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  • Services for your senses roadshow

    A community event this week highlighting free services available in Southampton for people who are deaf, deafblind, deafened or hard of hearing. At the Above Bar Street branch of Barclays in Southampton from 10am to 3pm on Friday 20th October. Southampton City Council, Hampshire Constabulary, Action on Hearing Loss, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and others will be promoting free services for people who are deaf, deafblind, deafened or hard of hearing. Read more

  • Reminiscence Morning at Mayflower Theatre

    A FREE reminiscence morning at Mayflower Theatre on Wednesday 25th October from 10:30am until 12pm which is 60’s themed to suit the show that night (Sixties Gold!) Read more

  • Age UK Southampton Autumn Fair

    Free event Wednesday 25th October Read more


  • 'Toddle and Waddle'

    A new initiative from Communicare at the Quays Swimming and Diving Complex bringing together the oldest and youngest members of the community. “Toddle and Waddle” will combine a chair-based exercise group with an “introduction to sport” class to provide a weekly afternoon of interaction and fun that is designed to get everyone moving and enjoying time together. Read more

  • Stigma experienced by the families of individuals with intellectual disabilities

    A research study has identified that individuals with intellectual disability and their family members often face negative perceptions from members of their communities and within wider society which can result in withdrawing socially so as to avoid negative encounters. Read more

  • Future of the Kentish Road Respite Service

    Meeting on 9th November at 5:30pm in the Council Chamber. OSMC September meeting recommendations viewable within this page. Read more