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



Are you 18 plus and affected by ADHD? A Weekly virtual support group is available or follow ADHD & U Facebook page for regular updates and information.

Cancer Care Map

Cancer Care Map is a simple, online resource that aims to help you find cancer support services in your local area wherever you are in the UK.

Thrive Tribe – Weight Management Provider

Thrive Tribe was established in 2009 and in the time since then, we have helped people in many different communities across the UK to improve their lifestyle, health and wellbeing.

SAIL – Seafarers Advice and Information Line

Citizens advice for anyone who has ever worked at Sea.  Contact them for free help with benefits, money worries and much more.

Men’s Club (Social Group)

Join us for a friendly, Informal and social chat.

Venues: Gosport, Stubbington and Purbrook.

Enquiries to The Extended Primary care team.


Kooth is an online Mental Health and Wellbeing service for children and young people.


Princes Trust

Whether you want to work on your confidence, gain essential skills for work or simply want to start a business, we have just the course for you.

The Peace Centre

Community organisation and place for prayer.  Advice, food bank, groups and support to all.

Check in and Chat

Volunteers phone patients to provide social contact. Where appropriate, they can encourage patients to make positive changes, becoming more physically active and learning new skills. Volunteers can also signpost to other services in the community.

Gosport Community Cinema

Our community cinema is volunteer-run. The goal is to provide low-cost, accessible and inclusive film screenings to audiences in Gosport. Whatever your interest area, we are here to support you.

Anchoring Minds

Giving families of Royal Navy & Royal Marines serving personnel the emotional wellbeing support they need and deserve.

The Harbour

Out of hours support for mental health in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire

The Recovery College

Educational support to equip people with the knowledge and skills to live well

Adults’ Safe Haven

Face-to-face mental health support at the Wellbeing Hub in Leigh Park, 365 days per year from 6pm-10pm.

Havant and East Hants Mind Adults’ Safe Haven, The Hub, Leigh Park, Dunsbury Way, Havant, PO9 5EW


Free, 24/7 mental health text support

111 Mental Health Triage

Get help for your symptoms online or over the phone

Mind Solent

Mental Health advice and support service covering Hampshire area. Mind Wellbeing Centres also provide face-to-face support. See website for further details.

East Hampshire District Council

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

Havant Borough Council

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

Citizens Advice Fareham

Free, impartial, confidential advice on a range of issues including; debt, housing, employment, the law.

Citizens Advice East Hampshire

Free, impartial, confidential advice on a range of issues including; debt, housing, employment, the law.

Citizens Advice Havant

Free, impartial, confidential advice on a range of issues including; debt, housing, employment, the law.


Mind and the Terence Higgins Trust

Citizens Advice Hampshire

Free and confidential advice, visit the website to access advice or to find your local service

Parsley Box Meals

Meal delivery service, store in cupboard or pantry

Wiltshire Farm Foods

Frozen meal delivery service

Good Grief Trust

Information and advice on where to access practical and emotional support

Love Outdoors-Willow Garden

Love Outdoors CIC is a social enterprise, so we invest our profits in projects to help get more people and communities outside.

Dementia Support – Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Dementia support exists to improve the emotional and physical wellbeing of anyone, and everyone affected by dementia – be that the person with dementia, their family and friends, or their caregivers. 

Carer Support & Dementia Advice for Hampshire (Andover MIND)

Information, advice and guidance including Dementia Advisor and Carer Support Worker services. Various group activities also available.

Dementia Friendly Group Waterlooville

Advice, guidance and peer support group monthly at Waterlooville library

Lasting Power of Attorney – Let’s Plan Ahead

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

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer information and support

Shape up for life Hampshire

ShapeUp4Life is the weight management programme that will help you lose weight, stop dieting and start living your life to the full.

Get Active

Find the support & resources you need to get active

Age concern-Help at home service

For friendly, reliable Help around your home.

Age Concern Hampshire

An independent registered charity working to support the ageing journey of older people in the county.

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.

MHA Live later life well

A charity care provider who are inspired to deliver the best care and wellbeing at every stage of later life

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

Age Concern – Barrow Centre, Cowplain

Our aim is to support the older people in our community We provide a friendly environment to help prevent social isolation and actively promote well being & independence.

Cowplain Activity Centre Association

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

Portchester Community Association – Lunch Club

Our Lunch Club is a great way to meet new people and have a freshly cooked meal. Please contact Portchester Community Association for the cost of the 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

Practical support to help you gain a more fulfilled and active lifestyle, and to come to terms with your condition. For information regarding meeting venues, date and time please visit:

Lockswood 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.

MHA – Live later life well

At MHA Communities Gosport & Fareham, we want to enable older people to maintain their independence and live more fulfilled lives.


Portchester Petanque Club

A group activity to create a meeting place to pursue both Social and Sporting objectives. There are many who come down for a game just to meet others and have a chat and keep themselves active.

Portchester Community Hub – Craft Session

Enjoy doing crafts.  A Craft club with tea, cake and company.  



Diabetes UK

Information and advice for people living with diabetes, local support groups in some areas.

Gosport Voluntary Action Support at Home

Practical support to reduce loneliness and support older people in Gosport including advocacy, befriending, social groups, cleaning, gardening, decorating and repairs service.

Hampshire support for households

Cost of living support

The Spithead Antiques and Fine Arts Society

SPITHEAD ARTS is an independent Arts Appreciation Society based in Gosport, Hampshire. We are a welcoming, friendly group who meet for monthly lectures and occasional visits.

Hampshire County Council Libraries

Join your local library to borrow books and digital items or research history with the help of Hampshire’s archives

Wheelchair Hire – Red Cross

Hire or Rent a Wheelchair


Shop Mobility (Community First)

Shop Mobility Fareham service is here to provide you with a wide selection of mobility equipment to help you access the places you need to go.

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.

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.


Whatever your interest, from hiking and reading to networking and skill sharing, there are thousands of people who share it on Meetup. 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!


Cricket is provided for all ages and genders and to all levels. New members are always welcome and you do not have to play to become a member.

Gosport Community Association

Gosport Community Association and Thorngate Halls sit right at the centre of Gosport life.  Run by the members, it offers a vast array of facilities, clubs, groups, events and bars that can be enjoyed by the whole community. 

The Earl of Southampton Trust

Housing, welfare and benefits support

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

Crofton Community Centre

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


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.


Friendship and Memory Cafe – Gosport & Fareham

The Memory Café provides an opportunity for people living with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their carers to meet others for support, advice or just the opportunity to socialise in an informal but safe environment.

No Panic

Charity providing self-help recovery resources and support for people experiencing panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders.

The Chatty Café Scheme

The Chatty Café Scheme is the leading non-profit organisation tackling loneliness.

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.

South East Hampshire Coeliac Network Group

Coeliac UK’s South East Hants Group’s are a small but dedicated committee who try to offer a social event every month. Events are held at various locations across their area to reach as many people as possible.

Fareham United Reform Church

Regular activities at the United reform church, please see their website for specific clubs.

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


Brendon Care – Community & online clubs

Offering fun and friendship to members in Hampshire and Dorset. The service is dedicated to providing older people with opportunities for social interaction and to meet new friends in a welcoming and supportive environment.

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 Hepatitis B Positive Trust

The Hepatitis B Trust is run by a team of expert Patients and Doctors.  They 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. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation.

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. 


Finding an NHS Dentist

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


Royal Naval Association Gosport
Join one of our UK or overseas branches for access to welfare advice, our socials or simple for a quiet drink and chat with members of the Naval family.
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 and the Board Room.

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
PO12 1EB

The Provincial Society – Gosport

The Provincial Society 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.

Hampshire Genealogical Society – Fareham Group

The Hampshire Genealogical society meet monthly for talks and visits to inspire and help you with your research.

Hampshire Genealogical Society – Gosport Group

The Hampshire Genealogical society meet monthly for talks and visits to inspire and help you with your research.

The Historical Diving Society

Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds with a shared passion for exploring, preserving and recording our diving heritage.

Gosport Society

The Gosport Society is a non-political, civic amenity society concerned with the history, heritage and modern development of the ancient borough of Gosport.


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

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. Their style is informal and relaxed. Local group meetings offer conversation, friendship and fun.

NHS Choices Mental Health

NHS website providing information and support for your mental health

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

Marie Curie Helper service can offer you regular support in your home from a trained volunteer.

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

We’re here to help people in the UK live with migraine. Practical health guidance on migraine that’s based on science and written by wellness professionals.

Easyhealth Website

An online library of accessible health information with simple words, clear pictures and films.

Family Lives

Organisation providing advice and support on a range of family and parenting related matters

Counselling Directory

List of counsellors and psychotherapists who are members of a recognised professional body

Carers UK

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

Carers Trust

Help and advice for carers.


Supporting bereaved families that have experienced the death of a baby

ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices)

Helping parents and professionals through antenatal screening.

Miscarriage Association

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.

Talk ED

National charity supporting anyone affected by any eating disorder or eating distress

National Centre for Eating Disorders

Information and help for carers

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.

Waypoint Church-Locks Heath

Waypoint Church is a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) are part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. We work alongside local churches and partner practically and financially with a variety of other charities and organisations that help the most needy in our country and world.

Hill Park Baptist Church

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


St Mary’s – Fareham (Anglican)

Website gives details of services and groups.


The Catholic Church

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

43 Portland Street

Fareham Baptist Church

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


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, 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.


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


Waterside Community Church

Website gives details of services.



The Waterside Community Church
South Street
PO12 1ES

Stoke Road Methodist Church

Website gives details of services and activities.


33 Stoke Road
PO12 1JB

St Matthew’ Bridgemary (Anglican)

Website gives details of services and prayer meetings.


Wych Lane
PO13 0JN


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

Website gives details of church services and groups.


32 High Street
PO12 1DF



St Mary The Virgin – Rowner (Anglican)

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



Rowner Lane
PO13 9SU

St Mary’s Alverstoke (Anglican)

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


Green Road
PO12 2ET


St John The Evangelist – Forton (Anglican)

Website gives details of services and what’s on.


133-141 Forton Road
PO12 4TQ

St Faith’s Lee-on-the-Solent

Website gives details of services, events and groups.


Victoria Square
PO13 9NF


Salvation Army – Gosport

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



The Crossways
PO12 4RH

Logos Community Church

Website gives details of services, events and groups.


9, Bemisters Lane,


PO12 1HB

Lee-on-the-Solent Methodist Church

Website gives details of services, activities and groups.


High Street
PO13 9BU

Lee-on-the-Solent Community Church

Website gives details of services, events and groups.


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

Holy Trinity Church



Trinity Green
Haslar Road
PO12 1HL


Gosport Waterfront Baptist Church

Website gives details of service times and events.


102, Grove Road,


PO12 4JN

United Reform Church – St Columba

Website gives details of service times and events.


Gosport URC St Columba
Elson Road
PO12 4BW

Family Church – Bridgemary

Website gives details of services, events and clubs.


Bridgemary Church
2a Layton Road
PO13 0JQ

Family Church – Gosport

Website gives details of services, events and groups.


Empower Centre,

2A Layton Road


PO13 0JQ

Website gives details of services, events and groups.

Christ Church Gosport (Anglican)

Website details service times, events etc.


Stoke road
PO12 1JQ

Freedom Church (Formerly Brockhurst Baptist Church)

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


Netherton Road
PO12 4PH


Bridgemary Methodist Church

Website gives details of Sunday Services and events.


Prideaux Brune Avenue
PO13 0PP


Alverstoke Evangelical Church

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


Alverstoke CofE Junior School

The Avenue


PO12 2JS


Sense believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability. Their work helps thousands of people who are deafblind or who have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfil their potential.

Independence at Home Charity

Charity providing grants to people of all ages who have a physical or learning disability or long-term illness and who are in financial need.

Newsagent (RNIB)

If you want to keep up with the day’s headlines, or simply want to enjoy your free time relaxing with your favourite magazine in an accessible format, look no further than RNIB Newsagent.


Medical ID and jewellery products

Dementia Support Forum

Previously Dementia Talking Point team.

At Alzheimer’s Society, we vow to help end the devastation of dementia. If you need dementia support, we’re here for you. Get personalised information, support and advice

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

A hearing dog provides lots of love, companionship and emotional support. Our amazing dogs help deaf children and adults to leave this loneliness behind and reconnect with life.

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

Healthier Together

Improving the health of children and young people in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

NHS Your Guide to Care and Support

If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, this website explains your options and where you can get support.

Pain Concern

Pain Concern works to improve the lives of people living with pain and those who care for them.

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.

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.

Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA)

The HMSA is here to support everyone with symptomatic hypermobility – whatever the cause, however mildly or severely they may be affected, and whether or not they are diagnosed.

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. They welcome anyone for whom our group may be a helpful resource.

1648 Parkway,


PO15 7AH

Bridgemary Lunch Club – Gosport

Lunch club takes place every Tuesday, and every Thursday 
Bridgemary Methodist Church, Prideaux-Brune Avenue, Bridgemary, Gosport, PO13 0PPA small charge applies. Please call to book your place.

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.

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.

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)

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters.

Fareham in Bloom

Fareham in Bloom has become a well known and successful gardening campaign encouraging local communities, from private garden owners to large businesses, to provide bright and colourful planting schemes.

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  They will arrange for an occupational therapist (OT) to visit you to assess your needs.

Council Tax Support – Gosport Borough Council

You may be able to claim local council tax support if you are the named person liable to pay the Council Tax, and you are on a low income. 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

Please telephone or visit website for further information.

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.

Pension Credit can be applied for over the telephone. 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.

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.

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.

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

Gosport Bowmen are a friendly archery club welcoming all age groups and abilities.  Please see website for more details.

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.

Fareham Silver Tops Club – Brendon Care

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


Catisfield & District Gardening Club

We are a friendly and welcoming Club based in Catisfield near Fareham. We aim to learn  from both our speakers and also from our fellow members.

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.


Titchfield Community Centre

Tea Dance and Ballroom Dancing, see community centre website for details

Fareham Chess Club

Fareham Chess Club meets on a Tuesday night at the Duke of Connaught’s Own club. We welcome players of all standards and all ages, including beginners and juniors.


Hampshire County Council

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

Age Concern Gosport

Information and help for Gosport’s older people.

Citizens Advice

Offering confidential, independent, free and impartial advice.

Open Sight

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.

Huntingtons Disease Association

Have you recently found out about Huntington’s disease in your family? You might not be sure what to do next or who to turn to. Huntingtons Disease Association offer help and support.

Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association

Portsmouth DSA is an award-winning charity committed to improving the lives of children and families.  We believe our young peple deserve the same opportunities and right to experience success as their peers.

Home Swapper

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

Kids Young Carers – Fareham and Gosport

Support, information and advice to families with a disabled child.

Young Carers support group in Fareham & Gosport for 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.

Stroke Association

Stroke support groups are a safe and supportive space to try things again, to learn more about stroke and self-care and to build your confidence as you rebuild your life after stroke.

Harbour Cancer Support Centre

Harbour Cancer Support is an independent charity that offers practical and emotional support to anyone affected by any cancer across South East Hampshire.


Relationship support service

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.

Fareham Senior Citizen Lunch Club

Meets Mondays 10:30am – 2pm

Holy Trinity Church
West Street

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Titchfield Lunch Club – Over 60’s

Meet Wednesdays 10.30am – 2:00pm.

Titchfield Community Centre
Mill Street
PO14 4AB

Waypoint Church Afternoon tea & Coffee morning with speaker

Afternoon Tea – Held on 2nd Thursday of each month at 2.30-4:00pm.

Seniors Coffee Morning – Held on 1st & 3rd of each month at 10:00-11:30am

Locks Heath Free Church
Hunts Pond Road
Titchfield Common

Please call to book your place.

Locks Heath Communicare Association – Lunch Clubs

CommuniCare organises and runs lunch clubs for the elderly.

These take place:

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

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

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 Parish Hall Lunch Club

Thursdays from 9am – 2pm.

Portchester Parish Hall
Castle Street

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Fareham Methodist Church Lunch Club

THE COFFEE CENTRE will be open on Thursdays  9.30 – 11.30 AM. It will be waitress service with any necessary safeguards in place.

Moving On Project

Organisation providing services to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of young people aged between 11-25 in Fareham, Gosport and surrounding areas.

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
PO12 1FG

Fareham Men’s Shed

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

A membership fee applies.

Falls Prevention – Age UK

Falling as we get older is quite common, and although most falls don’t cause serious injury they can leave us feeling quite distressed. The good news is there are lots of things you can do to stay steady on your feet.

Dementia Friendly Hampshire

Independent charity working to make communities dementia friendly. Information, advice and guidance.

Hampshire 24/7

Hampshire wide treatment service offering targeted, specialist, and family support for children and young people effected by substance misuse.

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.


Shopmobility is a community service that provides mobility scooters to anyone who cannot manage to get around the town or local area easily. Available in Fareham, Winchester and Chichester.

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.


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

Working to improve awareness and find solutions to bladder and bowel problems.

Incontinence UK

Guidance and tips for managing incontinence.

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.

Located in the grounds of St Vincent College, Gosport Po12 4AQ.

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

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.

Forton Bowling Club

Forton Recreation Ground
Forton Road
PO12 3EJ

Bridgemary Bowling Club

Competitive and mixed club.

Membership fees apply.

Cunningham Drive
PO13 0YJ

Lee on the Solent Bowling Club

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

Lee Recreation Ground
Salisbury Terrace
PO13 9DL

Gosport Bowling Club

Gosport Bowling Club
Anglesey Gardens
Anglesey Road
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 provides support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. They raise awareness of the issues that matter.
Colostomy UK

Support and advice for anyone living with a stoma

Solent Mobility

Solent Mobility Centre offering a vast selection of mobility aids.

Two Saints

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.


Advice and support for children and young people.

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

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.


Support and friendship for adults.  Promoting supportive decision making.

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.

Down’s Syndrome Association

We are a national organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people who have Down’s syndrome, promoting their right to be included on a full and equal basis with others.

The Stable Family Home Trust (SFHT)

The Stable Family Home Trust provides a range of services to support people with a learning disability to lead fulfilled and active lives.

The Stables


BH24 3BN

The Outside Clinic – Hearing Tests at Home

A team of qualified, experienced hearing specialists working all over the country, who can check your ears in your own home and help you get the right hearing aids for you.

Enham Trust

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


Supporting, informing and networking with anyone affected by a rare chromosome disorder or an autosomal dominant single gene disorder.

Hampshire Autism Voice

Hampshire Autism Voice has been developed to give a voice and active involvement to autistic people, their families and carers within the HAPB and the autism strategy workstreams.

Can also be accessed on facebook

National Autistic Society

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

Tourism for All

Tourism for All is the national charity working to improve accessibility in tourism. Although we’re not travel agents we help disabled people plan and take holidays and breaks – both in the UK and overseas.

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.

Citizens Advice Gosport

Free, impartial, confidential advice on a range of issues including; debt, housing, employment, the law.


Fareham Good Neighbours

Fareham Good Neighbours aims to alleviate the loneliness of people who live alone and have no family or friends nearby who are able to visit them.

Heart UK – The Cholesterol Charity

HEART UK is the UK’s only cholesterol charity, providing support, information and influencing services for families and health professionals.

Cardiomyopathy UK

Receiving a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy can be life-changing. From understanding your condition to advice on treatment plans, we have information you can trust to support you every step of the way. 

British Heart Foundation

Our information on heart and circulatory diseases will help you to better understand and manage a heart condition.

Home Help Service – Fareham

Support with housework and shopping

Gardening Service – Fareham

Community First Gardening Service, charges apply

Trading Standards – Consumer Advice

Consumer advice in Hampshire is provided by the Citizens Advice consumer service. It provides free, confidential and impartial advice on consumer issues.


Inclusion is a national organisation that works with individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. Whilst providing comprehensive and inclusive support and treatment we work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can.


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


Provides support for families affected by drugs or alcohol.

Rethink Mental Illness

Advice, information and support

Rowner Community Trust

Activities and community events

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

HEDCA – Hardway & District Community Association

Activities, room hire, bar and pre-school.

Coombe Road, Elson, Gosport, Po12 4JB

Gosport Community Association

Gosport Community Association and Thorngate Halls sit right at the centre of Gosport life.  Run by the members, it offers a vast array of facilities, clubs, groups, events and bars that can be enjoyed by the whole community.

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

Gosport and District Sports Association For The Disabled

Crossley Community Centre

Crossley welcomes Service families based in Gosport and the surrounding area to enjoy a range of facilities, events and activities.

National Kidney Federation

Information, advice and support for kidney patients

Kidney Research UK

Kidney Research UK provides information for patients, raises awareness of kidney-related issues, and funds research into the causes and prevention of kidney disease.

Kidney Care UK

Information and support

Ileostomy Association

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

Family Planning Association

Sexual Health Company who provides up to date information on Relationships and Sex Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Postnatal Health and Wellbeing.


Information and support for anyone affected by mental illness

Your Future

Help for young adults who have left school to get into employment, education or training


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. Confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person.

CAHMS – NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CAMHS are an NHS service that aims to help young people up to the age of 18 who are finding it hard to manage their emotional and psychological health, and who are suffering with acute, chronic and severe mental health problems.


Harmless provides a range of services about self-harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy.

Beat Eating Disorders

Information and support


Free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing advice and support.

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 mobilises volunteers in every corner of Britain to support people in need and the NHS.

The Partially Sighted Society

We are a national charity here to help anybody living with sight loss. Our specialist services focus on helping you to make the best use of your remaining vision.

The Outside Clinic – Sight Tests

The Outside Clinic provide eye tests at home by qualified opticians, we can deliver a service comparable to that found on the high street, at home.

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Support, information and advice for people with sight loss.

Macular Society

Whether we’re answering helpline calls, offering practical support, or raising the funds for research, we have the same mission: to Beat Macular Disease.

Guide Dogs UK

Guide Dogs UK have a network of local teams across the country. From getting around safely to dog care and welfare, and family support to opening up the world with technology, we’re here to guide you.


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.

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.


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.


MHA Communities

Online activities, befriending, telephone support, lunch clubs and more for older people. Charges apply. Transport may be available.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Tourist Information Centre – Gosport

The Tourist Information Centre (TIC) can help with leaflets, maps, local guides, local bus information and services.  booking tickets for local theatres, coach holidays, National Express coaches, accommodation, day trips and local events.

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.

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably

Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis.

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.


Reducing Loneliness amongst older people by bringing generations together in friendship and shared experiences.

Brendoncare Clubs – Gosport

Variety of social activities and outings, check website for what’s on each day.


NHS sexual health advice

Online advice and tools. Everything you need to know about sexual health, including contraception, STIs.

Terence Higgins Trust

We’re the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. We support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using our services to achieve good sexual health.

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. Help to access other services in your area, Free HIV & Sexual Health workshops and talks to local Groups.

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.

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.

Asthma UK

At Asthma and Lung UK, we believe that every breath matters – and that the right to breathe freely applies to everybody, regardless of income, age, ethnicity, gender, or background.

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.


AccessAble is here to take the chance out of going out. To give you the detailed information you need to work out if a place is going to be accessible to you.

Lullaby Trust – Bereavement Support

Lullaby Trust offer confidential bereavement support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child.


Supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families.


MindEd is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older people’s mental health.

Kidscape – Help for children being bullied.

Advice for parents and carers to help you support your child if they are being bullied.

Family Information Services Hub

Information on services available in Hampshire for children and young people

Young Minds

Advice, support and information for young people and anyone supporting a young person with their mental health.

NHS Choices – Living with Pain

Self help tips on pain and links to information on pain management.

Partners Through Pain – Gosport

Partners Through Pain is a Gosport based voluntary, non-profit making group for sufferers of chronic pain symptoms.

Hampshire County Council – Driver safety and training

A confidential skills appraisal for drivers aged over 60


Adaptawear clothing is designed for the special care needs of the elderly and disabled.

The Able Lable

The Able Label provides clothes that make self-dressing easier for those with dressing difficulties.


Free and confidential telephone service for older people. They provide friendship, conversation and support.

Parkinson’s UK

Information and advice on Parkinson’s. By funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day. Until then, we’re here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.

Multiple Sclerosis Society – Fareham & Gosport Branch

The Gosport & Fareham Branch give practical help, professional information and support to anyone affected by MS. We welcome anyone affected by MS to join us in any of our many activities.

Hemichat – Hemiplegia Awareness

HemiChat is a parent led UK Charity built on support relating to babies, children and young adults living with Hemiplegia.

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.

The Rainbow Centre

The Rainbow Centre was created by a small group of parents looking to provide the best help and support they could for their children with Cerebral Palsy.

Headway Portsmouth and South East Hampshire

Headway provide support to people with brain injury and other forms of acquired brain injury, their family members, carers, and interested professionals.

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.

Hampshire Friends with ME/CFS

We are a group of friends that suffer with the condition ME/CFS, or are relatives and carers of people with ME/CFS.  We offer on-going support, helpful information and advice to our members.

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.

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

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.

Motability Scheme

Discover more independence – exchange your mobility allowance for a brand-new car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle), scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme.

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.

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 Countryside accessibility in England.


Samaritans offers a safe place to talk at any time. Calls to helpline are free. Website also provides information to those having a difficult time and their supporters.

NHS Mental Health Services

Mental health support services provided by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust both in the community and inpatient services.


Charity providing advice and information about Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

National Self Harm Network

Provides support to individuals who self-harm, as well as to support and information for family and carers.


NHS psychological therapy service for Hampshire

Combat Stress

Mental health services for veterans

Bipolar UK

Peer support services and information, visit website to find local services

Alzheimer’s Society

We are Alzheimer’s Society. We’re a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.

Dementia UK

Looking for information or advice about dementia or Alzheimer’s? Call our free helpline for support from our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.

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 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:

West Street

Every Saturday 1pm – 4pm

Katie’s Vinyl Bar & Kitchen
High Street

Every Tuesday 6pm – 8pm

Details of other venues across the area are on their website.

74, Cheriton Road,


PO12 3RQ

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.


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. 18-25, 26-64, 65+

Wetwheels Solent

Wetwheels offers a unique opportunity for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages – including those with multiple, profound and complex impairments – to access the water.


Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and their carers.


Learning disability is a complicated subject, and trying to find the right advice for you can be hard sometimes. Mencap has split their advice and information into the different areas we get asked about a lot.

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.

Lock Approach



Chaos Support

Chaos Support is an independent organisation based in Hampshire that supports individuals with a learning disability to achieve their goals in a variety of ways.

Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings

Autism-friendly screenings where adjustments are made to reduce stress and sensory input, such as low lighting and sound, freedom to move and staff trained in autism awareness.

Wessex Driveability

Wessex DriveAbility is a charitable organisation offering a professional advice & assessment service to enable individuals with a disability, medical condition, accident or injury to drive independently.

Living Made Easy

Advice and guidance on aids and solutions for independent living.

Telecare Choice

Telecare alarm service 

Meals on Wheels (Apetito)

The service provided by Hampshire County Council is available to any person over 55, subject to some criteria.

Oakhouse Foods

Frozen meal delivery service

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.


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 provides assistive technology products and services


Telecare solutions to support independent living.

Check with Hampshire County Council to find out if you are eligible to receive this service for no cost. Service can also be privately purchased.

Age UK Personal Alarm Service

Telecare services

Cinnamon Trust

National charity providing information and practical support for elderly people and their pets.

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.


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.

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.

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.


Sign up for flood warnings and get simple advice on what to do before, during and after a flood.


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, also provides financial advice.


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.

Royal Association for Deaf People

Provides a wide range of services for Deaf people.  All services are delivered in British Sign Language (BSL).


Information and advice for people with hearing loss.

Slimming World

Online or group weight loss support programme. Charges apply.

Overeaters Anonymous

Information and support

NHS UK – Better Health

Kickstart your health. Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support.

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.

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.

Gosport Leisure Centre

Gosport Leisure Centre offers a variety of facilities and also operates tailored exercise schemes for people with medical conditions.

Better Health-Healthier families

Easy ways to eat well and move more – here to help you and your family eat better and move more.

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.

Office of the Public Guardian

Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) helps people in England and Wales to stay in control of decisions about their health and finance and make important decisions for others who cannot decide for themselves.

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 provide palliative and end of life care for those living with a life-limiting illness in the Southeast of Hampshire

Hospice UK – Dying Matters

Talking about death, dying and bereavement is hard. It can feel awkward or uncomfortable and sometimes, you just don’t know what to say. Dying Matters is the campaign that’s trying to change that.

Do Not Resuscitate CPR (DNACPR)

DNACPR means if your heart or breathing stops your healthcare team will not try to restart it.  DNACPR is recorded on a special form and is a decision reached between you and your doctor or healthcare team.

Advance Decision (living will)-End of Life Care

An advance decision to refuse treatment lets your healthcare team know your wishes if you are not able to communicate them.


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.


NHS drinking and alcohol advice

Cutting down or stopping drinking is usually just the beginning, and most people will need some degree of help or a long-term plan to stay in control or completely alcohol free.


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

An online community of people with diabetes, family members, friends, supporters and carers, offering their own support and first hand knowledge.


Peer-to-peer support group for people aged 18+ who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

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

Practical and emotional support for people with cancer and their families. Our dedicated team is committed to offering free support for as long as you need it, away from a hospital environment.

Prostate Cancer UK

We want a future where lives are not limited by prostate cancer. We unite the brightest minds in science and healthcare and the most passionate and caring people to help men live long and live well.

Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer

Orchid exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through pioneering research and promoting awareness.

Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

We can listen to your worries and concerns and offer advice. We can also sign-post you to other services. 

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

Menopausematters is an award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Artheritis UK

Offering support, raising awareness and promoting research.  For those affected by polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA).

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)

NRAS provide information and support services for those affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), their families, friends, carers and health professionals.

My Fibro Team

Connect with over 280,000 members who are living with Fibromyalgia.

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.

Veterans Welfare Service

VWS is run by the Ministry of Defence’s (MODVeterans UK and provides free one-to-one support to veterans or anyone supporting a veteran, their families and dependants, with a national network of welfare managers across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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.

Royal British Legion – Gosport

RBL provides lifelong support for the armed forces community including those serving, veterans and their families.

We support serving and ex-serving personnel all year round, every day of the week.

Our support starts after one day of service and continues through life, long after service is over.

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.


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 24/7.

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

Children’s charity working to protect children from abuse, providing information, advice and support

You Trust

The You Trust a family, creatively empowering people to thrive in their communities.

Admiral House

43, High street


PO16 7BQ

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

Financial abuse: spotting the signs and leaving safely

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.

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.


UK Government website for all services and information.

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.

Care after Combat
The Care after Combat Team consists of a small number of full-time and part-time staff, working together with volunteers across an extensive area of operations. We are all committed to fulfilling our mission; to provide support within the Criminal Justice System for the well-being of former and serving British Armed Forces personnel and their families.
Alabaré Homes for Veterans

Our Hampshire Homes for Veterans offer housing and support to ex-Service personnel who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.  All our residents must have served in the British Armed Forces.

In Hampshire we currently have homes in Gosport, with 16 bed spaces in supported accommodation, providing a low to medium support, and 3 bed spaces in move-on accommodation where you can live more independently while learning the skills you need to maintain your own home.  Our largest Home for Veterans in Gosport, Greenwich House, has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Greenwich Hospital.

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.