Guide Dogs supports families with a range of services including; habilitation work, mobility training, practical support, large print books and family activities.
Tel: 0118 983 5555
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The Health Café is a drop in session providing an opportunity to share concerns on Health, Social Care, disability issues in a relaxed environment and be signposted in the right direction.
Tel: 02392 815266
Find out if and when you can claim refunds under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme for travelling to hospital or other NHS premises.
Tel: 0300 311 22 33
The Healthier Together website contains a range of resources which have been developed by healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Healthwatch is the local, public led, independent group in Portsmouth that make sure people’s voices are heard in decisions about health and social care services
Tel: 023 9397 7079
A hospital/health passport for young people and adults with special needs and disability.
The All About Me hospital/health passport is aimed at helping health professionals get the correct information about a young person or adult with special needs or disability to ensure they get the best care.
Tel: 023 8060 8900
If you or someone you are caring for has autism there are some simple steps you can take to make it easier to access your GP.
Marvels and Meltdowns is a parent led support network for parents & carers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Sensory Processing Disorders. They run sessions in Gosport and now in Portsmouth.
Tel: 07817 795250 or 07583 746177
A rough guide to finding the right mental health service for you (under 18s)
This document has been designed to help those with learning disabilities or special needs when going to the dentist.
Tel: Solent Central Office 0300 1233 390
If you are referred to hospital or other NHS premises for NHS specialist treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or other health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).
The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who may otherwise have health conditions that go undetected.
NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) was launched in 2007 and is the official website of the National Health Service in England.
Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association is a charity providing friendship, support and essential educational services for children, their families and professionals in Portsmouth and South Hampshire.
Tel: 07747 041576
The Progress Report provides a summary of the actions achieved in implementing the SEND Reforms in Portsmouth, as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014, during the initial implementation phase from September 2014 to March 2018.
Inspection of Portsmouth local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) from Monday 1 July 2019 to Friday 5 July 2019.
The School Nursing Service aims to reduce the inequalities for school aged children and improve health outcomes working collaboratively with other agencies, parents and children and young people.
Tel: 0300 1236629
The Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, Portsmouth, is the only hospital serving the city of Portsmouth and the surrounding area. There are several small treatment outstations which have been opened to relieve the overload at the QA Hospital
Tel: 023 9228 6000
The Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families whose son or daughter is affected by a life threatening or terminal illness.
Tel: 23 8023 2129
Seahawks provides a support network for families with children diagnosed with type 1
Seahawks is a voluntary group run by parents and is affiliated with Diabetes UK and supported by QA Paediatric Diabetes Team
Tel: 01329 834952