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Action Hampshire for Charities

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Action Hampshire’s single priority is to support people in charities, community groups and social enterprises to do what they do (today and tomorrow). So please talk to us by e-mail on or ring Kirsty on: 07841 581334.

New fund opening soon! Hampshire & IOW Community Foundation (HIWCF) is partnering with the NHS and Action Hampshire to provide a fund of £100,000 to enable the charitable sector to continue to play a vital role in supporting local communities affected by Coronavirus. Voluntary organisations or community groups requiring financial support to help them respond positively to the crisis can apply for a grant from the NHS Fund, for more information click here or visit the HIWCF website.

Help for vulnerable Hampshire residents The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable - can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm. The helpline will provide advice and information, as well as co-ordinate requests for practical help, passing them through to the appropriate Local Response Centre. There is one LRC based in each of Hampshire’s 11 districts.

Extremely vulnerable people If someone has a medical condition that makes them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, they should register here and say whether or not they need support. Some people may have been contacted by the NHS already, but not everyone will have been. People can register themselves or you can register on behalf of someone else.

Domestic Abuse

We have all heard in the media that incidents of domestic abuse are increasing during these troubled times. In response, Stop Domestic Abuse are extending the operating hours of their Advice line, and introducing a service so victims can make contact via Messenger (for trial periods).

1.Virtual Drop-in Service

Victims of domestic abuse that cannot access a telephone due to isolating with a perpetrator will be able to contact a worker via messenger 9.30am – 11.30am, 3.00-5.00pm, 6.00-8.00pm Monday – Friday. Facebook

2. Advice Line

Victims and perpetrators (not professionals) will be able to call the advice line 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday – Thursday and 9.30am-5.00pm Friday. For professionals, the Advice Line opening hours remain: 11:30am – 14:30pm Monday – Friday.

Please note that refuges are still open and continue to be available 24 hrs by calling 033 0016 5112 and following the answerphone instructions.

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