Support Services

Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association – Footprints

Portsmouth DSA is an award-winning charity committed to improving the lives of children and families. We know our young people can succeed when given the opportunity and with the right support, and we believe they deserve the same opportunities and right to experience success as their peers. Portsmouth DSA provides a range of some of the best specialist services in the UK supporting development and education and offers training to assist families and professionals in providing effective support from the point of diagnosis, helping to teach children the skills they need to reach their developmental milestones, succeed at school, and become valued and productive members of their communities. When children with Down syndrome are given opportunities to participate and be fully included, the whole community benefits.

We are based at the Sarah Duffen Centre in Belmont Street. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about what we do, or if you would like to come along to meet us.

United Kingdom
0333 1212 300

Portsmouth Foodbank

Portsmouth Foodbank provides parcels of non-perishable food, guided by The Trussell Trust, who has worked with nutritionists to ensure food parcels contains sufficient nutrition for at least three days worth of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families.

PLEASE NOTE: Many Food Banks require referrals. If you need to be referred to a foodbank, talk to your support worker (such as a health visitor or social worker)

The Portsmouth Foodbank enables people to access non-perishable food with foodbank vouchers.

Somers Road
United Kingdom
02392 987976

Portsmouth Mediation Service

The Portsmouth Mediation Service provides mediation and restorative meetings for people caught up in conflict.

023 9206 4954

Portsmouth Rehabilitation and Reablement Team

The Portsmouth Rehabilitation and Reablement Team is an integrated health and social care team the purpose of which is to provide responsive support for people whose needs have intensified, often as the result of an acute illness.

Solent NHS Trust is the lead for this service on behalf of both Solent and Portsmouth City Council

The service is available to adults who are registered with a Portsmouth City GP.

St Mary’s Community Campus
Milton Road
United Kingdom
0300 300 2012

Portsmouth South Asthma+LungUK Support Group

At Asthma + Lung UK, we believe that every breath matters - and that the right to breathe freely applies to everybody, regardless of income, age, ethnicity, gender, or background.

Make new friends who know what you’re going through, and learn more about living with a lung condition

Marsden Rd
United Kingdom
0300 222 5800

Portsmouth Victoria Nursing Association

The Charity provides help to the sick or disabled who are also in financial need. Grants may be made to purchase services or equipment which are not provided by either the state or the NHS and which will directly assist a person’s medical need or improve their quality of life. Support is also given to the Community Nurses by providing help with training courses, books and special equipment not normally funded by the NHS.

Referrals are only accepted from local health professionals and community/support workers with direct knowledge of the individual's or family’s situation.

07434 617947

Portsmouth Water - Problems Paying?

Portsmouth Water offers assistance to people struggling to pay their water bills.

West Street
United Kingdom
023 9249 9888

Portsmouth Women Alliance (PWA)

This Women group in Portsmouth created to build confidence and reduce fear in Black Minority Ethnic group.
Our main focus is raise awareness about FGM/C
Our association is open to any women in Portsmouth and we are available to volunteer and to contribute to the community.

Private Sector Housing - Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council offers support to private tenants whose landlords are not doing enough to maintain their homes, or to home owners who cannot afford to bring their homes up to a decent standard.

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
023 9268 8369

Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families whose son or daughter is affected by a life threatening or terminal illness. This includes parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters, grandparents and help with extended family members to support each other.

Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis, (including antenatal and neonatal periods when diagnosis has been made) and support with young people during transition towards adult services up to the age of 18.

Rooms at Calmore Community Centre
Calmore Drive
United Kingdom
SO40 2ZU
02380 232129