Practical support

Royal Voluntary Service

Volunteers ‘community companions’ can help with tasks like shopping, help getting to social activities, support calls.

Money Advice

Help to understand and manage money for those with MH issues.


Free debt advice.

So Linked Southampton

Access to community navigators who can help with finding local support services, connect with others (i.e.


The You Trust

Charity for people living in Hants and Portsmouth. Does a holistic assessment of needs and works with those in hardship, including those with complex needs (MH, DV, isolation). Can help with emergency food aid, benefits delays, relationship breakdowns, social prescribing, homelessness and lots more.

Acts of Kindness Fareham and Gosport

A team that can help those in crisis situations i.e. provide food parcels, clothes, baby items, furniture for homeless people rehoused and more.

Breathing Space

Further advice also available on Stepchange (link above).

Debt respite scheme – a payment holiday.

Community First

Essential support services including transport services, wheels to work, community and sports facilities, positive pathways, home and gardening services, young carers support and training and counselling.