From time to time we may all need a bit of care or support. This page is designed to help you find information and advice on a range of topics.
To find local health services including GPs and dentists visit the NHS Choices website.
Care and support for adults
A guide to care and support services available for adults in Hampshire with eligible care needs can be found on the Hampshire County Council website. Alternatively you can find information to help you find your own care and support solutions including local groups, activities and services within the community, care homes and home care agencies by visiting Connect to Support Hampshire.
If you need to report concerns about abuse of a vulnerable adult call Hampshire Adult Services on 0300 555 1386 or the police on 101. In an emergency, or if you suspect you or someone else is in immediate danger, phone 999.
Age Concern Hampshire’s Older People’s Area Link (OPAL) service provides short term support over one or two home visits to help older people find out about local activities and services. They can also give information on other aspects of living independently such as health and wellbeing and day care. Get in touch by calling 0800 328 7154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for families and young people
You can find information and advice for young people about education, training, working and youth support on the Your Future website.
The Family Information and Services Hub can give you information about what is going on in your area, details on how to access services (including childcare), organisations and activities in Hampshire, and the advice and support that's available.
To report concerns about abuse of a child or young person call Hampshire Children's Services on 0845 6035620 (Open 24 hours). You do not need to know everything about the child or young person and what is happening before contacting us. In an emergency contact the police by dialling 999.
Information and support for carers
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
Support for carers can be found at The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire.
Hampshire County Council's Take a Break Service gives carers the opportunity to have regular short breaks from caring. The service can only be accessed via Adult Services through a carers assessment.
Support for young carers is available from Hart and Rushmoor Young Carers.
Hart Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on a range of issues including benefits, debt and money, family and relationships, housing, work, consumer issues and immigration.