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March 2018

It's time for a different conversation about care

Time for a different conversation about care

The way we deliver health and social care is changing. Part of this change is about making sure that the people we support receive personalised care that works for them. This survey will help improve our understanding of how confident the people of Portsmouth are about making choices about their own care.

Complete the individual survey here   or  Complete the carers survey here 

Staying safe in the cold weather

Snowy Bench

As the cold weather continues, remember to wrap up warm, take extra care and watch out for your neighbours. Click below for advice from a local GP and useful information including gritting.

Tips from a local GP  

Useful information from the council

Spotlight on...

Shared Lives Dog Walkers

Shared Lives carers open up their own homes and offer their spare rooms to adults in the community who need a bit of extra support. 

Carers may support a whole range of activities such as cooking, budgeting, laundry,  getting involved in the local community and participating in activities such as swimming, social and sports clubs and going to the theatre. Some people even have their first ever holiday with their Shared lives carer. 

Shared Lives households come in all shapes and sizes and the carers may work or Shared Lives may become their full time occupation. The team are always looking for more carers so if you or anyone you know might be interested then contact the team to find out more. 

Learn more about Shared Lives

Get Involved

Adult Social Care Users - 2 Women

Do you use health and social care services or care for someone that does? We need to make sure our services are fit for the future and they work well for those that use them.We want to hear from you so that your experiences can help us decide what changes need to be made.

Take part here

Various Alcohol Bottles

Some bars and clubs in Portsmouth have been trialling using breathalysers on the door to help decide whether to let people in and serve them alcohol. You can give your thoughts on whether you think this scheme is a good idea in the survey running until March 15th.

Take part here

Good Gym- Runner having tea with woman

GoodGym is a growing community of runners who combine runs with helping a community project or lonely older person. It's free to take part and is open to all fitness levels. The runs are led by qualified running coaches. The project launches in Portsmouth in May.

Take part here

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