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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.

Autism Ambassador Scheme logo

The Autism Ambassador Scheme for Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight was launched in 2015 in line with the Department of Health recommendations in the Think Autism strategy. The aim of the scheme is to raise awareness of autism in our communities and improve outcomes for individuals living with autism. Autism Ambassadors will act as a change agent by promoting Think Autism in their organisations and daily lives; identify reasonable adjustments that can be made within an environment; and signpost individuals to additional information on autism, professionals and resources.

Job Search Courses at Aldershot Library logo

Aldershot Library offers free job search courses including Job Searching on the Internet, CVs and Application Forms, and Interview Skills. For more information call into the library, visit the website or telephone.

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.

Victim Support logo

The national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales. They also speak out as a national voice for victims and witnesses and campaign for change.

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

North Camp Methodist Church - Parent and Toddler Group logo

Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.00am in term time. With singing, storytime, crafts and refreshments.

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.

Hampshire Short Breaks logo

Hampshire Short Breaks enable children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs to join in with safe, fun and interesting activities and will give parents or carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring.

The Hampshire Short Breaks programme are keen to support both specialist and mainstream activity providers to further develop their skills to work with disabled children and young people. Parents and carers may want to access some of the training available too. More details of the learning and development opportunities available are in the Activity Providers section of the website.

Anti-bullying Alliance (ABA) logo

ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. They welcome membership from any organisation or individual that supports this vision. ABA also supports a growing network of almost 1000 schools and colleges across the country and co-ordinates the Anti-Bullying Week each November.

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.

Online Safety logo

The NSPCC website has help and advice about online safety. You can also contact the NSPCC helpline to discuss any concerns.

Food Hygiene Ratings logo

Every business that sells or serves food in Rushmoor has been rated for food hygiene by Rushmoor Borough Council. The ratings are based on the standards observed at the time of the last inspection. A rating of “5” is “Very Good” and “4” means “Good”. In other words, you can be confident that the food has been prepared and stored in a safe and hygienic way. “3” shows a business is operating at a “Satisfactory” standard. A score of “2”, “1” or ”0” shows the business needs to make improvements.

Some businesses promote their rating by displaying a window sticker, but you can check the hygiene rating of every food business in and around Rushmoor online.

Hampshire Futures logo

Hampshire Futures offers a range of direct delivery and sub-contracted programmes, all with the aim of supporting young people and adults in Hampshire to successfully participate in education, training and employment. It brings together four key service areas within Hampshire County Council’s Children’s Services, namely Post 14 Learning; Outdoor Education, PE, Sport and Duke of Edinburgh; Adult and Community Learning; and Careers and Employability.

Merlin’s Magic Wand believe in putting the magic back into the childhoods of seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. The charity are able to make this happen by arranging days out at Merlin Entertainments Group attractions such as Legoland, Chessington World of Adventures and Warwick Castle. The charity welcomes applications on behalf of seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged children, aged 2 to 18 years, who would benefit from such a day out.

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.

Active 10 logo

A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”.

Brisk walking is simply walking faster than usual, at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Start with a 10 minute brisk walk a day and then see if you can gradually build up to more.

It’s the easy way to improve your health and wellbeing. No gym memberships, no Lycra. Just 10 minutes and you!

Download an app to get started and record your progress.

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