Blue Badge scheme to be extended to people who have less visible disabilities, making journeys more accessible

From 30th August 2019, people with hidden disabilities will be able to access Blue Badge parking permits, thanks to the rollout of new guidance on June 16 2019. Read more

50 to 80 percent of people in the UK with Parkinson’s will develop dementia

The University of Southampton School of Health Sciences are undertaking a new international study (in collaboration with Parkinson’s UK) on the needs and experiences of people with Parkinson’s and carers of people with Parkinson’s as well as healthcare professionals and other stakeholders. The researchers would love to speak to people who are family carers to find out your experience of living with Parkinson’s and how you use resources and support. Read more

46 % of unpaid carers unable to take a break in the last five years

New guidance from the Social Care Institute for Excellence, in partnership with Carers UK, outlines how health and social care commissioners and providers can expand and improve regular breaks for families and friends who care for other adults. Read more

Quick and simple access to medical details in an emergency

Adding to the “Message in a Bottle” scheme, allowing paramedics to find your medical details quickly in the fridge, the Lions Club have introduced “Message in a Wallet” to provide the same quick and simple access to medical details but anywhere outside the home. Read more

Creative Maples Summer Holiday Activities Expression of Interest Form

Creative Maples Summer Holiday Activities Expression of Interest Form. Creative days, once a week, for children with additional needs. Activities would include fun games, craft, imagination acting and learning dance and song.  No pressure on the children.  A time for them to be involved, make friends, boost their confidence and work at their own individual pace. Read more

New Blue Badge rules take effect at the end of August

Contact - For families with disabled children have just announced that the long awaited new Blue Badge rules in England to come into force on 30 August 2019. Read more

Benefit updates from April 2019

A quick summary of recent benefit changes and updates Read more

Survey to find out what wheelchair users need from the wheelchair service

West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southampton City (CCG) are working together on the re-procurement of the Hampshire Wheelchair Service. They need to hear from service users to help them consider how they can deliver the best possible service for our population. Read more

More than 600 people quit work every day to look after relatives

New research by Carers UK reveals that 2.6 million have quit their job to care for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. This is a 12% increase since the public were polled in 2013. Read more

Our January Newsletter

The most recent Carers in Southampton Newsletter for you to read Read more

NEW Dementia friendly folkdance sessions from FolkActive

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