Social Care and Health
Hampshire County Council provides the Social Care and Health service for the Basingstoke and Deane area. For further information about the services that are provided, please visit Hampshire County Council's Social Care and Health webpages
NHS Choices provides you with a whole range of health information, including:
- finding your local GP
- finding a dentist
- locating your nearest pharmacy
- how to live well
- a Health A to Z
For health advice online or by telephone, contact NHS 111 service
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital is the main NHS hospital that services the Basingstoke and Deane area, the main contact number is 01256 473202. For more information on the services provided, opening times and contact details for various departments, take a look at the hospital's website Hampshire Hospitals.
For advice and guidance on mental health issues and information on the organisations to contact, please visit Hampshire County Council's website - Mental Health
For a support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists take a look at the Counselling Directory.
Carers and family support
You may not recognise yourself as a carer but if you provide practical and emotional support for someone on an ongoing basis in order to help them live independently, that's exactly what you are. For more information, advice and support, take a look at Hampshire County Council's webpages - Care Services.
Children's Services is dealt with by Hampshire County Council (HCC), for further information on what services HCC provides, visit their website - Support for children and young people in Hampshire
If you have any concerns because you think that a child might be being abused and you want to talk to someone or ask someone to find out what is going on, you should contact the Children’s Services Department.
- During office hours (8.30am to 5:00pm) - you should contact Children's Services on 0300 555 1384
- At all other times you should contact the out-of-hours service on 0300 555 1373
If this line is engaged you will be put through to an answerphone. Leave your name and number and we will call you back as quickly as possible.
For all emergency situations call 999.
If you think a child or young person under the age of 18 has been or is being abused by a person in a position of trust, contact the HCC's Children's Services Department.
The Adult Services team at Hampshire County Council provides advice, care and support for adults.
Worried about a neighbour?
If you are worried about a neighbour because you don't think they are getting the support they need, you could help them by contacting Basingstoke NeighbourCare. NeighbourCare is a voluntary organisation set up to offer care and assistance to anyone in need. Contact them on 01256 423855.