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.


Personal and Social Support

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:      Email:       Phone number: 023 8021 6050


Southampont Healthy Homes service can help with: 

  • Broken heating and hot water 
  • Insulation and draught-proofing 
  • First-time central heating  
  • Reducing energy bills and switching 
  • Additional help available from energy suppliers 
  • Tackling condensation and mould 

If you are struggling to keep warm and well or having difficulty paying your energy bills or need advice and support related to your home then plese do give them a call. Support is available to both homeowners and tenants, and grants are means-tested.  



Freephone: 0800 804 8601 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

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.


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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:   Phone number: 023 8063 1263.

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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 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.

ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation Charity is an integrated health and education service offering a unique lifespan - strength based service, for people who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome. They work in partnership with agencies across all public services and business sectors, with aim to influence policy and provision for the benefit of all; reduce dependency, empower and enable people living with such condition to achieve their potential and improve life opportunities.

Buzz Network

The Buzz Network is a group for Southampton Parents/Carers of Children and young people with a disability or additional needs.  It is funded by Southampton City Council who work closely with the Southampton Parent Carer Forum to ensure it is meeting the needs of families.

Short Breaks provide children and young people with disabilities or additional needs an opportunity to spend time away from their parents, engage in fun activities and enjoy time with their friends. They offer parents and carers a break from their caring responsibilities and time to spend with other family members or to catch up on other daily tasks.