Monkey Pox- An Easy To Read Guide

Monkey pox is a rare infection currently in the news. It is mainly spread by wild animals in parts of west or central Africa. The risk of catching it in the UK is low, however be aware of the signs.



25 May, 2022|

Anti-trafficking charities launch a new website aimed at keeping Ukrainian refugees safe and stopping exploitation.

This information has been provided by Hampshire Constabulary.

A coalition of anti-slavery and human rights groups has launched a new website for Ukrainian refugees in the UK, aimed at keeping them safe from trafficking and helping them adjust to their new home. is a “one-stop shop” of useful websites, helplines, and other information – anything from where to get basic travel and housing advice to opening a bank account and understanding your rights as a worker.  

Says Andrew Wallis, CEO of anti-slavery charity Unseen, one of the groups behind the initiative: “There are millions of Ukrainian people on the move, many of them with no support network, who are vulnerable to all sorts of exploitation.  

“The more information we can give them on how to stay safe in the UK and where to go for support for an entire range of issues, the better. It will stop exploitation.” is available in the Ukrainian, English and Russian languages.  

It includes links to the Government’s information for displaced Ukrainians.  

“It’s vitally important we get this information out there quickly as the […]

25 May, 2022|

Mental Health Support Survey for 16–25-year-olds in Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council is running a short survey for young people to share their experiences, and this feedback will help us to create better access to support and inform new ways of working.

The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and closes on Tuesday 31 May.

Young people can choose to share their experience anonymously.

Portsmouth Mental Health Support Survey for ages 16-25

19 May, 2022|

Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW) Elective Care Survey

Do you live in Portsmouth? Are you or your loved ones waiting for hospital treatment?

Healthwatch Portsmouth are asking the public to share their experience and views of waiting for hospital treatment.

Many people have had their hospital treatment delayed by the pandemic – are you one of them? We want to know if you’re getting the advice and information you need while you wait. We also want to know if you would consider treatment at an alternative hospital in Winchester if it was available.

It’s vital that NHS decision makers hear your experience so that your views can inform work being undertaken by the NHS to reduce waiting times for planned hospital treatment. Whether it’s gynaecological surgery, a knee replacement or a biopsy you’re waiting for, if you’ve got a story to tell, we’re here to listen.

We will be anonymously sharing your feedback with NHS decision makers to help them understand what needs to be put in place to better support people waiting for treatment like you. So, whether your experience is good or could be improved – we want to hear it.

Fill out the survey here:

The deadline for this survey […]

17 May, 2022|

Invitation to the Launch of ‘Room One’

Come and see the new Autism Information, Support and Drop-in venue: ‘Room One’ at Charles Dickens Community Centre, Lake Road, PO1 4DY
on Saturday 21 May, 3.00pm-6.00pm . Open to any autistic or neurodivergent adult or anyone with an interest in this area, it’s  relaxed drop-in, where you can meet some of the committee members, chat to like-minded people, see the room and find out more about some new services coming to Portsmouth.

12 May, 2022|