Family Health & Support

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Job Club - North Town logo

Want to get into work? Do you need help with a CV or with interview skills? This free Job Club offers free internet use for job searching; job hunting guidance and help with job applications; help with letter writing and selling yourself as a job candidate; and a friendly place to meet others who can support you.

Every other Thursday from 10.00am - 1.00pm. For more information please call Gill White.

Reach Up Reach Out meets at Farnborough Grange Nursery and Infant Community School every Monday during term time, from 1.15pm to 2.45pm. It is a support group for parents who have children with additional needs. The group provides the opportunity to meet and chat to other parents and carers and for your child to play and explore in a safe environment. If your child is at nursery or pre-school then you can still go along without them.

For more information please contact Liz Jones.

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.

A Local Language Bank scheme is run by Hampshire Advice Plus. The scheme offers volunteer interpreters who provide an interpreting service to local charities and community groups providing advice. The volunteers make advice accessible for those who do not speak English as a first or primary language.

For more information contact Helen Corkery, Project Manager at Hampshire Advice Plus.

The Family Fund logo

The Family Fund are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.

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.

Nomorebullying logo

Nomorebullying was set up by a 14 year old and his friends to support their peers with bullying and the effects this has on the individual and the community. As part of this, Safer North Hampshire has set up an online anonymous survey for secondary school age children across North Hampshire to fill out. The survey only takes a minute or so to complete. There is no closing date to complete the survey by as it is a rolling programme.

There is also a 20 page Nomorebullying booklet full of facts and figures, case studies and further advice which can be accessed through the Safer North Hampshire website - see Contact Details below.

Heroes Welcome logo

Heroes Welcome is about communities across the United Kingdom supporting the British Armed Forces. Where displayed the Heroes Welcome logo shows support for British Armed Forces Personnel and indicates a warm welcome, service up grade, special acknowledgement or even a little discount as appropriate.

National Careers Service logo

Everything you need to take your next career step in one place.

moveme.com logo

A website to help you with your home move.

Information and advice from the Hampshire Police.

My Child & Me logo

My Child & Me is a lifestyle magazine that focuses on, and speaks directly to, the parents of young children with additional needs. It has been developed in response to demand from parents for an information resource of this kind. It is published bi-monthly.

This campaign highlights the dangers of hanging looped cords often found on blinds in the home. It also shows parents how to make hanging looped cords safe around young children and includes recommendations on safety devices for blind cords. By visiting the website, you can download the “Make It Safe” free brochure.

Gateway Card logo

The Gateway Card is for children and young people who have a disability and/or additional needs and may require support to participate in leisure and recreation activities; are between 0 to 19 years old; and live in Hampshire and/or attend a school in Hampshire (excluding Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight as they have similar schemes). The Gateway Card is free and will give you access to activities, play schemes and buddy schemes available through Hampshire's short breaks programme.

To find out how to get a Gateway Card please visit the website.

Job Club - The Vine Day Centre logo

Do you need access to a computer or some help with applying for jobs, job searching and CVs? The Job Club at The Vine Day Centre can help. It runs each Monday from 10.00am to 1.00pm. The Job Club is run by JJD Training. They can provide support with job seeking, job applications, setting up UJM accounts, CVs, interviews and training opportunities plus all other aspects of work preparation. Free refreshments.

If you would like to attend you can phone them or just drop in on a Monday morning. No appointment is needed.

Broadhurst Small Grants logo

Broadhurst is a local charity that provides help and support to those with serious mental illness in Rushmoor and the surrounding area. They provide grants to individuals, groups and local services. For individuals, small grants are available to those with significant mental illness (but not simply distressed by circumstances). Generally these are up to £500 although they can be up to £1,000. Help is provided in areas such as debt relief, education or vocational training, household or kitchen equipment, and respite care.

More information on small grants and an online application pro-forma can be found on their website. There is also information on grants to groups and local services.

Relate North and East Hampshire and Borders is a service specialising in relationship, young people and family counselling. They also provide a sex therapy service and training and education. They have a telephone counselling service which particularly suits people who are house bound. They have offices in Basingstoke and Aldershot.

Please visit their website for more information.

The club is held on Fridays from 10.00am to 2.00pm. The typical customer will be looking at entry level jobs and needing some basic support with goal setting, identifying transferable skills and writing a CV. This is a religious organisation and although those attending do not have to be Christians, they will be required to sit through prayer sessions. For more information please call Susan Didi.

ManKind logo

Support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.

Hampshire Social Care and Health logo

Hampshire County Council's social care and health information.

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