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

RSAS charity offer FREE 3 day residential to dementia carers

Would you benefit from taking a break to learn more about dementia and develop your caring skills?Read more

Changes to the Work Capability Assessment reassessment criteria

From 29 September 2017, the Work Capability Assessment criteria will change for some Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) claimants.Read more

Low uptake of SMI council tax discount

BBC article on the low uptake of the SMI discount on council tax. Those diagnosed as "severely mentally impaired" don't have to pay the tax and two-person households, where one is a sufferer, qualify for a 25% discount.Read more

Flu jabs

Who is eligible for FREE flu jabs and where can you get the flu jab cheaply if you are not eligible?Read more

Older Drivers Awareness Week 2nd to 6th October 2017

Older drivers in and around Southampton are being offered advice to help continue driving safely or decide when they should stop for their wellbeing.Read more

Wayne Howard Trust start MONTHLY drop-ins

MONTHLY drop-ins FIRST FRIDAY starting Friday October 6th 10.30am – 12.00pm for brain injury survivors, family and carersRead more

Be aware of postal and phone scams

A guide from Which on how to avoid postal scamsRead more

NHS England launches practical guides to help people with disabilities access GP online services

Aimed at supporting people with sight loss, hearing loss, autism or learning disabilities, a series of new guides have been developed to help patients use GP services online such as book appointments, repeat their prescriptions and view medical records.Read more

Write to Play: Calling all BAME D/deaf and disabled writers!

Write to Play is an exciting initiative from Graeae, to cultivate and promote D/deaf and disabled writers. Applications close Monday 2 Oct 2017, 12pmRead more

New sensory room at Southampton Football Club

For football fans with sensory differencesRead more