Did you know, Southampton has an estimated 36,000 carers?
6 – 12 June is Carers Week and the local NHS and Southampton City Council are working alongside Carers in Southampton, Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS) Young Carers Project and the charity MIND to acknowledge the incredible commitment that carers of all ages make to the people they look after.
Often, carers do not realise they are a carer, they’re simply doing what needs to be done to help their family member or friend. Helping people to identify that they’re acting as an unpaid carer often encourages them to then access support services that are available.
Services in Southampton are working together to keep children and adults safe through a series of roadshows during Southampton Safeguarding Week, which takes place from 6 – 10 June 2016.
The events are an opportunity for residents to find out about how to notice risks or concerns and the steps they can take to help reduce the risks to their own families and others around them. Information packs and healthy snacks will also be given out at the locations across the city, backed up by tweets throughout the week carrying safety messages with the hashtag #sotonsafeweek.
Details of pharmacies open in Southampton on bank holiday Monday 30 May 2016, are available on our website.
Opening times are provided by the pharmacies, details are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.
If you do need to visit a pharmacy over a bank holiday please call ahead to check they are open and have the medicine you need.
If you need medical help or advice over the bank holiday and aren't sure where to go, phone 111. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobiles.
We’re supporting Mental Health Awareness Week. Organised by The Mental Health Foundation, the theme this year is relationships and how important good relationships are to our health and wellbeing. You can find out more about the links between our relationships and mental health and make your relationship resolution here.
Dementia Awareness Week takes place from 15 – 21 May 2016. We’re getting behind the awareness week which is organised by the Alzheimer’s Society and this year is encouraging people to share and confront their worries about dementia.