HIVE Directory: Advice and Support


Cafcass stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England.

16th Floor, Southern House
21 Bloomsbury Street
United Kingdom
0300 456 4000

Citizens Advice Portsmouth Reception and Triage Service

Citizens Advice Portsmouth has operated in Portsmouth for more than 83 years. They offer free, impartial and confidential advice in person, on the telephone and online to the people of Portsmouth.

2-3 Ark Royal House, Winston Churchill Avenue
United Kingdom
023 9400 6600

Early Years Alliance

The Early Years Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England.

A registered educational charity, we represent 14,000 members and support them to deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.

- We offer information and advice.
- We produce specialist publications.
- We run acclaimed training schemes.
- We campaign to influence early years policy and practice.

Our vision is a society where every child enjoys the opportunity to learn through play. We believe families should be at the centre of policy-making and empowered to become fully involved with their child's learning and development.

To support early years providers to deliver high quality, affordable and sustainable care and learning to families, and to ensure that all children, regardless of background, are given the best possible start in life.

We work with Alliance members to:

- Champion childhood and children’s right to play
- Advocate for children, families and all childcare and early education providers
- Put the family first to enhance children’s life chances
- Encourage safeguard-led practice
- Raise standards and quality of childcare and early education
- Ensure families have choice and information to make the right decision about the care and education they need
- Provide high-quality training support and advice.

50 Featherstone Street
United Kingdom
0207 697 2500

Forces Employment Charity

The Forces Employment Charity provides life-long, life-changing support, jobs and training opportunities to Service leavers, veterans, reservists and their spouses, partners and children, regardless of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.

If you’re looking for support with your CV, returning to work after a break or need advice on transferring skills and qualifications from the military, we can help!

Open to young people aged 16 - 24 from Forces families, civilian spouses and partners of still-serving and ex-Service personnel including divorced spouses and widows, subject to eligibility checks.

0121 262 3058

Foster Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council needs more foster carers to provide homes for Portsmouth children and young people.

Foster carers do an amazing job in helping children and young people reach their full potential

023 9283 4071

Homestart Portsmouth

Home-Start Portsmouth is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age.

Home-Start Portsmouth is an independent family support charity that was established in 1992 and has supported thousands of families in the city since its launch.

We exist to enable local parents to be the best they can be by offering emotional and practical help through trained volunteers, both in family homes and out in the community.

Support is available for families that are experiencing a whole range of difficulties: bereavement, isolation, multiple births, depression to name a few.

A range of stay and play groups are also run in the Family Hubs and are open to all.

Volunteers, who are often parents themselves, are trained and supported by experienced co-ordinators who are there to guide and advise them throughout.

17 Lake Road
United Kingdom
02392 734400

Joining Forces for Families

The Forces Families Project

The Forces Families project (formerly Joining Forces for Families), an Armed Forces Covenant funded project that has been running since October 2018. It is delivered in partnership by Citizens Advice Hart, Rushmoor Citizens Advice and Portsmouth Citizens Advice. It aims to help serving personnel and their families when they encounter life's stressful events. It is free, confidential and independent and impartial. The Forces Families Project is tri-service and operated in North East Hampshire and Portsmouth and other south coast areas such as Gosport Fareham and Havant. We often attend military events such as health fairs, family fun days and of course Armed Forces day.

United Kingdom
02394 006600

Marriage Care

We offer a donation-only counselling service so that anyone can access support whatever their financial circumstances. If you are in immediate danger, please refer to our Crisis Support page.

0800 389 3801

Moriah Family Support Group

Moriah Family Support Group confidentially supports all families of children and young ones (0-25) with any special educational needs, particularly those with English as an additional language.

117 Orchard Road
United Kingdom
07894 628497


Head Office : Fratton

Motiv8 provides individual and family support, targeted group provision, open access hubs, street based detached youth work, community education events and one to one intensive support programmes. We aim to create safer communities for young people and their families, building trusting relationships, boosting skills, building resilience and inspiring young people and families to reach their potential. We support young people into training and employment opportunities through work experience, community education events, traineeships, apprenticeships, volunteering, sessional and salaried jobs.

United Kingdom
02392 832727