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  • Project Saturday at Windward Day Services

    Saturday 5th January 9.45am - 12.15pm for anyone over 16 who has a learning disability and gets on well in a group Read more

  • Emotional First Aid Course for Dads #3

    Since you have had children do you: - Find it hard to switch off and relax? - Think you are the only person to find it difficult? - Feel it’s hard to cope sometimes? The aim is to help show you ways in which you can help yourself become more aware of your emotional wellbeing, grow in confidence and find healthier solutions to the anxieties and worries that we all face. The course is Free to attend. Snacks included. Read more

  • Life After Caring

    Afternoon tea for bereaved carers.  Monday 11th February 2pm Guest: Anne at Jonathan Terry.  At Café Down the Lane, Southampton Mencap 187A Portswood Road SO17 2NF Read more

  • Southampton Parent Carer Forum Coffee Morning 13th February 2019

    For parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities at Sophia's House, Bursledon Wednesday 13th Feb 2019 10.00am-12pm. Coffee, refreshments and biscuits provided. Pop in to find out more about the forum and how you can have voice heard Read more


  • Carers Assessment Open Days

    To help with form filling we are offering Carers Assessment Open Days in our office with help on hand from staff. These will be held at Meon House in Portswood from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm on: Saturday 26th January, Thursday 14th February, Saturday 16th February Read more

  • NEW Dementia friendly folkdance sessions from

    Starting Wednesday 16th January 2019 then on the third Wednesday of the month (except August) from 2.00pm to 3.30pm at Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street, Southampton SO15 3HE Read more

  • Kentish Road respite

    Southampton City Council encourage as many carers as possible to complete this survey consulting on options for the Kentish Road respite site Read more

  • TV licence email scam: More than 5,000 complaints in three months

    A TV Licensing spokeswoman said: "TV Licensing will never email customers, unprompted, to ask for bank details, personal information or tell you that you may be entitled to a refund." Read more

  • The Secretary of State has announced measures to reduce the most severely disabled benefit claimants having their awards unnecessarily reviewed.

    The Secretary of State has announced measures to reduce the most severely disabled benefit claimants having their awards unnecessarily reviewed. New guidance will ensure that people who are awarded the highest level of support under Personal Independence Payment, and whose needs are expected to stay the same or increase, will receive an ongoing award, with a ‘light touch’ review every 10 years. Read more

  • Extending healthy ageing through smart sensors and collaboration

    Using sensors and analytics to detect unexpected changes in behaviour, the CareTeam app integrates help from friends, family and neighbours along with professional carers. The app allows an invited circle of trusted people to share important information such as medications and appointments in a secure platform. Read more