Family Health & Support

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Safer Internet logo

Information on staying safe on the internet, as well as advice and learning resources.

Money Advice Service logo

Free, clear, unbiased advice to help you manage your money. Help and guidance about the cost of credit and how to budget.

The Advice Centre is co-located with the CAB Aldershot. An appointment has to be made to access their services.

Help and support for male victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Run by Waverley Training the Job Club aims to help people at all stages of their job search. It meets every Tuesday from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Benefits of the Job Club include free internet use, up to date details of jobs in the area, job hunting help and guidance, applying for jobs, improving your CV, help with letter writing, planning for an interview and practising your interview technique.

Parent Support Advisers logo

Parent Support Advisers help schools to provide greater support for parents and families. Their role is to offer support, help and guidance to all parents and carers. They are responsible for:
• Providing access to information
• Supporting parents and families in all issues relating to school life
• Improving school attendance
• Improving behaviour in school
• Supporting parents through ‘transitions’ – from pre-school/home into reception and from primary into secondary school.

Rushmoor's Parent Support Advisers are:

Linda Parry, PSA for the Wavell cluster of schools. Telephone 0779 330 8974. Email

Support for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults.

Hampshire Parent/Carer Network logo

Hampshire Parent/Carer Network is an independent, parent-led group working to enable parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs to be involved in the development of services that their family needs to access. They aim to work with the local authority, health organisations and other service providers to ensure that families are engaged in key consultations and when decisions about service provision are being made. Their role is to provide feedback from parents and carers to decision makers, and to ensure parents/carers in Hampshire are involved fully throughout the decision making process.

Hart and Rushmoor Portage Team logo

Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. It takes place in the child's own home and aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they will need to help their child, no matter what the child's difficulties may be. Portage offers practical help and ideas to encourage a child's interests and make learning fun for all the family.

Membership of the National Portage Association is growing steadily. There are currently around 150 Portage services registered with the National Portage Association and Portage is being used by approximately 4,500 children and families across the U.K.

The North East Hampshire contact is Karen Williams.

HAV is the parent, carers and people with autism group established within the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board. It has been developed to give a voice and active involvement to people with autism, their families and carers. HAV actively participates in the planning, delivery and monitoring of services for children, young people and adults with autism living in Hampshire.

The lending library is an opportunity to try out and borrow resources before you buy. It is for children aged 0 to 5 years with additional needs or children who may need extra support. The library may be accessed by parents/carers and children, and nursery and pre-schools. There is a range of resources available such as sensory bags, dark dens, identiplay, treasure basket and Makaton. Help is on hand to guide you through the resources and offer advice on how and why you might use them.

The library is open every Tuesday morning from 9.00am to 12.00 noon. Home and pre-school visits can be arranged for a Wednesday afternoon. Resources are available to borrow for up to six weeks. Although there is no charge to borrow the resources, they do ask that you agree and sign their terms and conditions of borrowing.

For more information contact Claire Lutas.

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.

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 logo is an online service designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children aged 5-19. It is a collection of short videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behaviour and learning. There are links to existing services for further information and support, where needed.

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.

IDASH came into effect on 1st April 2015 and covers the Hampshire county council area. It integrates 6 elements of support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse. These are community based floating support and outreach services; Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVA) support; dedicated support services for children and families; crisis accommodation based services (refuge); move on and resettlement services; and personal support networks and group work.

The YOU Trust provides the service in the Rushmoor area. This service includes the management of a single point of contact (SPOC) for the whole county, allowing both professionals and clients to contact domestic abuse experts in one place, receive immediate information and make referrals.

Home-Start Rushmoor & Hart logo

Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. Volunteers offer friendship, help, advice and support to parents of young children who find it hard to cope with the stresses and difficulties of everyday life. This support can help to prevent family crisis and breakdown and is available to any parent in the area as long as at least one child is under five. Referrals for support can be made by professionals working with families or families themselves.

They have regular opportunities for volunteers. If you have 2 to 3 hours per week to spare you could make a big difference to a local family. Home-Start offer thorough preparation and support for volunteers and opportunities for self-development. The only ‘qualification’ they ask for is that volunteers are parents or have parenting experience.

For further information on support available from Home-Start Rushmoor & Hart or volunteering opportunities, please contact Amanda Hardacre, Co-ordinator.

mhfa will help you to increase your understanding of mental health and military culture, increase your personal resilience, spot the early signs of a mental health problem, provide help on a first aid basis, help stop a mental illness from getting worse and guide someone towards the right support.

For more information or to make a booking please contact Maria Warburton at HOMER Aldershot by email or telephone.

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.

This group gives parents and carers of children with disabilities and additional needs a voice on the local issues that really matter to them. Their mailing list allows them to keep people informed of future meetings, local developments and news. If you are interested in coming along to meetings and/or joining the mailing list please contact Natalie Walker, Participation Worker for Hart and Rushmoor.


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