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New Home and Well Carers Hubs across Hampshire

The Princess Royal Trust For Carers are delighted to announce that alongside SGN Energy they will be facilitating 10 Home and Well Hubs in locations across Hampshire every month for the next 2 years. The Hubs will commence in January 2024. There will be one held at Augusta Park Community Centre on Tuesday 23rd January from 10am-3pm.

Working in partnership SGN and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers will bring together a large network of local community partners to proactively support carers with tailored support services across Hampshire that help to tackle fuel poverty and introduce energy safeguards that help those most vulnerable maintain a safe and warm home.

The partnership is designed to work alongside the Home and Well partnership in Hampshire, providing proactive and preventative support services increasing the support available to carers and those they care for. The shared ambition is to reduce the potential impact on the NHS service and prevent hospitalisation for  high-risk people as a result of living in a cold and unhealthy home.

The Home and Well Hub – Carers Support Service is an innovative partnership that aims to support all carers, existing and new.  Building upon the existing referral pathways, the partnership will develop new multi-directional referral with new partners to provide support directly to people with complex needs that are struggling to meet their needs which means making difficult choices between heating and food. By tackling issues such as fuel poverty, fuel debt, tariff issues and ensuring homes are safe by discussing issues such as carbon monoxide we will understand the needs of carers and the partnerships’ services will tailor the help they provide based on need.

The Home and Well Hub is a ‘ONE STOP SHOP’ for Carers. It is a central point where many agencies come together to offer support, advice, information and guidance to all Carers. Carers can access relevant information to support their needs, and the needs of the person they care for.

A selection of newspapers is available to enjoy at the Hub and they also provide crossword puzzle books, games and jigsaws for the Carers and their cared-for. Light refreshments are also provided. Carers can enjoy a healthy lunch and their cared-for are most warmly welcomed. We look forward to seeing carers at Augusta Park Community Centre on Tuesday 23rd January from 10am-3pm. For more information, please call 01264 835246 or email