*** Sharing on behalf of Southampton City Council ***

Please see below a message from Debbie, the new appointed assistant service development officer for Southampton local authority. The Nhs Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wheelchair service’s Community Health Engagement Officer will have involvement with this project.

“I am currently part of a team in the integrated commissioning unit that is looking, in depth, at the current offers across the city for inclusive and meaningful opportunities for people with Learning disabilities and/or autism/neurodiversity.

Our aim is to try to improve and enhance the existing provisions and the most important voices that we need to hear and listen to are yourselves and your family members/service users.

Co-production with you all is vital and with this in mind I have created the 2 attached questionnaires.”


If you can and would like to, please take the time to complete the questionnaire

And return the completed forms to Chandlers ford Service center reception desk, to give to the Cheo.
Alternatively, you can email it back to hants.iow.wcs@millbrookhealthcare.co.uk 

You can also pick up a copy of the questionnaires in the clinic waiting area in the Chandlers Ford Service Centre.

Thank you.

Cheo coffee meet

Do you live in Southampton? Are you or your loved ones waiting for hospital treatment?
Healthwatch Southampton are asking the public to share their experience and views of waiting for hospital treatment.
Many people have had their hospital treatment delayed by the pandemic – are you one of them? We want to know if you’re getting the advice and information you need while you wait. We also want to know if you would consider treatment at an alternative hospital in Winchester if it was available.
It’s vital that NHS decision makers hear your experience so that your views can inform work being undertaken by the NHS to reduce waiting times for planned hospital treatment. Whether it’s gynecological surgery, a knee replacement or a biopsy you’re waiting for, if you’ve got a story to tell, we’re here to listen.
We will be anonymously sharing your feedback with NHS decision makers to help them understand what needs to be put in place to better support people waiting for treatment like you. So, whether your experience is good or could be improved – we want to hear it.
Fill out the survey here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=nDUCjalMuk6RAyBFQXzrCeAfLbRj9mxDsE10JmrLZ81UNVZQTjJaNUg4TTVERTJLQlFUNjhJVEwxWS4u
The deadline for this survey is 30th June 2022. If you need the survey in another format or would like to discuss anything, call 02380 216018 or email healthwatch@southamptonvs.org.uk.

You may want to check out this inclusive cycling event in Ashurst, New Forest. For more information and how to book, click this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ashurst-pedall-inclusive-cycling-guided-rides-2022-tickets-338975223017?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

You can find the latest version of our newsletter, listing all the information, news and events from our service and other local services in the area, here Newsletter Summer pdf

Our Cheo will be attending the open event for a new learning disability support centre in Newport, Isle of Wight! They are holding a drop in morning on Wednesday 1st June 10am – 12pm.

Address of Support Centre: Holyrood hall, 70 High Street, Newport, PO30 1BA

For additional details, please contact:
People Matter IW
1-2 Bernard Way
Isle of Wight
PO30 5YL
01983 685348


With the nice weather coming back, you may be looking for venues and places to enjoy a day out. Euans guide is a website that provides disabled access reviews by disabled people, for disabled people. Visit their website https://www.euansguide.com/  and their twitter page @EuansGuide

Our Community Health Engagement Officer (CHEO) and Customer Relationship Manager will be attending a Carers in Southampton ‘Carers lunch’ on Wednesday 18th May 2022 10am – 12noon.
The team will give a small talk about the wheelchair service, updating carers on the latest news & updates about the service, and will present a mini presentation on the day alongside the talk. Not one to miss! Contact Carers in Southampton for location and information to join – 02380 582387

Hovertravel is holding another of their popular ‘Try Before You Fly‘ days, at both their Ryde and Southsea terminals.


This is your opportunity to visit the terminal, sit on the Hovercraft (it won’t travel) and ask questions, and to see how the company can meet the extra needs of some of it’s passengers.

The event is on Thursday 5th May and you have to book using this link  https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/I5h9CgJ2miAk6zMUoicQf?domain=hovertravel.co.uk