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Home Safety

The Blue Lamp Trust – The Bobby Scheme: The Blue Lamp Trust is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and enhancing community safety throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. All our profits support the work of the Bobby Scheme, a free service which...

Fostering & Adoption

About Fostering Fostering is when a child is cared for by someone who is not a member of their own birth family. Fostering offers a safe, secure and warm home to a child when their own family are unable to. Fostering is hugely rewarding and great fun. It offers you...

Your Care: Wellbeing Assessment

Getting a needs assessment If you think you, or someone you know, needs help to cope day-to-day, the first step is to get a needs assessment from your local council.You’ll need to have this assessment before the council can recommend a service such as: equipment...

Your Care: Financial Assessments

What is a financial assessment? A financial assessment or means test works out if the council will pay towards your care. It looks at how much money you have. Generally, the council helps to pay for care costs if you have savings less than £23,250. It may be that...

While you are in Hospital

Staying in hospital as an inpatient If you have been referred to hospital for an operation or test and you need to stay overnight, it means you’re being treated as an inpatient. When you arrive at the hospital, you’ll be welcomed by a member of staff, who...