Here are some useful links to websites – click the pictures and links to access the relevant websites.
Domestic Violence and Abuse
PIPPA is a group of services in Southampton working to end domestic and sexual violence and abuse. You’ll find information on the website about services and projects as well as details of where get help if you are experiencing abuse.
Southampton Women’s Aid is run by dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers to help women, children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse in the Southampton area.
Stonham Domestic Abuse Service is situated in Southampton. We offer temporary supported accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic abuse as well as an outreach service for men and women experiencing domestic abuse.
Yellow Door (formerly Southampton Rape Crisis) offer support to women, men, families, children and young people who have experienced issues of domestic and/or sexual abuse at any point in their lives through integrated practical and therapeutic responses.
Yellow Door are also raising awareness about how older people can be affected by domestic abuse, specifically the over 60s age group. They are sharing messages on social media, offering free training to professionals, community sessions to the over 60s, guidance for professionals to help them support their clients and direct support for those affected using person centred advocacy support. They can support clients whose current partners, ex-partners or family members are committing the domestic abuse. This service covers Southampton. All activities delivered adhere to the COVID-19 Government Guidelines #noageforabuse
Drug and Alcohol Services
Local drug and alcohol recovery services in Southampton will now be offered jointly by The Society of St James, Solent NHS Trust, CRI and No Limits.
For people aged under 25 years:
The No Limits DASH service provides help and support for young people up to the age of 25 who would like support with their drugs or alcohol use.
For people aged 25 years and over:
Southampton drug and alcohol recovery service is for people aged 25 years + – they work with those whose lives are affected by the use of drugs and/or alcohol, including both service users and carers/families.
Talk to Frank is a national drug education service – the website provides up to information about substances, side effects and a friendly confidential helpline and online chat services. You can also search for local services for help with drug and alcohol issues.
Drinkaware is an independent charity who work to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. They provide evidence-based information about alcohol and work with the medical community, third sector organisations, government and the drinks industry.
FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage
Karma Nirvana is a UK registered Charity that supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.
The NSPCC have provided this FGM information page including how to access help and at a glance information.
Daughters of Eve is a non profit organisation, that works to advance and protect the physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health rights of young people from female genital mutilation practising communities.
UK Government information and practice guidelines for professionals protecting, advising and supporting victims.
Financial Abuse and Fraud
Southampton City Council Trading Standards team deal with complaints about goods and services bought in England and Wales, providing the purchase price is below that of the small claims court which is currently £10,000. They help assist people who live in Southampton who have already sought help from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Southampton City Council Money Matters and Benefits for adults page provides information and links to organisations that can provide help and advice on money matters and benefits. You may want advice on managing money, need help to get your right entitlements, find out where to get benefits support or someone to talk to if you’re struggling with debt.
Hampshire Police advice page regarding identity fraud including how to prevent someone stealing your identity.
The Money Charity is the UK’s financial capability charity.
The Money Charity believe that being on top of your money means you are more in control of your life, your finances and your debts, reducing stress and hardship. And that being on top of your money increases your wellbeing, helps you achieve your goals and live a happier more positive life as a result.
The Money Advice Trust provide free, impartial advice to people struggling with debt. The Trust runs telephone and online advice services, as well as producing paper information packs for people to work through in their own time.
All the businesses on the Buy with Confidence page have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards to ensure that they operate in a legal, honest and fair way. The scheme provides consumers with a list of local businesses which have given their commitment to trading fairly. Every business listed has undergone a series of detailed checks before being approved as a member of the scheme.
The Entitled To website provides a calculator to provide a reliable estimate of benefit entitlements based on our in-depth knowledge of the UK’s social security system. By using their online benefits calculators, users can determine whether they are receiving the right amount in their benefit claims, whether they are eligible for other types of benefits, as well as understand what their position will be as Government welfare reforms take effect.
Solent Mind are a registered charity providing a wide range of high quality services to support people with mental health problems across the Southern Region.
The Steps to Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential, NHS service, for people aged 18+. We provide a service across the county of Dorset, and in Southampton, for people registered at either a Dorset or Southampton GP surgery.
Gender Identity Issues
Chrysalis is the South’s leading charity supporting transgender people and their significant others, invites you to our second conference showcasing strategies and best practice for supporting transgender people in the workplace and beyond.
Advocacy is free, independent support to involve adults in decisions about their health, care and wellbeing. An advocate is an independent professional. They can support adults to have their say and know their rights. Advocates don’t work for the council, the NHS, or care providers. When adults work with an advocate, they will keep things confidential. Click here to visit their website