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  • Bluestar buses help Southampton City Council provide invaluable travel training for local people with learning disabilities

    The Life Skills service commissioned by Southampton City Council provides support to adults with learning disabilities who want to explore paid employment, further education and voluntary work. They also support individuals to increase their independence skills, including travelling independently and community or leisure access. Contact 023 8091 7585 Read more

  • Our summer newsletter is now available

    In this issue: New social events, invitations to shape new services, Southampton Sight's eye health information day, news about an accessible bathing facility, a chance to try out the city Telecare for free, a one day SEND workshop, new accessibility services from Google, a new bereavement service from Countess Mountbatten Hospice and so much more! Read more

  • Creative Maples Summer Holiday Tuesdays

    Drama, dance, singing, acting and craft for children with additional needs and their siblings. Run by 2 experienced qualified teachers with enhanced DBS, Tuesdays 30th July to 27th August 2019. At Salvation Army, Hedge End 10am-3pm. £20/day. Read more

  • Bereaved parents spared children’s burial and cremation costs

    The Government have announced that a Children’s Funeral Fund for England has been established established to ensure no parent will have to pay for their child’s burial or cremation. Burial authorities, cremation authorities and funeral directors will be reimbursed by the goverment directly. The fund will be available regardless of the family’s income, and will also include a contribution towards the cost of a coffin. Read more

  • A pilot project to see if care technology can help reduce the impact of falls

    Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (SCCCG) will be funding a limited number of patients to receive support from our City Telecare service. The pilot will identify a group of patients who do not currently use the telecare service to see if early intervention can help dramatically improve an individual’s improve an individual’s outcome if they have a fall. Read more

  • Individuals to be protected from 'devastating impact' of problem debt

    A new Breathing Space scheme will protect individuals with problem debt, with those in mental health crisis to get further protections while they receive treatment. Read more