Family Health & Support

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ChildLine logo

Free helpline for children and young people

Childnet International logo

Working to make the Internet a great place for children

Citizens Advice Rushmoor logo

Citizens Advice Rushmoor give free, confidential advice on most subjects from debt, benefits, housing and employment, to law, immigration and discrimination. They are independent and give advice in an unbiased way. They have offices in Farnborough and Aldershot.

Contact a Family is a national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability. They offer support, information and advice and campaign for families to receive a better deal.

Counselling Directory logo

Counselling Directory lists qualified/registered counsellors and psychotherapists.

Creating Futures (Formerly The Gaming Zone) logo

Creating Futures is a charity that offers youth projects, play, leisure activities, advice and information for children and young people across Rushmoor. For more information about any of the projects managed by Creating Futures please visit the website.

Dad Can Do logo

Make the most of the time you spend with your children.

Do you know where you can get local help and support if you, a friend or family member is affected by violence and abuse in relationships? It is estimated that around 1 in 4 teenage relationships are abusive and boys, girls and those in same sex relationships can all be affected. The abuse can start with verbal or emotional abuse and can often escalate into physical. Some warning signs of potential and abusive behaviour include extreme jealousy, anger when time is spent with friends and family, putting the person down and trying to control their life.

There are dedicated websites which have a lot of information about signs to look out for and where you can seek help and support. www.direct.gov.uk/thisisabuse provides information for teenagers. Advice for parents/carers can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/spotteenabuse

deafPLUS is a national charity which promotes social change, independence and wellbeing, and develops potential for deaf, hard of hearing and visually impaired people.

They also have a service which aims to assist young people who are under the age of 30 and who live in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Sussex with guidance, information and advice regarding employment, training and their career plan.

deafPlus - Drop In Service logo

A drop in service for deaf and hard of hearing people living in and around Farnborough. Information, help, advice and advocacy. Sessions are held on the first Monday of the month from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

DisabledGo - The Access Guide logo

DisabledGo is a service that provides online access information to disabled people. This includes information about access to hotels, restaurants, colleges, tourist attractions, libraries, hospitals, community buildings and so on in different towns and cities. The website is designed to assist anyone who would like to know more about access to venues and service providers.

Information specifically about venues in Aldershot and Farnborough is available at http://www.disabledgo.com/en/org/rushmoor-borough-council

DisabledGo - The Access Guide to Rushmoor logo

DisabledGo is a service that provides online access information to disabled people. This includes information about access to hotels, restaurants, colleges, tourist attractions, libraries, hospitals, community buildings and so on. The website is designed to assist anyone who would like to know more about access to venues and service providers.

Information specifically about venues in Aldershot and Farnborough is available through this weblink.

A service to help former armed forces personnel who are, or have previously been, affected by domestic abuse. The website includes information about help and support, and details for professionals supporting someone who used to be in the armed forces community. The site is specifically aimed at veterans and those who are no longer serving or a family member of serving personnel.

Any current armed forces personnel can access information at www.gov.uk/mod/domestic-abuse-support-for-the-armed-forces.

Domestic Violence logo

Domestic abuse can include physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse. If this applies to you, or someone you know, you can find out about what your options are by accessing information on the Safer North Hampshire website.

There are also two booklets available on the website, for parents and practitioners, which offer advice on how to talk to children about domestic abuse. The two guides are “Talking to children about domestic violence and abuse” and "Parenting during and after domestic violence and abuse”.

See also the entry for the North East Hampshire Domestic Violence Forum.

Domestic Violence - Information Booklet for Practitioners Working with Families logo

An information booklet for schools and pre-schools, compiled by the North East Hampshire Domestic Violence Forum, is distributed to all schools, pre-schools and toddler groups in Rushmoor and Hart. If you would like an electronic or hard copy of the booklet, please contact Karen Evans by email or phone.

The booklet aims to provide guidance about how to handle disclosures, signs to look out for and local support which is available to families affected by domestic abuse.

Domestic Violence - Posters in Nepali logo

Posters in Nepali advertising the Rushmoor and Hart Nepali domestic abuse helpline number, as well as other national numbers, are available. The helpline number is 01252 398939. Although the telephone line will not be staffed or able to take messages it is there to provide Nepali speakers with basic information about domestic abuse and how to call for help. For more information contact Karen Evans, the Chair of the North East Hampshire Domestic Violence Forum, by email or phone.

Early Intervention in Psychosis Service logo

The EIIP (Early Intervention in Psychosis service) work with individuals and their families in Surrey and North East Hampshire to help recovery from the early stages of psychosis.

Family Fund logo

Parents of children and young adults who are disabled or seriously ill are able to apply for a share of the Family Fund. The fund is designed to make life easier for low-income families with disabled and seriously ill children and young people. The money can be used for days out, garden play equipment, computers, toys and kitchen appliances like dishwashers and washing machines. Applications can be submitted at any time. For more information on how to apply visit the website. Applications can be made by the parent or carer and young people aged 16 and 17 can apply in their own right.

Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. They provide a 24 hour helpline, a website, message boards, an email service, live chat and parenting/relationship support groups. All of the services are free and you can contact them 365 days a year.

Farnborough Foodbank logo

The Centre is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12.00 noon to 2.30pm for clients with food vouchers and also for people wishing to donate food.

Farnborough Foodbank is part of a UK-wide network of over 400 foodbanks which are providing emergency food to people in crisis. They also give food which provides lunches, for those children who have free school meals, during the school holidays. They also deliver food parcels in some circumstances and can signpost families to other organisations if other help is needed.

They supply tinned and dried food, long life drinks and treats but not cooked meals.

Their mobile number is 07954 105 279 and from Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 2.30pm they can also be called on 01252 331668.

The Farnborough Foodbank have opened a Foodbank Distribution Centre in Aldershot at New Testament Church, 83 Victoria Road, Aldershot GU11 1SH. The distribution centre is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1.00-2.30pm for those people who have been given a food voucher to enable them to receive a food parcel.
For further details please email info@farnborough.foodbank.org.uk or phone 01252 331 668.

Farnborough Foodbank has a charity shop in North Camp at 30 Camp Road, Farnborough GU14 6EW. It is open six days a week from 9.30am until 4.30pm.

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