Petersfield Community Resource Hub is now the online portal to the Petersfield Agencies Working Together.
History and Objectives
The Petersfield Community Resource Hub website was created during the Covid19
pandemic to provide the people of Petersfield with up to date information on all aspects of
Services, resources and particularly focusing on places for those most vulnerable to get Help
We were instrumental in co-founded the voluntary group that set up the Petersfield
Coronavirus Help Network. These efforts were subsequently supported by Petersfield Town
Council as part of their coordinated efforts within their facilitation of ‘Agencies Working
Together’ which includes the majority of local support agencies operating across the
As the lockdown has eased it became clear that there was a need to provide Petersfield with
a single place for anyone with a need for, or a desire to volunteer to assist in, supporting the
community to find up to date local and relevant information.
One of the fabulous outcomes of the pandemic has been the tremendous support offered by
volunteers, the Help Network alone had 370+ people put their names forward plus many of
the existing Agencies pulled out all the stops to support those most at risk.
There is a great desire to build on the positive experiences many volunteers have had and
offer a place they can find other ongoing post lockdown opportunities to continue to
volunteer their time and efforts.
From this the original Petersfield Coronavirus Resource Hub has been renamed the
Community hub and has been adopted as the portal of the Agencies working together at a
meeting on 17th June.
The goals of the website are to provide a one stop source of information for Petersfield and
the local surrounding villages of Sheet, Steep, Stroud, Froxfield & Buriton about any ‘Not for
profit’ organisations supporting all members of the community in any way.
Organisations listed on the site will be categorised into various areas (any organisation may
be included in multiple):
● Community Services – with subcategories covering: Addiction, Age Support,
Domestic Abuse, Employment, Family Support, Homelessness/Housing, Money
Matters, Youth Services, Wellbeing
● Wellbeing – any organisations providing: Social, Faith, Physical Health, Mental
Health, Relationships / Family, Education, News/Entertainment, Arts / Crafts / Music,
Animal Welfare, Other
○ We will also host or direct to information covering Walking, Cycling and
potentially other community resources.
● An Assisting page on the site will provide for any Organisation to advertise
Volunteering opportunities to the community.
○ PDF or JPK images can be hosted and presented via this to enable easy
Entries on the site will be kept brief with the aim to allow people to make a suitable selection
to match their needs and then to direct them on to that organisation through Telephone,
Email, Website, or Social media links.
By entering information through a Form any organisation can update their entry without
recourse to the webmaster who will then just verify and update the records. They must retain
the response Email received after submission to enable this..
Click here to Enter an organisation into any category
To discuss any aspects of the site or include adverts for Volunteering opportunities please
As part of the transition from the Coronavirus Hub to Community Hub all commercial
organisations listed will be removed and a link will redirect people to the ‘Love Petersfield’
website operated by Farrow Creative.
27 The Square
National Helpline: 0344 4111306
Help with finances, employment, housing, benefits or any other practical problem you face please call Citizens Advice East Hampshire on local number 0300 330 9028 (East Hampshire residents)
- Assessment and access grants for individuals needs
- Advice on housing and homelessness options including grant applications for deposits
- Individual budgeting and income maximisation support
- Benefit Claim form filling
- General advice followed up by free family solicitor advice
- Domestic abuse advice
- Debt advice and casework including specialist DRO
- Employment Case worker specialist
Linda Read – Captain Commanding Officer
The Salvation Army
Telephone: 01730 265971
Telephone: 01730 262820
Mobile: 07872 407403
- Homelessness – food, clothing, bedding, equipment, shower, clothes washing – 24hr Phone Service
- Employment – support consultants, online provision, help with CV etc – Wednesday afternoons 1-3pm
- Lunch Club – 2 Course Meal and drink for anyone for just £3.50 – Tuesdays 12:30pm
- Family Support – food, home equipment, financial help – 24hr Phone Service
- Parent & Tots – for Mums and Dads with pre-school children who want to socialise with other. Tea and Toast served, activities and singing – Wednesday Mornings 9:30-11:30am
- Open Door – listening ear, general advice, place to meet others – Monday – Friday 9:30-11:30am
Direct Dial: 01730 234377
Community Development Officer (Petersfield, Liss and Surrounding villages)
Direct Dial: 01730 234278
- Housing/Homelessness support
- Benefits/council tax support
- Community organisation/charity support and community grants available
- Good value printing services
- Health & Well-Being – walking to health scheme
- Childcare – Rural Areas Play Scheme and delivery of safeguarding training
- Community safety & supporting vulnerable families
- New developments – community/resident support on major new development sites
- Environmental services – licensing, environmental health, animal welfare, recycling & waste, fly tipping
- Business and apprenticeship support
- Parking and traffic management
- Planning & regeneration
Leslie Nation Court
01730 260825 (Petersfield office)
- 3 general needs accommodation units in Petersfield (referrals from EHDC)
- 4 young person accommodation units in Petersfield (referrals from Children’s Services)
- Community Support offering homeless prevention, resettlement, outreach and signposting to appropriate agencies across South East Hampshire (referrals from agencies and clients can self-refer)
- Mental Wellbeing
- Training Courses
Meet at Salvation Army Hall on Monday mornings
Tel. 0300 123 1 567
Reception Open 8:30am – 5pm
Tenancy Sustainment – helping residents to maintain their tenancies
Welfare benefits advice – giving advice on benefits including Universal credit
Employment and training support – supporting residents in to work or gain training opportunities
MOST SERVICES FOR RADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
Home Start Butser
Winton House Centre
18 High Street
Tel. 01730 233755
- Offering a listening ear, or someone to talk to
- Helping and playing with your children
- Help to find out about and access other local amenities and services
- Encouragement and motivation
- Practical help
Tel. 01730 266046
- Pop-in Community Cafe; affordable menu and fresh bakes
- In-house activities include: Bingo and Memory Cafe
- Information desk and room hire for the community
The Kings Arms
- After School Club
- Mental Wellbeing
- Transport into town – Wed and Fri
- Lunch club – Tues and Thu
- Computer coaching
- Outings programme – runs throughout the year
- Help at Home Scheme
Telephone the Appointments Secretary:
07833 966 974
Contact for Agencies Working Together:
Robert Gussman (Chair of Trustees): 01730 893545
The Tilmore Centre
1 Tilmore Road
0300 500 8085
Alliance Programme, supporting individuals towards getting back to work
- Support to voluntary sector
- For volunteering opportunities via Community First see their website Volunteer First.
Phone: 0845 833 5734
- Supporting other agencies
United Reform Church
First Tuesday each month 1.30 – 4pm
- Bereaved meeting together
Available from Foodbank Tuesdays and Fridays
Available from Salvation Army every day
Southern Domestic Abusive Service
Refuge Project Worker
Southern Domestic Abuse Service
PO Box 63
Tel 01420 590109
Fax 01420 542954
- Domestic abuse support
Free Shop Friday in partnership with East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership
Lucy Lomax – firstname.lastname@example.org
East Hampshire Community Rail Website
Every Friday, 10am to 1pm
- Join us for a cuppa at the Hub Information Office at Petersfield Railway Station
- Help us avoid unnecessary waste
- Providing surplus foods and seasonal goods to anyone who can make good use
- Other community activities
27 The Square, Petersfield. GU32 3HH
Tel: 0300 555 1387
Website includes contact us form
- Free Internet & WiFi access
- Courses & Workshops (some Free to access)
- Social Groups & Activities (Knit & Knatter, Reading groups, Rummikub etc)
- Free Activities for Families & Children (Baby Play, Rhymetime, Storytime, Saturday drop-in activities)
- Holiday events for Children and evening events/talks for Adults.
- Free eResouces (available in library and some from home including Newspapers, Ancestry, Which?, Theory Test Pro).
- Books & eBooks, Audio Books & eAudioBooks, Magazines & eMagazines
- Home Library Service
- Local Studies & Maps
- Information & Town Visitor Centre
Library Building Open
Monday – Saturday
9am to 5pm except Wednesday & Friday (late night opening) to 7pm.
Monday – Friday
8.30am to 5pm
0300 555 1387
24hr Library Services at www.hants.gov.uk/library
(Reserve, renew, eResources, information)
John Goodyear/Bishop Laney Trust
Telephone: 01730 269072
- Grants to assist with the purchase of items required by students at local schools and colleges e.g families with clothing equipment to buy for the new academic year every September
Hampshire County Council
Connect to Support Hampshire
Hampshire County Council commissioned website
Contact number for Adult Services’ Referrals and Enquiries 0300 555 1386
Contact number for Hampshire’s Out of Hours Service 0300 555 1373
Will attend any local groups to talk/demonstrate the website
- Health and Wellbeing advice
- Local community groups and activities
- Getting out and about
- Support for carers
- Care providers and care homes
National Careers Service
Education Development Trust
- 1-2-1 and Group Workshops delivering Careers Advice to adults aged 19+ (or 18+ if unemployed and receiving benefits)
- Currently delivering NCS provision out of Petersfield Library, bookings only
- Booking line 0800 100 900
Services include: CV help, covering letters, application forms, job search techniques, interview preparation & practice, identifying transferable skills, career change, courses, qualifications and funding, self-employment.
Richmond Fellowship commenced in Richmond in 1959 when a nurse working in an institution decided to set up her own care facility for those with mental issues.
The Richmond Fellowship is a national charity and locally covers an area from Gosport to Alton and is supported by East Hampshire District Council. In Petersfield the meetings take place in St Peters Hall, and are activity based which can include creative writing, arts & crafts, music and many more.
Individuals can self-refer, and need to be 18+ years, and problems are assessed as and when people arrive. Leaders are mostly volunteers and includes parents and carers and are also over 18. A drop-in may also be set up on the same day as the community meeting.
Live in skills are taught where accommodation is provided, and telephone support is also available.
All staff and volunteers are DBS checked, as well as OCN certificate training provided.
The Bordon Liphook Haslemere Charity is a unique organisation providing financial support to individuals and community groups within a strictly limited geographical area around the respective towns.
Since its inception in 1992, the charity has given grants which have amounted to over £1,000,000 primarily to families but also individuals. Community groups have regularly been supported, especially since the charity founded the Boltini Fund with the support of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Fund. In the Haslemere area, we support organisations in conjunction with the Challis fund.
The Trustees of the Charity meet monthly to determine the grants, whilst the Manager can quickly deal with smaller or more pressing needs. Help with food, furniture, electrical goods, and carpets are the most common grants given.
The money distributed by the Charity is raised from four charity shops, in Bordon, Liphook, Haslemere and Grayshott. The shops sell donations of goods, which provide funds for the Charity who then distribute them back to the community.