NHS 70th Birthday Celebrations

Join the Lord Mayor, health staff and children from across the city on Thursday 5 July to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

The council and Portsmouth CCG are hosting an event in Guildhall Square to celebrate the NHS.

From 10.30am until 2pm there will be expert advice and interactive facilities about all things health, including smoking, alcohol, weight, mental wellbeing, tooth cleaning and oral health, and life-saving. You’ll also have the opportunity to find out more about the Lord Mayor’s Small Changes Big Difference campaign.

Find out more here.

Shared Lives Picnic!

As part of Shared Lives week 2018, the Portsmouth Shared Lives Team will be taking part in the Great Shared Lives Picnic. Come along and learn more about being a Shared Lives carer!

Find out more here.

Free water on tap!

To help reduce the amount of plastic we bin, and to make it easier and cheaper to stay hydrated, you can fill a water bottle up for free at about 60 cafes, shops and other places in the city. Plus, five refill stations along the seafront should all be in place later this summer.

Go to www.refill.org.uk for more information and to download the Refill app, so you can find businesses that allow you to fill your bottle up.

Dementia Friendly Screening

It’s Dementia Action Week this week – The King’s Theatre will be hosting a special dementia friendly screening of Singing in the Rain on Thursday 24 May! Find out more here. 

Portsmouth Autism Community Forum

The first meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum will be held on 18 May.

It will be a place where people with autism, their families and carers can meet with service providers such as the council, health services and support groups.

We want your views and for you to have your say to make services in Portsmouth better.

Find out more here.

Good Gym launches in Portsmouth!

Get fit while doing good as GoodGym launches in Portsmouth today (9 May).

Come and join a group of runners helping community projects.

Learn more here.

The Personal Assistant Roadshow Returns!

We’re looking for caring people to become personal assistants or PAs.  If you know anyone who fits the bill, they can find out more at our personal assistant roadshows being held across the city over the next few weeks.

Come down for a cuppa and a chat.

Find out more here.

Learn more about becoming a Shared Lives Carer

Come along to the Festival of Mind and find out about becoming a Shared Lives carer! The Portsmouth Shared Lives team will be in Portsmouth Cathedral on Monday 14 May from 10.30am-3.30pm. If you have a spare room and some spare time you could welcome an adult from the community into your home and support them with everyday activities. It doesn’t matter what age you are, whether you are working or not or how many people are in your family – Shared Lives households come in all shapes. You’ll also receive an income for being a Shared Lives carer. Come down and talk to us to learn more!

Find out more here.

Health and Care Newsletter – April Edition

Read the April edition of the Health and Care Newsletter here.

Health and Care Newsletter – March Edition

Read the March edition of the Health and Care Newsletter here.