Your #HavantConnects page is here to provide you with signposting links, resources, FAQ’s and good news stories from the Havant area to help guide your group or organisation through the coronavirus emergency and to provide you with the tools you need to support your users and community.
Coronavirus support groupsMore
Useful contacts for referralsMore
Funding for groups during CoronavirusMore
Good News Stories
There are incredible stories we are seeing coming out of Havant. Of individuals, groups and businesses coming together to care for the most vulnerable of our community during this crisis. Click the links below to read more.
The below links will help you easily signpost your users to any other services they may require.
Help and Support Directory
Community First’s Help and Support Directory is an easy to use directory of local community services. It has been created to help people connect with support services and community groups where they live.
Advice inc. financial
What should I do if I am worried about a child or adult at risk?
Speak to your volunteer supervisor about your concerns. If that is not possible, you can contact:
If the concern is about an adult – contact Hampshire Adults’ Health and Care
Online contact form
or call – 0300 555 1386
If the concern is about a child – contact Hampshire Childrens Social Care – 0300 555 1384
Out of Hours – Hampshire Adult and Children’s Services 0300 555 1373
Emergency Number 999
Non emergency no. 101
Please see the safeguarding guide below.
Your local Council
Connect to Support
We’ve created and collated a series of toolkits and guides that provide information and guidance across a broad range of issues including for those working in response to covid-19.
Resources for CharitiesMore
Resources for Covid 19 groupsMore
Mental Health ToolkitMore
COVID-19 Sample Risk Assessment TemplateMore
Below is a collection of questions our team are frequently asked and the answers to those questions. You may find useful information relevant to your group or organisation here.
How can I get funding for my group even if we don’t have a bank account?
Most funders require the group to have a bank account, this enables an audit trail so you know and they know that the funding has been used appropriately. If you do not have a bank account a couple of options include:
- Partner with another not-for-profit group which does have a bank account and constitution
- Set up a constitution and a group bank account, your local Community First CD worker will help with this
- Ask Community First to ‘hold’ the funds on your behalf.
We have someone with complex/specialist needs and we don’t feel comfortable taking responsibility for them. All we can do is shopping, prescriptions and befriending. What should we do?
There are a wealth of specialist organisations who support those with complex needs, almost all specialist charities will take self referrals, or referrals from a member of the public with the clients permission. See the “Useful Contacts for Coronavirus Support Groups” button at the top of the page for a list of specialist organisations you can refer to
You can also refer them to Hampshire County Council Help4Vulnerable by calling 0333 370 4000, Connect To Support has lots of information about support available. Or call your local Community Officer at Community First for further help.
You may also find this safeguarding guide helpful Safeguarding Guide
We would like some more volunteers – where can we get them from?
Contact Community First Volunteer Team at Volunteer@cfirst.org.uk or call us on 01730 777514
Almost 1,000 residents across our Districts have volunteered to support their communities during Covid-19 our Volunteer Service will put you in contact with those in your area.
Meet your #HavantConnects team
Community Development Officer
Head of Community Development and Support