Agenda published for autism forum meeting 28 November 2018

We hope you can join us on Wednesday 28 November 2018, 10am-12pm, for the next meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum - see the agenda for the meeting The meeting will take place in room 5 at the Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Buckland, Portsmouth PO2 7BL. Buckland Community Centre is located near to Kingston Road for buses, free parking is available in the car park or on Malins Road. Refreshments will be available. (see map on Centre website – http://www.bcc.org.uk/contact/) At this meeting we will be discussing employment and the help and services available to enable autistic people to gain and keep jobs. We will be [...]

By |2018-11-27T16:46:59+01:0027 November, 2018|Event, News, PACF|0 Comments

Wessex Cancer Alliance social capital network meeting 27 November 2018

On Tuesday 27 November 2018 the Wessex Cancer Alliance will be holding a meeting to look at setting up a social capital network in the local area. The meeting will take place at 9:30 in Room F in Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2DX Further details on Eventbrite Communities working together to beat cancer page  or see information taken from the page below The Wessex Cancer Alliance is looking to fund the set-up of a social capital network, in the Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport areas, that will raise awareness of cancer and cancer screening and we wondered if you would like to be involved in the [...]

By |2018-11-26T13:50:16+01:0026 November, 2018|News|0 Comments

Men’s dementia carers group this Saturday, 1 December 2018, in Southsea

This Saturday, 1 December 2018, Remind are running a men's carers group at 10am at  the Wellness Centre on Palmerston Road in Southsea. The group is for all men who care for a family member or friend who has dementia. The group meets on the first Saturday of the month  Further details in the flyer below or contact Remind on 0330 332 4030 or email remind@solentmond.org.uk.

By |2018-11-26T13:04:13+01:0026 November, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

Next PACF meeting on 28 November 2018 to focus on employment

The next meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum will take place next Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10am-12pm. The meeting will take place in room 5 at the Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Buckland, Portsmouth PO2 7BL. Buckland Community Centre is located near to Kingston Road for buses, free parking is available in the car park or on Malins Road. Refreshments will be available. (see map on Centre website - http://www.bcc.org.uk/contact/) At this meeting we will be discussing employment and the help and services available to enable autistic people to gain and keep jobs. We will be joined by speakers from the Department of Work and Pensions, [...]

By |2018-11-27T16:47:22+01:0023 November, 2018|Event, News, PACF|0 Comments

Healthwatch England publish guide to choosing a care home

Healthwatch England have published a new guide to choosing a care home. Following on from Competitions and Market Authority advice on consumer rights the guide gives six areas to consider when choosing a care home Healthwatch England - Care homes: understanding your rights Competition and Markets Authority - Care homes: consumer rights for residents and their families  

By |2018-11-22T16:26:06+01:0022 November, 2018|News|0 Comments

Edinburgh House  and Hilsea Lodge care homes to close

Portsmouth City Council has approved plans to close Edinburgh House and Hilsea Lodge care homes as they have been judged no longer fit for purpose. Both care home sites will be redeveloped to provide better services for older people and dementia care. On the Edinburgh House site in Cosham the Council plan to build 50 apartments with support available onsite enabling residents to maintain more independence. The Hilsea Lodge site will also  be redeveloped with facilities for independent living. The care homes, two of the five run by Portsmouth City Council, were found to be in need of improvement in recent Care Quality Commission inspections and have [...]

By |2018-12-21T14:54:34+01:0021 November, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth is recruiting for new Board members – deadline extended to 30 November

Healthwatch Portsmouth is recruiting for Board members - could it be you? Help shape health and social care services in Portsmouth. Healthwatch Portsmouth is a local body created to help people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping shape them for tomorrow, Healthwatch Portsmouth acts as the local champion; enabling a community voice, influencing the design and delivery of local services where appropriate, providing challenge and enabling choice. We are now seeking people to join our Board  to help steer us into the future and work to ensure that local people have a real voice. These [...]

By |2018-11-19T13:55:02+01:0019 November, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

Worried about your toddler’s language development?

Are you worried about your child's language development? Are they not talking as well as they could? NHS Solent are recruiting families with children aged between 21 and 34 months for a 10 week programme of group learning with parents which, it is hoped, will lead to better language development among toddlers. More details of the research is given in the flyer below. If you would like to take part contact Dr Deborah Gibbard - ParentTalk@solent.nhs.uk (with details of the child name, dob and family contact telephine number).  

By |2018-11-26T16:38:01+01:008 November, 2018|News|0 Comments

Free central heating for vulnerable households

We have received information from Portsmouth City Council on help that is available for vulnerable households in the city who may need help with keeping their homes warm. Here is the information from the Council: Portsmouth City Council has a number of free schemes to promote energy efficiency in homes which are vulnerable or run the risk of falling into fuel poverty. The recently launched Warmer Homes scheme offers free first time gas central heating to homes which currently have expensive and inefficient electric heating or gas room heaters. The details of the scheme and how to apply are here: www.warmerhomes.org.uk To find out more email energysaving@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or call [...]

By |2018-11-19T16:08:27+01:007 November, 2018|News|0 Comments