Family Health & Support

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Heron Wood Clothing Exchange logo

Open almost every Friday from 9.30am – 11.30am. Bring your good as new clothing along. Each item is worth one credit. You can then exchange your credits for more clothing that fits. Babies', children’s and adults’ clothing is welcome. The volunteers have got a good stock of clothing for you to choose from. Come and meet Sarah and Kate, the friendly volunteers. The exchange is supported by First Wessex and the volunteers are supported by Marie Jarvis at Rushmoor Voluntary Services.

Unique - Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group logo

Unique is a rare chromosome disorder support group offering a range of support tools such as a helpline, an informative website and newsletters. Unique is run by parents of young people affected by chromosome disorders and the group have published guides on all chromosome disorders and they also have case studies which may relate to your child. To find out more about becoming a member please call or email.

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.

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.

Asperger United Magazine logo

Asperger United is a quarterly magazine for ages 16 plus, although some parents subscribe on behalf of their under-16s. It is edited by a person with high-functioning autism and written by people with Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism and other high-functioning conditions on the spectrum, or by professionals with this group specifically in mind. Each issue contains contributions from the UK and overseas, personal accounts of having Asperger syndrome or autism, a pen pal page, letters to the editor and poems, artwork and short stories.

Subscription to the magazine is currently free. You can download it from the website or phone to request a copy.

Scope – About Disability logo

Scope is a national charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. They also have an online community which has theme weeks, money saving and other tips, and the opportunity to chat with experts, parents and carers, and other disabled people.

A charity for families with twins, triplets or more.

Tourettes Action logo

They offer information and support to people with Tourettes and those living with people with TS.

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.

Loan sharks are illegal money lenders who don’t have a Consumer Credit Licence.

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.

PSL is a family and friends support service available in Rushmoor. It can be difficult for parents, partners and carers to talk to immediate family or close friends, simply because they feel embarrassed or ashamed of the fact, or even the suspicion, that someone close to them is involved in drugs or with any of the wider implications that substance misuse can bring.

PSL offers 1 to 1 support by appointment; support groups; whole family support sessions; a chance to find out what other help is available; information about the effects of drugs and alcohol; a confidential and non-judgmental listening policy; and a link with others in similar situations.

Hampshire Local Offer logo

This website has been co-produced with parents, professionals and young people and provides up to date information about services and support for special educational needs and disability for anyone aged 0 to 25 in Hampshire.

Every school and college in Hampshire has submitted their own local offer with a link to their detailed SEN information report on their own website. Their local offers also list their expertise, facilities and any other specialisms as well as a school summary and all contact details.

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.

Listening Books logo

Listening Books runs a postal and online audiobook library with over 7,000 titles available for both adults and children. 5,000 titles are available as downloads. Listening Books not only caters for people with visual impairments but their service is also open to anyone who struggles to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability or learning difficulty such as dyslexia. Their titles span a huge range of genres including the latest bestsellers, classics, historical novels and crime, as well as non-fiction titles. For children and young people they not only provide a range of fiction but also support the school curriculum, providing set-texts and study guides.

They currently provide their service to around 23,000 people across the UK but regularly apply for funding to provide free membership for those who would find their usual fees a barrier to joining. They currently have funding for people who live in Farnborough and Aldershot. For more information please contact Jennifer Ades by email or phone. You can also visit the website.

Quit Smoking logo

If you are a smoker and would like to quit, Quit4Life, the local NHS Stop Smoking Service, can help. Although many people manage to quit on their own, using a specialist stop smoking service means a smoker is up to four times more likely to quit.

To contact Quit4Life for free help and advice, visit the website, email, phone, or text QUIT to 60123.

Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse.

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.

NHS Direct logo

Comprehensive health information and advice.

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.

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