HIVE Directory: Physical Recovery

Blue Badges & Disabled Parking

The Blue Badge scheme provides a national range of parking concessions for disabled people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. It is designed to help severely disabled people to travel independently, as either a driver or passenger, by allowing them to park close to their destination.

For more information go to the website.

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
023 9268 8304

British Red Cross Mobility Aids

The Red Cross provide mobility aids according to your needs.

338 Commerical Road
United Kingdom
02392 894222

Community Independence Service

Our team is made up of Occupational therapists and support staff.

Occupational therapists help people to develop, recover and improve, as well as maintain any skills needed for independent living after a period of illness, injury or change in functional ability.

The team’s support workers directly assist with the rehabilitation programs under the guidance and direction of the therapists.

This service is for people over 18 who live in Portsmouth and want to gain more independence in their day-to-day lives.

Our aim is to support you to improve your day-to-day skills and to learn new ones to support you to live the life you want, as independently as possible.

Whilst we do not have set timescales, an average rehabilitation program is between 6-12 weeks.

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
02392 680 810

Portsmouth City Council Occupational Therapy Service

The Portsmouth City Council Occupational Therapy Service is provided by Portsmouth City Council Adult Social Care.

Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
02392 680810


Adult and children’s medical speciality devoted to diagnosis and management of Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Soft Tissue diseases.

United Kingdom

Russets Respite Service

Russets in Hilsea, Portsmouth is a Residential home specialising in the provision of services relating to accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care, caring for adults under 65 yrs and learning disabilities.

United Kingdom
02392 663780

SSAFA Hampshire (Armed Forces Charity)

We provide lifelong support to those who are serving or have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and to their families. Founded in 1885, we’re extremely proud of our long-standing heritage and of all the work we do with inspiring people from Hampshire, across the UK and around the world.

Our support covers both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served.

0800 260 6767

Stroke Association- Stroke Helpline

The Stoke Association provide information to those who need it about the different aspects of strokes.

We provide information about stroke and its effects, what happens after a stroke, or what help and support is available. You may have many questions, be looking for some information and practical guidance, or simply want someone to talk to. That’s where we can help.

The Stroke Assoiciation , Stroke Recovery Service,Queen Aexander Hospital , Southwick Hill Road,
United Kingdom
02392 388654

The Ripple Pond

The Ripple Pond supports the adult family members of British Armed Forces serving personnel and veterans (including reservists) who are living with a physical or psychological injury. Our peer support network enables our members to connect with others in similar situations, in a safe space and within their own right. We know how vital support for the family is and we cover the whole of the UK including families overseas. Our virtual support services consist of peer support, talks and events, intelligent signposting and, in exceptional circumstances, specialist 1:1 support from a volunteer.

0333 900 1028