Social and Community Support

We strongly believe that good mental, social and personal support contribute towards maintaining good health and good recovery after an illness.

We aim to work with our patients, their families, support network and voluntary organisations to provide our patients with good mental, social and personal support.

Provided below are various key resources that you may find helpful.

SO:Linked

SO:Linked navigators come from organisations such as Spectrum, Alzheimer's Society and Solent Mind. They help people link with all the community and voluntary resources available to  address their social and mental health needs. Their networks helps people to face their challenges related to health, social or personal issues. They also provide support for carers and help find resources for exercise and activity. 

Contact Details:

Website: www.solinked.org.uk      Email: soccg.solinked@nhs.net       Phone number: 023 8021 6050

Community Roots

The Community Roots allotment scheme provides supported volunteering, training and work experience opportunities to those who have experienced homelessness, mental health, and alcohol or substance misuse issues. It focuses on nurturing skills, team working and building self-esteem, as well as offering a chance to exercise in the fresh air and socialise! The allotment is a calm, peaceful place to escape the distractions of everyday life, yet tucked away just 5 minutes from Southampton city centre.

Contact Detailsm.kelly@southamptonvs.org.uk 

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Southampton Shopmobility

The Shopmobility service provides manual and electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters to people with limited mobility. Enabling them to access the city centre and shop independently. The Shopmobility equipment includes a range of different mobility scooters (3 and 4 wheel), powerchairs and manual wheelchairs to suit individual needs.

Contact Details: city.shopmobility@southamptonvs.org.uk   Phone number: 023 8063 1263.

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Social Support

Silver Line

The Silver Line: operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people accross the UK that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. 

Telephone number: 08004708090

 

Support for Learning Disability

Windward Day Services:

Offer day opportunities for adults with a learning disability- they run four independent centres in Totton (Windward), Ringwood (Spiral Blue), Verwood (Helix) and Chandlers Ford (Thrive) and a community group in New Milton (Cheers). They create opportunity to make days out interesting and meaninging. They promote an environment where it's easy to make friends in a vibrant atmosphere. You can contact them if you are over 16 and would like to find out more call them on 02380 860005.

They have put together a youtube channel for adults with Learning Disability who can take part in competitions, quizzes and just have fun with other adults with learning disabilities and with staff who run and supervise activities at Windward.

Mencap:

Mencap is a charity that aims to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families now, and fight alongside them for a better future. They team up with network of over 300 local groups to reach people across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.