Welcome to the Access Southampton Events & Opportunities Calendar
**** Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some courses and events may be cancelled. Please contact the training provider to check whether the course/event is still going ahead ****
Below is a summary of the latest careers events, training courses, employment opportunities and open days that are coming up in Southampton. These opportunities will give you the chance to develop new and existing skills, meet employers face to face, or find out about local colleges and training providers. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and times/locations may be subject to change – always contact the training provider to find out more information.
Virtual Learning and Careers Opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak
Free Online Training
The Skills Toolkit – The Skills Toolkit is a new online platform giving access to free, high quality digital and numeracy courses to help people build up their skills and boost employability across the country
reed.co.uk – free course listings can be found on the Reed website
FutureLearn – includes some courses that are available for free
Vision2Learn – funded courses delivered in partnership with colleges in England
Alison.com – over 1000 free courses you can complete at your own pace
Think Employment – a range of courses that can be completed at home, with remote-tutor support
Virtual College – a wide range of free e-learning
University of Southampton – free online learning packages including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and podcasts
Employability & Digital Skills with FREE TABLET!
When: Starts Monday 2nd November 2020
JobSkilla and D A Training are proud to offer this opportunity for those at threat of redundancy or recently made redundant. You must have basic knowledge of IT before booking on to the course.
- Digital Skills
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Power Point
- Basic IT procedures
Homework will be given and must be completed in between online classes. You must have a tablet or laptop to complete the course.
Dates of remote sessions:
Monday 2nd November – 10am – 11.30am
Wednesday 4th November – 10am – 11.30am
Friday 6th November – 10am -11.30am
Monday 9th November – 10am – 11.30am
Wednesday 11th November – 10am – 11.30am
Friday 13th November – 10am – 11.30am
Upon completion of the course you will be given a FREE ANDROID TABLET TO KEEP!
- You must be 18yrs+
- Under the threat of redundancy
- Already been made redundant
You must live in these postal code areas:
- SO1 – SO53
- BH21 – BH31
- PO1 – PO41
- SP5 – SP6
If you would like to book a place contact the JobSkilla team now!
Or to book directly on click the link below
Creating a Winning CV Workshop
When: Tuesday 3rd November @ 10:30 until 12:00
Digital and Social Media Awareness Workshop
When: Wednesday 4th November @ 10:30 until 12:00
Care Roadshow – Find a Career in Care
When: Thursday 5th November 2020 11am-3pm
Schedule for the day so far
11.00 – 11.15pm: Welcome and introductions
• Welcome to our roadshow
• What we have in store for the day – with Alex from Social Care in Action and Nathan from CHAOS TV
11.15 – 12.15pm: Question Time… ask the care panel
• Ask the employer: What are they looking for in their staff – with Alex, Emma and Becky
• Ask the carer: What’s really involved? – with two carers
• Ask the Councillor (tbc)
12.15 – 1.15pm: Your career and journey into care (Part 1)
• Exploring the pathways into care – with Charlotte Bygrave, Connect2Care
• University Hospitals Southampton
1.15 – 1.30pm: Your career and journey into care (Part 2)
• Employer interview/case study
1.30 – 2.30pm: Content tbc
• Employers – Home Instead, Mayfair and Methodist Homes
2.30 – 3.00pm: How care changes my day…
• From the perspective of care recipient/family member
For more information and updates, please visit www.seetecpluss.co.uk/careers-roadshow-find-a-career-in-care
Preparing For Employment Workshop
When: Thursday 5th November @ 10:30 until 12:00
Solent Youth New Futures Programme
When: Refer by 6th November 2020, main course starts Tuesday 17th November 2020
Safe New Futures provide Cognitive Behavioural Training courses to help our candidates take control of their futures. Our Youth New Futures is a course that is aimed at young people who are struggling with anxiousness about the future. Under the current circumstances we understand that many of us are struggling with the concept of life after lockdown, for this reason we have opened our course to all 16-25 years olds who worried about the transition into the ‘new normal’.
We combine vocational training and cognitive behavioural training in a vibrant way to help our candidates take control of their future and provide a stepping-stone to help them back into employment, training or education. Throughout this programme our candidates will focus on rebuilding their motivation, confidence and self-esteem. Our candidates will also learn practical skills such as CV writing, job application skills, interview skills etc.
Currently, we are running these courses online via webinars on Zoom and running 2 days a week for 5 weeks.
The next Solent Youth New Futures course begin:
Tuesday the 17th of November.
Due to an increased number of enquires about this course, the closing date to make a referral for this course Friday the 6th of November.
To find out more information or to make a referral please contact:
Email: email@example.com or phone: 023 8017 9591
Southampton Teens New Futures Programme
When: Refer by 6th November 2020, main course starts 17th September 2020
The Safe New Futures’ Teens programme is aimed at students, aged between 13-16, who are at risk of becoming not in education, employment, or training (NEET’s).
Our aim is to support schools in helping students adapt and make positive choices, particularly those facing mental health issues currently. The course is delivered over 5 weeks and it is designed for those students that are struggling with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem to take control of their own future.
This is a group course which allows our candidates to work with other young people who have similar emotional barriers. Each week our candidates will receive a 1:1 coaching session to discuss personal issues as well as set goals and motivational targets.
Currently, we are running these courses online via Zoom. This is accessible from school or home. The next course will be beginning on the 17th of November.
Due to high numbers of enquires about this course, the closing date for referrals will be Friday the 6th of November.
To find out more information or to make a referral please contact:
Phone: 023 8017 9591
Safe New Futures: Southampton New Futures Programme
When: Refer by 6th November 2020, main course starts 16th November 2020
Aims of the programme
This FREE Programme is aimed at people who may feel stuck in their current situation and are struggling with various barriers. It uses a combination of Vocational and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based training techniques to help people move forward with their lives and careers.
We help people see their issues from a new perspective and understand that change is possible. We also help people understand that work can be positive for them, psychologically as well as financially. We help people understand they have strengths, skills and passions they can choose to contribute to society.
We help people to overcome their barriers and move into work experience, volunteering, training and employment.
The course targets psychological barriers people may have including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, low-confidence, low-motivation and poor emotional management.
With a more robust state of mind our candidates can better deal with other barriers/issues that affect them. Our candidates have more motivation to set goals and take back control of their lives.
The online programme will run over 2 days a week over five weeks.
The next course begins on the 16th of November.
Due to a high number of enquiries about this course, the closing date for referrals is the Friday the 6th of November.
For more information or to make a referral contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 023 8017 9591.
Self-employment Awareness Workshop
When: Friday 6th November @ 10:30am until 12:00
Prince’s Trust Explore (16-30)
When: Taster session Monday 9th November 2020
Explore is a 5-week personal development programme which offers young people group activities and one-to-one support to help build confidence, get motivated, meet new people and identify and achieve their goals. We also develop employability and independent living skills. Personal development qualifications are available in Interpersonal & Self-management Skills, Participating in Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Career Planning, Money Management, and Presentation Skills.
Group Induction Taster Session: Monday 9th November
Where: Microsoft Teams
Make an enquiry
Coping With Stress in the Home for Speakers of Other Languages
When: Starts Monday 9th November 2020
Explore the causes of stress especially during this pandemic. Monday 9th November till 7th December 2020 9.30-11.30am
bmJV Virtual Work Experience
When: Information sessions 11th and 12th November 2020
bmJV is excited to announce two Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) placements designed to enhance employability skills, boost confidence and provide insights into various technical and non-technical careers in the Construction and Infrastructure sectors.
These opportunities are open to any young person regardless of their background or socio-economic situation as long as they have access to a PC/laptop and steady Internet and are able to commit to the whole programme.
Home schooled students are especially encouraged to apply (VWEX 26 – 30 October) and so are young people from hard to reach groups, such as females, care leavers, NEETs (or at risk of becoming NEET), BAME and those with disabilities (VWEX 23 – 27 November).
We believe in an inclusive, diverse and neuro-diverse workforce, there is a career for everyone in construction, let us help you find it.
For more details please contact Maggie Stefaniak on Maggie.stefaniak@bmJV.co.uk
Apply for Virtual Work Experience (23rd-27th November): forms.gle/4f9GRrvoL46zpKzm9
Information Session (Ladies only, 11th November 12pm-1pm): meet.google.com/rva-axphvup
Information Session (Everyone welcome, 12th November 12pm-1pm): meet.google.com/vwd-mtntvkn
Experience Matters Workshop
When: Wednesday 11th November @ 13:00 until 14:30
Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills
When: 12th November – 18th December 2020 9:40am-12:30pm
Where: Itchen College, Middle Road, Southampton, SO19 7NS
To enrol to this course, please email email@example.com
Redundancy Support Workshop
When: Thursday 12th November @ 13:00 until 14:30
Executive and Professionals Workshop
When: Friday 13th November @ 10:30 until 13:00
Building Up to Work: Skill Up
When: Starts Tuesday 17th November 2020 10am-12pm
Learn how to self-reflect and self-guide your own improvements. Tuesday 17th November till 15th December 2020 10.00-12.00
Get into Engineering with BAE Systems
When: 23rd November – 4th December 2020
Continuing from our recent success with BAE in Portsmouth, this will be a two week online-only programme for those interested in working in Maritime Services. The programme will include an introduction to BAE Systems and the roles within as well as a focus on the skills needed to work in the sector. Post programme there will be opportunities to join a six month Kickstart role at BAE Systems which will then lead into BAE Systems’ Apprenticeship programme.
Taster Day: TBC
Main Programme: 23rd November – 4th December
Where: Microsoft Teams
Make an enquiry
Redundancy Support Workshop
When: Thursday 24th November @ 13:00 until 14:30
Waves of Change
When: Starting 7th January 2021
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Southampton Library Service – Your Library from Home
Find out what’s available for you and your family at home from our libraries, there’s something for everyone and it’s all free with a library membership!
Not a member? Join online now (also free!)
Reading and Listening
- Access eBooks and eAudiobooks with your library membership
- Read your favourite newspapers and magazines with PressReader
Local and Family history
- Sotonopedia is a wiki page maintained by library staff covering the A-Z of Southampton’s history
- The library’s local history & maritime digital archive has 1,000’s of photos, documents, maps and sound clips
- New online story and rhyme times are uploaded every week featuring familiar faces!
- Keep your brain interactive with online quizzes
- Join the Southampton City Libraries digital reading group and join in the online discussion
- Get creative and follow along with our weekly fun craft activities
Staying in touch
For regular updates and activities, follow the library service on social media:
- Southampton City Libraries on Facebook (@SouthamptonCityLibraries)
- Southampton City Libraries on Twitter (@SotonLibraries)
- Sign up for the library newsletter
SeaCity Museum Online Resources and Downloadable Activities
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the SeaCity Museum has put together a range of free online resources and downloadable activities for children and families to enjoy including:
- Colouring & Activity Sheets
- Southampton through time, Titanic and Mayflow 400 activity packs
- The Great Big Titanic Quiz
- Puzzles and Jigsaws
There are also virtual tours of museums and exhibitions available on Southampton City Council’s Cultural Services YouTube account
Find out more: seacitymuseum.co.uk/online-activities
God’s House at Home
God’s House Tower Art & Heritage venue has a range of online activities including:
- Make and Create Workshops – Led by local emerging artists, the Make & Create workshop series is inspired by the theme: GHT beside the sea. These artists have devised a series of creative workshops which will take place at GHT, but in the meantime these activities will let you get to know the artists and try something creative at home.
- Virtual Exhibition Tours – godshousetower.org.uk/art-and-heritage/contemporary-gallery
- Decorate your own Historic Southampton postcard
- Try your hand at water drawing
- Lunchtime Lectures every Friday at 12:30pm
- And much more…
Full details, activities and links can be found on their website: godshousetower.org.uk/whats-on/stay-at-home-our-page-to-help-you-survive-total-lockdown
Virtual Work Club
Southampton City Council’s Employment Support Team are running a weekly virtual work club for people in Southampton needing information, advice and guidance around employment. The virtual work club will take place every Thursday 3pm-5pm starting on Thursday 25th June 2020.
As part of our response to the ongoing situation, we want to give clients to opportunity to drop in to a session where they can get advice from one of our Employment Officers. The virtual work club will be running on Zoom and clients can drop in at any time in the 2 hour session. They will have the opportunity to speak 1 to 1 with a member of our team – we will be using Zoom’s ‘Breakout Rooms’ feature to ensure clients information is kept confidential, so there is no need for them to worry about discussing their case in front of other clients. At the virtual work club, we can help with:
- IAG relating to job searching, applications and interviews
- Creating or updating CVs
- Advice and signposting around furlough and returning to work
- Referral to our other projects for 1 to 1 support if required
- Signposting to other support services
To join the virtual work club, you don’t need to have a Zoom account. All you need to do is click this link: bit.ly/VirtualWorkClub and enter the password: 356055
Quickstart (Brockenhurst College) are now back open and will be ready to take referrals for our courses from Wednesday July 1st. Our phone lines will be open between 10am and 2pm.
In light of the Covid-19 situation we have now put in place a few changes to make sure that we adhere to the current government guidelines;
- Learners will be booked on to telephone IPIs with our Work and Training Advisors
- In the centre we have introduced social distancing measures maintaining the 2 metre rule and have reduced the numbers of learners that we will have on courses so learners and tutors in classrooms are properly distanced
- We will provide learners with access to antibacterial hand gel, as well as PPE such as disposable masks and gloves
- Whilst with us learners will have to sign an updated code of conduct to say that they agree to adhere to our rules and procedures
Call 02380 682571 to book
S2A are now recruiting young people across Southampton, Eastleigh Portsmouth and Basingstoke to start in August 2020
Free Online Creative Writing Workshops
As part of ArtfulScribe’s ongoing commitment to support writers of all ages and at all stage of their creative development, we have now migrated most of our services to online platforms and these are free to attend. With regard to children and young people we are offering creative writing sessions as follows:
7-11 yrs – Junior Writers’ Club with Susmita Bhattacharya on a Wednesday morning from 9.30-11am – sign-up by emailing email@example.com
11-14 yrs – Mayflower Young Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Saturday morning from 9.15-11am – sign up by clicking through this link: www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/mayflower-young-writers-online
15-18yrs – Mayflower Young Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Saturday morning from 11.15am-1pm – sign up by clicking this link: www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/mayflower-young-writers-online
18-25yrs – Mayflower Creative Writers in partnership with Mayflower Theatre on a Monday evening from 7pm-8.30pm – sign-up by clicking this link: www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/mayflower-creative-writers-online
We also have a youngwritersonline club on a Wednesday at 11.30am-1pm with Tabby Hayward aimed at secondary school and sixth form students – sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
No Limits are following government guidelines and have made the decision to suspend face-to-face services, however we are still here to provide advice and support to children and young people. If you are a child or young person in need of support from a Youth Worker, you can:
- Phone: If you would like to speak to a Youth Worker on the phone, you can phone 02380 224 224 during our normal Advice Centre opening times.
- Email: You can email email@example.com to speak to a Youth Worker for advice and support. Our emails will be monitored during our normal Advice Centre opening times.
- Web Chat: We have launched a web chat service on our website so you can speak to a member of our team. To access our web chat, visit www.nolimitshelp.org.uk. Our web chat service will be available during our normal Advice Centre opening hours.
Our Youth workers are available to provide support during the following hours:
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 1.30pm
Details of the updates to No Limits services are:
- Advice Centre: Our Advice Centre is now operating remotely via telephone, webchat and email. All our youth workers are still working and available to provide support on any issues, using the contact details above, during normal Advice Centre opening hours.
- Breakout Youth service: we are offering LGBTQ+ Zoom groups to young people. Social and themed sessions – details are available by contacting Hello@breakoutyouth.org.uk. Referrals to the service are still being received through this e mail account.
- Bright Beginnings: support for young parents is continuing by telephone.
- Community Support: for help with your tenancy or housing situation, income, benefits, bills, debts and budgeting, as well as education, training, work and life skills. Referrals are as normal and appointments are taking place over the phone.
- Counselling: for young people aged 11 and above, phone to book an assessment by calling 02380 224224 on a Monday 10-11am. Counselling sessions are being held via Zoom or telephone, depending on client choice.
- DASH (Drugs, alcohol support and health): referrals are as normal, appointments are taking place over the telephone. We plan to also provide support via Zoom.
- Emergency Department: We are accepting referrals. We will triage over the phone and offer 1:1 appointments and check-ins. Referrals and signposting into specialist support.
- Health and Wellbeing: We are providing Health and Wellbeing drop-ins for vulnerable children and children of key workers who are in school, observing social distancing.
- Health and Wellbeing Zoom: we are accepting referrals from schools, professionals, parents and self-referrals for young people to access Zoom groups around specific topics which have been advertised directly with partners and via social media. Zoom topics include self-esteem, coping with loneliness and relationships and sex education.
- Housing and homelessness: 1:1 support is taking place over the telephone. To speak to a youth worker, contact the Advice Centre as normal.
- Primary Mental Health (U18 AND 18+): Referrals are being accepted on firstname.lastname@example.org. Weekly 1:1s via phone call or ‘visonable’. Our U18 PMHWs are still triaging CAMHS referrals in the SPA. We are checking in regularly with those on the waiting list.
- NLXtra: Help with debt and budgeting. Referrals being accepted by email and support offered via telephone or email.
- Space 4U: for children and young people in Southampton (up to 25) and Isle of Wight (11-17) who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and who need access to instant emotional and practical support. Specialist staff available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings 5-8pm and Saturday 10-1.30pm.
- Sexual health: 1:1 phone consultations with a specialist sexual health nurse are available – email to arrange. Relationships and sex education topics will be provided to young people through ZOOM upon referral. Young people can access general advice and guidance through our webchat, email or phone.
- Social prescribing: Support for young people’s emotional health and wellbeing. We are accepting referrals as normal with assessments completed over the phone, including signposting and referring on for support.
- Safe House and Teen Safe House: Normal referral routes. Support groups are taking place over Zoom.
- Time4U: Normal referral routes. Support groups are taking place over Zoom.
- Young Carers: Referrals being accepted by email. Assessments are being completed over the phone. Weekly 1:1’s are being held over the telephone and support groups meeting via Zoom
- Youth Infinity: Support group for those on the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme. The group is meeting via Zoom.
Prince’s Trust Coronavirus Support Hub
We’ve pulled together some of the most useful advice, guidance and resources so you can continue to upskill by developing your confidence and abilities during this challenging time, as well as find the answers to your questions on work and self-employment.
We’ll continue to update our hub, so do keep visiting for the latest tools and tips – and share with your friends and family.
- Live Chat for Advice and Guidance
- Jobs Boards, job search and job application advice
- £5million Enterprise Relief Fund offers grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business
- Enterprise and self-employment advice
- Money Management
- Education Support
- Confidence and Wellbeing
- CV Support
- #Can’tTalkWrite activity toolkits
Find out more by visiting www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/coronavirus-response/resource-centre or calling 0800 842 842
Totton College Flexible Learning Courses
Funded qualifications delivered online with access to your own individual assessor/mentor. Industry recognised certifications delivered over up to 12 weeks. Available to the employed and unemployed. For your immediate enrolment contact email@example.com
There are many streams of funding available to employers and their employees to upskill their workforce at little to no cost*. We offer a range of short courses that deliver long-lasting results, you can develop your employee’s skill sets with enriching courses which maximise efficiency, increase motivation, and boost business productivity. Watch your team flourish as you create a more committed and skilled workforce.
- Understanding Behaviour That Challenges
- Principles of Business Administration
- Children and Young People’s Mental Health
- Understanding Nutrition and Health
- Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent · Principles of Team Leading
*Subject to Adult Education Budget eligibility declaration completion at application.
Saints Learning Accredited Qualifications and E-Learning
Southampton Football Club’s range of accredited Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and e-learning qualifications provide certainty and belief in the abilities of those who achieve them. Courses are designed to fit around participants’ busy schedules, with expert-led training to bridge the gap between career ambition and career progression.
We provide training to reach the industry-recognised standards that enable ambitious, determined people to push on with their lives and careers. These are our selected suites of formally recognised and accredited qualifications. Please enquire for learning options.
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
- Level 2 Team Leading
- Level 3 Principles of Management & Leadership
- Level 4 Management & Leadership
- Level 5 Management & leadership
- Food Safety – Level 1
- Food Safety – Level 2
- Food Safety – Level 3
- Health & Safety – Level 1
- Health & Safety – Level 2
- Health & Safety – Level 3
- Conflict Management
- Team Work
Out of Area Support
Do you need support finding work but live outside of Southampton? Check out these job clubs and support services from elsewhere in Hampshire
Portsmouth City Council Employment and Skills
The Employment and Skills provision supports individuals and local business through a range of targeted programmes. All participants also benefit from additional support from our Health and Wellbeing Coordinator who can support a range of healthy living initiatives including weight management and smoking cessation work.
Our experienced Employment Advisors work with people to help them overcome barriers to employment through a range of funded programmes. This can include helping individuals to consider new approaches to work, new career options and retraining as well as supporting direct job search activities.
We support local employers to recruit, often working with them to consider diversifying their workforce to support individuals with disabilities enter the employment market.
Support for the unemployed – Our fully-supported service works with employers to help recruit and retain staff to enrich your workforce. Our employment, learning and skills department deliver government-funded programmes to support those facing barriers to employment, including disabilities. Individuals can join these programmes by getting in touch, or can be referred through the Job Centre
Construction Skills Fund – This unique training opportunity for unemployed individuals aged 18+ provides a 2 week course to obtain their CSCS cards.
CSCS Cards – For those with industry experience a short course experience is available at costs to support individuals into work. Please apply for current prices.
- Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 023 9232 2800
- Visit: www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/employment-learning-and-skills/employment-and-skills
Action on Hearing Loss – Regional Information Coordinator – Hampshire
Phone: Text 07769976266
I am here to help you. I am deaf with speech and can sign. Interested in finding out more about hearing loss and tinnitus in Hampshire?
What we can provide:
- Information about the different kinds of support and equipment available
- Information about how to tackle your tinnitus
- Information talks for companies, clubs etc.
- Hearing checks
- Communication tips
- Support for Veterans
For more information, contact Kim Harbut
The You Trust
For further information, please contact:
- For the New Forest area, telephone: 02380 668441
- For the Dorset area, telephone: 01305 789028 or 01305 213783
New Forest and Dorset Young People
Our vision is for every young person to become a positive force for change in their own life, and the lives of others, whatever their background or circumstance. In this way they will make a successful transition to adulthood with the capabilities they need to become happy, healthy, valued members of the community, fully equipped to access employment and achieve their aspirations. We give young people the tools they need for life, work and a better future through having a voice so they can influence the world around them. We create innovative and inspiring programmes in partnership with young people and deliver them to community-cased and targeted youth organisations. Through key-working, we help young people to:
- Work in staying safe
- Manage their accommodation
- Find work
- Develop life skills
- Avoid isolation
- Prepare for more independent living
- Get into college
- Find a job
- Join a sports or social club
A community organisation that works across Hampshire to deliver support and opportunities for people. We pride ourselves on supplying a quality service by utilising our own expertise, as well as the expertise of our many partners, to achieve the common goal to improve the wellbeing and life experiences of the community around us.
RCS offer a vast range of courses in a wide number of locations around Hampshire – www.rcsservices.org.uk/our-courses/4588191187
Employment Training Programme covering Andover, Romsey and Basingstoke – www.rcsservices.org.uk/employment-training-programme/4594783105
Phone: Romsey – 01794 522106
Andover – 01264 359223
Areas Covered: Gosport, Havant & Newport
Call: 0800 334 5525
Hampshire County Council
A new helpline is now available to provide information and advice, as well as practical support to frail or vulnerable Hampshire residents.
The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable – can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. (Calls charged at local rate.) Or you can request a call-back from the helpline by completing the call-back request form.
The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm, and is for vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need assistance with practical issues.
Please note the service is for people currently residing in the county of Hampshire. If you are a resident of Southampton, Portsmouth or the Isle of Wight, and call the number above, you will be signposted to their respective local support numbers.
Hive Portsmouth is currently dedicated to supporting our most vulnerable residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.
If you are an individual in need of help please call the helpline:
Portsmouth Residents in PO1 – PO6 postcodes:
☏ Helpline: 023 9261 6709 (Lines are open 9am-5pm Monday – Friday)
Residents in other PO postcodes:
☏ The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline
Hantshelp4vulnerable – can be contacted on 0333 370 4000 (Lines are open 9am-5pm)