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U Benefit - Getting Your Finances Straight

Citizens Advice are working together in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to offer a  solution to mitigate the COVID-19 Debt crisis. U Benefit is aimed at clients who face debt and financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19. Each Local Citizens Advice Office will…

Under-18s guide to quitting smoking

The younger you start smoking, the more damage your body will suffer when you get older. Here are some important reasons to quit and 8 ways to help you do it. You'll be healthier and less out of breath because smoking decreases your lung capacity. You'll save yourself…

Understanding calories

The amount of energy in an item of food or drink is measured in calories. When we eat and drink more calories than we use up, our bodies store the excess as body fat. If this continues over time we may put on weight. As…

Underweight children aged 2-5

Two- to five-year-olds may be small, but they're growing and need the energy (calories) and nutrients that come from a varied and balanced diet. If your child is underweight, they may not be getting enough calories. If you're concerned that your child is underweight or not…

Underweight children aged 6-12

Children aged 6-12 are still growing, which means they need the energy (calories) and nutrients that come from a varied and balanced diet. If your child is underweight, they may not be getting enough calories. If you're concerned that your child is underweight or not growing normally, see your…

Underweight teen boys

Are you worried about being underweight? Or perhaps your friends or parents have mentioned it? We all grow and develop at different rates. You may have friends who are taller, heavier and more muscular than you. Lots of boys don't reach their adult height and…

Underweight teen girls

You may be wondering if you're underweight. Or perhaps your friends or parents have mentioned it. You can check by using our healthy weight calculator. If you're underweight, your GP, practice nurse or school nurse can give you help and advice. There could be a…

Universal Credit

This is just a brief overview. Further information and guidance can be found by using the external website links on the right of this page.

Update on Short Breaks activities consultation

Decision time on short breaks for Hampshire parents and carers of disabled children Hampshire County Council has agreed proposals for re-shaping the Short Breaks Activities Programme, so that it can continue to offer good quality breaks within a reduced budget. To find further information please…

Using e-cigarettes to stop smoking

Over recent years, e-cigarettes have become a very popular stop smoking aid in the UK. Evidence is still developing on how effective they are, but many people have found them helpful for quitting. An electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) is a device that allows you to inhale…
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