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
bmJV Virtual Work Experience – Construction
When: Happening Now
Where: Virtual Placements
bmJV are running virtual construction work experience for people aged 16 and over.
Apply to take part in a one week virtual work experience placement with bmJV, discover an exciting variety of construction careers, learn how to write a CV and be successful at an interview
Apply for a Civil Engineering Apprenticeship available for a September start
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a recruitment day in August (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)
To apply for a placement, email Maggie.stefaniak@bmJV.co.uk
Find the role for you: www.goconstruct.org/learn-about-construction/find-the-role-for-you/ultimate-quiz
Saints Works: Added Time
When: 10th-14th August 2020
Prince’s Trust Explore Programme
When: Taster session – Monday 10th August 2020
This 4 week Personal Development programme is designed to support young people aged 16 – 25 who are lacking confidence or motivation, those who are struggling with their mental health or those who just need a bit of support to help kick start them into other opportunities.
The programme takes place online using MS Teams so young people do need access to a Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone with an internet connection. We can support with this through a Development Award if this a barrier.
The next taster session will be on Monday 10th August so please get in touch if you have a young person you would like to refer. Please send all enquiries to email@example.com
Start your own business workshop
When: Thursday 13th August 2020 10am-12pm
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be your own boss? If so this workshop is for you.
This FREE introductory workshop will explore what it might be like to become self- employed. You might already have a business idea or you might just want to find out what might be involved if you become self-employed. We will explore:
The pros and cons of self-employment
Finding the right idea for you – could you turn a hobby into a business?
How much might you need to earn from self-employment? Setting a survival budget.
How to make a success of self –employment – top tips
National Careers Service: Creating a Winning CV Workshop
When: Thursday 20th August 2020 12pm-1:30pm
This CV workshop is available to those who live in the Hampshire area and will be held online via a Zoom conferencing call and will be conducted by our careers adviser Sam Sibbick.
The Creating a Winning CV will provide information and advice on the following areas:
- Show yourself in the best light possible
- What should a CV contain and not contain
- How sifting happens using modern technology
- Check list on length, layout, format and style
- Tailoring your CV to specific jobs
- Identifying your transferable skills and your main strengths
- How to deal with gaps in your work history
Prior to attending the workshop, a personal information form will be sent for you to complete. Once we receive this back the Zoom invitation link will be emailed to you.
This workshop will be approximately an 1 ½ hours and will cover all relevant CV related subjects.
To book please call on 07747234582 or select the link to Eventbrite below –
National Careers Service Executive Workshop
When: Wednesday 26th August 2020 10am-12:30pm
It has been a while since we ran our workshops due to the current situation, but we are now re-introducing them in a new digital format of Zoom video conferencing. Our Executive Workshops are run on a regular basis across the region and cover …
- Skills analysis and transfer
- Labour Market Information
- CV hints and tips
- Job seeking
- Digital and social media
- Interview skills
This 2 ½ hour workshop is open to management level clients as well as graduates or those looking to upskill.
Prior to attending the workshop, a personal information form will be sent for you to complete. Once we receive this back the Zoom invitation link will be emailed to you.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
When: Starts 9th September 2020
Where: Itchen College
Wednesday Course Number: NA308
Class 1: for Level 1-2 Students
Class 2: for Entry 2-3 Students
Dates: 9.9.20 – 16.6.21
Time: 9.15am – 12.30pm
Course Fee if earning over £16,009.50: £702.50
Course Fee if earning below £16,009.50: £10*
(Government funding available depending on eligibility)
*Asylum seekers/Refugee status/those in receipt of certain state benefits; please bring photo ID and proof of address (dated within 3 months) to be discussed at enrolment interview.
These courses are aimed at students from Entry 2/3 level to Level 1-2. This course if for students whose first language is not English and wish to study, work or live in the UK. You will learn to improve your English by speaking and listening, reading and writing, focusing on spelling and grammar. Our classes have students from different countries and cultures and contain both male and female students. These classes will help you learn about English culture and society. Please note that these classes are not suitable for beginners or those who do not speak English. You will be asked to provide residency documentation for funding purposes only. There will be a 15 minute break between 10.45am and 11am for refreshments.
This course will help you to:
- Feel more confident about your English
- Improve your skills in reading, punctuation, spelling and grammar
- Work towards a nationally recognised qualification
- Improve your job prospects and fill out forms more confidently
- Communicate with others confidently in a variety of situations
How will I be taught?
You will be taught by experienced, qualified staff. The learning will be tailored to your specific needs and pace of learning using a variety of teaching methods. You will receive individual support and attention within a relaxed learning environment. There will be a wide range of discussion topics. You will also be given access to our online assessment and educational tool, BKSB, which will help you progress and monitor your own progress.
How will I be assessed?
You will have the opportunity to take at least one exam to gain a qualification at the correct level for you.
You may wish to buy a folder to keep your work in along pen, paper, pencil and ruler but there are no additional costs.
Where to go when you get here?
When you arrive for your first class please come to the main college reception where our staff will direct you to your room. You will also be required to have your photo taken for your lanyard which you will need to wear whilst on college premises.
Parking is available in the rear car park which is accessed from White’s Road (SO19 7NS). Please park responsibly if parking in residential areas. Please note that parking is limited during the daytime.
We expect you to aim for 100% attendance and attendance is recorded for every timetabled session. Students are automatically withdrawn if they have not attended for 4 consecutive weeks. If a student’s attendance falls below 80% their place on the course and their exam entry is at risk. We place considerably emphasis on excellent attendance and punctuality. Any health concerns will be treated sympathetically and if necessary we will consider implementing the College’s Fitness to Study Policy.
Disclaimer – This information is correct at time of going to press. Itchen Sixth Form College reserves the right to alter, without prior notice, any of the advertised contents and to cancel or shorten the course where enrolment numbers are insufficient.
Functional Skills Maths
When: Starts 16th September 2020
Where: Itchen College
Wednesday Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Start Date: 16.9.20
Course Number: NA306
Course Fee: £10 (regardless of income or benefit status)
This is a functional skills Maths class that offers levels from Entry 1 to Level 2. You are able to join classes at several times throughout the year and will have the opportunity to take at least one exam to gain a qualification at the correct level for you. Achieving a Level 2 in this subject is the equivalent to a C/4 grade at GCSE level which is accepted for entry by most universities and employment purposes.
This class will help you to:
- Feel more confident about Maths and improve your skills
- Work towards a nationally recognised qualification
- Achieve a personal goal
- Improve job prospects
How will be taught?
You will be taught by experienced, qualified staff. Learning will be tailored to your specific needs and pace of Learning. You will receive support and individual attention within groups that are friendly and relaxed.
You may wish to buy a folder to keep your work in along with paper, pen, pencil and ruler but there are no extra costs.
Where to go when you get here
When you arrive for your first class please come to the Student Centre which is next to the Sports Centre Reception and a member of staff will show you to your class.
There are car parks that can be accessed via Middle Road and Whites Road (SO19 7NS). If you park using the Middle Road entrance you will not be able to access the college via the main reception as this is closed at night, and should walk down to the Sports Centre.
We expect you to aim for 100% attendance and attendance is recorded for every timetabled session. Students are automatically withdrawn if they have not attended for 4 consecutive weeks. If a student’s attendance falls below 80% their place on the course and their exam entry will be at risk. We place considerable emphasis on excellent attendance and punctuality and ask you to respect and adhere to these value to ensure success in your exams. Any health concerns will be treated sympathetically and if necessary we will consider implementing the College’s Fitness to Study Policy.
Disclaimer – The information in this leaflet is correct at the time of going to press. Itchen Sixth Form College reserves the right to alter without prior notice any of the advertised contents. The college reserves the right to cancel or alter the course where enrolment numbers are insufficient. Days/times/dates and fees are subject to change.
Peter Symonds College Open Evenings
When: Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October 2020 5:30pm-8:30pm
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
- Until July 31 2020 uLIBRARY will be free to access for all libraries. Register at uLIBRARY now for free audiobooks
- 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
PATH Parent & Baby Sing & Chat Hour
When: Mondays 2pm-3pm
Come and join the PATH team for a free online session where parents, parents-to-be and babies can sing all the classics from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Wind the Bobbin Up
Starting on Monday 15th June, the PATH team will be running Sing and Chat sessions at 2pm every Monday.
If singing isn’t your thing, come along and meet other parents and parents-to-be to share tips and stories about parenting during COVID-19.
You don’t have to join with camera or sound if you don’t want to—all are welcome!
This is an informal session where you can meet other parents, get advice about employment and wellbeing and help to reduce isolation that comes from being in a lockdown.
Please share with anyone who you think would be interested, or book to join yourself if you’d like!
Register now and you will be sent joining instructions on the morning of the event
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
- 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)