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Furnish Now Open For Business

Furnish officially opened its doors on Monday 7th November to a great response from the staff and general public. We sell great value, pre-loved furniture for your home and help people improve their life chances by creating ongoing training and [...]

Positive Feedback From Learning Links Customers

Learning Links supports many local individuals within the Portsmouth and Isle Of Wight areas in a variety of different ways, such as helping them find employment by supporting them with CV building, interview skills, job searching etc (based in both [...]

Learning Links Has Entered A Funding Competition

Learning Links/Families have been entered into a funding competition by the Aviva Community Fund and we need your votes! Our Non-Violent Response course has helped many families in the Portsmouth area connect with each other using a more positive outlook [...]

Free NHS Complaints workshop – First Time For Healthwatch Portsmouth

Healthwatch Portsmouth were pleased to hold their first free NHS Complaints workshop on October 20th at Cosham Community Centre. All those attending evaluated the session well and had a busy and interactive morning. These evaluations are shaping the session and [...]

I get to choose when and where I work

Anthony has historically found it very difficult to get a job due to health issues. We gave Anthony inspiration, resources and guidance about starting a business. He has now set up a ‘Man and Van’ delivery and light removals [...]

Flexible working solution suits Mark

Mark suffers a long-term illness that makes it very difficult for him to get and keep a job. His passion is creating amazing, military-scale models. He met with the Learning Links team and was matched with a new, [...]

Volunteering has been invaluable for my career

Ivy came to Learning Links to get help with her career. She met with one of our careers advisors who talked through her options. Ivy mentioned that she was looking to gain some work experience to assist with her AT [...]

I was struggling to get a job because of my age

Sharon, who is over 50, had an accident that left her in pain and out of work.  During this time, she felt horribly incapacitated and lonely.  When she felt able, she returned to work. However, she struggled to fulfil the [...]

Creating mental health champions

Healthwatch was asked by an older man in ill health, and his daughter (the main carer), to support them in their difficulties with the community health team. His poor health was resulting in repeated hospital admissions and he had Nursing [...]

Healthwatch involvement was crucial in providing a strong voice of challenge to agencies

Healthwatch contributed to a recent case review panel to ensure that agency action is challenged and to identify areas for change. Through its wider work, the service understands that parents of children with newly diagnosed disabilities experience a range of [...]

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