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Abuse in teenage relationships

Do you sometimes feel frightened, intimidated or controlled by your partner? Or do you constantly have to watch your behaviour in case they get angry? If so you're probably being abused. Controlling, abusive or violent behaviour is never OK in a relationship. You should feel…

Access to Work Grants

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you: • start working • stay in work • move into self-employment or start a business The grant is not for business start-up…

Addiction: what is it?

If you have an addiction, you're not alone. According to the charity Action on Addiction, 1 in 3 people are addicted to something. Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to…

ADHD Parenting Tips

Life with a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) can be frustrating and overwhelming, but as a parent there is a lot you can do to help control and reduce the symptoms. You can help your child overcome daily challenges, channel their…

Adopting a child: your health and wellbeing

Your decision to adopt may be affected or influenced by your medical history, including any attempts to start a family. Any adoption agency will take into account your health and needs when it considers whether you are suitable to be approved as an adoptive parent.…

Adopting or fostering a child in care

Choosing to adopt or foster a child in care is likely to be one of the most challenging, but rewarding, decisions you'll ever make.  There are around 4,000 children in England who need to be adopted every year, and many more who need fostering. According to…

Adult Social Care

  Hampshire County Council Adult Services provides information and access to services for people with social care needs. To find out more on Adult Social Care in Adult Services please visit the external link on the right.  Here you can find information on care and…

Advice for families of drug users

Lots of families in the UK are living with a loved one who is using or trying to come off drugs. If you're the parent, partner, child or carer of a drug user, you may feel worried, frustrated and alone. It's important to recognise this and get the help and…

Advice for UK Service families in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council recognises the disadvantage frequently experienced by UK service personnel as a result of the fact that they can be moved at short notice. Many Hampshire schools have extensive experience of working with service families and children. Areas of the county significantly affected…

Advocacy

There are several charities within Hampshire that offer Advocacy. What is Advocacy? Advocacy is helping people to speak up and have their views and wishes heard. It helps people access their rights as members of the community. The services are free and anyone can ask…
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