Portsmouth and Hampshire to follow the new Tier 2 rules from Thurs 3rd December

It has just been announced this morning that Portsmouth and Hampshire and many surrounding areas (except the Isle of Wight)  will need to follow the new rules that have been issued for Tier 2 areas from Thursday 3rd December. To watch a series of videos summarising the new rules in each Tier click on this link below https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-54511965 More detailed information about the rules to follow in Tier 2 are available on  www.gov.uk/coronavirus The restrictions will be reviewed every fortnight with the first review being made on 16th December.

By |2020-12-01T12:31:14+00:0026 November, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Share your views on British Sign Language and community language interpreting services

Quality interpreting services can greatly help reduce people’s barriers to accessing the health services they need. Wessex Voices are working with NHS England and NHS Improvement South East to get people’s feedback about their experiences of and barriers to accessing British Sign Language (BSL) or community language interpreting services when they are at an appointment with a dentist, optician or pharmacist. For people living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, this also includes GPs. They would like to hear from you about what’s working well and what could be improved so new interpreting services across the South East next year better meet your needs. How can [...]

By |2020-11-26T09:37:23+00:0026 November, 2020|News|0 Comments

Portsmouth High Intensity Service for Veterans – launching Monday 23rd November 2020

A Veteran’s Mental Health High Intensity Service (HIS) is launching on Monday 23rd November 2020 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area A 111 Crisis Service is also being launched for the South East Region The High Intensity Service (HIS) has been developed using feedback and input by veterans and their families, as well as the NHS England and NHS Improvement Armed Forces Patient and Public Voice Group. HIS will provide care and treatment for veterans who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing, are in a mental health crisis and / or need urgent and emergency care and treatment. The new service will provide: • [...]

By |2020-12-01T16:38:28+00:0023 November, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

National Safeguarding Adults Week – Family Approach

Today’s theme is the Family Approach A Family Approach is one that secures better outcomes for children (including unborn babies), adults with care and support needs, children and their families by co-ordinating the support they receive from Adult and Children and Family Services. The support provided by these services should be focused on problems affecting the family as this is the only effective way of working with families experiencing the most significant problems. General Information NSPCC Support for Parents Parenting can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. The NSPCC Support for Parents webpage provides parenting tips for all stages of your child’s life, as well [...]

By |2020-11-20T13:40:16+00:0022 November, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 – Homelessness

Today’s theme is Homelessness. There are many reasons why people become homeless. There are social causes of homelessness, such as a lack of affordable housing, poverty and unemployment; and life events which cause people to become homeless. They can become homeless when they leave prison, care or the army with no home to go to. Many homeless women have escaped a violent relationship. Life events like a relationship breaking down, losing a job, mental or physical health problems, or substance misuse can also cause homelessness. Being homeless can, in turn, make many of these problems even harder to resolve. People facing homelessness have been hit especially hard [...]

By |2020-11-20T09:44:16+00:0021 November, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 – Fraud, Scams and Cybercrime

Today’s theme is Fraud, Scams and Cybercrime You may be contacted with misleading or fraudulent offers designed to con you out of your money. These are received by post, email, social media messages, telephone, text or face to face. Advice is available on how to spot scams and frauds, to prevent yourself or someone you know, becoming the victim of a scam or fraud. More and more people are using computers, smartphones and tablets to go online. It’s a great way to stay connected with family members, shop online, look up information, and even make new friends. The internet has lots of positive aspects, but there are [...]

By |2020-11-19T11:37:45+00:0020 November, 2020|News|0 Comments

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 – Domestic Abuse

Today’s theme is Domestic Abuse What is Domestic Abuse Domestic abuse refers to situations where a person is subjected to controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer. Each year nearly 2 million people in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse – 1.3 million female victims (8.2% of the population) and 600,000 male victims (4%) and lockdown measures during Covid-19 have increased the risk for people in abusive relationships. Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following: Coercive Control and ‘gaslighting’ Psychological [...]

By |2020-11-17T16:05:58+00:0019 November, 2020|News|0 Comments

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 – Mental Health

Today’s theme is Mental Health. The adult safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014 applies to all people with care and support needs, including adults who have mental health issues as they may be at risk of abuse and neglect. It is a priority for Safeguarding Adults Board to ensure that adults at risk of abuse and neglect are protected, and that practitioners are skilled and trained appropriately to recognise changes in symptoms and behaviours that may indicate a deterioration in their mental health and that those people are safeguarded. What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we [...]

By |2020-11-17T09:54:02+00:0018 November, 2020|News|0 Comments

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 – Loneliness and Social Isolation

Today’s theme is Loneliness and Social Isolation. Over 9 million people in the UK across all adult ages – more than the population of London – are either always or often lonely. Half a million older people go at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all. If you know someone who is lonely or socially isolated, they may be vulnerable and open to forms of abuse such as scams and financial abuse. As a result of the pandemic more of us may experience loneliness and social isolation due to the impact of social distancing measures and the reduction in [...]

By |2020-11-17T09:12:50+00:0017 November, 2020|News|0 Comments

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020 – Prevention and Safeguarding in Local Communities

Today’s theme is Prevention and Safeguarding in Local Communities What do we mean by adult safeguarding? Living a life that is free from harm and abuse is a fundamental right of every person. All of us need to sign up to this principle and to follow it in acting as good neighbours and citizens. All agencies and organisations across Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth must be committed to preventing abuse and neglect, raising safeguarding concerns and putting adults at the centre of our work. Adult safeguarding means protecting and upholding the health, wellbeing and human rights of all adults, with additional duties towards adults with [...]

By |2020-11-16T16:43:25+00:0016 November, 2020|News|0 Comments