Family Health & Support

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Rushmoor Employment and Skills Zone logo

The Rushmoor Employment and Skills Zone (RESZ) brings together the expertise of local employment and training organisations. It offers tailor-made support to local people to help them develop the right skills and confidence to access job and personal development opportunities.

Rushmoor Healthy Living (RHL) logo

Want to feel fitter and healthier than you are today? Then you’ve come to the right place!

RHL deliver health and wellbeing programmes for individuals, groups and companies. Whether it’s in the community or at work or school, there is an activity for you; Exercise Classes for all ages, Walks, Fit to Dance, Street Dance, Health Checks and much, much more.

Regular physical activity, a good diet and a healthy lifestyle can be an enjoyable way to improve your overall well-being - both mental and physical. Staying fit and healthy can be a struggle, but RHL can help.

Rushmoor Sibling Support Group logo

Are you caring for a child/young person with a disability in Rushmoor or Hart? Do they have a sibling who does not have a disability? Are they aged 5 – 11 years? Then this group may be just what they need! It is a social group that offers space and time for children to play together who have similar life experiences. Alternate Saturdays (term time only), 10.00am – 12.00 noon at Farnborough Grange Infant School. £3 per term per child.

SOS!SEN - The Independent Helpline for Special Educational Needs logo

SOS!SEN operates a free, friendly, confidential telephone helpline for parents and others seeking information and advice on special educational needs. SOS!SEN also run free monthly advice centre “surgeries” in Aldershot for any parents or carers who would like to come and talk to their experts about their children’s special educational needs. The advice centres are open from 10.15am - 12.15am. No appointment is necessary. Just come along – first come, first helped. They are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month during term time at The Games Shop (opposite Costa Coffee), 6 Wellington Street, Aldershot GU11 1DZ.

Southern Health NHS - Children's health and wellbeing logo

Get helpful information and advice about your child's health and find out how our services may be able to help.

Southern Health NHS - School Nursing logo

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.

Step by Step logo

Step by Step delivers homeless provision and support services to young people between the ages of 11 and 25 who are homeless and/or facing adversity across Hampshire. They work through a structured combination of services including accommodation, support, training and counselling. Clients progress through a four-step accommodation service where each step offers greater independence as clients demonstrate their willingness to take more responsibility for their lives and those around them. Alongside this, the charity provides training in life skills to enable the young people to regain their self-esteem, stabilise their sometimes chaotic lifestyles and enter back into the community with a job or a college or training placement.

Step by Step also offer Family Mediation for young people aged 11 to 25 experiencing conflict and/or at risk of being asked to leave home; a Health and Wellbeing service for young people aged 11 to 19 from the Rushmoor area with support covering areas such as self esteem and confidence, relationships, healthy eating and sexual health; a Tenancy Drop In service in Aldershot for young people aged 16 to 25 in preparing for independent accommodation in the community, managing a tenancy and maintaining their current accommodation; and a free and confidential counselling service for 11 to 25 year olds.

Stepping Stones Down Syndrome Support Group logo

The group is run by parents, for parents and carers of children with Down syndrome in North Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey.

Do you have a spare room? Would you like to earn approximately £160 extra per week? Can you offer support to a young person? If the answer is “yes” why not become a host for Stonham Supported Lodgings? Stonham will help you support a young person (16+) from your local community who needs a home and a positive role model in their life.

For more information please email or call.

Creating Futures and The Gaming Zone have joined the North Hampshire Young Carers Partnership to deliver the Rushmoor element of the programme. They offer the chance for a young carer to take a break from their caring responsibilities by providing activities, information, support and guidance. They work in partnership with schools, colleges and local key agencies to ensure that young carers are identified and supported.

For all new referrals please email or call. You can also visit their website to download the latest request for service form. A form must be completed and an assessment undertaken prior to starting the young carers project.

Support4SEND (formerly The Hampshire Parent Partnership Service) logo

Support4SEND provides free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support throughout Hampshire to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and to the parents and carers of children with SEND. They cover the ages of 0 to 25 and offer support for any level of SEND relating to education.

Supporting Families Early Help Service Directory logo

The Directory gives you access to information about services for families and young people in Hampshire. You can also send updates on any services in and around your area and add new services for facilitators to access. Services held on the directory will be reviewed every six months to ensure the information is as up-to-date as possible.

The directory is primarily intended for the use of practitioners but the public can use it as well.

If you wish to add or update a service you will need to fill out a service directory form. A link to this form can be found on the website.

Taking Steps provides support for men and women who are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic abuse. It provides an unconditional, positive and non-judgemental environment where the important issues to you can be explored. All those who attend are supported and accepted for who they are.

The groups take place in the Heron Wood Community Base, 8 Andover Way, Aldershot GU11 3RJ on Mondays from 9.30am to 11.00am. Free creche facilities can normally be provided. However, please let them know your need for this in advance.

A martial arts academy for young people. The objective of the Academy is to provide a fun, challenging environment for young people involved in anti-social behaviour or with behavioural issues. The Academy is designed to foster a spirit of team work, self respect and discipline while being influenced by positive and relevant role models. The young people involved will take part in mixed martial arts, healthy living and safety education and various fitness exercises. There will also be inspirational talks from ex-offenders and celebrities which are designed to challenge the perception of the young people both of themselves and their views of society.

Referrals are taken by the organiser, Sam Rowe, for males and females aged between 16 and 21. Sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Each course will last for 12 weeks and will include 24 sessions.

For more information contact Sam Rowe by email or phone.

The Community Access Project is about meeting mental health needs in the community. The project can help you if you live in Aldershot, Farnborough or Fleet and are aged between 18 and 65; are experiencing mental distress, including depression, anxiety, stress, loneliness or schizophrenia; and you do not already receive one to one community support or have input from statutory services.

The project provides support to individuals who are struggling to get the most out of life and offers friendly, impartial advice on coping with a wide range of daily activities. They can also help if you would like to return to education or access other support services. For more information please contact The Service Manager who is based at Farnborough Community Centre. Their opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm.

The Source Young People's Charity logo

The Source is a youth charity aimed at building relationships with young people, and providing them with support, volunteering opportunities and a safe place to ‘be, belong and become’. They have contact with around 1,500 young people each year aged between 10 to 25 in Aldershot, North East Hampshire and the Surrey borders. Their projects include a team of detached youth workers; youth work training for young volunteers, aged 16 – 25, to work in the Ketchup club; a mentoring programme to give one to one support to 10 – 18 year olds struggling with life; a training programme for mentors; a teenage parent mentoring service; an anger management programme for those whose aggression is seriously affecting their life; anger management training for adult professionals or volunteers working with young people; and a youth cafe.

For more details of all their activities please visit the website.

Treloar’s logo

Treloar’s, based in Alton, is a centre of excellence in the education of students with special needs. They provide specialist training opportunities, and professional expertise and knowledge to those who work with, or care for, children and young people with additional needs. The professionals delivering the training work with the students at Treloar’s, as well as supporting young people at other organisations. They have a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the difficulties faced not only by the young people themselves, but also the health and social care team supporting them.

New courses are added to the course calendar as they become available.

United Savings & Loans (Hampshire Credit Union) logo

United Savings & Loans supports the whole community - providing affordable loans and savings for all, choice for the ethically minded investor and help for those having difficulty in accessing mainstream banking. For further information, dates and times please call or email.

This drop-in session is open to any veteran (ex-Services) or family member and takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 2.30pm at HOMER Drug and Alcohol Service. General advice or specific help is available for ex-Service personnel or you can just go along to meet other veterans.

Agencies in attendance include The Royal British Legion, Combat Stress, Mike Jackson House, The Services Personnel and Veterans Agency, Ghurkha Welfare Advice Centre, HOMER Operational Model for Effective Recovery, The CAB, TalkPlus and SSAFA.

Youth AIMS (Advice, Information and Mediation Service) logo

Youth AIMS offers free information, advice and guidance to 11 to 19 years old on pregnancy, contraception and sexual health; emotional health and wellbeing; abuse and exploitation; family and relationships; and more.

For more help or information please visit the website or call. The website also has information about where and when their confidential health and wellbeing drop in sessions are held.

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