Learning Disability Services Links

Social Care Housing

Connect to Support is an online resource providing information and advice on local groups, activities and services within the community: www.connecttosupporthampshire.org.uk/
You can contact the housing department of your local council for housing advice Southampton City Council Hampshire County Council | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)
Social Care and Health: www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/adultsocialcare
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk


Voiceability is an independent charity of advocacy and involvement services: www.voiceability.org
Hampshire Advocacy Hub is an independent advocacy group for adults and children : www.hampshireadvocacy.org.uk

Weight Loss

Family Information and Services Hub (FISH) gives advice on health and well-being, life skills and activities: fish.hants.gov.uk
Online resources for weight management:
Easy Health www.easyhealth.org.uk/resources/393-weight
Eatwell Guide Eatwell guide 2016 FINAL MAR29
Gloji Hampshire offer free weight loss plans for people living in Hampshire: www.hampshire.gloji.org.uk

Employment & Activities

Autism Hampshire Serendipity community groups offer support groups for autistic adults: www.autismhampshire.org.uk/how-we-can-help/serendipity-social-groups
Ways into Work: Delivers a Supported Employment Service working with individuals with a disability to access paid employment. Family Information and Services Hub | Ways into Work (hants.gov.uk)
For pathways into employment and independence: SEND Employability and Independence Hubs | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)
Loneliness: Consider referral to Social Prescribers

Hospital Liasion Nurse Teams

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth: 023922286000 (ext. 5825)
University Hospital Southampton (Southampton General Hospital): 07464 923263 or 023 8120 5367. Email: lda@uhs.nhs.uk (UHS has paediatric LDA liaison nurse too)
Hampshire Hospitals (Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover) Tel: 01256 319892. Email: learning.disability@hhft.nhs.uk


Cruse offer bereavement support and information: www.cruse.org.uk
Help in Bereavement offers a voluntary and supportive visiting service for bereaved people: www.help-in-bereavement.org.uk

Relationships and Sexual Health

Love4Life is a friendship and dating network: https://fitzroy.org/love4life
Ready2Shine supports wellbeing, safer choices and relationships: www.ready2shine.co.uk
Sexual health services: https://www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/
SHIELD clinic provides contraception, STI screening and treatment: St Marys Community Health Campus (Portsmouth) | HIVE Portsmouth

Community Learning Disability Health Team

Open referral system for people aged 18+ with an unmet health need that requires support from an LD professionals. To make a new referral, please contact the Single Point of Access (SPoA): 02392 319913 or email learningdisabilityservices@southernhealth.nhs.uk


Hampshire CC: Safeguarding adults | Health and social care | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)
Southampton CC: Safeguarding and welfare (southampton.gov.uk)

Carers Support

The Royal Princess Trust is a charity which supports carers: Home – The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire (carercentre.com)
Ensure carers are coded and offered their own carers health check. Advise carers to go to their local council for a carers assessment. For support in Southampton Unpaid Carers Support Southampton



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