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10 February 2016

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  • Alzheimers Society (New Forest + Southern Test Valley)
    The Alzheimers Society offers information and advice to people with dementia or memory problems. We also support their carers, family and friends. We run drop-in music groups and support groups throughout the New Forest area. We also offer home visits if you can't get to us. For more information about the groups or services we provide, please contact the office on 01590 644679
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  • Carers Support Group (Drayton & Farlington)
    Support, advice and a 'listening ear' for any carer.
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  • Crossroads Care South Central Ltd
    Hampshire is a new area for Crossroads Care South Central, (fully established in West Sussex),which is supporting people by regular support in the home with the same staff member where possible, enabling the family to build a relationship with the support worker and gain trust.
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  • Diabetes UK (Petersfield & District Voluntary Group)
    Meeting withn a focus on aspects of diabetes. Social meetings.
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  • Family Lives
    24 hour national helpline on 0808 800 2222 www.familylives.org.uk for live chat, personalised email support, chat forums and for information on our local groups. We listen, support and never judge. Parenting courses, workshops and individual support is available in Hampshire.
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  • Fareham Macular Support Group
    Help and support group for those suffering from macular degeneration and their carers. Service is available to anyone with Macular disease. Also help for those newly diagnosed or who are experiencing changes in their condition - contact David Kett on 01329 231356 or Mrs Betty Richards on 01329 285978.
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  • Haslar Bosom Buddies
    Friendly group offering advice and support for cancer patients and their relatives and friends. Social activities like outings and meals out.
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  • Havant and East Hants MIND
    Information, support, advice and social activities for persons with mental illness and for their friends, relatives and carers. Wellbeing Service and Advocacy. Counselling Services, Independent Mental Health Advocacy, Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy
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  • Headway - The Brain Injury Association
    Aims to provide information and support to people with brain injuries, their families and carers by means of over 100 local groups & branches, and through publications covering all aspects of head injury. Contact Headway helpline on 0808 800 2244 for more information about our groups and branches.
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  • Headway (Southampton)
    Headway Southampton provides information & support for individuals and their carers after serious brain injury. Our day service includes employment & volunteering support, rehabilitation work and cognitive skills groups.
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  • Homesafe Information Service for Residents of Southampton
    Information can be requested on any issue by residents of Southampton or their carers. Planned visits can be arranged, enquiries may be by telephone or in writing. Assistance with benefits and form filling, grant applications and services across Southampton.
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  • Hospice Services at Home TLC Ltd
    Complementary therapies. Volunteer support - befriending, practical and emotional support, respite for carers.
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  • Isle of Wight Asthma Swimgroup - IOWAS
    Swim group - Fun for all the family - Adult astmatics welcome. Social and medical meetings: Help for activity and outward bound courses. Minimum age 6 months.
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  • Koalas Swindon Opportunity Group
    Opportunity group for children with special needs and siblings. Also support for families of children with special needs. Age range 0years - 4years 11months.
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  • Meon Valley Carers Group
    Once monthly pub lunch for all carers and partners, once monthly support group meeting for carers and partners with suitable activities for both, including talks for carers and outings. Welcome home visits for new members and a limited outreach service. Contact advice to other organisations. We welcome any volunteers interested in our services.
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  • Multiple Sclerosis Society (Wareham & Purbeck)
    Support for MS sufferers and their families including social events and outings & holidays. Fundraising and welfare support. We pay for home adaptations, respite care, mobility aids etc.
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  • New Forest Young Carers Service - Community First New Forest
    One-to-one work Information, signposting/advocacy Time out - activities, trips Support in schools A listening ear and a chance to meet with and Talk to other Young Carers.
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  • Parkinsons UK (Winchester Branch)
    7 open meetings with professional (medical) speakers. Social events. Assistance & social events for carers. Specialist physiotherapy and speech therapy programmes.
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  • Perthes Association
    Perthes Association aims to help and advise families of children suffering from Perthes' disease and associated conditions. The Association aims to be at the end of a telephone line for any worried or distressed parents, and will visit them or put them in touch with the 'Perthes family' living nearest to them. Christmas parties and outings are organised, which enable families to meet and share their problem. Members receive a quarterly newsletter. Equipment loan service to members of wheelchairs, buggies or hand-propelled trikes. Short term loan for wheelchairs, deposit.
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  • Portchester Stroke Club
    The provision of transport and a meeting place or venue to receive physical and mental stimulation by means of social therapy - i.e. Speakers, quizzes, musical entertainment and visits to restaurants and pubs for lunches.
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  • Romsey & District Carers Forum (RDCF)
    Romsey Rendezvous, Carers Café, Befriending, Peer Advocacy for carers, Telephone Support, Romsey Area Information Network (RAIN), Romsey And District Information & Support at Home (RADISH), Alzheimer's support.
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  • Rosemary Foundation Hospice at Home
    Nursing service, counselling and bereavement support, supportive palliative care and end of life care.
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  • Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases (MPS Society)
    The MPS Society is a voluntary support group, who offer Advocacy support to children and adults suffering from Mucopolysaccharide and Related Lysosomal Storage Disease (including Fabry Disease), their families, carers & professionals. The Society has a large information resource and publishes specialist disease booklets on Mucopolysaccharide and related diseases. The Society also has a quarterly newsletter that is available free to all its members. The Society runs regional clinics and events throughout the UK. The Society also promotes and supports research into Mucopolysaccharide and related diseases.
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  • Stroke Group (New Milton)
    Weekly social gathering of sufferers, carers and helpers to provide contact, therapeutic games, entertainment and outings and physiotherapy. Light lunch provided. Health progress and problems monitored.
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  • Surrey Heath Carers
    We are a voluntary organisation run by carers for carers, providing support, advice and information to carers in Surrey Heath. We run monthly support group meetings, regular caring skills training and activities for more active carers. Our Carers Support Workers can offer support to carers in their dealings with other services or claiming benefits, or simply offer a listening ear. They are there to help, whatever the problem for the carer. We have a small fund to provide breaks for carers living in Surrey Heath.
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  • The Kings Arms Youth Project
    After school club, young carers support group, mentoring, special needs groups, support for those looking to participate in work, education or training (NEET).
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  • The Lordshill Carers Group (Hampshire Partnership)
    Carer support group providing advice + support for carers of those clients with Dementia - Quarterly lectures by outside speakers. Outings arranged for carers and clients.
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  • The Macmillan Information and Support Centre
    Support & information to people living with cancer, their relatives, friends, carers & Health & Social Care Professionals. We provide a range of services to help someone living with cancer, including: Access to a Macmillan Welfare benefits advisor through the CAB, a range of complementary therapies, counselling & emotional support, hairloss clinics, arts & crafts, yoga & relaxation, Look Good, Feel Better Workshops, Living Well Workshops.
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  • The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire
    Free and confidential service for unpaid carers.
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  • The Rowans Hospice
    Short stay in-patient accommodation, day care & a therapeutic clinic known as the Heath Centre. We also provide an education and training programme. Comprehensive bereavement service for children and adults. Hospice at Home services providing 'hands on' nursing care to enable people to die at home if this is their choice and preference.
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  • The Solent Diabetes Association
    The Solent Diabetes Association operates diabetes charity shops in Fareham and in Gosport. We not only raise funds but also provide information about diabetes as well as support & encouragement in the shops to those who have the condition. We also fund activities which support diabetics including special events for children with type one diabetes; we promote research which would support local people with diabetes; and we promote and organise education about diabetes self-management to help minimise the risk of developing serious outcomes such as blindness, amputation and kidney failure.
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  • Wessex Cancer Trust
    Our services include: free counselling, complementary therapy and befriending, holiday homes, transport for patients coming for treatment from the IOW and CI, research grants, patient facilities and equipment, and financial help for patients and their families. We currently operate five local cancer support centres in Hythe, Winchester, Southampton, Newport (IOW) and Portsmouth.
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  • Winchester & District Scope
    Financial support through grants to individuals or families, towards equipment, transport, therapy, holidays or crisis situations. Can put people in touch with Scope response workers for their area through Scope Response at Helpline 0808 8003333.
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  • Winchester & District Young Carers
    Group activities, befriending scheme, support inside schools, training in life skills, one-to-one support, advice and information for young carers and their families. Raising awareness of the existence of young carers and their role.
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  • YCYS Support to Take A Break (Carers Together)
    Offer a confidential contact point providing information, support, signposting and an independent listening ear to carers. YCYS offers respite care for carers in their own home, in the Southampton, Southern Test Valley and Winchester (including Denmead) areas. We are also always looking for support workers to help provide the service. The hours worked are flexible and can be anything from 1 hour a week upwards.
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