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Getting an allergy test

If you suspect that you or your child may have an allergy, you can use NHS services to get your allergy diagnosed. This may involve having one or more allergy tests. An allergy test can establish whether you have an allergy and what you're allergic to. This is key to managing your…

Getting around using public transport

Travelling by train If you have a disability and travel by train, you may be eligible to apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard. The Disabled Person’s Railcard is a national card that gives you a third off your rail fares.  You can use your railcard…

Getting contraception

Contraception is free for most people in the UK, and there are 15 types to choose from. Find out what's available and where you can get it. Contraceptive methods protect against pregnancy. If you use contraception correctly, you can have sex without worrying about getting…

Getting Involved

In Hampshire County Council Adult services we want to make sure that people who use services are at the heart of what we do as a department. This means there are a lot of things going on to involve people who use services and carers…

Getting medical care as a student

It's important to look after your health when moving away from home for the first time. This includes registering with a new GP and finding your local sexual health service. Here are our five health tips for new students. 1. Register with a local GP If, like…

Giant Print Picture Books

Three libraries in Hampshire now have collections of high quality early years books in dual format– giant print (75pt) and Braille. The books are available at Basingstoke, Fareham and Farnborough libraries. The idea for them came from a grandmother who was unable to read standard…

Girls and puberty Q&A

Puberty is when a girl grows up into a young woman. Every girl goes through it, but it can be a tough time. Here are the changes to expect. When will I start puberty? Puberty usually starts between the ages of 8 and 14, but every girl is…

Glossary / Jargon buster

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A AAC - Augmentative and Alternative Communication. The term AAC covers a huge range of techniques which support or…

Going into hospital with a learning disability

Going into hospital is a worrying time for any of us. It can be even harder for someone who has a learning disability. If you're looking after an adult or child with a learning disability, follow these tips to make a hospital stay go smoothly. Preparing a…

Going on holiday

A holiday for many people means time off work. For others a holiday is time that is free from things such as medical appointments and mundane tasks. For some people a holiday means not leaving home. They enjoy relaxing at home and doing things around…
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