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About short breaks in Hampshire

What is a Short Break? A Short Break enables children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs to join in with safe, fun and interesting activities while at the same time giving parents/carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring. There are…

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…

Anti-Bullying Information

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have launched their new free Online Anti-Bullying Information Tool for parents and carers. The tool is interactive and designed to give parents and carers information about bullying. The tool will help parents if they: * are concerned that their child may be…

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships give you the chance to earn and learn at the same time and take between one to four years to complete. What is an apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are a mixture of on-the-job and off-the-job training for young people and adults 16 and over. On-the-job, you…

Autism and going to the cinema

As cinemas are often places that are not easily accessible, autism-friendly screenings (AFS) aim to make families feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed in an environment that can otherwise seem traumatic. Families are able to enjoy a film in an environment designed for people on the…

Benefits post 16

  Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Due to changes in the benefit system once your child reaches 16 they may not be able to renew their claim for DLA.  Instead they will need to claim the new benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The government has produced a…

Bus Pass

Concessionary bus travel is available to people with disabilities over the age of 5. You can also apply for a companion pass if unable to travel alone. The pass entitles you to free all day travel on journeys that start in Hampshire (excluding Southampton and…

Children in Care (Looked after Children)

A child who is being looked after the local authority is known as a child in care (CIC) or a looked after child (LAC). They might be living: • with foster parents • at home with their parents under the supervision of social services •…

Children in care and care leavers

Find online advice and support for Hampshire's young people in care and care leavers.    

Children in care and care leavers - helpful websites

There are lots of services available which offer advice and support. Here are just a few that you may find useful, but if you are looking for other support, please speak to your PA.
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