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.
Information, advice and guidance including Dementia Advisor and Carer Support Worker services. Various group activities also available.
Advice, guidance and peer support group monthly at Waterlooville library
Cancer information and support
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: www.simplyheartbrainsoul.com
Information and advice for people living with diabetes, local support groups in some areas.
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.
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.
The UK Fibromyalgia website has everything you need to know about what Fibromyalgia is, the symptoms, treatments, exercise, and further reading.
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.
The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation.
Marie Curie Helper service can offer you regular support in your home from a trained volunteer.
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.
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.
An online library of accessible health information with simple words, clear pictures and films.
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.
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.
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.
Online forum where you can talk with other members and professionals regarding dementia. Site also contains help videos and other technical tips.
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.
Pain Concern works to improve the lives of people living with pain and those who care for them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 is an independent charity that offers practical and emotional support to anyone affected by any cancer across South East Hampshire.
Independent charity working to make communities dementia friendly. Information, advice and guidance.
Advice, information and support for people with lung conditions.
Working to improve awareness and find solutions to bladder and bowel problems.
Guidance and tips for managing incontinence.
Support and advice for anyone living with a stoma
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 provides a range of services to support people with a learning disability to lead fulfilled and active lives.
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 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 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.
The National Autistic Society provides help and advice and has a online national directory of autism services.
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.
HEART UK is the UK’s only cholesterol charity, providing support, information and influencing services for families and health professionals.
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.
Our information on heart and circulatory diseases will help you to better understand and manage a heart condition.
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 provides information for patients, raises awareness of kidney-related issues, and funds research into the causes and prevention of kidney disease.
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.
Support for people with Ileostomies and internal pouches, and their families, friends or carers.
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.
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 provide eye tests at home by qualified opticians, we can deliver a service comparable to that found on the high street, at home.
Support, information and advice for people with sight loss.
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 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.
Working to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients,their partners and their families.
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.
HASAG is a charity dedicated to helping people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and their families.
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.
Self help tips on pain and links to information on pain management.
Partners Through Pain is a Gosport based voluntary, non-profit making group for sufferers of chronic pain symptoms.
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.
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 is a parent led UK Charity built on support relating to babies, children and young adults living with Hemiplegia.
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 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 provide support to people with brain injury and other forms of acquired brain injury, their family members, carers, and interested professionals.
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.
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 is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy. Website offers information, advice and support.
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.
We are Alzheimer’s Society. We’re a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.
Looking for information or advice about dementia or Alzheimer’s? Call our free helpline for support from our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.
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 provides sailing opportunities for people with all types of disabilities. Please note that charges apply – see website for details.
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 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 offers help and advice to people on the autism spectrum, their carers and professionals across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
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.
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.
Adding life to years through practical advice. Providing impartial advice and guidance on aids and solutions for independent living.
Provides a wide range of services for Deaf people. All services are delivered in British Sign Language (BSL).
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.
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.
Rowans Hospice provide palliative and end of life care for those living with a life-limiting illness in the Southeast of Hampshire
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.
Information and advice for those living with mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.
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.
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 exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through pioneering research and promoting awareness.
We can listen to your worries and concerns and offer advice. We can also sign-post you to other services.
Charity that funds research to help beat cancer sooner, as well as providing cancer information to the public.
Information and self help films
Support, information, advice and guidance on bladder and bowel issues.
Menopausematters is an award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options.
Offering support, raising awareness and promoting research. For those affected by polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA).
NRAS provide information and support services for those affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), their families, friends, carers and health professionals.
Connect with over 280,000 members who are living with Fibromyalgia.
The You Trust a family, creatively empowering people to thrive in their communities.
Website dedicated to providing information and advice on a range of support services and organisations within the County.