekly on a Wednesday, 10.30am – 12.30pm at:

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Fareham
PO14 2PP

 

Stroke Association

We are the UK’s leading stroke charity. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand our reach to as many stroke survivors as possible.

Harbour Cancer Support Centre

Practical and emotional support for anyone affected by cancer, including the patient, their relatives, friends and carers. Our centre based in Gosport offers a drop-in centre, information, support for children, counselling, befriending, complementary therapies, coffee mornings and an art group.  Support for people living in South East Hampshire.

Family Information Directory – Hampshire County Council

Information on Ofsted registered childcare and early years education services for children and young people aged 0 – 16 years, including those who have additional needs (such as special educational needs or disabilities). The online directory also provides links to other services and support for Hampshire families.

Gosport Access Group and Disability Forum

GAGDF welcomes the chance to offer comments and advice on any proposed development scheme from the perspective of disabled user’s and the general public.

We routinely talk with the Borough Council’s Building Control department on planning matters, with the County Council’s Highways & Transport department (e.g. on traffic regulation orders), as well as with the local bus operator and other local service providers in the public and voluntary sectors.

We have also advised on accessibility improvements at a number of local visitor attractions. We help to embed good access practice in the planning and implementation of the annual Gosport Heritage Open Days.

We are not an ‘access consultancy’, nor are we a statutory advisor, but we can offer honest opinions based on our combined experience and abilities.

Our Forum meets every other month on a Monday afternoon in Gosport Discovery Centre.
All are welcome to join us for a cuppa and a chat.  Invited speakers talk to us on a wide range of relevant subjects.

Relate – Fareham

Relate offers relationship counselling to both couples or individuals, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face or by phone.  We offer a range of services whether you are young or old, straight or gay, single or in a relationship.

Fareham Relate
West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
11 West Street
Fareham
PO16 0BG

Relate – Gosport

Relate offers relationship counselling to both couples or individuals, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face or by phone.  We offer a range of services whether you are young or old, straight or gay, single or in a relationship.

Nimrod Community Centre
Nimrod Drive
Gosport

Opening times for enquiries, not counselling hours.

Monday to Thursday 8am – 10pm
Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm.

Please contact the Centre for more details.

Portchester Community Association

Portchester Community Association provides a wide range of services, activities and facilities to the people of Portchester and surrounding areas.

Services include:

  • Provision of free internet access and wireless
  • Printing and copying
  • Second hand bookshop
  • IT support and e-learning
  • Funds raised by the sale of books are used to develop community projects
  • Andy Pandy Preschool

Portchester Community Association
2 New Parade
38 West Street
Portchester
PO16 9UY

Life After Stroke Grants

At the Stroke Association, we support people to make the best possible recovery following a stroke. One of the ways we can help is through offering financial support to those most in need. A Life After Stroke Grant provides a one-off payment of up to £300 to fund vital home or personal equipment, or by funding support to help you become active in your community. Our grants are means-tested to ensure we’re helping those most in need.

Single Parents Support Group

Single Parents Support, also known as SPS, was created to help, advise and support single / lone parents. We offer a safe community for mums and dads who are raising a child after seperation. We aim to enable single parents to gain access to services and support that normally they cannot access for varied reasons.

We are very lucky that on our forum and our Facebook page we have some lovely volunteers who have lots of expertise, some of these include:

  • Legal Advice
  • Mckenzie Friends
  • Energy Advice
  • Housing
  • Benefits
  • CV and Interview
  • Job Centre
  • Counsellors
  • Employment Contracts
Fareham Lunch Club

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month 11am – 1pm.  Run by Brendoncare.

St John The Evangelist Church
Upper St Michael Grove
PO14 1DN

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Holy Trinity Lunch Club – Fareham

Meets Mondays 11am – 2pm

Holy Trinity Church
West Street
Fareham

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Sunday Lunch – Fareham

Friends of the Homeless provide a free lunch every Sunday from 1pm – 3.30pm working in conjuction with Christians Together in Fareham.

Xperience Youth Centre
Trinity Street
Fareham

 

Titchfield Lunch Club

Meet Wednesdays 10.30am – 2pm.

Titchfield Community Centre
Mill Street
Titchfield
PO14 4AB

Stubbington Lunch Club

Held on 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 10am – 1pm. Run by Brendoncare.

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
PO14 2PP

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Locks Heath Free Church Lunch Club

Held on 2nd Thursday of each month at 12.30pm.

Locks Heath Free Church
Hunts Pond Road
Titchfield Common

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Locks Heath Communicare Association – Lunch Clubs

CommuniCare organises and runs lunch clubs for the elderly in the Western Wards who require social interaction and a home cooked meal.

These take place:

Every Monday, 12 noon,  at Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green, Southampton SO31 7AA

and

Every Tuesday 12.30pm, at Victory Hall, Warsash Road, Warsash SO31 9HW

 

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

St Johns Church Lunch Club – Locks Heath

Held on 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12.40pm

St John’s Church
Church Road
Locks Heath
SO31 6LW

 

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Portchester Methodist Lunch Club

Fridays 12.30pm – 1.3opm

Portchester Methodist Church
Castle Street
Portchester

Charges may apply. Please call to book your place.

Portchester Parish Hall Lunch Club

Thursdays from 9am – 2pm.

Portchester Parish Hall
Castle Street
Portchester

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Fareham Methodist Church Lunch Club

The welcome area of the church is open for coffee and a chat on Thursday mornings from 9.30am to 11.45am.

Lunch club is held on the first Friday of every month.

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Sacred Heart Lunch Club – Fareham

Sacred Heart Lunch Club
Hartlands Road
Fareham

Thursday 11.30am – 1.30pm

Charges may apply.  Please call to book a place.

Lockswood Indoor Petanque Academy

Aims to tackle isolation and inactivity amongst the elderly, providing social and physical benefits to members.

Group meets on Fridays, 13.45pm – 15.15pm

Lockswood Community Centre
Centre Way
Locks Heath
SO31 6DX

Marvels and Meltdowns

Marvels and Meltdowns is a parent-led, not-for-profit, registered charity supporting families with children affected by ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) ASC (Autistic Spectrum Conditions) and SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) in Gosport, Fareham and the surrounding areas, through the provisions of our ADHD & ASC family centre, weekly group support meets and our online social media community.

Marvels and Meltdowns
1 Phoenix Way
Gosport
Hampshire
PO13 0BE

Moving On Project

The Moving On Project is a charity working in Fareham and Gosport, to provide help for young people aged 11-25, to improve their lives. We offer confidential, discrete support, including free counselling to local young people.

Counselling can make a big difference. Talk to a counsellor in confidence to explore your thoughts and feelings. All our counsellors are appropriately trained and won’t judge you. The role of a counsellor is to listen to what you want to talk about – not to provide ready made solutions. It’s often a great relief just to be listened to.

We are based at the X-perience Youth Centre, Fareham and also offer counselling in Gosport.

X-perience Youth Centre
Trinity Street
Fareham
PO16 7SJ

Gosport Voluntary Action

An independent charity which provides support to voluntary organisations and community groups, as well as providing services and facilities for disadvantaged people, particularly those who are older or have disabilities.

Martin Snape House
96 Pavilion Way
Gosport
PO12 1FG

Fareham Men’s Shed

 

Fareham Men’s Shed provides a place where people, especially men, can share time, ideas and activities.

Fareham Men’s Shed currently meet on Mondays to Thursdays between 10am and 3pm but starting from Friday 4th May 2018 we will be extending our opening hours to include Fridays. This will be for a trial period and if successful will become permanent. So for the trial period our opening hours will be Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.

A membership fee applies.

Fareham Men’s Shed is located within:-

Titchfield Festival Theatre
73 St Margarets Lane
Titchfield PO14 4BG.

Falls Prevention – Age UK

Falls are the number one reason older people are taken to the emergency department in a hospital. Most falls don’t cause serious injury but they can leave you distressed. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to stay steady on your feet.

Website contains information on:

Staying Active

Eye Sight

Hearing

Managing Medication

Bone Health

and the right type of shoes.

 

Age Concern – Hampshire

Age Concern Hampshire is an independent charity working across the county to provide independent living to over 50’s.  They provide information and advice as well as activities, wellbeing and day care to over 58,000 people each year.  Services include Day centres, Information and advice outreach, Village Agents, OPAL, Food and friendship (alongside Meals on Wheels), footcare and computer lessons.

People can enquire and join without referral, but equally professional referrals can be made.

2nd Floor
Saint George’s House
18 St George Street
Winchester
SO23 8BG

Fareham Active Blind

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 12.00 – 3.00pm.

Things we do on the day are:

  •  meet up for lunch
  • sell raffle tickets
  • have public speakers
  • play skittles
  • French boules

 

Duke of Connaught Club
Western Road
Fareham
Hampshire
PO16 0NS
Fareham & District Sports Association for the Disabled (FADSAD)

Sports and social activities for people with disabilities.  Promoting sport as an integral part of a disabled person wellbeing. The club is open to all types of disability.

They run 2 sessions a week. Swimming session and dry sports evening, indoor activities include archery, darts, golf, curling, skittles, bowls, basketball, and boccia.

Monday evenings at Portchester Community School  7.30pm – 9.30pm.   Archery, Table-Tennis, Snooker, Dry-Curling, Carpet-Bowls, etc.

Wednesday evenings at Fareham Leisure Centre swimming pool – 8.00pm – 9.00pm, exclusive use of main pool.

Family Autistic Spectrum Support

Family Autistic Spectrum Support is a local charity which aims to help families in Hampshire who have a child or young person (0-25 years) with autism or autistic behaviours.  A range of activities are listed on their website, along with regular support meetings for parents.  A co-ordinator can provide help, advice and signposting.

Centrepeace Gosport

Offer a safe place for you to be listened to, where people have found restoration and hope for the future.

We offer you time and a peaceful place to share the things, in confidence, that are concerning you.  We all need hope when we are going through tough times and often need help to unburden ourselves.

Apart from listening, we offer restoration strategies for you in a friendly non-judgemental way.  In addition we may know of an agency that, if appropriate, could help you.

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 10.30am – 2pm and most Saturdays from 10am – 12.30pm (appointment necessary).

30 High Street
Gosport
PO12 1DF

Dementia Friendly Hampshire

Dementia Friendly Volunteers are at Fareham Library every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 10am – 12 noon. Drop in for a chat, advice or sympathetic ear.

Give Blood

Giving blood saves lives. The blood you give is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments.

Many people would not be alive today if donors had not generously given their blood.

Why we need you to give blood

We need over 6,000 blood donations every day to treat patients in need across England. Which is why there’s always a need for people to give blood.

Each year we need approximately 200,000 new donors, as some donors can no longer give blood.

Most people between the ages of 17-65 are able to give blood.

Around half our current donors are over 45. That’s why we need more young people (over the age of 17) to start giving blood, so we can make sure we have enough blood in the future.

Fareham Leisure Centre

Reduced price activities at and around Fareham Leisure Centre for those needing to increase their activity levels and help with support of the referral team.

Health & wellbeing activities to include cardiac rehab, falls prevention, Tai Chi, walking to health.

Dementia Adviser Service

The service is available to people who are worried about their memory,  have received a diagnosis of dementia or are in the process of receiving a diagnosis.  Our role is to support a person to understand information around a diagnosis of dementia and what this may mean for them and their family.  The adviser will help the person with dementia and their carers/families to navigate and access appropriate services.

Age Concern Toe Nail Cutting Service

Age Concern Hampshire offers a toe nail cutting service to help over 50’s to say active, safe and remain mobile.  Clinics are available in their Wellbeing Centres as well as doctors’ surgeries and community centres.  Initial consultations include a foot care kit of a file and clippers which can be kept at home.

Hampshire 24/7

Specialist substance misuse support service for young people aged under 18 provided by Catch 22.

Fareham & Gosport Wellbeing Centre (MIND)

Fareham and Gosport Wellbeing Centre provides a wellbeing service to promote choice and control with a varied recovery focused programme for those facing mental health problems.  Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis, they will listen and give support and advice.

Weekly groups held at:

126 West Street
Fareham
PO16 0ET

Fareham Voluntary Car Scheme

The Voluntary Car Scheme provides transport to help people in the Fareham and Titchfield area get to medical appointments.  The scheme relies on donations to cover the volunteer’s costs of using their own car, and drivers are all interviewed and police checked.  For more information about using the service, or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver call the number below.

Fareham & Gosport Voluntary Sector Health Forum

The Voluntary Sector Health Forum provides a meeting point for community groups and health services.  It is open to support groups, cubs and charities that aim to improve the health and well-being of their members.  The benefit of the Health Forum is that patients have the chance to influence how health services meet their needs and so become more effective.  Health Forums are held 4 times a year.  Representatives of the CCG, adult social care and other health providers attend regularly.

Shopmobility Fareham

The centre combines a Shopmobility service with a Carers & Disability centre. The Fareham Shopmobility service provides mobility scooters, electric and manual wheelchairs to people with limited mobility, enabling them to access Fareham town centre and shop independently. You do not have to be registered Disabled or have a long-term condition in order to take advantage of this service. Equipment for long-term loans for holidays or trips is also available for hire.

They also operate a Collect ‘n’ Scoot service, includes collection from home, and return as required, equipment hire from Fareham Shopmobility and  a free tea or coffee.  Service operates Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, prices vary depending on where you live.

Located:
Ground Level
Osborn Road Car Park
Fareham

Monday to Saturday: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Lee-on-the-Solent Voluntary Care Group

Provides transport for Lee-on-the-Solent residents who are elderly, housebound and incapacitated to hospital, medical appointments and miscellaneous requirements.

Travel cost
Contribution based on return mileage.

Wheelchair access
Passengers in wheelchairs can be accommodated if wheelchairs can fold and passengers can transfer from their wheelchair into a car.

GraveTalk

Campaign coordinated by the Church of England to support conversations about death, dying and funerals.  Other helpful resources also listed on website.

Living Well with COPD

Advice, information and support for people with lung conditions.

Choices Advocacy Service

Community Advocacy for:

  • people with a learning disability or autism
  • people with mental health issues
  • people with physical disability or sensory impairments and acquired brain injury
  • older people including those with dementia or cognitive impairment
Bladder and Bowel UK

Advice on specialist services, product information and general advice on continence promotion.

Incontinence UK

Guidance and tips for managing incontinence.

Breathe Easy Portsmouth and District Support Group

Group held on first Wednesday of every month, 2pm – 4pm.

Cosham Community Centre
Wootton Street
Cosham
Portsmouth
PO6 3AP

Wessex Interstitial Lung Disease Group (WILD)

A group set up to provide information, support and a voice to sufferers with all forms of interstitial lung disease (ILD) or pulmonary fibrosis and their carers who live in the Wessex region.

Walking 4 Health Fareham

Fareham Walking 4 Health is an accredited health walk scheme.  Walks are lead by a trained volunteer Walk Leaders.  Every walk is given a rating to help choose one that is right for you.

Walks start at 10.30am unless otherwise indicated, the website gives full details.

New walkers are asked to complete a Walker Registration Form either online or a paper copy from your Walk Leader.

No dogs are permitted on walks unless indicated in the walk description.

Regular walks take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday plus other dates for occasional walks.

Fareham Walking 4 Health receive no local authority funding and operate this service for free.

Hampshire County Council – Safeguarding adults

Telephone to discuss concerns or report abuse. In an emergency or if you suspect someone is in immediate danger, phone 999.

NHS Choices – Falls Prevention

There are ways you can reduce your risk of having a fall, including making simple changes to your home and doing exercises to improve your strength and balance.

This website gives useful information and advice on falls prevention

Gosport Shed

 

The Gosport Shed provides workshop facilities and a friendly meeting place for older men. It is available for community projects and for members’ own projects and hobbies.

A small membership fee applies.

The Gosport Shed is normally open from 9.00am – 4.00pm on Monday to Friday.

We are located in the grounds of St Vincent College, Gosport Po12 4AQ, and can be found by going into the northerly (of two) entrance in Mill Lane, and then bearing left; we are next to the woodworking workshop.

NHS Organ Donation Register

Becoming an organ donor only takes a few minutes if you register online, but can bring a lifetime of health and happiness to those who are waiting for a transplant. Your family will be asked to support organ donation if, when you die, you are in a position to donate your organs. So make sure you tell them you want to be an organ donor too. Sadly, around three people every day die in need of an organ transplant.

Most organs are donated by deceased donors and used to help someone who needs a transplant. Some organs, like the kidney and liver, can be donated by living donors.

Live Well

NHS advice about healthy living, including eating a balanced diet, healthy weight, exercise, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol.

NHS Choices – Breast Cancer Screening

About 1 in 8 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. If it’s detected early, treatment is more successful and there’s a good chance of recovery.

Breast screening aims to find breast cancers early. It uses an X-ray test called a mammogram that can spot cancers when they’re too small to see or feel.

But there are some risks of breast cancer screening that you should be aware of.

As the likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age, all women aged 50 to 70 and registered with a GP are automatically invited for breast cancer screening every 3 years.

In the meantime, if you’re worried about breast cancer symptoms, such as a lump or area of thickened tissue in a breast, or you notice that your breasts look or feel different from what’s normal for you, don’t wait to be offered screening – see your GP.

Shedfield Riding for the Disabled

(RDA) Horse riding can give many benefits to both adults and children.  These can be physical, mental and social.  Riding improves balance, muscle control and strength, increases confidence and self-esteem.  Fully supported rides up to three volunteers per rider.  Riders are encouraged to work towards physical and educational goals.  We have both indoor and outdoor facilities.

Forton Bowling Club

Forton Recreation Ground
Forton Road
Gosport
PO12 3EJ

Bridgemary Bowling Club

Competitive and mixed club.

Membership fees apply.

Cunningham Drive
Bridgemary
Gosport
PO13 0YJ

Lee on the Solent Bowling Club

Lee-on-the-Solent Bowling Club welcomes new members

Lee Recreation Ground
Salisbury Terrace
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 9DL

Thorngate Short Mat Bowls

Bowls played throughout the year at the Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport. A very relaxed, informal and friendly environment.

Holbrook Short Mat Bowls Club

Meet at;

Gosport Leisure Centre
Forest Way
Fareham Road
Gosport
PO13 0ZX

Gosport Bowling Club

Gosport Bowling Club
Anglesey Gardens
Anglesey Road
Alverstoke
Gosport
PO12 2EG

NHS Choices – Bereavement

Advice on coping with bereavement.

Gosport Heritage Open Days (HODs)

Gosport Heritage Open Days could not take place without amazing local people who are willing to give their time and support. As well as the many dedicated volunteers who open up their buildings, plan tours or put on special activities, we have a small team of able and willing people who work towards co-ordinating and promoting all the wonderful heritage attractions which happen in Gosport during Heritage Open Days.

How can you help?

If you have…

  • Ideas for future Heritage Open Days events in Gosport
  • or maybe own an old building that you think others may be keen to see
  • or if you have an interest in heritage and a little spare time to help make things happen

…then contact us for a chat.  We’d welcome you to our team of volunteers.

Please fill in this short online form and  or download as a word document and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. If these volunteer roles are not suitable but you’d still like to help then tell us about anything you are willing to do and we’ll find a way to make use of your skills.

Scope
Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. And with your support, we’ll keep driving change across society until this country is great for everyone.
Shore Leave Haslar
Shore Leave Haslar is a non-profit community project bringing life to the Memorial Garden at Royal Haslar , Gosport.  Providing tri-service veterans with a safe haven, where they can come and rehabilitate through horticulture.
We welcome anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, including the Merchant Navy and Reserve Forces.
We support those with both mental & physical health issues. We are able to tailor our activities to suit all ages and abilities
Colostomy UK

Support and advice for anyone living with a stoma

Solent Mobility

Solent Mobility is considered to have the largest mobility showroom on the South coast, offering a vast selection of mobility aids from stairlifts, wetroom installations, beds and furniture to mobility scooters and standard/high performance and powered wheelchairs through to specialist shoes and daily living aids.

Shop is located at:

107 High Street
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 9BU

We Can Read

Gosport and Fareham’s free “We CAN Read” scheme is a fun phonics programme to develop reading. It is ideal for learners with dyslexia or for anyone who has received inadequate reading tuition in the past.

We provide one-to-one coaching by volunteers, a method we believe is preferable to large classes which can be intimidating for new readers.

The coaching, arranged at a time and frequency to suit both reader and coach, takes place in a public area such as a library where facilities are available to us.

The course runs at the speed the new reader dictates and they are never under pressure. Success could be by the time the final page is reached when the readers confidence has soared.

FREE to all.

OUT THERE Project

We have a great range of free short courses for adults starting at our centres across Gosport.  If you would like to gain a new skill, take up a new hobby and meet new friends, look no further.

The Out There Project introductory courses include:

  • Back to Basics Maths
  • Back to Basics English
  • Computers for Beginners
  • iPad
  • Bookkeeping
  • Criminology
  • Forensics
  • Psychology
  • Confidence Building
  • Health and Social Care
  • Social Work
  • Mindfulness/De-Stress
  • First Aid
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Nimrod Community Centre
17 Falcon Meadows Way
Gosport
Hants
PO13 8AA

Two Saints

Our Hostel in Kings Road, Fareham, is a 9 room resettlement and substance misuse hostel. All clients are supported by a Support Worker for the duration of any stay. Our staff are dedicated to ensuring that every client has the best possible chance to succeed. However, achieving an independent lifestyle is a challenge for many, which is why we work so hard to provide ongoing support to help clients every step of the way. We deliver individual, tailored support plans to ensure we achieve the best possible long term solutions for each individual.

Our range of support, advice and help includes:

• Advice on resources to housing
• Help with filling in forms and claiming benefits
• Help and advice with managing money and paying bills
• Overcoming problems
• Access to specialist services including medical advice or addictions counselling
• Connecting with local self help groups

Our drop in service offers free advice on housing issues including homelessness prevention, resettlement and sourcing housing:

Monday  10am – 2pm: Two Saints, 51 Forton Road, Gosport, PO12 4TD
Monday 1pm – 4pm: Gosport Borough Council, Town Hall, High Street, Gosport PO12 1EB
Wednesday 10am – 1pm: Gosport Borough Council, Town Hall, High Street, Gosport PO12 1EB
Thursday 10am – 2pm: Two Saints, 51 Forton Road, Gosport PO12 4TD
Friday 10am – 2pm: Two Saints, 51 Forton Road, Gosport Po12 4TD
Saturday – Telephone support and advice – 02392 511062 / 01329 825136 (Staff will complete call back if required)

Give, Gain, Grow

Give, Gain & Grow support people with mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression to gain confidence to take part in group volunteering tasks. To date Give, Gain & Grow has helped to support over 140 people through group activities and weekly meetings.

 

Facebook: givegaingrow.gvaprojects

School Nursing Team

The School Nursing service works in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that children’s health needs are supported within their school and their community.

Childline

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

Our counsellors are trained staff and volunteers. All sorts of people become Childline counsellors. They could be 16 or 60. They could be gay or straight –  or anywhere in between. They come from lots of different backgrounds and places. What they all have in common is they want to help young people. They’re real people who want to support you with any issue you’re facing. They’re trained but they don’t follow a script. If you want to, you can ask them their name.

A Childline counsellor:

  • will listen to you
  • knows it takes courage to contact us
  • is genuine, open and friendly
  • knows about the problems young people can face
  • won’t judge you or put you down
  • isn’t easily shocked
  • will let you take your time.
Step Change Debt Charity

We offer free debt advice that is based on a comprehensive assessment of your situation. We’ll then provide practical help and support for however long it’s needed.

CHAT2US

Support, advocacy and friendship for adults.  Service is run by volunteers.

National Debt Line

National Debtline is a debt advice charity run by the Money Advice Trust. We are a free and confidential debt advice service for people in England, Wales and Scotland. We have helped millions of people deal with their debts. Our team of expert debt advisers care about improving your situation and will help you to take control of your debts.

Income Max

We know that life happens, but there’s always a step forward. We provide independent personal money advice for the real world that helps you take control of your finances.

Christians Against Poverty

Free, impartial debt counselling for anyone, regardless of faith.

Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)

SOLLA helps people and their families in finding trusted accredited financial advisers who understand financial needs in later life.

Veterans Bereavement Support
An independent Community Organisation providing Free advice and information for Veterans and their families across the United Kingdom.
Widowed and Young (WAY)

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.

 

The Bereavement Register

The Bereavement Register is a free service to remove the name and address of someone who has died from mailing lists to prevent junk mail.

They have an automated phone line registration service or you can register a bereavement online.

Registering a Death

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of the most painful things most of us will face.  There are, however certain people and organisations that need to be told and specific documents and practical arrangements that need to be completed.

You will need to register a person’s death at a register office in the district where the death occurred within five days, unless there are exceptional circumstances or the Coroner is involved.

Everyone Can

Everyone Can provide free and impartial advice and support on technology for disabled people.  We have a comprehensive range of services such as assessments, training and technical support, thus enabling people to use technology proficiently and effectively No matter what your situation, we are on hand to help you, whether it is through our charged or free services.

Ability Net

Ability Net is a national charity which helps disabled people to use computer and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.  They also have a set of guides ‘My Computer My Way’ for setting up adapted modes, such as text to speech, large print and switch access.

Down’s Syndrome Association

The Down’s Syndrome Assocation provide information about all aspects of living with Down’s syndrome including specialist advisers on benefits, education, health and social care; advise new parents or anyone with questions.

The Stable Family Home Trust (SFHT)

SFHT offers a wide range of services to people with a learning disability and their families: supported lives in residential homes, a personal development programme, domiciliary support, and supported living.

We support people to be valued members within their local community, ensuring that they have opportunities for a good social life, support to make and maintain friendships and relationships and help to find meaningful occupation, learning and employment.

Services are based on flexible and personalised support for individuals – no two people supported by SFHT have the same service. We work very closely with family members, friends, other professionals and anyone else who is important to the person we support.

The support we provide is very rounded and holistic, supporting the whole person. We endeavour to ensure that the person’s mental, emotional and physical health is taken into account in all our services.

Beneficial Foundation

Providing person-centred care programmes for adults of all ages, who either through social or economic cirucumstances are in need, particularly those with learning difficulties and other disabilities.

The Beneficial Foundation helps people to be ‘the best they can be’.  We provide training and rehabilitation to those that have either missed out in mainstream education or need help with social skills.

Fareham Macular Support Group
The group provides self-help and support for both those suffering from age-related macular degeneration and their carers.  Meetings include speakers and sometimes entertainment.  Members exchange ideas on how to cope with visual impairment.  There is also access to information and useful equipment, as well as support from the national Macular Society.
The group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month, 1pm – 3pm at:
Fareham United Reformed Church
18 Osborn Road South
FAREHAM
PO16 7DG

 

The Outside Clinic – Hearing Tests at Home

Hearing assessments are available to everybody free of charge. Our Hearing Aid Audiologists  are fully qualified, HCPC registered and arrive with diagnostic equipment to carry out a full hearing assessment.

There are a number of benefits to the patient in having a hearing examination in their home environment: any aids can be tuned in to their environment and twinned to equipment such as telephones and TVs. Carers and relatives can be present and there is no need for the patient to undertake what could be a painful and difficult transfer to another facility.

Gosport Macular Peer Support

The Macular Society supports local self-help groups. The Gosport group meets at on the 2nd Friday of the month 1.30pm – 3.30pm from October to March; and 2pm to 4pm from April to September.  The group meet to share experiences, socialise and have guest speakers.

Christ Church Parish Centre
Stoke Road
Gosport
PO12 1JQ

Fareham & Gosport Lip Readers

Fareham and Gosport Lipreaders is a local group where people learn the theory of lipreading and how to manage their hearing loss.  These sessions help people to regain confidence, they are informative and fun in addition to life enhancing.  This can be a great help in keeping people socially interactive and able to cope better at work

Lipreading helps people who are deaf or hard of hearing to engage more effectively in everyday social and work situations thus making life a more enjoyable experience

Deaf Sign Language Users

If you use British Sign Language, and you live within the Hampshire County Council area, you can contact Hampshire County Council’s Deaf Services Team.  They are a specialist team of social workers and care managers with Sign language skills.

Disability Rights UK

Is a campaigning organisation. It provides information, services and products for disabled people. They also run the RADAR National Key Scheme for disabled toilets.  With the RADAR key you can also buy a list of where all the accessible public toilets are that use the RADAR key.

Enham Trust

Enham Trust offers a wide range of services for people with disabilities, including learning programmes and employment opportunities.

Unique

Giving support to families of children suffering from all forms of rare chromosome disorder (Rare chromosome disorders encompass extra, missing or re-arranged chromosome material but do not include more common conditions such as Downs Syndrome).

Hampshire Autism Voice

Hampshire Autism Voice (HAV) is the parent, carers and people with autism group established within the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board (HAPB).

HAV has been developed to give a voice and active involvement to people with autism, their families and carers within the HAPB and the autism strategy workstreams. HAV actively participates in the planning, delivery and monitoring of services for children, young people and adults with autism living in Hampshire.

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society provides help and advice and has a online national directory of autism services.

3H Fund

Specialist holidays for disabled people, respite for carers.

3H have built an enviable reputation over many years for providing subsidised group holidays for the physically disabled at well researched venues – giving their carers a valuable period of respite at the same time. Many have thought that it was just not possible to get away but with the wealth of experience in organising accommodation, transport, activities and most importantly, care, 3H can make it happen.

Each group holiday (excluding short breaks) has at least two experienced leaders and care is provided by volunteer helpers. There is always a doctor or nurse in attendance or access to local medical facilities.

Open Britain

OpenBritain is your one stop shop for accessible tourism in the UK providing you with a simple way to find accessible destinations and places to stay.

This allows you to create the perfect holiday for you, tailored specifically to your access requirements, whether this means wheelchair access or just having good lighting.

All of the properties on our site are self-assessed, however if you are looking for some extra assurance look out for the VisitEngland logo on venues that have been professionally assessed.

Tourism for All

We provide disabled tourists and travellers with a personalised information and advice service. Although we’re not travel agents we help disabled people plan and take holidays and breaks – both in the UK and overseas – with confidence.

This service is available to Members of Tourism for All for an annual subscription (see website for details on fees). Membership entitles you to use the information service as many times as you like during the year.

NHS – Smokefree

Free, proven support to help you quit!

Join the millions of people who have used Smokefree support to help them stop smoking. We’ve got loads of support to help you quit, so choose what’s right for you.

Age UK

Age UK is an international charity who aim to improve later life for everyone through providing information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.

Community Transport

If you are a local community group or charity and are organising a day trip, why not hire one of our fully accessible minibuses?  For more information call the number below.

Gosport Citizens Advice

Free, impartial, confidential advice on a range of issues including; debt, housing, employment, the law, immigration, discrimination and consumer rights.

Advice can be found at:

Martin Snape House
96 Pavillion Way
Gosport
PO12 1FG

 

 

British Bone Marrow Register

Bone marrow is a remarkable factory. It’s the soft, spongy tissue found at the centre of certain bones in your body where blood stem cells live. Blood stem cells produce all your essential blood cells, such as red blood cells to carry oxygen and white blood cells to fight infection.

There are some diseases, such as some forms of leukaemia, which stop the factory from working properly. For many such patients, the best hope of a cure is receiving a stem cell transplant.

The British Bone Marrow Registry (BBMR) is part of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). We help patients find suitable stem cell matches by recruiting potential donors from our dedicated blood donors.

Gosport Older Persons Forum

Campaigning on issues that matter to older people to influence change and improve services.

Write to them c/o:

Gosport Voluntary Action
Martin Snape House
96 Pavilion Way
Gosport
PO12 1FG.

Fareham Good Neighbours

We are a group of volunteers who visit the lonely or infirm in our community.  We visit people throughout the Fareham local area, but if you don’t drive a car we can usually arrange that your contact is local to you. Some of those we visit live in residential homes, the remainder live in their own homes.

The day and time of the visit would be arranged to suit you.

Haslar Heart Support Group

A small friendly group, who organise talks and social evenings, and always welcome new member.

We meet for medical talks and general interest talks throughout the year, starting each with tea and coffee to enable members

Gosport War Memorial Hospital
Bury Road,
Gosport,
PO12 3PW

Portsmouth Heart Group

The group meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm

They offer:

  • Social Activities
  • Walking Groups
  • Meetings

Portsmouth Rugby Club
Norway Road,
Portsmouth
PO3 5EP

 

Heart UK – The Cholesterol Charity

Providing support, guidance and education services to healthcare professionals and people and families with concerns about cholesterol.

Over half of all UK adults have raised cholesterol. One in 250 people in the UK may be born with a high cholesterol condition called Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), which means they are at high risk of a heart attack, stroke or sudden death in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

HEART UK is here for anyone affected by raised cholesterol or other blood fats, including triglycerides. We bring people together by providing:

  • a Cholesterol Helpline;
  • information and support
  • education; and
  • campaign for improved identification & standards of care.
Cardiomyopathy UK

Helpline: by phone, email or online, our team of nurses help thousands of people each year by dealing with their questions or concerns about cardiomyopathy in a calm, knowledgeable and empathetic way. Our helpline team can also put you in touch with individuals who have experience of living with cardiomyopathy.

Support Groups: Our network of local support groups provide the opportunity for people affected by cardiomyopathy to meet others like them to share experiences and provide mutual support. Groups also provide an opportunity to hear from local clinicians and understand more about treatment options in your area.

British Heart Foundation

Our Heart helpline can answer your questions and our Heart Matters service offers free support and information for people looking to improve their heart health.

We have nearly 300 Heart Support Groups across England and Wales, open to anyone with a heart condition. And our Hearty Lives programme works to improve the heart health of some of the poorest communities in the UK.

Lockswood Wellbeing Centre, Age Concern Hampshire

We are a well being centre providing day care for older people.  We specialise in dementia care but through our service anyone can access information and advise, foot care, hairdressing, computer classes as well as day care services five days a week.

Meeting dates: Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays)

Meeting times: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Portsmouth Victoria Nursing Association

One-off grants of up to £550 towards household essentials, medical equipment, special clothing and respite care, for people in need who are sick and receiving treatment.

Applications can only be made by community nursing staff for patients.  Grants can only be given to people receiving community nurse treatment.

Home Helps – Fareham

Community First Home Help Service The Home Help Service is a high quality, friendly & reliable service that has been delivering help to people in their own homes for over 25 years. Home Helps is for elderly or disabled people in the Fareham Borough & surrounding areas who need a little bit of help at home. We can assist with housework, do the laundry and change the bed, go to the shops or run errands, even to pop your lunch into the oven or microwave or make a coffee and have a chat, we are here to make life easier for you.

Our Home Helps do not provide personal care or administer medication.

UPTURN

UPTURN is a young person’s service that promotes wellbeing for young people aged 14 – 18.  It supports young people to cope with day to day stresses, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem and self-worth, as well as any other mental health issues they may be experiencing.  It offers one to one sessions as well as group work and workshops.

Based at the Fareham & Gosport Wellbeing Centre, 126 West Street, Fareham PO16 0EP.

1864 Hampshire Cricket Supporters’ Club

Providing pastoral support and welfare guidance to followers and supporters of Hampshire Cricket and cricket within Hampshire, but particularly those living with or impacted by dementia or mental health.  Pastoral support at group or 1-2-1 level, opportunities to create new memories through sport, reminiscence and memory café style in association with organised and regular community groups.

Gardening – Fareham

There is a ‘mowing and hoeing’ service for people who are finding it too difficult to cope with their garden.  Gardeners are interviewed and police checked.  Clients pay a small annual administration fee and an hourly rate for a regular service.

Scams by Post and Telephone

Scams such as bogus lotteries, prize draws and miracle health cures arrive by post or telephone and target elderly people and the vulnerable, often leading to debt and depression.

Always be sceptical about any unsolicited offers and never part with money or give your bank details or credit card details to obtain a prize or an offer that is too good to be true.  Don’t be rushed into making instant decisions and don’t ring premium rate numbers, starting 090, to claim a prize or arrange a parcel delivery.

For further advice or if you are worried that you, or someone close to you, has been a victim of a scam contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline below.

Inclusion – Fareham

Inclusion provide services that include advice, information, harm reduction interventions and recovery planning in conjunction with a range of pharmacological, psychosocial and structured treatment programs.

We work with specific needs including criminal justice, mother and baby and dual diagnosis. Needle exchange is operational during opening hours.

Inclusion Recovery Gosport

If you think you’re drinking a little too much, or have started to think that alcohol is having a negative impact on your life, then we can help! If you are using any type of drug, from cannabis, heroin, cocaine, NPS (legal-high’s) to steroids and other performance and image enhancing drugs and any others then we can help

For information and support for anyone aged over 18 who is using, or affected by the problems associated with drugs and/or alcohol.

Located at:

5-6 The Precinct
South Street
Gosport
PO12 1HA

 

Rebound

Rebound Group is a confidential, empathetic support group, caring about carers.

We offer support and assistance in both group and one-to-one counselling settings, as needed.

The service is provided free of charge to carers and family members affected by a loved ones’ drugs, alcohol and substance misuse and their associated mental health problems.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.  We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present.  We meet each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences.  We take positive action by practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on the solution and we find freedom from the past and a way to improve our lives today.

Meetings at Community First Fareham each Sunday from 6.30pm – 8pm.

If you are attending for the first time, please get in touch with one of the contacts to let them know you are coming.

Adfam

Provides support for families affected by drugs or alcohol.

Rethink Mental Illness

Advice and information

We provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems. When mental illness first hits you or your family, it can be hard to know who or what to trust. We give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights. We were the first mental health charity to gain the Information Standard for our trusted and relevant information.

Services and groups

We have over 200 mental health services and 150 support groups across England. From psychological therapies and Crisis and Recovery Houses to peer support groups and housing services, we directly help thousands of people every year across England. Find out what we have near you. Over 90% of people using our services say they are respected, listened to and get the right kind of support. If you want support online instead, go to our pages on Facebook and Twitter. It’s easy to find a good supportive chat or lively debate going on every single day.

Rowner Community Trust

Activities, community events and room hire

Nimrod Community Centre
17 Falcon Meadows Way
Rowner
Gosport
PO13 8AA

Lee On Solent Community Association

Activities, events, bar and food served.

Lee-on-the-Solent Community Centre
51 Twyford Drive
Lee on the Solent
PO13 8JU

HEDCA – Hardway & District Community Association

Activities, room hire, bar and pre-school.

HEDCA
Coombe Road
Elson
Gosport
Po12 4JB

Gosport Community Association

Community groups and clubs, bar, cafe and room hire

Thorngate Hall
Bury House
Bury Road
Gosport

GADSAD (Gosport & District Sports Association for the Disabled) Centre

Activities, groups and hall hire

175 Elson Road
Elson
Gosport
PO12 4AD

Crossley Community Centre

Activities and support for Service families based in Gosport and surrounding area

The Crossley
Off Grange Lane
Rowner
Gosport

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign –Fareham, Hampshire & UK

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the leading UK charity fighting over 60 muscle-wasting and neuromuscular conditions. They fund research and provide practical information, advice and emotional support for individuals with muscular dystrophy and other related neuromuscular conditions, and support their carers and families. They campaign to raise awareness of these conditions and award grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, such as powered wheelchairs and provide specialist education and development for health professionals.

 

Facebook: Muscular-Dystrophy Campaign (South East) www.facebook.com/groups/309853782497005/Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Regional Care Advisor:

Sunitha Narayan
Wessex Neurological Centre
Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road,
Southampton
SO16 6YD.

 

National Kidney Federation

The Federation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1106735. It is the national organisation for Kidney Patient Associations attached to renal units. The Federation provides information and support to kidney patients and their carers, including medical information for children and their families.

Kidney Research UK

Kidney Research UK is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 252892. It provides information for patients, raises awareness of kidney-related issues, and funds research into the causes and prevention of kidney disease.

Kidney Care UK

We provide support for more than 100 patients every week and invest over £3 million each year in patient grants. We provide practical and emotional support, funding patient research projects and improving care services. We’re here to give our total support to help improve the quality of life for everyone affected by kidney disease.

British Kidney Patient Association

The British Kidney Patient Association is a national charity providing advice, information and support to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by kidney disease. The charity provides grants to individual patients in times of financial difficulty, offers support and advice, including an advocacy service with the NKF, and has a confidential telephone counselling service.

3 The Windmills
St Mary’s Close
Turk Street
Alton
GU34 1EF

Ileostomy Association

Support for people with Ileostomies and internal pouches, and their families, friends or carers.

Family Planning Association

Sexual health charity providing help, information and advice on sexual health and contraception, including specialist services for young people and people with learning disabilities.

SANE

SANE offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through our helpline and our online Support Forum where people share their feelings and experiences.

These services are provided by our team of volunteers who undergo rigorous training and in many cases give hundreds of hours of their free time each year.

Our Caller Care service led by professional staff provides on-going support to help people alleviate a crisis phase or get through difficult circumstances.

Your Future

Help for young adults who have left school, helping them to realise their skills and abilities, support with job application forms and CV’s, help with applying for jobs and apprenticeships, finding training courses.

Al-Anon

Provides support and advice for those affected by someone else’s drinking.

PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide

National charity for the prevention of young suicide. Papyrus provides confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person.

Hampshire Specialist Parenting Support Services

This service provides parenting programmes for parent/carers who have children aged 5-17 that are diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), or are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or are displaying troubling or challenging behaviours associated with minor-moderate conduct disorder or are teenagers displaying anti-social behaviour including child to parent violence.

 

LifeSIGNS – Self Injury Guidance & Network Support

Provide information about self-injury and support.

Richmond Fellowship

We provide 17 units of intense supported housing as well as 30 units of lower level supported housing, designed to help people move on to independent living.

We also provide community based support with drop-in services and group sessions at different locations throughout East Hampshire.

Our services are available to anyone living in the East Hampshire and Fareham and Gosport areas.

Parent Support Link

Offers information and advice as well as support groups across Hampshire for anyone affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

CAHMS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

An NHS service, that aims to help young people up to the age of 18 who are finding it hard to manage their emotional, psychological and mental health. CAMHS have community teams of staff across the Hampshire area that is able to support young people and families if needed.

Harmless

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide.

B-eat – Eating Disorders

Beat are a UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Brook

Free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing for the under 25’s.

Friends of Fareham Community Hospital

The Friends of Fareham Community Hospital have been formed to give support to the new Hospital and help to link it with the community which it serves. We help to provide guidance to users on entering the hospital, operate a dementia friendly memory club, operate the blood test desk, raise funds for equipment and materials which are outwith the limited budget of the NHS and raise awareness of the services available at the hospital.

FFCH as we call it was started in June 2010 soon after the Hospital was established. Set up as a charity in September 2011, the Friends’ initial objectives are:

  • to provide Volunteers for a welcoming and guided stewarding service for patients and to help man certain reception desks
  • to enhance the waiting area with, among other things, flowers, magazines and useful information about local patient support groups
  • to publicise the Hospital’s services and activities throughout the community
  • to encourage local organisations and businesses to support the Hospital where appropriate
  • to bring to the attention of the Hospital staff any concerns or suggestions from the public of which they may become aware, for instance the need for the return of a local centre for medical equipment loans.
NHS Choices – Men’s Health

Information and advice concerning men’s health issues.

Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age.  We are one of the largest volunteer organisations in the country. Our 25,000 volunteers help older people stay active, independent and able to continue to contribute to society. They do this by providing practical and emotional help where and when it’s needed.

Blind Club – Gosport

The Blind Club meets on Tuesday afternoons 3pm – 4.30pm for entertainment, interesting talks and friendships – a cup of tea and biscuits.

Come and meet other visually impaired people.  It’s good to talk!

Transport can be provided if required.

Privett Suite
Gosport Community Association
Bury House
Bury Road
Gosport
PO12 3PX

Fareport Talking News

Talking Newspapers and Magazines produced for blind and visually impaired listeners.

FREE service.

The Partially Sighted Society

The Partially Sighted Society provides information, advice, training, magnifiers and electronic low vision aids and clear print material for anybody with a visual impairment to help them to make the best use of their remaining sight.

The Outside Clinic – Sight Tests

The Outside Clinic provide eye tests at home by qualified opticians.  You are entitled to a free eye test at home if you are:

  • unable to leave home unaccompanied or
  • require a home visit on account of a physical or mental disability

and you are:

  • aged 60 or over
  • under 16, or under 19 and in full-time education
  • registered blind or partially sighted
  • diagnosed as having diabetes or glaucoma
  • 40 or over with a direct relative with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma.
  • prescribed a complex lens

or if you or you partner are receiving the following benefits or credits:

  • Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (not contribution based)
  • Working Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
  • Child Tax Credit and are named on a Tax Credit NHS Exemption Certificate
  • You are named on a NHS certificate for full or partial help with health costs (HC2/3)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Support, information and advice for people with sight loss.

Macular Society Telephone Befriending

Enjoy a regular chat with a telephone befriender who shares your interests, experience or type of macular condition. Telephone befriending is free, everything can be set up over the phone.

Guide Dogs UK – Hampshire

Guide Dogs UK have a network of local teams across the country, with the Southampton Mobility Team covering the Hampshire area. The team provide the guide dog service and orientation and mobility training. If we can’t help you directly, we’ll do what we can to work with other service providers in the area to meet your needs. If you think we can help you or someone you know please contact us.

LeeICANGO

ICANGO is a Lee-on-the-Solent organisation working to provide community transport for local people. Working in partnership with St Faith’s Church and Gosport Voluntary Action we operate three minibuses. Most months we organise around 40 trips which enable older people and those with disabilities to get out and about.

Dial-a-Ride Fareham and Gosport

A door to door, fully accessible minibus service for people who find it difficult to use public transport.  Residents in Fareham and Gosport welcome to register for shopping and social trips.  Fees apply, discounts available for bus pass holders.

An application form can be downloaded from the website.

Patient Transport Service

For hospital appointments. Arranged on your behalf by GP or outpatient clinic. Certain criteria apply. Speak to your GP or consultant.

Gosport Older Persons Forum – Transport Leaflet

Voluntary group providing a leaflet of transport options for travelling around the borough and local area, as well as how to get to local hospitals.

Driving Force (Gosport Voluntary Action)

Voluntary driving service for older people, or people who are disabled. Helps with things such as medical appointments and visiting clubs and friends.

Doorstep Sales and Bogus Callers

Hampshire Trading Standards have a Quick Response Team who can come out to your home if a doorstep caller , offering property repairs, is causing  you concern and:

  • is still at your home; or
  • is due to return e.g. to collect payment; or
  • is offering to take you to the bank to withdraw cash

In these circumstances telephone for assistance immediately.  You can also use this number to inform Trading Standards of doorstep callers in your area.

Traveline

We’re a partnership of transport companies, local authorities and passenger groups which have come together to bring you routes and times for all travel in Great Britain by bus, rail, coach and ferry.

 

Gosport Live At Home Scheme

Befriending and support service enabling older people to remain independent in their own homes. Access to social activities and transport provided when needed.

National Express

Coach journeys throughout UK. Senior Coachcard and Disabled Coachcard costs £10 and you can get 1/3 off travel all year round. Contact helpline to discuss accessible travel arrangements at least 36 hours before you travel.

Taxis

Door-to-door service, can be booked in advance, some companies accept concessionary travel vouchers. Some taxis also take wheelchairs and small mobility scooters. Always ensure the taxi you use is licensed.

See phone directory for local companies.

Podiatrist

Depending on where you live and any conditions you have, such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, it may be possible to have routine podiatry / chiropody treatment on the NHS.  You should speak to your GP about this.

If you do not qualify for free treatment, you can search for a podiatrist / chiropodist in your area on the College of Podiatry website or call on the number below.

My Journey Hampshire

Whether you’re looking for information about local cycle routes to work, walking maps or links to public transport you can access it all here from our website. We offer advice about travel choices in your area that may result in saving you time and money. You may also benefit from improved wellbeing and reduce your carbon output at the same time. As well as providing personalised travel plans for local residents, we also work with schools, colleges and work places to deliver fun, community based travel challenges.

First Group (Buses)

Bus operator within Gosport and most of Hampshire.

Driving Miss Daisy

Live life to the full with our safe, friendly, and reliable community companion and driving service. We provide companion driving services for the elderly, children, disabled and for anyone who is unable to drive. We help you get back your independence, enabling you to get out and about and enjoy everyday living. Our dedicated drivers will also help you in and out of the car, going to appointments, shopping and accompany you on outings. Special requirements are catered for including assistance with a walker or wheelchair.

Concessionary Travel

The older person’s bus pass entitles you to free travel on bus services throughout England, including London, from 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays.

The disabled person’s bus pass entitles you to free all day travel on bus services on journeys starting in Hampshire (not Portsmouth and Southampton) regardless of where you are travelling to. Free travel between 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays on bus services throughout the rest of England (including London).

The disabled person’s bus pass plus companion entitles you to free all day travel on bus services for pass holder and companion on journeys starting in Hampshire (not Portsmouth and Southampton) regardless of where you are travelling to.  Free travel, for the pass holder only, 9.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays on bus services throughout the rest of England (including London). Companions must pay for their journey.

Travel vouchers are an enhancement to the scheme for disabled people who are unable to use a bus service. Travel vouchers are an alternative to the bus pass. You cannot have both. To use community transport services we recommend you apply for a disabled person’s bus pass.  Travel vouchers do not entitle you to discounted fares, you will need to pay the full fare for all services.

Wheatsheaf Trust

At Wheatsheaf Trust our advisers can support with:

  • Job search, including accessing websites including Universal Job Match
  • looking for training courses and funding
  • CV writing and advice
  • help with filling in applications
  • interview skills and techniques
  • understanding your skills and matching these with jobs
  • careers advice
  • work clubs for job search with support
  • tailored workshops.

It’s all free.

 

University of the Third Age

Wide variety of groups e.g. music of all types, physical activity, such as walking & tai chi, theatre, history and more, plus general meetings. Annual membership fee payable in January. Small cost for each class & any expenses.

Townswomen’s Guild

The Townswomen’s Guild is a women’s membership organisation where members usually meet once a month & enjoy a huge range of recreational activities such as talks, social studies, hobbies, arts & crafts, competitions, socialising and organised trips. Alongside this members have collectively voiced their concerns to change and improve the livelihoods of women for the good of society.

 

Privett & Hardway Townswomen’s Guild

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evert month (except during August) from 2.15pm – 4.15pm:

Bury House Café
Bury Road
Gosport
PO12 3PX

Gosport Bridgemary Evening Townswomen’s Guild
 Meet every Tuesday of the month at 19.30pm:

Bridgemary Community Centre
Wych Lane
Gosport
PO13 0JN

 

Tourist Information Centre – Gosport

The Tourist Information Centre (TIC) can help with leaflets, maps, local guides, local bus information and services. They can also assist with booking tickets for local theatres, coach holidays, National Express coaches, accommodation, day trips and local events. The TIC is located at Gosport Bus Station, close to the Gosport Ferry.

Lee-on-the-Solent Residents Association

This group holds a Community BOOST event on a Wednesday morning of each month. The group also represents the views of residents on planning, health and other matters.

Juniper Court Extra Care Housing Scheme

Facilities (including a restaurant) offering social activities open to the wider community.

Hampshire County Federation of Women’s Institutes (HCFWI)

The Women’s Institute is a social and educational charity. Each group meets at least once a month for activities & events such as Crafts, Walking, Discussion or Drama Groups, Arts, Sports & Leisure.

Gosport Strollers – Walking Football Group

Walking Football is a variant of association football that is aimed at keeping people aged over 50 involved with football if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reason, they are not able to play the traditional game. The main differences between walking football and the standard game are two key rules: No running and no slide tackling. With plenty of breaks, participants enjoy a safe and enjoyable return to football.

Gosport Borough FC
Privett Park
Privett Road
Gosport
PO12 3SX.

Mon 1-2pm 3G pitch
Ages: Open

 

Bridgemary School
Wych Lane
Gosport
PO13 0JN

Tue 7-8pm £3   3G pitch

 

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably

Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via our helpline, webchat and website.

Gosport Local History Club

Local history talk, followed by lunch, held every 3rd Thursday of the month during term time, 12 – 2pm.

Christchurch Parish Centre
Stoke Road
Gosport
PO12 1JQ

Gosport in Bloom

Local campaign to encourage all sectors of the community to become actively involved in enhancing the Borough, making it a more pleasant, prettier place in which to live and work. Annual competitions too.

Gosport Info

Information website about Gosport, including useful organisations, clubs, churches, businesses, local history and more. Gosport groups can also have information added free of charge.

Gosport Discovery Centre

Full library service, free internet access, regular dance, music, theatre and literary events, coffee shop, education classes. Some free services. Charges for classes apply but discounts are available.

Gosport Community Association

Social and educational groups and members bar. A fee is required. Located at Thorngate Hall, Bury House, Bury Road, Gosport.

Contact the Elderly – Fareham & Gosport

Contact the Elderly is a charity that organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over, who live alone. Offering a regular and vital friendship link every month, each older person is collected from their home by a volunteer driver and taken to a volunteer host’s home for the afternoon.

Brendoncare Clubs – Gosport

Variety of social activities and outings, check website for what’s on each day. Refreshments included and transport can be arranged if required. Based at Club Hampshire Centre, The Anchorage, Willis Road, Gosport.

A charge applies.

Ashcroft Arts Centre

Local venue for a wide range of adult classes (both day time and evening) suitable for all ages and abilities but with a specific programme for people with learning disabilities. Also available are the Ashcroft Adults with Learning Disabilities Classes which include art, dance and drama classes specifically for adults with learning disabilities.

Please note that charges apply, although concessions are available on some courses – see website for details.

Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health and Contraception Service

Web-based and telephone access to information and advice on sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, unplanned pregnancy services, HIV testing treatment and care, under 25’s chlamydia testing and treatment, vasectomy services, 1 to 1 support.

NHS sexual health advice

Online advice and tools. Everything you need to know about sexual health, including contraception, STIs.

Terence Higgins Trust

If you need help concerning HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) but you’re not sure where to turn, this is for you. You may want to get tested for HIV, for example. You may have been recently diagnosed with HIV and want to understand how it may affect your life. Maybe you would like to meet other people in the same position, or you feel you would benefit from counselling. Or perhaps you have questions about sexuality or you are concerned that your HIV may affect your immigration status.

Portsmouth & S.E Hants Osteoporosis Support Group

Support for people with Osteoporosis. Educational talks are provided at our monthly meetings.  Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Eddystone Trust

We challenge the stigma, discrimination and misinformation associated with HIV and Sexual Health and work tirelessly with people affected by HIV to improve their quality of life. We provide a confidential service, we are here to listen not to judge. Services they provide: Pre & Post HIV Testing Support, HIV Testing, results in less than 30 Minutes, Support & information on the best sexual health choices for you, A Range of Safer Sex Products, including Condoms, Guidance and Practical Support on how to access clinical sexual health services, Help to access other services in your area, Free HIV & Sexual Health workshops and talks to local Groups.

AskSara

Falls are not a normal part of getting older, they are a sign of an underlying problem and you should always speak to your doctor or a health professional if you are having frequent falls.

The AskSara website can guide you through some questions to find the best equipment for you. You can also call their advice line for assistance.

Gosport Voluntary Action – Befriending Service

Service providing support to older people in their own home, via a personal visit or telephone call on a weekly basis. CHAT (Come Here And Talk) Groups are also run for groups of 4 older people in the host’s home for tea and a chat.

CHAT drop-in centre:

Christ Church Parish Hall
Stoke Road
Gosport
PO12 1JQ

Tuesdays between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Gosport Borough Council Community Alarms

‘Lifeline’ alarm service provided by Gosport Borough Council for older people living in the community, providing peace of mind. The service is a telephone-based alarm system that is provided 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Victim Support

Practical and emotional support, as well as referrals to other organisations, that can help if you have been a victim of crime. The services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.

Telephone Preference Service

TPS is a free service. It is the official central opt out register on which you can record your preference not to receive unsolicited sales or marketing calls.

Mailing Preference Service

Reduce the amount of junk mail delivered to you by contacting the MPS. This is a free service.

Homecheck

Home safety and security checks to people over the age of 60, or with a registered disability. Also available to families with children under 5 years of age.

Hampshire Highways

Roads, road maintenance, traffic, road safety, street lighting, pavements, licences, disabled bays and blue badges.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

‘Safe & Well’ visits to vulnerable people, as well as general fire safety advice.

Hampshire Constabulary

Police force serving Gosport, including crime prevention advice and local community policing teams. For emergencies dial 999 i.e. a crime is in progress, there is danger to life, violence is being used or threatened, someone suspected of a crime is nearby. Tel 101 to report non-emergency matters i.e. to report a crime that doesn’t need an urgent response, for general advice, information and feedback on police matters, to arrange a visit by an officer, to give information about a crime in the area, if you’d like to speak to your local police officer, to find out about beat surgeries or other police events in your area or to get an update on a crime if you have been a victim.

Hampshire Bobby Scheme

Crime-prevention and home safety survey, including fitting of appropriate security items for elderly or vulnerable people.

Gas Safe Register

Official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances.

Gas Emergency (National Grid)

Contact if you smell gas or suspect carbon monoxide, or want to report a fire or explosion. General advice is available on the website.

Electrical Emergency (National Grid)

Contact if you spot a potential hazard on or near an overhead electricity line. General advice is available on the website.

Sleep Apnoea Trust Association

Working to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients,their partners and their families. Managed by volunteers, SATA is regarded as the leading UK charity working in the field of Sleep Apnoea

Asthma UK

We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

Website contains health advice for those with asthma and parents of children with asthma.

Hampshire Asbestos Support & Awareness Group (HASAG)

HASAG is a charity dedicated to helping people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and their families.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis (CF) for everyone affected by the condition.

Information, support and advice for those living with cystic fibrosis, parents and carers.

British Lung Foundation

Having lung disease brings questions and anxiety about the future. We don’t want anyone to face that alone. Our helpline, support groups, web community and easy-to-understand information offer vital hope and support.

Parkinson’s UK – Fareham & Gosport and Districts Branch

Group offering information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

Also meet at Crofton Community Centre in Stubbington.

Disabled Go

The website provides detailed access information to thousands of venues across the UK and the Republic of Ireland: shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, universities, hospitals and more.

Disability Info Centre

DIC is a one stop shop for free information on all disability issues, located at:

Shopmobility
Osborn Road
Fareham
PO16 7DW

 

Parent Voice

Information, advice and support for Parents and Carers with children and young people 0-25 with a disability or additional needs. Free membership, weekly newsletter, support workers in each area of Hampshire.

Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust provides emotional support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness of sudden infant death.

Working with the NHS, we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.

Mermaids

Mermaids supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are gender diverse, and their families, and professionals involved in their care.

MindEd

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about your child? Or perhaps you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child.

Kidscape

We provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.

Family Information Services Hub

Information on services available in Hampshire for children and young people from birth to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). This includes information about education, health, social care, preparation for adulthood, leisure services and impartial information advice and support.

Young Minds

UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

NHS Choices – Living with Pain

Self help tips on pain and links to information on pain management.

Partners Through Pain – Gosport

Support group for sufferers of chronic pain.  The group organises days out, lunches and social evenings.

The group meet on the last Wednesday of each month 10am – 12.30pm

Parish Hall
Christ Church
Stoke Road
Gosport
PO12 1JQ

Facebook: ‘Gosport Partners Through Pain’

 

Friends Through Pain – Fareham & Stubbington

The group provides support for people who suffer day to day with a wide variety of conditions and the friends and family who look after them. The group organises days out, lunches and social evenings.

The group meets on the last Thursday of every month, 10am – 12.30pm.

Stubbington Baptist Church
Jay Close
Fareham
Po14 3TA

Older Drivers Skills Scheme

This scheme is aimed at people aged 60 years and over who have an interest in updating their driving skills and knowledge, want help in adapting to a new vehicle or simply want to gain confidence.

National Rail Enquiries

Senior Rail Card for people over 60, costs £30 p/year and you can get 1/3 off ticket prices. Disabled Person’s Rail Card costs £20 p/year and you can get 1/3 off travel for cardholder and companion.

www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk

www.senior-railcard.co.uk/

 

Designed to Care

Designed to Care’s adaptive clothing makes dressing easier and more dignified with thoughtfully designed elderly clothing, and disabled clothing for men and women living with limited mobility. With our adaptive clothing you can be easily dressed seated, in bed and without lifting. Our unique open back and side opening adaptive clothing designs are ideal for limited mobility and assisted dressing and they fasten easily with pop-fasteners and discrete zips – no more fiddly buttons.

Adaptawear

Adaptawear clothing is designed for the special care needs of the elderly and disabled. Our clever designs overcome some of the awkward constructions of conventional garments making them functional and practical without losing the style and ordinary appearance of the clothing.

The Able Lable

The Able Label provides quality, stylish clothes with adapted designs and hidden extras that make self-dressing easier for those with dressing difficulties.

Silverline

Free and confidential helpline for older people. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We also offer telephone and letter friendship schemes where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests; facilitated group calls; and help to connect people with local services in their area.

Parkinson’s UK

Information and advice on Parkinson’s. Local support worker can offer to access information, provide advocacy, help with benefits and liaison with health or care professionals.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Society – Fareham & Gosport Branch

We welcome anyone affected by MS to join us in any of our many activities. We believe that it’s important for people affected by MS not to become isolated, so we are really an MS Social Club as well as a mine of information.

Multiple Sclerosis Physio Session – Fareham

There is now much greater recognition of being active. Moderate and appropriate activity can benefit people with MS.

Sessions are held at:

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church

Bells Lane

Fareham

PO14 2PL

Working Age Multiple Sclerosis Support Group (WAMS)

 Group that provides support & advice to those affected by the illness Multiple Sclerosis in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. WAMS (Working Age Multiple Sclerosis Support Group) hold a monthly meeting at Waterlooville Community Centre where anyone who has a connection with MS can get free advice, support etc. whether they are the person with MS or their relatives, friends and carers. The information meetings are presented by organisations who are invited to talk about how they can help those affected

Hemichat – Hemiplegia Awareness

HemiChat is a parent led UK Charity built on support relating to babies, children and young adults living with Hemiplegia. Hemi Chat’s mission, passion and primary ambition is to unite families affected by Hemiplegia, enabling them to share support, information and life experiences thus allowing all children with Hemiplegia to know they are not alone in their life journey. We will make pathways within the health service and medical professions to ensure each new diagnosis of Hemiplegia is dealt with in a highly informative manner and are advised on the support service Hemi Chat can offer.

Muscular Dystrophy UK

Muscular Dystrophy UK (previously known as the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign) is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to fight muscle-wasting conditions.

Founded in 1959, we have been leading the fight against muscle-wasting conditions since then.

We bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 70,000 children and adults in the UK.

  • We support high quality research to find effective treatments and cures and won’t stop until we have found  them for all muscle-wasting conditions
  • We are leading the drive to get faster access to emerging treatment for families in the UK
  • We ensure everyone has the specialist NHS care and support they need – the right help at the right time,  wherever they live.
  • We provide a range of services and resources to help people live as independently as possible.
The Rainbow Centre

We offer a range of specialised part-time services for adults and adolescents with the following disabilities: Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Head injury and Dyspraxia. We use a system of learning called Conductive Education (CE) which is a form of specialised neuro-rehabilitation for adults with motor disorders which aims to help adults learn how to overcome problems of movement as a way of enabling them to live more independent and active lives.

Motor Neurone Disease Association Portsmouth & SE Hants Group

Has the sole aim of serving all those in the area who are affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This includes people with MND, their carers, family and friends, in fact anyone who has been touched in some way by the disease.

Headway Portsmouth and South East Hampshire

Works with people in the community who have experienced Brain Injury and their families/carers.  They work with service users to bring cognitive benefit for memory, communication, organisation, executive function and relationships through Cognitive Re-enablement Courses and Confidence Building Courses, one to one assessment, signposting and support.  They also run social inclusion sessions supported by volunteers and peer mentors where people can begin to take their place in community activities and make friends.

 

 

Hampshire Neurological Alliance

The Hampshire Neurological Alliance (HNA) covers Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. It is the local voice for people with neurological conditions and their family and carers, in the alliance area.  We welcome everyone both affected and supporting people with a neurological condition and also work closely with the national Neurological Alliance.

Hampshire Friends with ME/CFS

Hampshire Friends with ME offers on-going support, helpful information and advice to people affected by ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, including their relatives and carers.  The majority of people involved in the running of the charity have direct experience of the illness.  You can join as a member from the age of 16.  It offers a range of services to its member, including on-line support, local group meet-ups, outings, telephone support and resources.

Hampshire Friends with ME
The Community Centre
Brinton Lane
Hythe
Southampton
SO45 6DU

Fareham Epilepsy Support Group

Meets once a month, the last Friday of the month at 1pm:

Café iMBiZo
171 West Street
Fareham
PO16 0EF

New members welcome, friends and carers also welcome.

Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy. Website offers information, advice and support.

Veterans Welfare Service

Veterans UK administer the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service.

 

SSAFA Forces Help (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association)

Offer help and support to individuals and families of those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces.

 

The Pensions Advisory Service

Free and impartial information, help and advice on pensions.

The Pension Service

The Pension Service is part of the Department for Work & Pensions. It provides information about pensions and pensioner benefits. Also use these contact details to enquire about the Winter Fuel Payment and the Cold Weather Payment.

 

Parity Trust

Working in partnership with Gosport Borough Council, Parity Trust offers a Home Improvement Loan designed to help homeowners access secured finance to pay for essential home repairs and adaptations. This can include topping up the costs not met by a Disabled Facilities Grant. Parity Trust advisors provide a full financial review and guide you through the home improvement process.

 

The Real Junk Food Project (South Coast)

We are an environmental organisation who are tackling food waste. We collect ‘food waste’ that is still fit for human consumption from various places and offer it to ANYONE & EVERYONE in our cafes or shopping boutiques. A shopping boutique is a place you can shop; it is surplus food that we are unable to cook with that day/week. We provide a pay as you feel system, you decide the value of your food and our service. At our branch you can do that by offering time, cash, skills or item donations.  Pop up Cafes: Everyone is welcome to the cafes; it is open to the public. You don’t have to fit into a category to eat with us.

 

Home Library Service

If you can’t get to the library due to ill-health, disability or caring responsibilities the library can come to you. We can arrange for you to have your library books delivered to your home on a regular basis.

Independent Age Hampshire & Isle of Wight

An older persons charity that offers clear, free and impartial advice on issues such as money and benefits, care and support,  health and mobility.  They also provide friendship services to  help relieve loneliness and isolation.

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am – 8pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Fareham & Gosport Basics Bank

This service is accessed through over 25 agencies in the area that come into contact with people that are likely to require assistance, such as Health Visitors, Probation Service, Social Services, Job Centre Plus, Council Housing offices, Fareham and Gosport Family Aid, homeless charities, etc. People may access the service through one of the many referral agencies in the Fareham and Gosport area up to four times in one year.  This is to prevent them from becoming dependant on the service and also ensures that we can support as many people as possible.  We rely on the agency to decide the need and to manage the relationship with their client.

Direct Payments

If you are eligible for care through Adult Services, and do not wish to use the care provided, Direct Payments is a payment from Hampshire County Council used to pay for care or services arranged by you, or someone acting on your behalf. You should contact your social worker to discuss further.

Benefits and Allowances

Universal Credit is a new benefit that has started to replace six existing benefits with a single monthly payment.  Universal Credit will help you to be better off in work, start a new job or work more hours.

Universal Credit will eventually replace:

  • Income based Jobs Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit

You can’t claim Universal Credit if you are currently in receipt of any of these benefits or credits.  You’ll continue to claim them as normal and you’ll be told when Universal Credit will affect you.

To get an estimate of what benefits  and tax credits you might be entitled to,  you can use one of the online Benefit Calculators and answer the questions online.

Mobility Scooter Training

Gosport Older Persons Forum arrange for older persons to undertake mobility scooter training.  Please contact them directly to arrange an appointment.

c/o Gosport Voluntary Action
Martin Snape House
96 Pavilion Way
Gosport
PO12 1FG

Motability Scheme

The Motability Scheme offers an all-inclusive package that allows anyone in receipt of either the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HMRC DLA), the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP), the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP), to use their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter, powered wheelchair or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.

Disabled Persons Railcard

You may be able to apply for a disabled person’s rail card, if you are in receipt of certain benefits, are visually impaired or registered as deaf, please see website for details, the card will allow you a third off rail travel and costs £20.00 a year.

Disabled Adaptations

If your home needs adapting to suit your mobility or disability needs, you may be eligible for grant funded adaptations to your home. Contact the Occupational Therapy Team at Adult Services, Hampshire County Council to discuss your situation, or for general advice.

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps people who are vulnerable to crisis.  In Hampshire we offer a range of services, mainly mobility aids.  Mobility aids loans equipment e.g. wheelchairs, bath seats, back rests or walking frames.

Accessible Countryside for Everyone (ACE)

Promoting accessibility to leisure and sport, signposting family, carer and disability support organisations. Information on Disabled Access, Wheelchair walks, Easy Access, Access for All, Mobility, Walks on Wheels, Miles without Stiles, Buggy Walks – whatever the term this is all about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of South East England.

Pandas Foundation

The PANDAS Foundation is here to help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness.  We are also here to inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

WRAP is a simple evidence-based, self-management tool which helps people gain more control over their wellbeing. It is intended to help individuals in maintaining wellness and managing life’s challenges.  WRAP can be used by anyone who wants to create a positive change in the way they feel, or increase their enjoyment of life.

Samaritans

The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. Offering a 24/7 round the clock service, whoever you are, however you feel, whatever life has done to you.  They are a non-religious organisation.

Southern Health NHS Trust Adult Mental Health Service

Mental health support services for adults aged 18-65.

OCD UK

OCD UK is the leading national charity, independently working with and for almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD typically falls into four categories Checking, Contamination / Mental Contamination, Hoarding, Ruminations / Intrusive Thoughts.

National Self Harm Network

Provides support to individuals who self-harm, to help reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life. Support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self-harm
Raise awareness of the needs of people who self-harm, dispel myths and combat discrimination
Empower and enable those that self-harm to seek alternatives to self-harm and further help where appropriate.

NHS mental health support

Information, advice and support including interactive tools and videos.

Memory Café, Lee on the Solent

The Memory Café provides an opportunity for people living with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia’s and their carers to meet other for support, advise or just the opportunity to socialise in an informal but safe environment. The Café operates on a drop in basis so that those attending can feel free to come for all or part of the afternoon.   Held on 1st Thursday of every month between 2pm and 4pm at:

Methodist Church Hall
High Street
Lee on the Solent
PO13 9BZ

Free Service.

Dates for your diary:

Thursday 3 January 2019
Thursday 7 February 2019
Thursday 7 March 2019
Thursday 4 April 2019
Thursday 2 May 2019
Thursday 6 June 2019

Memory Café, Gosport

Gosport Memory Café support group meets every third Tuesday of the month, 10.30am – 12.30pm at:

Christ Church Parish Centre
42 Stoke Road
Gosport
PO12 1JQ

NHS Choices Online Mood Zone

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. Follow link below. It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

Gosport Activity Group

Informal activity groups giving you or someone you know that is affected by dementia the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities, which focus on socialising and getting to know the others in the group.

 

iTalk

italk is the local talking therapy service for people aged 16+. There are workshops and online support available to all, to help with low mood, stress or worrying, or you can self-refer to the service for an assessment. The service treats common mental health problems like depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD and OCD through a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. An Employment Advisor service is available for patients experiencing difficulties at work relating to their mental health.  

Both professional and self-referrals accepted.

Depression Friends

Supporting those suffering from Depression, knowing that there’s ALWAYS someone who CARES, is prepared to LISTEN and ALWAYS BE THERE when you need a friend.

 

Coffee Morning held early 1st of the month, 11am at Camber Lights Café in Explosion Museum.

Evening get together every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Seahorse Pub, 7pm.

 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRIENDSDEPRESSION

Dementia Adviser Drop-in Support

Drop-In Dementia Adviser Support at the Gosport Discovery Centre. Available for people with any type of dementia and for their carers and families. We can offer confidential tailored support and signpost you to services in your local area. Please feel free to drop in and chat with one of our Dementia Advisers. There are also free monthly Memory Groups held at the Discovery Centre. Telephone to confirm times and dates.

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity. We treat a range of mental health conditions including PTSD, depression and anxiety. Mental health issues can affect ex-servicemen and women of all ages.  Free 24-hour Helpline for veterans and serving military personnel and their families.

Bipolar UK – Portsmouth Support Group

Our Support Groups are free to attend and are open to anyone affected by bipolar, including family, friends and carers.

Group meets first Wednesday of each month, 7pm – 9pm.

John Pounds Centre
23 Queen Street
Portsmouth
PO1 3HN

Southern Health, Older People’s Mental Health

Assessment, treatment and support for older people experiencing mental illness.

Alzheimer’s Society

At Alzheimer’s Society, we believe passionately that life doesn’t end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Admiral Nurses – Support for people with dementia

Support for people with dementia or their carers who have been in the Armed Forces: The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.  Please note that Legion beneficiaries can be either the person with dementia or the carer.  The Legion works with Dementia UK to provide Admiral Nurses – a service that supports the carers of our beneficiaries who have dementia. The focus of the service is to maintain independence and improve the quality of life for carers and families and to provide the practical advice they need. WHAT DO ADMIRAL NURSES OFFER? Our Admiral Nurses have the experience to facilitate the service every step of the way.

  • Skilled assessments to determine the needs of family carers and the needs of the person with dementia
  • Information and practical advice for carers and their families on supporting those with dementia
  • To work with carers and families to provide emotional and psychological support throughout the caring journey
  • Advice on how to care for someone with dementia and help to develop skills to encourage positive approaches to living with dementia
  • To work together with other professionals and organisations to provide additional support if you need it.
Switchboard LGBT & Helpline

At Switchboard we provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.

KROMA

Kroma is an empowering and enabling organisation for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and alternative (LGBT+) communities, their families and friends, through awareness, inclusiveness and supportiveness.

Kroma supports mental, sexual and spiritual health and wellbeing through the use of peer mentor based meetups.  Each meetup is also a 3rd party reporting centre for Hate Crime, provides support for asylum seekers and those seeking LGBT+ counselling.  Kroma works in partnership with statutory authorities, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and many other organisations to improve awareness and inclusiveness for the LGBT+ communities.

Meetups held at:

Coffee#1
West Street
Fareham

Every Saturday 1pm – 4pm

Katie’s Vinyl Bar & Kitchen
High Street
Gosport

Every Tuesday 6pm – 8pm

Details of other venues across the area are on their website.

Hampshire LGBT + Alliance

The LGBT+ Alliance is an alliance of Hampshire-based LBGT+ Networks that have pledged to work together. The aim of the Alliance is to celebrate and support LGBT employees and communities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The Dinner Ladies

The Dinner Ladies is a social group for gay women in Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Our activities include meals out, walking, cycling, camping, book group, discos, extreme swimming, etc. There is no membership fee – just sign up and come and join us. The group is for couples and singles who are over 25.

Chrysalis

Chrysalis is a charity supporting people with Gender Identity Disorders and is run mainly by volunteers.  they offer support, information and counselling plus training for health and care professionals.

Wetwheels Solent

Wetwheels Solent provides water-based activity experiences for disabled people using specially designed and fully accessible boats.  We offer a range of options: from educational and mentoring programmes to sport and experiential trips, there is something for most people. Please see website for details. Please note that where appropriate, we ask participants to contribute towards the costs of their trip but we are adamant that lack of finance should not exclude anyone from enjoying our boating opportunities.

Southern Health Learning Disability Service

We help people with learning disabilities with their health care and want you to have the care that suits you best. Sometimes we will work directly with you, especially if you have complex needs or we will work with other people to give you the best care. That could include your family and carers or your doctor, or social care. We can also tell you about other people who can help you, too.

Revitalise

Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and their carers.

Pompey in the Community – Disability Sport

Pompey in the Community provides a range of fun and structured sports sessions for people with disabilities. Our clubs with expert coaches will be able to develop your sporting ability whether you are new to sport or an experienced sportsperson. The charity also run Walking Football sessions for people aged 50+ to keep active, learn new skills and meet new people. Please note charges apply – see website for details.

Mencap

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. Mencap Direct is our help and advice line and offers access to advice and information about learning disabilities and help to find the right support and Mencap services in your area. We provide information about Community Care, Benefits, Education, Jobs, Housing, Holidays, Family and Personal Relationships.

Hampshire SAIL

SAIL is a service that provides support and advice to people with a Learning Disability living in Hampshire. Advice can be provided by phone or at one of a number of drop-in sessions at a place local to you: Telephone advice is available from Monday to Friday between 9am—5pm. Drop-in sessions offer support and advice with any daily issues which might be affecting your independence, health or well-being.

Hantsweb

Help and information for people with learning difficulties.

The Disabled Sailors Association

The Disabled Sailors Association provides sailing opportunities for people with all types of disabilities. Please note that charges apply – see website for details.

Chaos Support

An independent provider of services & support to young adults aged 13-40 (& their families) who have a learning disability or additional needs. Chaos Support offers a wide range of services & opportunities including: Day Services, Activities, Chaos Hotel, Training, Social Enterprise & Employment.

CEA Card

National card scheme, developed by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA), which enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.  The CEA Card scheme is also one way for cinemas to make sure they look after their disabled guests. If you require an adjustment to visit a cinema because of your disability, cinema staff should make them for you whether you have a CEA Card or not.

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings

Dimensions UK offer autism friendly screenings at over 250 cinemas in partnership with Cineworld, Odeon, Showcase and Vue cinemas. Every month, each participating cinema shows a different film from a selection of new releases and classics including Pixar animations, Disney adventures and many more films suitable for all age ranges.

Autism Hampshire

Autism Hampshire offers help and advice to people on the autism spectrum, their carers and professionals across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Community Access – Portsmouth:

Frank Sorrell Centre
Prince Albert Road
Southsea

 

Adult Day Services:

Anglesey Lodge
Anglesey Road,
Alverstoke,
Gosport

 

Wessex Driveability

Wessex DriveAbility is a charitable organisation dedicated to assisting people with disabilities or medical conditions to drive independently.

We also carry out Fitness to Drive Assessments for older persons.

Wessex DriveAbility is accredited by Driving Mobility, a network of 17 independent organisations around the UK, offering a professional advice and assessment service to individuals with a disability, medical condition, accident or injury, which may have affected their ability to drive, or to transfer in and out of a vehicle.

Alternatively, if you have not been diagnosed with a medical condition you may wish to ensure that you are still driving safely.

Driving Assessments Includes:

  • Full consultation
  • Professional advice
  • Assessment in a dual-controlled car
  • Range of adaptations to try
  • Detailed feedback
  • Written report

Transfer Assessments Includes:

  • Full consultation
  • Professional advice
  • Range of equipment available
  • Detailed feedback
  • Written report
Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (RICA)

Rica carries out research and publishes information to enable disabled and older people to live independently.

This includes:

  • evaluation – user and technical tests, surveys and other assessments carried out on a wide range of products and services
  • publication of guides for disabled consumers
  • research commissioned by other organisations, but of ultimate value to the disabled consumer
  • improving the standards of products and services by making manufacturers, service providers and regulators aware of the needs of older and disabled people
Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)

Many of us know what it is to be older, or to have a disability, because it has happened to us or to someone close to us. At the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), we’re here to help.

We are the UK’s leading source of impartial information and expert advice on independent living. A national charity, we have built up over 40 years an unparalleled range of information on daily living equipment and other useful advice for people who might need some help in living their live to the full.

With a huge range of equipment available, sometimes it can be confusing. How do you know what is available? Where do you go to buy equipment? How do you know what is right for you? How do you know if a supplier is reputable? DLF provides all the answers to these questions.

You will be amazed at the sheer inventiveness of some of these tools for living. You can put your cat’s dinner on the floor without bending down, you can remind your mum who has a memory problem to take her keys as she goes out of the house or you can trek up hills even though you cannot walk.

But far too many people don’t know that these items even exist, never mind where to get them or how much they might cost. So, they cope as best they can. Or they don’t. They go into care – when, with the right advice and gadgets, they could have a stated home happily and safely.

That’s why DLF is so important, our advice and information reaches everyone and provides individuals with options rather than just opinions. Whether you’re finding certain tasks a bit more difficult as you get older or you have a disability yourself, or a bit more difficult as you get older or you have a disability yourself, or you know or care for someone in this situation, DLF can help.

Older Drivers Forum

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Older Drivers Forum is a not-for-profit organisation made up of experts in road safety from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – from representatives from the emergency services to charities, local authorities and businesses specialising in keeping older people on the road.  The Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer.  They can provide practical and informative help and support to enable older people to continue driving.

They do not perform any legal function and do not have the authority to remove driving licenses.

Driver Skills Scheme 60+

Hampshire County Council’s Road Safety Team offers the Driver Skills Scheme 60+.  This is an independent, confidential driving appraisal that helps older drivers to prolong their fitness to drive.  The appraisal, which costs £35, is not a test but offers help and advice.  You get a comprehensive written report together with helpful tips about driving techniques.  The appraisal is done using your own car and takes approximately 90 minutes.

Living Made Easy

Living Made Easy has been developed by the Disabled Living Foundation.  They provide comprehensive and independent information about daily living equipment available to the public from national suppliers.  This product information is supported by expert advice and created by our team of occupational therapists.

Their information is impartial, independent and trustworthy.

Telecare Choice

Telecare Alarm service provides elderly people, who live alone with somebody to call for help if they suffer a fall, feel unwell or need some reassurance.

 

Meals on Wheels – Gosport Voluntary Action

Gosport Voluntary Action (GVA) are able to provide information about local firms who can deliver meals.

Martin Snape House
96 Pavilion Way
Gosport
PO12 1FG

Meals on Wheels

The service provided by Hampshire County Council is available to any person over 55, subject to some criteria. Referrals can be made online via the Hampshire County Council website or ring to discuss eligibility.

Meals on Wheels – Premier Meals

Traditionally cooked meals… Freshly prepared that morning with local seasonal ingredients by professional chefs in local kitchens.

Anything catered for…No matter if you are Celiac, Vegan, Vegetarian, Diabetic or have any other dietary requirements or just not to keen on a certain food our chefs can arrange a customised meal plan to cater for you.

Meals on Wheels – Oakhouse Foods

Ordering from us couldn’t be simpler. Look through the brochure or on the website to pick which meals you’d like. Then phone us up, go online, or hand your order form to your delivery driver. Not sure what to choose? Try our Easy Order Packs for a week’s worth of different, delicious meals – perfect if you’re new to Oakhouse.

Meals on Wheels – Apetito

Let us take the strain off cooking for yourself or a loved one with delicious meals on wheels made in the UK — delivered straight to your door. Choose from daily home delivery meals or a regular delivery of meals for your freezer through Wiltshire Farm Foods.

  • Meals delivered at lunchtime, along with an optional teatime snack
  • Professional, safe delivery staff – DBS checked
  • A friendly check on your comfort and wellbeing
  • Dishes delivered hot/ready to eat and at optimum nutritional value
  • No contracts or delivery charges
  • A wide choice of delicious, chef-prepared meals
  • Meals to cater for special diets
  • Meals that cater for diverse cultures and religious beliefs

Deliveries are made 365 days a year, between 11:15am and 2pm each day.

Say it Once

Website service enabling users to record personal information about health, medication, emergency contact details, care needs and personal wishes. Forms are useful in a variety circumstances, for example, hospital visits, or in an emergency situation away from home.  Forms can also be printed off and filled in or sent to you by post.

 

Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers can assist older people looking to get help to become more independent. Helping them with practical tasks, providing activities and company and even bringing books over with our home libraries service. We also offer lunch clubs, social centres and community cafes all run by our volunteers. We are able to provide transportation to and from hospital as well as hospital visits if family or friends are unable to visit.

Message in a Bottle

The Message in a Bottle Scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people living on their own to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common location where they can be found in an emergency. The scheme is free and is provided by the Lions Clubs in South Hampshire.

Careline

The Careline alarm is designed to help older, frail or disabled people to remain in their own homes, with the knowledge that they always have somebody to help them in an emergency.

 

Astraline

Astraline Personal provides products and services to help family and friends retain independence, continue living in your home, and provide some peace of mind to loved ones that help is close by, if ever needed.

Argenti

We are the sole provider of telecare for people assessed by the Council as having an ‘eligible need’ for social care.  With the Council we are now making our highly regarded telecare service available to people in and around Hampshire who wish to purchase it for themselves or a relative.

Age UK Personal Alarm Service

The Age UK Personal Alarm Service gives users the freedom to live independently in their own home, safe in the knowledge that if there is an accident or they have a fall, they can get help quickly. At the touch of a button friends or family can be alerted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering peace of mind and reassurance.  Charges apply.

Cinnamon Trust

National charity providing information and practical support for elderly people and their pets.

 

Checking in at Home

Checking in at home is a telephone-based service which places personalised calls to your elderly parents and loved-ones to check that they are ok.

 

Thorngate Living

Thorngate Churcher Trust is a modern charitable registered social landlord, offering independent assisted living and residential care from three sites in Gosport, Hampshire. We operate 111 sheltered flats for assisted living, all with 24 hour warden support, and a 44 bed care home offering residential care for the frail elderly and for those living with dementia.

Southern Water Emergency Line

For water supply or wastewater emergencies, blocked drains or possible pollution.

The Southern Water website also provides advice for the following situations:

  • No tap water
  • Taste and smell of water
  • Dealing with flood
  • Water Leaks
  • Leaks inside the home
  • Blocked drains and wastewater flooding
  • Insurance claims
  • Avoiding frozen pipes
  • If a pipe freezes
  • If a pipe bursts

Calling a plumber

Trusted plumbers who are qualified to meet the regulations for working safely with drinking water can be found through the WaterSafe online directory. See our Find an approved plumbing business page for further information.

Sheltered Accommodation (Council)

Sheltered housing schemes offer a group of dwellings with amenities for all residents, including; communal lounge, laundry facilities, guestroom, and communal gardens.

Portsmouth Water Emergency Line

For water supply interruptions and emergencies.

Buy With Confidence (Trading Standards)

This scheme is a partnership of local authority trading standards services providing details of approved traders in Hampshire.

 

Housing Options Service

Free, impartial and confidential advice service provided by the Council, to give help and assistance with housing and homelessness problems.

Hitting The Cold Spots

Help for people struggling to keep their homes warm in winter. The phone advice line is open to all Hampshire residents. Some services have eligibility criteria and the advisors will be able to talk through the best possible solution for each caller.

Gosport Voluntary Action – Gardens & DART (Decorating and Repair Team)

The service has been set up in response to Borough residents’ concerns about finding reliable workmen to carry out small jobs about the house. Charges apply.

Our Decorating and Repair Taskforce (DART) service includes:

  • Inside painting and decorating
  • External painting
  • Wallpapering
  • Building shelves
  • Putting up curtain rails
  • Mending fences
  • Installing grab rails
  • Installing stair rails
  • Repairing doors/windows/guttering
  • Putting up pictures
  • Installing chair raisers
  • Minor plumbing repairs: Tap washers & Plumbing in washing machines
  • General gardening work
  • Weeding
  • Mowing
  • Hosing
  • Light pruning
  • Hedge trimming

Our Garden service includes:

  • General gardening work
  • Weeding
  • Mowing
  • Hosing
  • Light pruning
  • Hedge trimming

The service does not include:

  • Changing/fitting security alarms
  • Fitting fire alarms
  • Electrical Work

 

Gosport Voluntary Action – Dustbusters

This accredited not for profit service is provided to enable older frail and disabled residents of Gosport who are unable to do their own housework to live independently in their own home.  Charges apply.

The service includes:

  • General housework
  • Cleaning Kitchens/bathrooms
  • Vacuuming
  • Changing bed linen
  • Cleaning the inside of windows
  • Shopping
  • Laundry and ironing (sorry no hand washing)
Gosport Choice

Social housing for rent via Gosport Borough Council and partner providers. Properties available for rent are advertised on a weekly basis and customers need to be on the Joint Housing Register to be able to bid.

Gosport Borough Council Housing

Our Housing Options Service provides information, assistance and advice to help you resolve your housing situation. We will either try to keep you in your current home or we will help you to find alternative accommodation.

Gas Safe Register

Official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances.

Gas Emergency (National Grid)

Contact if you smell gas or suspect carbon monoxide, or want to report a fire or explosion. General advice is available on the website.

Floodline

Sign up for flood warnings and get simple advice on what to do before, during and after a flood.

FirstStop

Advice for older people on housing, care & support, finance & your rights.

The Environment Centre

Independent charity offering advice to individuals and organisations on energy efficiency. Information on price comparisons for the utility companies, as well as how to get the best deal or discounts available.

Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation that provides free and impartial advice on how to save energy and therefore money.

EAC Housing Option (Elderly Accommodation Counsel)

EAC is the Elderly Accommodation Counsel, running housing advisor service and hosting a database of information about almost all accommodation available for older people in the UK, to buy or to rent.

Checkatrade

Free service providing a directory of vetted and checked tradesmen and service providers.

Chartered Institute of Trading Standards

Website providing advice on your rights and how to avoid fake goods and rogue traders in the UK, shop safely across European borders and online.

Buy With Confidence (Trading Standards)

This scheme is a partnership of local authority trading standards services providing details of approved traders in Hampshire.

BT- Free Priority Fault Repair

Free service to identify telephone line faults.

Affordable Warmth

Grant scheme to provide energy-saving home improvements like new boilers and insulation, to people on low incomes and/or on certain benefits.

105 – Power Cut

You can call 105 to report or get information about power cuts in your local area.  You can also call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put you, or someone else, in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, you should call the emergency services too. 105 is a free service, available to people in England, Scotland and Wales.  You can call the number from most landlines and mobile phones.

Havant/South East Hampshire Tinnitus Support Group

We are a group of volunteers based in the Chichester-Portsmouth-Havant area offering help and mutual support to people affected by tinnitus.

Meetings are held at:

Bedhampton Social Hall
21 Bedhampton Road
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 3ES

Saturday meetings between 10.30am – 12.30pm; Wednesday meetings between 19:30pm – 21:30pm.

Royal Association for Deaf People

Provides a wide range of services for Deaf people.  All services are delivered in British Sign Language (BSL).

[Sonus]

Facilitating access for deaf and hard of hearing people to take their place as respected and confident members of the wider community, able to pursue opportunities, make informed choices and achieve their potential. [sonus] exists to provide opportunities for Deaf, Deafblind, deafened, and hard of hearing people to have equal access to all sectors of the local communities.  [sonus] also ensures that its services are developed in response to the views, ideas and opinions of our customers.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

We train clever dogs to help deaf people. That’s what we do in a nutshell – we train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives. A hearing dog and their deaf recipient need to be carefully matched to ensure the partnership will work well. So many little things need to be taken into consideration – for example, we wouldn’t match a bouncy, bubbly Labrador with a 70-year-old lady with mobility problems. But that Labrador would make a great companion for a fit 35-year-old who loves going out jogging every morning. We take these important lifestyle factors very seriously to ensure we make the right match. Matches can take up to three years. There is so much more to find out so please contact Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Deafplus

Information and advice for people with hearing loss.

Action on Hearing Loss

Support information and advice with hearing loss, and help to protect hearing.

BBC Get Inspired

Encouraging participation in sport and fitness activities near you.

Weight Watchers

Online or group weight loss support programme. Please see website for any fees.

National Website: www.weightwatchers.com/uk/hampshire

Slimming World

Online or group weight loss support programme. Charges apply.

The website will provide you with a list of all local groups in Gosport.

Overeaters Anonymous

OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organisation and does not promote any particular diet. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions. See website for details of local groups.

One You

The Public Health England ‘One You’ campaign helps adults review their health behaviours, and provides information and advice to help you to make improvements to your health and wellbeing.

NHS Smoking Cessation Support

Want to stop smoking? Find out practical, quick and simple steps you can take NOW to quit successfully.

Using an NHS stop smoking service is free and will massively boost your chances of quitting.

 

NHS Smokefree app is available to download from iTunes or Google Play.  Get daily tips, support and motivation with this free stop smoking app. Join the thousands who have already quit with our support.

NHS Weight Loss Support

NHS weight loss plan, plus lots of support and tips.

Develop healthier eating habits and get more active with the NHS Choices weight loss guide.

NHS Physical Activity Support

Exercise guidelines and workouts to help improve your fitness and wellbeing.

NHS Healthy Eating Support

Information and advice about healthy eating including healthy recipes and food safety, and the free ‘Easy Meals’ app. Find out how to achieve a healthy, nutritious diet to help you look and feel your best.

Health Check

FREE NHS Health Check for anyone aged 40-74 years of age to find out how you can improve your health. Available at your GP practice.

A 20 to 30 minute health assessment to check if you are at risk of potentially avoidable conditions, like heart disease and diabetes

If you’re aged between 40 and 74 and haven’t already been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke or high blood pressure, you may be eligible for a health check.

At your health check you will be asked about your lifestyle and family medical history. You’ll also have some routine tests like height and weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. You will be able to discuss your results with your health check provider and talk about what you can do to be healthy.

Taking up the offer of a free NHS Health Check will improve the health and wellbeing of people in Hampshire and in the long term will reduce the cost on health and social care services.

If you are eligible you will receive an invitation letter from your GP around your 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th and 70th birthdays.

 

 

Gosport Leisure Centre

Gosport Leisure Centre offers a variety of facilities and also operates tailored exercise schemes for people with medical conditions.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a completely voluntary organisation. Membership is open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help, regardless of what drug or combination of drugs have been used, and irrespective of age, sex, religion, race, creed or class. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs.

Change 4 Life

Tips and support on making healthy changes to the way you live.

Food facts, Recipes and activities available on-line.

Surgery Signposters

The Surgery Signposter Service operates from four different locations including GP Surgeries and Northcott House Care & Residential Home. The signposter can talk to you in confidence and help you contact voluntary and community services in your area that may be able to help with your particular need. They can help with issues such as:

  • Any newly or pre-diagnosed medical condition – short or long term
  • Coping with Dementia/Arthritis/COPD
  • Dealing with isolation, depression and/or anxiety
  • Parenting problems and services to help with children challenges
  • Debt and/or housing issues that are affecting wellbeing
  • Open to anyone at no cost
  • Locations are Waterside Surgery, Forton Medical Centre, Brune Medical Centre and Northcott House
Queen Alexandra Hospital

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust provides a range of acute health services at QA Hospital, including the Emergency Department, located in Cosham, Portsmouth.

 

Getting There:

The Gosport Older Persons Form has developed a useful transport leaflet which includes details of how to get to QA Hospital from Gosport if you do not have your own vehicle.

 

Public Health Hampshire

Department of Hampshire County Council responsible for determining the health and wellbeing priorities for Hampshire and for delivering specific public health services for the county such as sexual health services, NHS Health Checks and the National Child Measurement Programme, public health advice to NHS Commissioners and health protection.

Pharmacy

Pharmacists are experts in medicines, and use their clinical expertise, together with their practical knowledge, to advise you on minor health concerns, such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as well as healthy eating and stopping smoking. Pharmacists can also help you decide whether you need to see a medical health professional. They can help you consider the alternatives next time you’re thinking of making a doctor’s appointment.

NHS 111

NHS 111 is much more than a helpline – if you’re worried about an urgent medical concern, you can call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser. Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or even a GP, and can arrange face-to-face appointments if they think you need one. NHS 111 advisers can also assess if you need an ambulance and send one immediately if necessary. The NHS 111 service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of fully trained advisers. They will ask questions to assess your symptoms and, depending on the situation, will then:

  • give you self-care advice
  • connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or GP
  • book you a face-to-face appointment
  • send an ambulance directly, if necessary
  • direct you to the local service that can help you best with your concern
Minor Injuries Unit / Gosport War Memorial Hospital

A number of healthcare services are provided from the Gosport War Memorial Hospital, located in Bury Road, Gosport. The Minor Injuries Unit and Out-of-Hours GP service is also within the hospital.  For department telephone numbers, check the website.

Fareham & Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group

Clinical Commissioning Groups (group of GP’s) are responsible for commissioning health services including hospital services, community health services, mental health and learning disability services.

Fareham and Gosport CCG is committed to meaningful engagement with communities, patients and carers to make sure that it commissions high quality, value for money health services for local people, based on patient experience and local feedback.

You can get involved by:

Office of the Public Guardian

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.

Lasting Power of Attorney

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.

Rowans Hospice

Rowans Hospice provides palliative and end of life care for people living with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. Specialist support available at the Hospice, at home, or within the local community.

Dying Matters – Hospice UK

Campaign and information to encourage people to talk about their wishes towards the end of their lives, including where they want to die and their funeral plans with friends, family and loved ones.

Do Not Resuscitate CPR (DNACPR)

DNACPR stands for do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation. DNACPR is recorded on a special form and is a decision reached between you and your doctor or healthcare team.

Advance Decision (living will)

An advance decision to refuse treatment lets your healthcare team know your wishes if you are not able to communicate them.

Drinkline

National free alcohol helpline. Advice and information for people with alcohol problems or anyone concerned about alcohol misuse. Provide advice on sensible drinking and information on services to help people cut down on their drinking.

 

Don’t Bottle It Up

Don’t Bottle It Up allows you to work out what level of risk you are at as a result of your drinking, to access personalised advice online and, where appropriate, find out where you can get face-to-face support locally.  Where your local area has not added its local support service information, you will be directed to the NHS alcohol service directory.

 

NHS drinking and alcohol advice

Tips and advice, plus ‘drinks tracker’.

 

FRANK

Drugs information, advice and support.

 

Alcohol Concern

National charity working to reduce the problems that can be caused by alcohol, website includes information, advice and support.

 

Diabetes Community

This is a community of people with diabetes, family members, friends, supporters and carers, offering their own support and first hand knowledge. Start with diabetes help and support if you are new to the site.

Diabetes UK – 100 Things I Wish I’d Known

Diabetes UK has produced this e book that you can get by filling in the online application, The book is full of tips written by people living with diabetes, for people living with diabetes. Covering everything from going on holiday to eating out, working out and managing diabetes with work, relationships and more, it’s packed full of useful tips and handy hints for every part of life with diabetes. Go to the link below. They no longer send out paper copies.

Sugarbuddies

Sugarbuddies is a peer-to-peer support group for people aged 18+ who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Our aim is to offer you friendly and understanding support, from people who know exactly how you are feeling.  We are here to listen, not to tell, and to hopefully have some fun along the way.  We can teach you all you need to know about your diagnosis and answer the burning questions you may have through our lay education programme.

Desmond Project

DESMOND is the collaborative name for a family of group self-management education modules, toolkits and care pathways for people with, or at risk of, Type 2 diabetes. Educational days are run by educators and health care professionals to deliver advice, support and steps in self-management of type2 diabetes

Diabetes UK Online Course – Type 2 Diabetes and Me

Type 2 Diabetes and Me is an interactive online course to help people with Type 2 diabetes understand and manage their condition successfully. It was developed by Diabetes UK, in partnership with Bupa. See link below or you can go to the Diabetes UK website and search for Type 2 Diabetes and Me.

 

Cancer UK – Mesothelioma

Information and advice for those living with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma UK

Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.

Wessex Cancer Support Trust (Cosham)

Practical and emotional support for people with cancer and their families

Prostate Cancer UK

Charity working to improve the care and welfare of those affected by prostate cancer, also providing information and guidance.

Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer

Orchid provides a National Male Cancer Telephone Helpline for anyone worried or affected by male cancer. This is a free service and is staffed by Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse Specialists.

Macmillan Information & Support Centre

Drop-in centre or pre-booked appointments available to anyone with concerns about cancer, located at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.

Cancer Research UK

Charity that funds research to help beat cancer sooner, as well as providing cancer information to the public.

Breast Cancer Haven – The Wessex Haven

Information and self help films

Bladder and Bowel Community

Support, information, advice and guidance on bladder and bowel issues.

Hampshire County Council Adult Services

The Adult Services Department aims to improve the lives of vulnerable adults through promoting independence and choice and enabling people to live their lives as they wish.

Carers Together

Hampshire-wide network of carer support organisations, free carer support helpline and online information and advice for carers.

Carers Active Listening Line (CALL): 08000 323456

CALL is free and confidential, Mon – Fri 10am – 8pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm

Carers and Family Support (Hampshire County Council Adult Services)

Information, advice and support for carers, family members and those working in the care sector.

Winston’s Wish

The leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. It is run by the bereaved for the bereaved, they provide a safe, confidential environment to share experiences and feelings, giving and gaining support from each other.

Sue Ryder

When someone you care about dies or is facing the end of their life, the support you need may feel beyond your reach. Our online community and support is here for you. From expert Sue Ryder nurses on hand for advice, to practical information – or even just a caring conversation with someone who understands. We’re here to help you, whenever and wherever you need it.

Simon Says

Supporting Hampshire children and young people up to the age of 18 years who has a significant person in their life who has died or is dying

Help in Bereavement (HiB)

HiB offers a voluntary, supportive and totally confidential visiting service for bereaved people.  HiB recognizes that we are all individuals with differing needs.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse offers free confidential support for adults and children, and this can be by telephone, email or face-to-face.

Young Lives V Cancer (Previously Clic Sargent)

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Child Death Support Helpline

Helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.

Child Bereavement UK

We provide confidential support, information and guidance to families and professionals throughout the UK.

Our professionally trained bereavement support workers are available to take calls 9am – 5pm Monday-Friday.

Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service

The mission of Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service (PBSS) is to provide free and confidential emotional support and information to anyone who is affected by the loss, or anticipated loss, of a pet or assistance animal through illness, euthanasia, natural death or other circumstances like theft or attack.

We commit to providing this support service every day of the year from 8.30am to 8.30pm.

 

The Bereavement Centre

The Bereavement Centre is a leading bereavement organisation in the South of England, offering face-to-face, telephone, Skype and online support. We offer free bereavement support and advice to people in Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex and East Sussex

Menopause Matters

An independent, clinician-led website whose aim is to provide easily accessible, up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options, including Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and alternative therapies, so that women and health professionals can make informed choices about menopause management.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Artheritis UK

We offer information and support at all stages – from diagnosis through to recovery. We provide information packs, a helpline, newsletters, support groups around the country, and a web forum where you can share your experiences and learn from other people with PMR and GCA. Above all we offer hope.

Local group meet ups are held at Port Solent.  http://www.pmrgca.co.uk/group-pages/port-solent/

The National Osteoporosis Society

We work together for a brighter future for people with or at risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures across the UK, putting an end to preventable broken bones and helping people to live without pain and disability. We are caring, innovative, excellent, influential, ethical and passionate in all that we do. Our Helpline service is provided by nurses with specialist knowledge of osteoporosis and bone health. They can provide you with a personal reply backed up by information provided in electronic or printed format. The Charity has a network of Support Groups with a programme of activities, events and osteoporosis updates across the UK.

The Helpline is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm answering questions about osteoporosis and bone health.

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)

NRAS provides support and information about all aspects of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to people with the condition, their families, friends and carers, and health professionals with an interest in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Cedar Oak – Pregnancy and Post-abortion Support

At CedarOak we offer compassionate care and support to anyone who is facing baby loss, unintended pregnancy or abortion.

If you are finding it difficult to cope following an miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death, we can offer support and the opportunity to talk.  If you are suddenly facing an unintended pregnancy CedarOak can provide a safe, confidential place for you to explore your options with our of our trained counsellors.

If you are struggling emotionally after an abortion, however long ago, and want to talk to someone, please contact us.

9 Bemisters Lane
Gosport
PO12 1HB

My Fibro Team

 MyFibroTeam is a free social network that makes it easy for you to get the emotional support you need from others like you, and gain practical advice and insights on managing treatment or therapies for fibromyalgia. When you or a loved one are first diagnosed, it’s not uncommon to feel alone and uncertain of where to find the best information and people that can help you now. We believe in making it easy to find the best people around you to help you get the answers you need, and to find support from people who can truly relate. The main currency on our site is trust – the more you share in posts and your stories, the more questions you ask and answer, the more your support will be valued by other members.

Veterans’ Gateway

There is a huge network of organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, so finding the right one for your needs can be tricky. We make it quick and easy by being your first point of contact for whatever support you need, whether you are based in the UK or abroad. Many of our team are veterans themselves so they understand the issues that people face after leaving the Armed Forces.  They work with people on a one-to-one basis, connecting them with the right support as soon as possible.

Veterans Welfare Service

The Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and beneficiaries of Veterans UK pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants. VWS caseworkers offer one to one professional help and guidance by telephone, or if needed, during a home visit.Under Veterans UK, the VWS works in partnerships with the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, ex-service charities, statutory and non-statutory bodies, local community service providers and the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees to provide a quality welfare service that promotes independence, maintains dignity and provides continuous support through life.

 

Veterans Outreach Service

Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) provides a monthly Drop-In meeting and weekly mental health therapies for former members of the British Armed Forces and Reserves and their direct family members, including the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Merchant Navy.  It is a welcoming and relaxed place providing social support and access to a range of welfare and mental health services.

The VOS office in the Royal Maritime Club is open on Tuesday – Thursday, 10am to 3pm.

The representatives that attend the monthly Drop-In are not available during these times, but we can signpost you to the relevant organisations.

The Royal Maritime Club
Queen Street
Portsmouth
PO1 3HS

SSAFA Forces Help (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association)

Offer help and support to individuals and families of those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces.

 

The Royal British Legion Women’s Section (Hampshire)

Hampshire branch of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section which provides care and support to the Serving and ex-Service community. The Women’s Section is a membership organisation. We provide distinct and specially tailored welfare schemes to those within the Armed Forces community who are in financial hardship or in need of extra support.

Royal British Legion – Gosport

RBL provides lifelong support for the armed forces community including those serving, veterans and their families.

Gosport Branch:
145 Brockhurst Road
Gosport
PO12 3AT

Meetings are on 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8pm.

NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service

Support for veterans and members of the armed forces approaching discharge who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Naval Families Federation

For all Naval Service Families, to be able to have their views heard by those in positions of power; feel valued and be treated with fairness and respect; and thrive in their communities of choice.

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses attributable to their service in the British Armed Forces. No matter when someone served, we believe that those prepared to put their lives second, deserve a second chance at life.

Hampshire County Council – Reporting child abuse

Information about categories of child abuse and what to do if you think a child is being abused. If it is an emergency and a child is in immediate danger, call 999.

Southern Domestic Abuse Service

The Integrated Domestic Abuse Service for Hampshire (IDASH) provides refuge, resettlement, outreach and domestic violence support. In Fareham & Gosport this is provided by Southern Domestic Abuse Service.  Always dial 999 if you are in immediate danger or in an emergency.

Portsmouth Abuse & Rape Counselling Service (PARCS)

Post – PO Box 3, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Action on Elder Abuse

Confidential Freephone helpline, which provides information, advice and support to victims and others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.

Helpline is available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Womens Aid

National charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Womens Aid provides a 24-hour helpline as well as a range of online support services.

Victim Support

Practical and emotional support, as well as referrals to other organisations, that can help if you have been the victim of a crime. The services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the time has been reported and regardless of when it happened.

For local help and support call Hampshire and Isle of Wight Victim Care Service on 02380 2401616

Respect Phoneline

Confidential helpline offering advice, information and support to help perpetrators to stop being violent and abusive to their partner.

NSPCC – National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

We’re the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

You Trust

The You Trust is a charity working in Hampshire and Dorset who have been providing flexible care, support and advice services such as homelessness, learning disabilities, domestic violence and abuse, mental health as well as older persons advice services.

 

National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

NAPAC provides a national Freephone support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood.

Money Advice Service

Anyone can use our service and we provide guidance across a wide range of money matters, including a number of useful tools and calculators to help people manage their money.Free and impartial information on financial abuse and sources of support.

ManKind Initiative

Confidential helpline for men across the UK suffering Domestic Violence or Domestic Abuse by their current or former wife or partner.

Men’s Advice Line

Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Hampton Trust

Charity working with perpetrators of domestic abuse providing the ADAPT (Accredited Domestic Abuse Prevention Training) programme in Hampshire. The programme is for men aged 18+ who want to change their abusive behaviour towards a partner.

Electoral Register

The electoral register and the open register

Every person applying to become registered is asked to choose whether to have their details excluded from the open register.

Any elector can contact us at  electoral.registration@gosport.gov.uk at any time to ask us to remove their details from the open register.  You will need to specify your name and address and that you want your details excluded from it.

Exclusion from the open register will not affect your voting rights or credit status.

Electoral register

The electoral register is used for:

  • electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote;
  • other limited purposes specified in law.

The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data protection legislation.

Open register

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.

The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data protection legislation.

  • Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed.
  • Removing your details from the open register would not affect your right to vote.
Television Licence

You can get a free TV licence if you’re 75 or over and a discount if you’re blind or in residential care.

NHS Choices

Health news, advice, information, services near you, and symptoms checker.

Healthwatch Hampshire

Providing citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within their locality. Pop in to any Citizens Advice Bureau in Hampshire to speak a Healthwatch volunteer.

GOV.UK

UK Government website for all services and information.

Gosport Voluntary Action

An independent charity which provides support to voluntary organisations and community groups, as well as providing services and facilities for disadvantaged people, particularly those who are older or have disabilities.

Martin Snape House
96 Pavilion Way
Gosport
PO12 1FG

Gosport Discovery Centre

Wide range of services on offer including access to computers, borrowing books and DVDs, learning and leisure activities including courses, events and groups. These services are also available at other libraries in the Gosport area.

Connect to Support Hampshire

Website dedicated to providing information and advice on a range of support services and organisations within the County.

First Light Trust

Charity for veterans of the Emergency Services and Armed Forces. For those suffering from severe stress, who feel they have nowhere else to turn.

Sharpe’s Café Gosport
68 High Street
Gosport
PO12 1DR

Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm.

www.firstlighttrust.co.uk/get-involved/sharpe-s-cafes/

CESSA Housing Association

The Church of England Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Housing Association is a non-religious organisation which provides sheltered housing for elderly ex-service personnel. CESSAC House is set in spacious gardens and all flats have a bedroom and shower. We have two fully disabled units for up to three persons (2 bedrooms) in each. This allows a carer to live with a disabled tenant/couple when necessary. Facilities include: communal lounge, shared laundry facilities, hairdressing salon, a guest bedroom and a lift.

Care after Combat

Supporting veterans with alcohol, and substance misuse problems and the reduction in numbers of re-offending veterans in the criminal justice system.

Alabaré Homes for Veterans

Alabaré provides accommodation, key worker support, help accessing employment, training and voluntary work, help with drug and alcohol misuse and volunteer befrienders.

The reception team are available from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made (they ‘lack mental capacity’).