Kelly Burrell, Author at Your Wellbeing Gosport & Fareham Health Connections

Shape up for life Hampshire

Good Grief Trust

Information and advice on where to access practical and emotional support

Willow Welly & Wellbeing Group

Volunteer at the Willow IncrEDIBLE Garden behind Forton Medical Centre, Whites Place, Forton Road in Gosport.

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.

The Poppy Factory

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

Atlantis Cleaning Solutions

Specialist cleaning services for landlords, agencies and deep clean.

Centrepeace hub Gosport

Would you like someone to really listen to you but don’t know who to speak to?We would like to help by offering you time and peaceful place to share things, in confidence, that are concerning you. We all need hope when we are going though tough times and often need help to unburden ourselves.

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

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

Fareham Art Group

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

The Lighthouse

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

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

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

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

Cost: Please call for current rates

Time For You – Cleaning Services

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

Age Concern Cowplain

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

Cowplain Activity Centre Association

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

Fit & Fun Lunch Club – Portchester Community Association

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:

Locks Heath CommuniCare Association

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

CommuniCare provides the following services:

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

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

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

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

Lockswood Community Centre

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

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

Just Crafting Around

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

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

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

Portchester Community Choir

Please call Portchester Community Choir for the price per session.

Any age, any ability, everybody welcome!

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

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

Portchester Hub
2 New Parade
West Street

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

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

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

Date: 4th Tuesday of the month

Time: 7pm.

Craft and Card Making Group – Portchester Library

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

Every Friday 2pm – 3.30pm.

Adult Colouring and Board Games – Portchester Library

Ask at the front desk for more details – anytime!

Plays and Poetry Reading Group – Portchester Library

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

First Saturday of every month, 10am.

Afternoon Tea & Quiz – Portchester Library

A fun, informal afternoon quiz in a relaxed environment.

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

Spanish Conversation – Portchester Library

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

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

Family History Group – Portchester Library

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

First Thursday of every month 10am to 12pm.

Knit & Knatter – Portchester Library

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

Every Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Wheelchair Hire – Red Cross

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

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

Find us at:
Health Centre
Civic Way
PO16 7AZ

Wheelchair Hire – Shopmobility

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gosport Model Yacht and Boat Club

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

Opticians – Home Visiting

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

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.

Wessex Heritage Trust Wellbeing Workshops

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

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


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

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

Veterans Coffee Morning

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

Run by Veterans Outreach Support.

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


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.

Bring Your Own Craft Mornings

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

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

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

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

Art Classes

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

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

For prices and details please contact Thorngate Hall reception.

Skittles Club

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

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

The Earl of Southampton Trust, Titchfield

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

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


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


24 The Square

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.

Voicebox Choir

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

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

Coombe Road
PO12 4JB

Activities at Juniper Court

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

Crofton Community Centre

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


Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
PO14 2PP

Catisfield Memorial Hall

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

Abshot Community Centre

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


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

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

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

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

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

The Chatty Café Scheme

Sit at a Chatter & Natter table

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

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

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

iPad Lending Scheme (DOTS – Digital Options Training Support)

Hampshire Library Service iPad Lending Scheme.

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

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

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

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

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

Dates are as follows:

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

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



Brendoncare Clubs – Fareham

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

Quiz Afternoon

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


The Bradbury Lounge
Lucas Court
Melrose Gardens
PO12 3FA

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

If you wish to attend please contact Jill Francis.

South East Hampshire Coeliac Network Group

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.

Knitwitters – Fareham United Reform Church

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


United Reform Church
18 Osborn Road South
PO16 7DG

No need to book, just turn up.

Saturday Fareham Friends Club

Run by Brendoncare:


Fareham Library
Osborn Road
PO16 7EN

Every Saturday 2pm – 4pm

Lee-on-Solent Social Club

Run by Brendoncare:


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

Every Saturday 10am – 12 noon.

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.

Computer Club

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

Scrabble Club

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


Gosport Discovery Centre
High Street
PO12 1BT

Sing for Fun Group

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

All welcome.

Jade Companionships

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

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

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

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

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

The Freedom Programme

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

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

The 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. 
You don’t need to be an expert, just so long as you enjoy any aspect of photography. You don’t even need to enter competitions if you are content to enjoy others’ work.
Anyone interested in JOINING the club can attend a few meetings free of charge before deciding if they would like to become a member.

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

Fareham & Portchester Camera Club

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

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

Finding an NHS Dentist

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


Gosport Solent Brass Band

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday between 9:15am and 10:15am

Gosport and District Organ Club

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

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


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

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

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

Gosport Piano Circle

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

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

For more information please contact Helen Morris or Diana Swann.

Royal Naval Association Gosport

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

Chit Chat over a Cuppa

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

Every Wednesday 10am – 11.30am.

Coffee / Tea / Hot Chocolate with Cake / Biscuits.

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

Everyone welcome, £2.50 per person, per session.

Waterside Medical Centre

Mumby Road
PO12 1BA

Open Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm.

Closed at the weekend.

Stoke Road Medical Centre (Willow Group)

66-68 Stoke Road
PO12 1PA

Open Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm.

Closed at the weekend.

Forton Medical Centre (Willow Group)

Whites Place
PO12 3JP

Open Monday – Friday  8.00am – 6.30pm.

Closed at the weekend.

Brune Medical Centre (Willow Group)

10 Rowner Road
PO13 oEW

Open: Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm.

Closed at the weekend.

The Whiteley Surgery

Yew Tree Drive
PO15 7LB

Open: Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm.

Westlands Medical Centre

20b Westlands Grove
PO16 9AD

Stubbington Medical Practice

Park Lane
PO14 2JP

Open: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm.

Closed at the weekend.


Rowner Health Centre

143 Rowner Road
PO13 9SP


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

Closed at the weekend.

The Portchester Practice

West Street
PO16 9TU

Open: Monday – Friday 8am – 6.30pm

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



Lee-on-the-Solent Health Centre

Manor Way
PO13 9JG


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

Closed at the weekend.

Jubilee Surgery, Titchfield

High Street
PO14 4EH

Open: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm.


The Highlands Practice, Fareham

102 Highlands Road
PO15 6JF


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

Gosport Medical Centre

Bury Road
PO12 3AQ


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

Closed at the weekend.

Gudge Heath Lane Surgery

187 Gudge Heath Lane
PO15 6AQ

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

Fareham Centre Practice

Osborn Road
PO16 7ER

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

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

Bury Road Surgery

Gosport War Memorial Hospital
Bury Road
PO12 3PW

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

Brook Lane Surgery, Sarisbury Green

233a Brook Lane
Sarisbury Green
SO31 7DQ

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

Brockhurst Medical Centre

139-141 Brockhurst road
PO12 3AX

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

Bridgemary Medical Centre

2 Gregson Avenue
PO13 0HR

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

Telephone lines are open until 6.30pm.






Iona Familes Club

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


Fisher Road
PO13 0JJ


In Off The Post

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

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


Privett Road
PO12 3SY


Queens Club

Queens Road
PO12 1LF



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

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

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

Hampshire Genealogical Society – Fareham Group

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

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

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

Wallington Village Hall
PO16 8ST

Hampshire Genealogical Society – Gosport Group

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

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

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

The Scout Hut
Clayhall Road
PO12 2BY

The Gosport Railway Society

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

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

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

The Historical Diving Society

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

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

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

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

Gosport Aviation Society

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

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

Should you wish further details then please contact:-

The Treasurer
Gosport Aviation Society
5, Darwin Close
PO13 8LS

We look forward to meeting you.

Gosport Society

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

National Women’s Register (NWR) is a social organisation for women and has groups across the UK. Their style is informal and relaxed. Local group meetings offer conversation, friendship and fun.

NHS Choices – Moodzone

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

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

Directory Enquiry Service

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

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

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

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

Counselling Directory

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

Carers UK

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

Carers Trust

Help and advice for carers.


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

ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices)

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

Miscarriage Association

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

Stalking Issues

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

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

Talk ED is the new name for Anorexia and Bulimia Care. A national charity supporting anyone affected by any eating disorder or eating distress.

National Centre for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are progressive, debilitating mental health conditions which call for medical, psychological and nutritional interventions.  Treatment and help for sufferers.

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.

Portchester Methodist Church

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


Castle Street
PO16 9PS

Locks Heath Free Church

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


255 Hunts Pond Road
Titchfield Common
PO14 4PG

Hill Park Baptist Church

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


Gudgeheath Lane
PO15 6PZ

St Mary’s – Fareham (Anglican)

Website gives details of services and groups.


Church Road
PO16 9QW

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.

Gosport Road
PO16 0QW

West End Chapel (Independent Evangelical Church)

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


St Anne’s Grove
PO14 1JX

Fareham Methodist Church

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


Kings Road
PO16 0NU

St John’s Fareham

Website has details of services and groups.

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



Fareham Community Church

Website details calendar of events and what’s on.


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

St Peter and St Paul Church

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


Osborn Road
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

St Thomas The Apostle – Elson (Anglican)

Website gives details of services and what’s happening.


Elson Lane
PO12 4EZ


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.


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

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

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

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

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

Talking Point – Alzheimers Society

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

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

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

The Mix

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

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

Healthier Together

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

NHS Your Guide to Care and Support

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.

OCD Support Group – Fareham

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

Group meet on a Tuesday at:

Fareham & Gosport Mind
126 West Street
Please call to find out times.
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.

Bridgemary Lunch Club – Gosport

Lunch club takes place every Tuesday, 11.45am – 2.30pm and every Thursday 12:45-3:00pm
Bridgemary Methodist Church, Prideaux-Brune Avenue, Bridgemary, Gosport, PO13 0PPA small charge applies. Please call to book your place.

Anxiety UK

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

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

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

Making a Will

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

End of Life Care Guide

NHS end of life guide.

Safe and Well Visits – Hampshire Fire Service

Free visits for the most vulnerable in our community.

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

We offer free of charge:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southwick Hill Road

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

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

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

Bury Road
PO12 3PW

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

Council Tax Support – Fareham Borough Council

Council Tax Support is means tested. 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. The first £10,000 investment or savings is not counted against your allowance.

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

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



Fareham Borough Council Housing

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

Fareham Borough Council

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


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

Gosport Borough Council

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

Royal Air Force Association – Fareham

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

Thorngate Table Tennis Club

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

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


Gosport Community Association & Thorngate Halls
Bury Road
PO12 3PX

Thorngate Singers

Informal, friendly singing of popular songs from all decades.

Gosport Community Association & Thorngate Halls
Bury Road
PO12 3PX

Royal Naval Sailing Association – Gosport

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

Gosport Submariners Association – Gosport

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

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

The Falklands Veterans Foundation

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

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

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

Gosport Bowmen

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

Membership/tuition fees available on request.


Gosport District Angling Club

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

Life Boat Lane
Stokes Bay Road
PO12 2TR


Elmore Angling Club

Sea Angling – Beach and Boat.

Marine Parade East
PO13 9BJ


The 50Plus Singers

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

We meet at:

Fareham Leisure Centre
Park Lane
PO16 7JU

Fareham Philatelic Society

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

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

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
PO14 2PP


Stubbington Stamp Club

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

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

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
PO14 2PP

Cuppa and Company – Lee-on-the-Solent

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

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

Tea, cake and relaxed conversation are provided!

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


St Faith’s Parish Centre
Victoria Square
PO13 9NF

Knit and Natter – Lee-on-the-Solent

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

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

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

St Faith’s Parish Centre
Victoria Square
PO13 9NF

Gosport Art Club

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


Every Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.

Cost: Annual fees of £50

St Mary’s Church Hall



Brendon Care -Community Clubs

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

Nutty Knitters

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

Friday mornings 9.00am – 12.00 noon

The Highlands Hub
103 Highlands Road
PO15 6HZ

Fareham Silver Tops Club

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

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

Broadlaw Community Centre
Lion Place
Bishopsfield Road
PO14 1LN

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.

Crofton Short Mat Bowls Club

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

Held every Wednesday, 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
PO14 2PP

Stubbington Seniors Table Tennis Club

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

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

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

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

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


Crofton Seniors Table Tennis

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

We welcome enquiries from new players aged 55 and over.

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

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
PO14 2PP

Community Kurling – Stubbington

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

Held every Thursday 2.00pm – 3.00pm


Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
PO14 2PP

New Age Kurling – Portchester

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

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

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

Portchester Community Centre
Westlands Grove
PO16 9AD

Or call for more information.

Happy Chatters Social Community Group

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

Planet Ice
Forest Way
Off Fareham Road
PO13 0ZX

Solent Sounds Chorus

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

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

Rehearsals are held at:
Fareham Methodist Church Hall
Kings Road
PO16 0NU

Titchfield Community Centre

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

Portchester Darby & Joan Club

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

Run by Portchester Community Association:

Portchester Parish Hall
Castle Street

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

£3.00 per year and £2.00 per meeting

Fareham Chess Club

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

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

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

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

Contact name is Roger Marsh.

St Vincent Singers

The Singers meet for practice at:

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

(St Vincent College location).

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

Acca Voce Vocal Group – Stubbington

We are a relaxed choir of all ages and abilities, covering a varied genre of musical styles. We will show you how to sing in harmony and effective vocal techniques. With our pay as you sing policy there really is no need to put it off.

Venue: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington

Hampshire County Council

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

Age Concern Gosport

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

Open Monday to Friday, 10am – 12noon.

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

Fareham Citizens Advice

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

1st Floor
County Library
Osborn Road

Additional OutReach locations:

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

Lockswood Library – Wednesday 10am – 2pm

Portchester Library – Thursday 10am – 2pm


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.

Home-Start Gosport & Fareham

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

Huntingtons Disease Association

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.

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

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

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

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

Some of the cool things we have tried include:

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

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

Saturday fun club and playscheme:

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

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

Cooking club:

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

Kids Young Carers – Fareham and Gosport

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

Blue Badge Disabled Parking Scheme

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

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.

Family Information Directory – Hampshire County Council

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

Relate – Fareham

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

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

Relate – Gosport

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

Nimrod Community Centre
Nimrod Drive

Opening times for enquiries, not counselling hours.

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

Please contact the Centre for more details.

Portchester Community Association

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

Services include:

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

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

Single Parents Support Group

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

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

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

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

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

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Holy Trinity Lunch Club – Fareham

Meets Mondays 11am – 2pm

Holy Trinity Church
West Street

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Sunday Lunch – Fareham

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

Xperience Youth Centre
Trinity Street


Titchfield Lunch Club

Meet Wednesdays 10.30am – 2pm.

Titchfield Community Centre
Mill Street
PO14 4AB

Stubbington Lunch Club

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

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
PO14 2PP

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Locks Heath Free Church Lunch Club

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

Locks Heath Free Church
Hunts Pond Road
Titchfield Common

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Locks Heath Communicare Association – Lunch Clubs

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

These take place:

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


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


Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

St Johns Church Lunch Club – Locks Heath

Held on 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12.40pm

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


Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Portchester Methodist Lunch Club

Fridays 12.30pm – 1.3opm

Portchester Methodist Church
Castle Street

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

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

Charges may apply.  Please call to book your place.

Sacred Heart Lunch Club – Fareham

Sacred Heart Lunch Club
Hartlands Road

Thursday 11.30am – 1.30pm

Charges may apply.  Please call to book a place.

Lockswood Indoor Petanque Academy

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

Group meets on Fridays, 13.45pm – 15.15pm

Lockswood Community Centre
Centre Way
Locks Heath
SO31 6DX

Moving On Project

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

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

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

X-perience Youth Centre
Trinity Street
PO16 7SJ

Gosport Voluntary Action

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

Martin Snape House
96 Pavilion Way
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.

Age Concern – Hampshire

Age Concern Hampshire is an independent registered charity working to support the ageing journey of older people in the county.

Dementia Friendly Hampshire

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

Hampshire 24/7

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

Avalon Centre

Fareham Health Centre

Civic Way

PO16 7ER

Fareham & Gosport Wellbeing Centre (MIND)

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

Weekly groups held at:

126 West Street
PO16 0ET

Fareham Voluntary Car Scheme

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

Shopmobility Fareham

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

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

Ground Level
Osborn Road Car Park

Monday to Saturday: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Lee-on-the-Solent Voluntary Care Group

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

Travel cost
Contribution based on return mileage.

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


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

Thorngate Short Mat Bowls

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

Holbrook Short Mat Bowls Club

Meet at;

Gosport Leisure Centre
Forest Way
Fareham Road
PO13 0ZX

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.
Shore Leave Haslar
Shore Leave Haslar is a non-profit community project bringing life to the Memorial Garden at Royal Haslar , Gosport.  Providing tri-service veterans with a safe haven, where they can come and rehabilitate through horticulture.
Colostomy UK

Support and advice for anyone living with a stoma

Solent Mobility

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

Shop is located at:

107 High Street
PO13 9BU

We Can Read

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

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

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

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

FREE to all.


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

The Out There Project introductory courses include:

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

Nimrod Community Centre
17 Falcon Meadows Way
PO13 8AA

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.

Give, Gain, Grow

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


Facebook: givegaingrow.gvaprojects

School Nursing Team

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


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

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

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

A Childline counsellor:

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

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


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

National Debt Line

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

Income Max

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

Christians Against Poverty

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

Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)

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

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

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


The Bereavement Register

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

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

Registering a Death

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

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

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 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.

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.

Gosport Citizens Advice

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

Advice can be found at:

Martin Snape House
96 Pavillion Way
PO12 1FG



Gosport Older Persons Forum

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

Write to them c/o:

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

Fareham Good Neighbours

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

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

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.

Lockswood Wellbeing Centre, Age Concern Hampshire

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

Portsmouth Victoria Nursing Association

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

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

Home Helps – Fareham

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

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


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

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

Gardening – Fareham

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

Scams by Post and Telephone

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

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

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


Inclusion 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 and information

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

Services and groups

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

Rowner Community Trust

Activities, community events and room hire

Nimrod Community Centre
17 Falcon Meadows Way
PO13 8AA

Lee On Solent Community Association

Activities, events, bar and food served.

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

HEDCA – Hardway & District Community Association

Activities, room hire, bar and pre-school.

Coombe Road
Po12 4JB

Gosport Community Association

Community groups and clubs, bar, cafe and room hire

Thorngate Hall
Bury House
Bury Road

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

Activities, groups and hall hire

175 Elson Road
PO12 4AD

Crossley Community Centre

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

The Crossley
Off Grange Lane

National Kidney Federation

We believe that kidney patients and their loved ones deserve to lead fulfilled lives with quality care and choice. We will support them on their journey no matter what path they will take.

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

Providing practical and emotional support, funding patient research projects and improving care services. Here to give our total support to help improve the quality of life for everyone affected by kidney disease.

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.


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

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

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

Your Future

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


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

PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide

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

Hampshire Specialist Parenting Support Services – Barnardo’s

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

LifeSIGNS – Self Injury Guidance & Network Support

Provide information about self-injury and support.

Richmond Fellowship

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

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

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

CAHMS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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


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

B-eat – Eating Disorders

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


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

Friends of Fareham Community Hospital

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

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

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

Information and advice concerning men’s health issues.

Royal Voluntary Service

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

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.

Gosport Older Persons Forum – Transport Leaflet

Voluntary group providing a leaflet of transport options for travelling around the borough and local area, as well as how to get to local hospitals.

Driving Force (Gosport Voluntary Action)

Voluntary driving service for older people, or people who are disabled. Helps with things such as medical appointments and visiting clubs and friends.

Doorstep Sales and Bogus Callers

Hampshire Trading Standards have a Quick Response Team who can come out to your home if a doorstep caller , offering property repairs, is causing  you concern and:

  • is still at your home; or
  • is due to return e.g. to collect payment; or
  • is offering to take you to the bank to withdraw cash

In these circumstances telephone for assistance immediately.  You can also use this number to inform Trading Standards of doorstep callers in your area.


We’re a partnership of transport companies, local authorities and passenger groups which have come together to bring you routes and times for all travel in Great Britain by bus, rail, coach and ferry.


Gosport Live At Home Scheme

Befriending and support service enabling older people to remain independent in their own homes. Access to social activities and transport provided when needed.

National Express

Coach journeys throughout UK. Senior Coachcard and Disabled Coachcard costs £10 and you can get 1/3 off travel all year round. Contact helpline to discuss accessible travel arrangements at least 36 hours before you travel.


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.

Wheatsheaf Trust

At Wheatsheaf Trust our advisers can support with:

  • Job search, including accessing websites including Universal Job Match
  • looking for training courses and funding
  • CV writing and advice
  • help with filling in applications
  • interview skills and techniques
  • understanding your skills and matching these with jobs
  • careers advice
  • work clubs for job search with support
  • tailored workshops.

It’s all free.


University of the Third Age

Wide variety of groups e.g. music of all types, physical activity, such as walking & tai chi, theatre, history and more, plus general meetings. Annual membership fee payable in January. Small cost for each class & any expenses.

Townswomen’s Guild

The Townswomen’s Guild is a women’s membership organisation where members usually meet once a month & enjoy a huge range of recreational activities such as talks, social studies, hobbies, arts & crafts, competitions, socialising and organised trips. Alongside this members have collectively voiced their concerns to change and improve the livelihoods of women for the good of society.


Privett & Hardway Townswomen’s Guild

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evert month (except during August) from 2.15pm – 4.15pm:

Bury House Café
Bury Road
PO12 3PX

Gosport Bridgemary Evening Townswomen’s Guild
 Meet every Tuesday of the month at 19.30pm:

Bridgemary Community Centre
Wych Lane
PO13 0JN


Tourist Information Centre – Gosport

The Tourist Information Centre (TIC) can help with leaflets, maps, local guides, local bus information and services. They can also assist with booking tickets for local theatres, coach holidays, National Express coaches, accommodation, day trips and local events. The TIC is located at Gosport Bus Station, close to the Gosport Ferry.

Lee-on-the-Solent Residents Association

This group holds a Community BOOST event on a Wednesday morning of each month. The group also represents the views of residents on planning, health and other matters.

Juniper Court Extra Care Housing Scheme

Facilities (including a restaurant) offering social activities open to the wider community.

Hampshire County Federation of Women’s Institutes (HCFWI)

The Women’s Institute is a social and educational charity. Each group meets at least once a month for activities & events such as Crafts, Walking, Discussion or Drama Groups, Arts, Sports & Leisure.

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably

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

Gosport Local History Club

Local history talk, followed by lunch, held every 3rd Thursday of the month during term time, 12 – 2pm.

Christchurch Parish Centre
Stoke Road
PO12 1JQ

Gosport in Bloom

Local campaign to encourage all sectors of the community to become actively involved in enhancing the Borough, making it a more pleasant, prettier place in which to live and work. Annual competitions too.

Gosport Info

Information website about Gosport, including useful organisations, clubs, churches, businesses, local history and more. Gosport groups can also have information added free of charge.

Gosport Discovery Centre

Full library service, free internet access, regular dance, music, theatre and literary events, coffee shop, education classes. Some free services. Charges for classes apply but discounts are available.

Gosport Community Association

Social and educational groups and members bar. A fee is required. Located at Thorngate Hall, Bury House, Bury Road, Gosport.

Contact the Elderly – Fareham & Gosport

Contact the Elderly is a charity that organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over, who live alone. Offering a regular and vital friendship link every month, each older person is collected from their home by a volunteer driver and taken to a volunteer host’s home for the afternoon.

Brendoncare Clubs – Gosport

Variety of social activities and outings, check website for what’s on each day. Refreshments included and transport can be arranged if required. Based at Club Hampshire Centre, The Anchorage, Willis Road, Gosport.

A charge applies.

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. Services they provide: Pre & Post HIV Testing Support, HIV Testing, results in less than 30 Minutes, Support & information on the best sexual health choices for you, A Range of Safer Sex Products, including Condoms, Guidance and Practical Support on how to access clinical sexual health services, Help to access other services in your area, Free HIV & Sexual Health workshops and talks to local Groups.

Gosport Voluntary Action – Befriending Service

Service providing support to older people in their own home, via a personal visit or telephone call on a weekly basis. CHAT (Come Here And Talk) Groups are also run for groups of 4 older people in the host’s home for tea and a chat.

CHAT drop-in centre:

Christ Church Parish Hall
Stoke Road
PO12 1JQ

Tuesdays between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Gosport Borough Council Community Alarms

‘Lifeline’ alarm service provided by Gosport Borough Council for older people living in the community, providing peace of mind. The service is a telephone-based alarm system that is provided 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Victim Support

Practical and emotional support, as well as referrals to other organisations, that can help if you have been a victim of crime. The services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.

Telephone Preference Service

TPS is a free service. It is the official central opt out register on which you can record your preference not to receive unsolicited sales or marketing calls.

Mailing Preference Service

Reduce the amount of junk mail delivered to you by contacting the MPS. This is a free service.


Home safety and security checks to people over the age of 60, or with a registered disability. Also available to families with children under 5 years of age.

Hampshire Highways

Roads, road maintenance, traffic, road safety, street lighting, pavements, licences, disabled bays and blue badges.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

‘Safe & Well’ visits to vulnerable people, as well as general fire safety advice.

Hampshire Constabulary

Police force serving Gosport, including crime prevention advice and local community policing teams. For emergencies dial 999 i.e. a crime is in progress, there is danger to life, violence is being used or threatened, someone suspected of a crime is nearby. Tel 101 to report non-emergency matters i.e. to report a crime that doesn’t need an urgent response, for general advice, information and feedback on police matters, to arrange a visit by an officer, to give information about a crime in the area, if you’d like to speak to your local police officer, to find out about beat surgeries or other police events in your area or to get an update on a crime if you have been a victim.

Hampshire Bobby Scheme

Crime-prevention and home safety survey, including fitting of appropriate security items for elderly or vulnerable people.

Gas Safe Register

Official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances.

Gas Emergency (National Grid)

Contact if you smell gas or suspect carbon monoxide, or want to report a fire or explosion. General advice is available on the website.

Electrical Emergency (National Grid)

Contact if you spot a potential hazard on or near an overhead electricity line. General advice is available on the website.

Sleep Apnoea Trust Association

Working to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients,their partners and their families.

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

The Lullaby Trust provides emotional support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness of sudden infant death.

Working with the NHS, we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.


Mermaids supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are gender diverse, and their families, and professionals involved in their care.


MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about your child? Or perhaps you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child.


We provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.

Family Information Services Hub

Information on services available in Hampshire for children and young people from birth to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). This includes information about education, health, social care, preparation for adulthood, leisure services and impartial information advice and support.

Young Minds

UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

NHS Choices – Living with Pain

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

Partners Through Pain – Gosport

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

Older Drivers Skills Scheme

This scheme is aimed at people aged 60 years and over who have an interest in updating their driving skills and knowledge, want help in adapting to a new vehicle or simply want to gain confidence.

Designed to Care

Designed to Care’s adaptive clothing makes dressing easier and more dignified with thoughtfully designed elderly clothing, and disabled clothing for men and women living with limited mobility. With our adaptive clothing you can be easily dressed seated, in bed and without lifting. Our unique open back and side opening adaptive clothing designs are ideal for limited mobility and assisted dressing and they fasten easily with pop-fasteners and discrete zips – no more fiddly buttons.


Adaptawear clothing is designed for the special care needs of the elderly and disabled. Our clever designs overcome some of the awkward constructions of conventional garments making them functional and practical without losing the style and ordinary appearance of the clothing.

The Able Lable

The Able Label provides quality, stylish clothes with adapted designs and hidden extras that make self-dressing easier for those with dressing difficulties.


Free and confidential helpline for older people. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We also offer telephone and letter friendship schemes where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests; facilitated group calls; and help to connect people with local services in their area.

Parkinson’s UK

Information and advice on Parkinson’s. 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. We can arrange for you to have your library books delivered to your home on a regular basis.

Independent Age Hampshire & Isle of Wight

An older persons charity that offers clear, free and impartial advice on issues such as money and benefits, care and support,  health and mobility.  They also provide friendship services to  help relieve loneliness and isolation.

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am – 8pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Fareham & Gosport Basics Bank

This service is accessed through over 25 agencies in the area that come into contact with people that are likely to require assistance, such as Health Visitors, Probation Service, Social Services, Job Centre Plus, Council Housing offices, Fareham and Gosport Family Aid, homeless charities, etc. People may access the service through one of the many referral agencies in the Fareham and Gosport area up to four times in one year.  This is to prevent them from becoming dependant on the service and also ensures that we can support as many people as possible.  We rely on the agency to decide the need and to manage the relationship with their client.

Direct Payments

If you are eligible for care through Adult Services, and do not wish to use the care provided, Direct Payments is a payment from Hampshire County Council used to pay for care or services arranged by you, or someone acting on your behalf. You should contact your social worker to discuss further.

Benefits and Allowances

Universal Credit is a new benefit that has started to replace six existing benefits with a single monthly payment.  Universal Credit will help you to be better off in work, start a new job or work more hours.

Universal Credit will eventually replace:

  • Income based Jobs Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit

You can’t claim Universal Credit if you are currently in receipt of any of these benefits or credits.  You’ll continue to claim them as normal and you’ll be told when Universal Credit will affect you.

To get an estimate of what benefits  and tax credits you might be entitled to,  you can use one of the online Benefit Calculators and answer the questions online.

Mobility Scooter Training

Gosport Older Persons Forum arrange for older persons to undertake mobility scooter training.  Please contact them directly to arrange an appointment.

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

Motability Scheme

The Motability Scheme offers an all-inclusive package that allows anyone in receipt of either the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HMRC DLA), the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP), the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP), to use their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter, powered wheelchair or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.

Disabled Persons Railcard

You may be able to apply for a disabled person’s rail card, if you are in receipt of certain benefits, are visually impaired or registered as deaf, please see website for details.

Disabled Adaptations

If your home needs adapting to suit your mobility or disability needs, you may be eligible for grant funded adaptations to your home. Contact the Occupational Therapy Team at Adult Services, Hampshire County Council to discuss your situation, or for general advice.

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps people who are vulnerable to crisis.  In Hampshire we offer a range of services, mainly mobility aids.  Mobility aids loans equipment e.g. wheelchairs, bath seats, back rests or walking frames.

Accessible Countryside for Everyone (ACE)

Promoting accessibility to leisure and sport, signposting family, carer and disability support organisations. Information on Disabled Access, Wheelchair walks, Easy Access, Access for All, Mobility, Walks on Wheels, Miles without Stiles, Buggy Walks – whatever the term this is all about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of South East England.

Pandas Foundation

The PANDAS Foundation is here to help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness.  We are also here to inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

WRAP is a simple evidence-based, self-management tool which helps people gain more control over their wellbeing. It is intended to help individuals in maintaining wellness and managing life’s challenges.  WRAP can be used by anyone who wants to create a positive change in the way they feel, or increase their enjoyment of life.


The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. Offering a 24/7 round the clock service, whoever you are, however you feel, whatever life has done to you.  They are a non-religious organisation.

Southern Health NHS Trust Adult Mental Health Service

Mental health support services for adults aged 18-65.


OCD UK is the leading national charity, independently working with and for almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD typically falls into four categories Checking, Contamination / Mental Contamination, Hoarding, Ruminations / Intrusive Thoughts.

National Self Harm Network

Provides support to individuals who self-harm, to help reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life. Support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self-harm
Raise awareness of the needs of people who self-harm, dispel myths and combat discrimination
Empower and enable those that self-harm to seek alternatives to self-harm and further help where appropriate.

NHS mental health support

Information, advice and support including interactive tools and videos.

NHS Choices Online Mood Zone

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. Follow link below. It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.


italk is the local talking therapy service for people aged 16+. There are workshops and online support available to all, to help with low mood, stress or worrying, or you can self-refer to the service for an assessment. The service treats common mental health problems like depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD and OCD through a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. An Employment Advisor service is available for patients experiencing difficulties at work relating to their mental health.  

Both professional and self-referrals accepted.

Depression Friends

Supporting those suffering from Depression, knowing that there’s ALWAYS someone who CARES, is prepared to LISTEN and ALWAYS BE THERE when you need a friend.


Coffee Morning held early 1st of the month, 11am at Camber Lights Café in Explosion Museum.

Evening get together every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Seahorse Pub, 7pm.




Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity. We treat a range of mental health conditions including PTSD, depression and anxiety.

Bipolar UK – Portsmouth Support Group

Our Support Groups are free to attend and are open to anyone affected by bipolar, including family, friends and carers.

Group meets first Wednesday of each month, 7pm – 9pm.

John Pounds Centre
23 Queen Street

Southern Health, Older People’s Mental Health

Assessment, treatment and support for older people experiencing mental illness.

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.

Hampshire LGBT + Alliance

The LGBT+ Alliance is an alliance of Hampshire-based LBGT+ Networks that have pledged to work together. The aim of the Alliance is to celebrate and support LGBT employees and communities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The Dinner Ladies

The Dinner Ladies is a social group for gay women in Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Our activities include meals out, walking, cycling, camping, book group, discos, extreme swimming, etc. There is no membership fee – just sign up and come and join us. The group is for couples and singles who are over 25.


Chrysalis is a charity supporting people with Gender Identity Disorders and is run mainly by volunteers.  they offer support, information and counselling plus training for health and care professionals.

Wetwheels Solent

Wetwheels 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.

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.

Autism Hampshire

Autism Hampshire offers help and advice to people on the autism spectrum, their carers and professionals across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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.

Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (RICA)

Rica have pulled together some of their research and thoughts that best exemplify the fact that if you listen to disabled and older consumers big changes can happen.

Older Drivers Forum

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Older Drivers Forum is a not-for-profit organisation made up of experts in road safety from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – from representatives from the emergency services to charities, local authorities and businesses specialising in keeping older people on the road.  The Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer.  They can provide practical and informative help and support to enable older people to continue driving.

They do not perform any legal function and do not have the authority to remove driving licenses.

Driver Skills Scheme 60+

Hampshire County Council’s Road Safety Team offers the Driver Skills Scheme 60+.  This is an independent, confidential driving appraisal that helps older drivers to prolong their fitness to drive.  The appraisal, which costs £35, is not a test but offers help and advice.  You get a comprehensive written report together with helpful tips about driving techniques.  The appraisal is done using your own car and takes approximately 90 minutes.

Living Made Easy

Adding life to years through practical advice.  Providing impartial advice and guidance on aids and solutions for independent living.

Telecare Choice

Telecare Alarm service provides elderly people, who live alone with somebody to call for help if they suffer a fall, feel unwell or need some reassurance.


Meals on Wheels – Gosport Voluntary Action

Gosport Voluntary Action (GVA) are able to provide information about local firms who can deliver meals.

Martin Snape House
96 Pavilion Way
PO12 1FG

Meals on Wheels

The service provided by Hampshire County Council is available to any person over 55, subject to some criteria. Referrals can be made online via the Hampshire County Council website or ring to discuss eligibility.

Meals on Wheels – Premier Meals

Traditionally cooked meals… Freshly prepared that morning with local seasonal ingredients by professional chefs in local kitchens.

Anything catered for…No matter if you are Celiac, Vegan, Vegetarian, Diabetic or have any other dietary requirements or just not to keen on a certain food our chefs can arrange a customised meal plan to cater for you.

Meals on Wheels – Oakhouse Foods

Ordering from us couldn’t be simpler. Look through the brochure or on the website to pick which meals you’d like. Then phone us up, go online, or hand your order form to your delivery driver. Not sure what to choose? Try our Easy Order Packs for a week’s worth of different, delicious meals – perfect if you’re new to Oakhouse.

Meals on Wheels – Apetito

Let us take the strain off cooking for yourself or a loved one with delicious meals on wheels made in the UK — delivered straight to your door. Choose from daily home delivery meals or a regular delivery of meals for your freezer through Wiltshire Farm Foods.

  • Meals delivered at lunchtime, along with an optional teatime snack
  • Professional, safe delivery staff – DBS checked
  • A friendly check on your comfort and wellbeing
  • Dishes delivered hot/ready to eat and at optimum nutritional value
  • No contracts or delivery charges
  • A wide choice of delicious, chef-prepared meals
  • Meals to cater for special diets
  • Meals that cater for diverse cultures and religious beliefs

Deliveries are made 365 days a year, between 11:15am and 2pm each day.

Say it Once

Website service enabling users to record personal information about health, medication, emergency contact details, care needs and personal wishes. Forms are useful in a variety circumstances, for example, hospital visits, or in an emergency situation away from home.  Forms can also be printed off and filled in or sent to you by post.


Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers can assist older people looking to get help to become more independent. Helping them with practical tasks, providing activities and company and even bringing books over with our home libraries service. We also offer lunch clubs, social centres and community cafes all run by our volunteers. We are able to provide transportation to and from hospital as well as hospital visits if family or friends are unable to visit.

Message in a Bottle

The Message in a Bottle Scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people living on their own to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common location where they can be found in an emergency. The scheme is free and is provided by the Lions Clubs in South Hampshire.


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 Personal provides products and services to help family and friends retain independence, continue living in your home, and provide some peace of mind to loved ones that help is close by, if ever needed.


We are the sole provider of telecare for people assessed by the Council as having an ‘eligible need’ for social care.  With the Council we are now making our highly regarded telecare service available to people in and around Hampshire who wish to purchase it for themselves or a relative.

Age UK Personal Alarm Service

The Age UK Personal Alarm Service gives users the freedom to live independently in their own home, safe in the knowledge that if there is an accident or they have a fall, they can get help quickly. At the touch of a button friends or family can be alerted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering peace of mind and reassurance.  Charges apply.

Cinnamon Trust

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


Checking in at Home

Checking in at home is a telephone-based service which places personalised calls to your elderly parents and loved-ones to check that they are ok.


Thorngate Living

Thorngate Churcher Trust is a modern charitable registered social landlord, offering independent assisted living and residential care from three sites in Gosport, Hampshire. We operate 111 sheltered flats for assisted living, all with 24 hour warden support, and a 44 bed care home offering residential care for the frail elderly and for those living with dementia.

Southern Water Emergency Line

For water supply or wastewater emergencies, blocked drains or possible pollution.

The Southern Water website also provides advice for the following situations:

  • No tap water
  • Taste and smell of water
  • Dealing with flood
  • Water Leaks
  • Leaks inside the home
  • Blocked drains and wastewater flooding
  • Insurance claims
  • Avoiding frozen pipes
  • If a pipe freezes
  • If a pipe bursts

Calling a plumber

Trusted plumbers who are qualified to meet the regulations for working safely with drinking water can be found through the WaterSafe online directory. See our Find an approved plumbing business page for further information.

Sheltered Accommodation (Council)

Sheltered housing schemes offer a group of dwellings with amenities for all residents, including; communal lounge, laundry facilities, guestroom, and communal gardens.

Portsmouth Water Emergency Line

For water supply interruptions and emergencies.

Buy With Confidence (Trading Standards)

This scheme is a partnership of local authority trading standards services providing details of approved traders in Hampshire.


Housing Options Service

Free, impartial and confidential advice service provided by the Council, to give help and assistance with housing and homelessness problems.

Hitting The Cold Spots

Help for people struggling to keep their homes warm in winter. The phone advice line is open to all Hampshire residents. Some services have eligibility criteria and the advisors will be able to talk through the best possible solution for each caller.

Gosport Voluntary Action – Gardens & DART (Decorating and Repair Team)

The service has been set up in response to Borough residents’ concerns about finding reliable workmen to carry out small jobs about the house. Charges apply.

Our Decorating and Repair Taskforce (DART) service includes:

  • Inside painting and decorating
  • External painting
  • Wallpapering
  • Building shelves
  • Putting up curtain rails
  • Mending fences
  • Installing grab rails
  • Installing stair rails
  • Repairing doors/windows/guttering
  • Putting up pictures
  • Installing chair raisers
  • Minor plumbing repairs: Tap washers & Plumbing in washing machines
  • General gardening work
  • Weeding
  • Mowing
  • Hosing
  • Light pruning
  • Hedge trimming

Our Garden service includes:

  • General gardening work
  • Weeding
  • Mowing
  • Hosing
  • Light pruning
  • Hedge trimming

The service does not include:

  • Changing/fitting security alarms
  • Fitting fire alarms
  • Electrical Work


Gosport Voluntary Action – Dustbusters

This accredited not for profit service is provided to enable older frail and disabled residents of Gosport who are unable to do their own housework to live independently in their own home.  Charges apply.

The service includes:

  • General housework
  • Cleaning Kitchens/bathrooms
  • Vacuuming
  • Changing bed linen
  • Cleaning the inside of windows
  • Shopping
  • Laundry and ironing (sorry no hand washing)
Gosport Choice

Social housing for rent via Gosport Borough Council and partner providers. Properties available for rent are advertised on a weekly basis and customers need to be on the Joint Housing Register to be able to bid.

Gosport Borough Council Housing

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

Gas Safe Register

Official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances.

Gas Emergency (National Grid)

Contact if you smell gas or suspect carbon monoxide, or want to report a fire or explosion. General advice is available on the website.


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.


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).

Deaf Action

Deaf Action exists to support the diversity of deaf people, including deaf users of British Sign Language (BSL), and those who are deafened, deafblind or hard of hearing.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

We train hearing dogs who transform deaf people’s lives, to alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds they would otherwise miss.


Information and advice for people with hearing loss.

Slimming World

Online or group weight loss support programme. Charges apply.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous provides insight into problems of eating compulsively.

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.

Surgery Signposters

The Surgery Signposter Service operates from four different locations including GP Surgeries and Northcott House Care & Residential Home. The signposter can talk to you in confidence and help you contact voluntary and community services in your area that may be able to help with your particular need. They can help with issues such as:

  • Any newly or pre-diagnosed medical condition – short or long term
  • Coping with Dementia/Arthritis/COPD
  • Dealing with isolation, depression and/or anxiety
  • Parenting problems and services to help with children challenges
  • Debt and/or housing issues that are affecting wellbeing
  • Open to anyone at no cost
  • Locations are Waterside Surgery, Forton Medical Centre, Brune Medical Centre and Northcott House
Queen Alexandra Hospital

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust provides a range of acute health services at QA Hospital, including the Emergency Department, located in Cosham, Portsmouth.


Getting There:

The Gosport Older Persons Form has developed a useful transport leaflet which includes details of how to get to QA Hospital from Gosport if you do not have your own vehicle.


Public Health Hampshire

Department of Hampshire County Council responsible for determining the health and wellbeing priorities for Hampshire and for delivering specific public health services for the county such as sexual health services, NHS Health Checks and the National Child Measurement Programme, public health advice to NHS Commissioners and health protection.


Pharmacists are experts in medicines, and use their clinical expertise, together with their practical knowledge, to advise you on minor health concerns, such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as well as healthy eating and stopping smoking. Pharmacists can also help you decide whether you need to see a medical health professional. They can help you consider the alternatives next time you’re thinking of making a doctor’s appointment.

NHS 111

NHS 111 is much more than a helpline – if you’re worried about an urgent medical concern, you can call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser.

Minor Injuries Unit / Gosport War Memorial Hospital

A number of healthcare services are provided from the Gosport War Memorial Hospital, located in Bury Road, Gosport. The Minor Injuries Unit and Out-of-Hours GP service is also within the hospital.  For department telephone numbers, check the website.

Fareham & Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group

Clinical Commissioning Groups (group of GP’s) are responsible for commissioning health services including hospital services, community health services, mental health and learning disability services.

Fareham and Gosport CCG is committed to meaningful engagement with communities, patients and carers to make sure that it commissions high quality, value for money health services for local people, based on patient experience and local feedback.

You can get involved by:

Office of the Public Guardian

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 (Cosham)

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

We’re the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

You Trust

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

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.

Electoral Register

The electoral register and the open register

Every person applying to become registered is asked to choose whether to have their details excluded from the open register.

Any elector can contact us at at any time to ask us to remove their details from the open register.  You will need to specify your name and address and that you want your details excluded from it.

Exclusion from the open register will not affect your voting rights or credit status.

Electoral register

The electoral register is used for:

  • electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote;
  • other limited purposes specified in law.

The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data protection legislation.

Open register

The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. For example, it is used by businesses and charities to confirm name and address details.

The personal data in the register must always be processed in line with data protection legislation.

  • Your name and address will be included in the open register unless you ask for them to be removed.
  • Removing your details from the open register would not affect your right to vote.
Television Licence

You can get a free TV licence if you’re 75 or over and a discount if you’re blind or in residential care.

NHS Choices

Health news, advice, information, services near you, and symptoms checker.


UK Government website for all services and information.

Gosport Voluntary Action

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

Martin Snape House
96 Pavilion Way
PO12 1FG

Gosport Discovery Centre

Wide range of services on offer including access to computers, borrowing books and DVDs, learning and leisure activities including courses, events and groups. These services are also available at other libraries in the Gosport area.

Connect to Support Hampshire

Website dedicated to providing information and advice on a range of support services and organisations within the County.

First Light Trust

Charity for veterans of the Emergency Services and Armed Forces. For those suffering from severe stress, who feel they have nowhere else to turn.

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.