ALTON COMMUNITY SUPPORT DIRECTORY
This invaluable guide to local, free, health services has been produced by the Patient participation Groups of The Wilson Practice and neighbouring Chawton Park Surgery.
Download your copy here: Community Services Directory Aug16.pdf
Hard copies also available from the surgery, Alton Library, Citizen's Advice Bureau, Cardiac Rehab.
CONNECT FOR SUPPORT HAMPSHIRE
A great resource for health and related services available to people living in Hampshire.
Connect to Support Hampshire is a source of information and advice, as well as a directory of services available for adults in Hampshire.
This website can be used to assist in sign-posting patients to services, key resources and websites that can help with many areas of life including:
- Coping in later life
- Mental Health
- Health and Well-being (including Well-being Centres)
- Learning and physical disabilities
LOCAL HELP and SUPPORT
For patients and families who are having to seek paid-for care, thefollowing independent not-for-profit organisation has plenty of helpful information: www.payingforcare.org
Princess Royal Trust for Carers - has a support group for carers in Alton (see Carers tab).
Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs wants a world in which all blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people. We campaign for improved rehabilitation services and unhindered access for all blind and partially-sighted people.
Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live
Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. We also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.
British Heart Foundation
Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.
We need you to share our vision because, together, we really can beat heart disease.
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.
Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. We offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning.
The Family Planning Association
The FPA has a great website with information and advice on contraception
Support and advice for military veterans
Information on Mental health, housing, finance and other support for veterans. Click here. Information collated and provided to The Wilson Practice in June 2020