Local support groups

Here at Bluebird Care Portsmouth we have compiled a list of local support groups that may be of interest to our customers. Read more below.

Remind Portsmouth; support and advice for those living with dementia , their carers or family members

Remind is a service who will support people who are diagnosed living with Dementia. It is a journey and with practical help and guidance they will help you to maintain your independance and connect with your local community. 

The Remind team will set up a home assessment for you and your beloved , where they can help you to get support and an ongoing plan mapped out for the Dementia journey .

  • With help of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy , they can work to stimulate the memory , thinking skills and help with building confidence.
  • They can sign post you to various activities groups across the areas where you can share your experiences and enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, board games and exercise classes.
  • Practical advice on implements at home , so you can live indepentdantly.
  • GIve you advice on certain benefits and allowances you could be entitled to .

​YOu can find Remind , OPMH Community Team , Block B , 2nd floor St Mary's Community Health Campus , Milton Road, PO3 6AD 

Tel: 033 0332 4030
Email: Remind@solentmind.org.ukRemind

For more information click here

AGE UK PORTSMOUTH activities and groups

AGE UK PORTSMOUTH is based at the Bradbury Centre , 16-18 Kingston Road , PO1 5RZ.

The group runs various social activities as well as running training groups for IT teaching for elderly, foot care sevrices , ear microsuction , hair dressing etc.

For more information look online services

They also run a Coffee & Company session on the first and third Friday of the month from 1.30pm-3.00pm . If you want to join, please contact or call 023 9288 3506

Portsmouth Interaction

Portsmouth interaction provides a service for people living within the city who are experiencing ill mental health. Through offering a variety of low cost recreational activities from fitness to wellbeing, the scheme looks to pave a way for people to build new skills and gain confidence to allow them to move back into mainstream groups. Support staff, who are specially trained to support clients with a range of conditions, will be on hand to help along the way, offering regular progress reviews.

For more information click here


Tel: 02393 200369

HIVE Directory Portsmouth : Contact details of many support groups in Portsmouth

The HIVE directory is a usefull tool to find out about local volunteering groups and other charitable organisations who can support you and your beloved to live within your community .

Click HIVE DIRECTORYhere to see what groups there are to help you : 



Dementia UK

Dementia UK – the specialist dementia nurse charity.

Their nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, who they continually support and develop, provide life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease.

Nurses are here when people need help. They have the time to listen and the knowledge to solve problems. As dementia specialists, Admiral Nurses help families manage complex needs – considering the person living with dementia and the people around them – and they can advise other healthcare professionals.

For families affected by dementia, they can be a lifeline.

When people are struggling, their nurses help them take back control. They help people living with dementia to stay independent for longer, and support the people caring for them so they have the strength to cope with the bad days, and the energy to enjoy the good days.

We believe Admiral Nurses give people the quality of care that we would all want for ourselves and our loved ones – and they are working hard to increase the number of nurses across the UK so no one has to face dementia alone.


Website: www.dementiauk.org

Tel: 0800 888 6678

DSDC: The Dementia Centre

Based at the University of Stirling, DSDC uses research to inform practice, and practice to inform research providing comprehensive resources for anyone supporting someone living with dementia, both personally and professionally.


Website: www.dementia.stir.ac.uk

Tel: 01786 467745 or 01786 467350

Rowans Hospice UK

Rowans Hospice is a charity what provides guidance and support to people living in portsmouth who are living with a life-limiting and progressive ilness. You do not need to be referred by doctors but you can directly contact them for help on 023 9224 8011 or email LWc@rowanshospice.co.uk.

Rowans hospice services focusses on maintaining a quality of life by relieving the symptoms associated with the life-limiting illness. They have a holistic approach to their care for the family , friends and the carers of their beloved. 

They have an in-patient unit with 19 beds in Purbeck  but the centre also provides Well-being support groups and services to plan the future care needs. There is also a small unit to support people to die within their own home if they wish that .

Rowans Hospice , Purbeck Heath Road , Waterlooville PO7 5RU 

Rowans Hospice end-of-life care


Portsmouth Stroke Squad

The Portsmouth Stroke Squad is a group of stroke survivors who are finding support and comfort in sharing their experiences and advice. The group is to give you emotional support and also guidance. They are not linked directly with Stroke uk but you can contact them via helpline@stroke.org.uk or phone 0303 3033 100. If you want to meet up with them , please contact directly Ross .


Ross Needham
07921 765515
Location of group
Groundlings Theatre Co
42 Kent Street
Portsmouth PO1 3BS



Stroke group PortsmouthStroke Squad

The Silver Line; the elderly call line

The Silver Line is an initiative started by Dame Esther Rantzen in 2019 to combat loneliness amongst elderly in our community . It is a free, 24-hour telephone service . One can call them up , just for a friendly chat. 

They offer friendship, conversation, and support to those who need it. Whatever the day or time, you can pick up the phone and speak to one of the friendly Silver Line team members.

Whether you’d like to exchange a quick “good morning” with someone, fancy a chat about how your day has gone, or need a trusted listening ear to share your thoughts and feelings with, they are here to talk. 

They work together with AGE uk to combat isolation and loneliness. Currently 1.4 million people are elderly and they do not go out at all . The majority of them do not use internet . Therefore this call service does provide a life line to many.

To read more about this great initiave, click here .www.thesilverline.org.uk/

Tel: 0800 470 8090


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