Portsmouth Local Offer

At School Health


Guide Dogs (formerly Blind Children UK)

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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Health Cafe - a drop in session to share concerns on Health, Social Care and Disability issues

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

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Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme

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

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Healthier Together

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.

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Healthwatch Portsmouth

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

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Hospital Passport

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

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Making the most of a visit to your GP: a guide for those on the autistic spectrum

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.

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Marvels and Meltdowns - a support group for ASD & ADHD

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

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Mental Health Services - A rough guide for under 18's

A rough guide to finding the right mental health service for you (under 18s)

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My Dental Passport - Solent NHS

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

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NHS - Travel Costs Scheme

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).

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NHS Choices - Learning Disabilities, Annual Health Checks

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.

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NHS Choices -a comprehensive health information service

NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) was launched in 2007 and is the official website of the National Health Service in England.

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Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association

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

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Portsmouth Implementation of the SEND Reforms: Progress Report April 2018

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.

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Portsmouth Local Area SEND Inspection July 2019

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.

Tel: 02392822251

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Portsmouth School Nursing Service

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

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Queen Alexandra Hospital

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

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Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

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

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Seahawks Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes Family Support

Seahawks provides a support network for families with children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Seahawks is a voluntary group run by parents and is affiliated with Diabetes UK and supported by QA Paediatric Diabetes Team

Tel: 01329 834952

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