Entries by Alice Macpherson

Appeal to return unused community medical equipment

NRS Healthcare, which loans items of community medical equipment via Portsmouth City Council and the NHS, is asking people to help their neighbours by checking their homes for any equipment they have that is no longer needed. Items loaned by NRS include: walking sticks crutches chair raisers commodes trolleys You will be able to identify […]

Past and current smokers invited to get free lung health check

Past and current smokers in Portsmouth are being invited to a NHS lung health check in a drive to improve earlier diagnosis of lung cancer and save more lives. With one of the highest mortality rates for lung cancer in England, Portsmouth is one of 43 places across the country which will run a Targeted […]

NHS offers top tips to get the best care, and support frontline teams

With frontline health and care teams facing significant pressures, NHS leaders are offering advice on how to get the best possible care – and to support hard-pressed staff. It isn’t just Emergency Department teams who are under pressure from rising Covid infections and high demands for care and treatment – ambulance crews and call handlers, […]

Support local children’s charity to raise funds and awareness about Down syndrome

Next week is Down Syndrome Awareness Week (21st – 27th March).  Portsmouth City Council is a long standing supporter of local children’s charity Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association and each year the charity runs a Social Media Awareness Campaign, which is supported by the local community and over 70 top celebrities to date. For each new charity page ‘like’ and page ‘follow’ on […]

Learning disability event at Portsmouth Football Club

Adults and young people with a learning disability are invited to Moving Forward, an education and employment event at Portsmouth Football Club, Legends Lounge, on Thursday 17 March, from 9.30am to 4pm. The free event will showcase services and employers across the city who support adults and young people with a learning disability. Young people […]

Portsmouth young people aspire for future careers in social care

A group of young people in Portsmouth have been inspired by seeing first-hand how social workers in the city can transform lives. Each young person visited organisations across the city who support families during their time of need. They also met with different teams at Portsmouth City Council to understand what it takes to be […]

Portsmouth social worker wins student of the year award

A newly qualified social worker at Portsmouth City Council has won a top national award. Lucy Collier won the student social worker of the year award for her role in supporting children with disabilities and their families. The Social Worker of the Year Awards was held on Wednesday 17 November and streamed online. Two other […]