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Connect to Support Hampshire is an online information and advice guide and directory of services for adults with care and support needs who live in Hampshire.*

If you are looking for information for Children and Young People, visit Hampshire County Council Children's Services web pages.

This site is intended for all residents who want to find out about local groups, activities and services within the community as well as formal care provision. It is also intended for people who may wish to arrange their own care provision.

*This website has been developed primarily for residents who live in the Hampshire County Council area. Residents in Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight may also wish to visit the Portsmouth City or  Southampton City or Isle of Wight website.

There may be cross-border services provided for Hampshire residents who live near the borders with Bournemouth, Poole, DorsetWiltshire and Surrey. Use these links to find information and advice about care and support in these areas.

Finding the right help

Information and advice

There is a wealth of practical informationon this website about health and wellbeing, managing at home, getting out and about and much more. You can also use our Interactive Community to search for the right help or simply type your search word or term into the search bar.

We do our best to keep this information up to date and we welcome any comments from you about information which is out of date or which you think would be useful. Just click on the ‘Feedback’ button.

Directory of local groups, activities and services

There are hundreds of local groups, activities and services that can help you in your community, from lunch clubs and exercise classes to voluntary groups that will assist you with transport and housework. These types of groups could help you to remain independent and a part of your community.

Search the Community Directory to see what's available in your area.

Directory of care providers

If you are looking for personal or nursing care to be provided in your own home, you can search for Home care agencies(sometimes called domiciliary care agencies) which provide the services you need in your area. Make sure you read the information about buying from agencies in the Managing at Home section.

If you are looking for a care home or nursing home, you can search the directory for Care homes in your area. Make sure you read the section Care homes and other housing optionswhich contains further advice about choosing a care home.

All care homes and agencies providing personal or nursing care must be registered with the Care Quality Commission(CQC) which monitors and inspects these providers. We suggest that you read the latest registration information and reports on the CQC website. There will be a link to these in all of the search results.

Help from Hampshire County Council (HCC)

There are some situations where Hampshire County Council’s Adult Services department may be able to help you. In some cases, this will be after an assessment of your care needs to see if you are eligible for services. To find out more about who can get help from Adult Services, eligibility criteria and the assessment, visit Hampshire County Council's Adult Social Care pages.

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Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this information, neither Hampshire County Council nor Shop4support will be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of using the site and of any inaccuracy or error within these pages. Connect to Support Hampshire allows you to search for products and services provided by suppliers so that you can find out what support is available. Please let us know if any information found on these pages is inaccurate by using the Feedback button.

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