Listed below are all the links that you may find useful whilst browsing our website
Public Helath England
The Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory is here to keep watch on the health of people with learning disabilities and the health care they receive
The website provides a lot of information
If you are looking for a Counsellor who says they have experience working with adults with learning disabilities then use this link to find out local to you. If you are a carer then you could try http://www.bacp.co.uk/ which is the site for British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Hampshire Constabulary’s Direct Access Line
The Police have set up a new service called the Direct Access Line for vulnerable callers for non-emergency calls.
The caller can register on line or by post.
the police will then send them a welcome pack with the phone number to use and everything they need to know.
Their details will be stored in police systems on a personal record.
The calls will come in directly to the police using a Direct Dial Number which by-passes all the menu options and then the telephone display screen will show it as a "direct access line" call so that the call taker can deal with the caller in the best way.
Find out more by clicking here
Housing and Support Alliance
Their work is all about supporting people to get the right housing and support.
This is what you can get from the H&SA:
- advice on the phone or by email - it's free and independent
- easy-read information about housing and support
- training and workshops for self-advocacy groups
- help to link up with national groups led by people with learning disabilities
New Online Library of Easy Read Documents
Pictures Speak Louder is a new website that has lots of different pictures and easy read documents
Click here to look at all the pictures
Hampshire Partnership Trust
This link tells you about the local specialist services for people with a learning disability from Southern Health
The National Forum
The National Forum works with the Learning Disability Programme Board and has the job of telling the Government how Valuing People is working for people with learning difficulties.
The National Forum
These pages are packed with information on where to go and what to see in the City, including information on the arts, parks, sports venues, events and all sorts of spare time and leisure activities.
ARC’s Learning Disability and Ethnicity Network
ARC is a three year Department of Health funded project to set up and run a good practice / information sharing network on all initiatives concerned with Learning Disability and Ethnicity
Mencap is the UK's* leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
Moving on up
Moving on up is especially for young people with a learning disability and their supporters and families
Health Compliments, Comments and Complaints
Follow the link to find lots of information about how to tell the health service how you feel
NHS SouthamptonCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
This body is responsible for commissioning (planning and buying) a wide range of local health services for people living in Southampton.
Every GP practice in the city is a member of the CCG and they have elected six local doctors to represent them on the Governing Body of the CCG. Doctors and healthcare professionals bring extensive clinical knowledge to the planning of health services and this should mean better outcomes for patients. Family doctors (GPs) are also well placed to understand what services patients need as nearly all patients go to their GP before accessing any health services. GPs will ensure that we develop strong and productive partnerships, particularly with local hospital doctors and others who provide clinical services
Mencap seeks to improve the lives of people of all ages with learning disabilities and their families or carers living in Southampton.
Carers Together provides a range of services for carers and has a large resource of useful information for carers and professionals. You can access these from the navigational column on any page.
National family carer website
The Network gives a national focal point for the issues affecting families that include an adult with a learning disability.