We are Healthwatch
We are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services.
We’re here to find out what matters to people, and help make sure your views shape the support you need.
Citizens Advice are the High Street presence across Hampshire. We reach into the local communty, actively promote the work of Healthwatch Hampshire thereby increasing client engagement activities – surveys etc. We are then able to provide in depth analysis and case studies and feed these results into Healthwatch Hampshire research and reports which enables them to identify issues and trends.
We are a Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centre
If you've experienced an act of violence or hostility because of who you are or someone thinks you are, you may have been the victim of a hate incident or hate crime.
Hate incidents and hate crime happen because of prejudice or hostility based on a person's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity.
It is widely accepted that hate crimes are under reported. Not all victims are comfortable with reporting their experiences directly to the police. Possible reasons for this may include:
Lack of awareness of ways to report hate crime
Victims find visiting police stations intimidating or daunting
Victims believe the police won’t believe them or take them seriously
Individuals are unaware they are victims of hate crimes
Lack of support to help victims make a report, e.g. interpreters
Victims fear being outed in terms of their sexuality or disability
Third Party Reporting Centres (TPRCs) overcome these barriers by providing an alternative to directly reporting to the police, without which a number of hate incidents and crimes would never be reported or recorded.
If you have been a victim of Hate Crime
Drop in to our main office or visit one of our outreach sessions and we can support you, offer you advice and report the hate crime to the police. You can report hate crime and remain anonymous, if that is what you want.
If you come to us for advice and an adviser has given you all the information they can, in some cases we can arrange a short free interview with a solicitor if we can't sort out your problem. We have a number of solicitors who donate their time for free on a rota basis, covering Family Law, Criminal Law, Housing Law, Immigration Law, General Civil Litigation, Probate, Will Trusts & LPAs and Employment Law. Your adviser will give you details of when a solicitor offering the area of law you need is available. These appointments are only available once you have seen an adviser and exhausted all avenues they can offer you.
Free and impartial guidance about your defined contribution pension options
Pensionwise hold sessions at our main office for people in Fareham twice a week. These appointments are booked directly through Pensionwise.
Pension Wise can help if you:
are aged 50 or over
have a personal or workplace pension
want to make sense of your options
What is a Pension Wise appointment?
Specialist pension guidance
45 to 60 minutes
Over the phone or local to you
learn more and prepare for your appointment by visiting the national Citizens Advice website