Family Support Groups

Affinity Trust

COVID-19 Update: Internet and/or Telephone Based. Coffee mornings / weekly meetings on hold until Lockdown / Tier system is finished.

The Affinity Trust supports over 1,000 people with learning disabilities across England and Scotland, enabling them to live as independently as possible.

Mandora House
Aldershot
United Kingdom
GU11 2PW
01252 311188

Boogie Mites

Boogie Mites Portsmouth offer educational music groups and sessions for Nurseries / preschools, parent and carers, parties and events. We also offer Intergenerational music sessions partnering nurseries/ preschools with local care homes and care homes with families.

All our sessions enhance learning, language and literacy skills and are in line with the EYFS.

023 9281 7274

CAFCASS

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

3rd Floor
21 Bloomsbury Street
London
United Kingdom
WC1B 3HF
0300 456 4000

Connor's Toy Library

Connors Toy Library Sessions are open to all parents, carers, childminders, foster carers and grandparents.

Outreach project - supporting families on a 1:1 basis with home visits and support to access their local toy library session. Support with developmental delays, weaning, behavioural concerns etc.. Helping to reduce isolation, gain peer support and become part of their local community. COVID-19 Update: Continuing to recieve referrals.
Communtiy Toy Library sessions - providing stay, play and toy loan sessions for all families across the City. Promoting play, child development, peer support and community cohesion. COVID-19 Update: Get as many back up and running throughout the city as we can considering current COVID-19 restrictions.
Mobile Toy Library - Visiting Hostel, Refuge and other services or groups on request, providing play, stay and toy loan session. COVID-19 Update: Plan sessions back into the venues as soon as possible. Child Carers Toy Store - access to good quality, eduactional, specialist and fun toys and resources for those caring for and working with other peoples children (foster carers, childminders, nurseries etc.) Family membership is available to. COVID-19 Update: Currently orders are via online and we are delivering.

Free for all families with children with additional needs to join and borrow toys and resources.

St George's Square
Portsea
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 3AZ
02392 832926

Daybreak

Daybreak is the country’s leading national voluntary organisation focused entirely on the delivery of family group conferences (FGCs) and related training.
Age range for work in Portsmouth is 0-25 years
Daybreak has a contact with PCC covering referrals from them.
Other agencies and individuals can make a spot purchase
Daybreak supports families (not individuals)

Daybreak delivers programmes of the highest quality and aims for continuous service improvement, through:

- systematic monitoring and collection of feedback
- rigorous selection and training of staff, independent coordinators and volunteers
- inspiring individual and collective responsibility across the workforce

Our work is widely recognised as achieving great results for children, adults and their families whilst making significant cost savings for Local Authorities and other agencies.

023 8069 6644

Food and Weight - Babies and Eary Years Portsmouth

Early years are a crucial period of development for children. The NHS Birth to Five Guide covers a wide range of topics, providing lots of important information and tools to help parents through the different stages of child development

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.

Ark Royal House
Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 2GF
02394 006600

Maternity Services Portsmouth

Antenatal care
Postnatal care
Labour and birth care
Maternity theatres
Infant Feeding support
Parent education

Milton Road
Milton
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO3 6AD

Minority Women in Portsmouth

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

Moriah Family Support Group

COVID-19 Update: Closed during Lockdown. Once Lockdown is over, contact organisation to see when activities will start again. Adhering to strict Government COVID-19 Advice.

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
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO4 0AD
07894 628497