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Drop in for a chat and get free support from the Live Well team on issues that are important to you, like your money, your health and community you live in.

If the service you want to talk to isn’t available on the day, a member of the Live Well team will help you to connect to them.

We recognise that with the rising cost of living, people are facing many challenges. Anyone worried about money can get free, confidential advice on how to make sure they’re receiving everything they’re entitled to, how to find ways to save money and how to deal with problem debt. We also have lots of information on our Money Advice webpage.

We also offer support and advice around general health and wellbeing.

For details of the next Live Well drop in your area, please see the list of upcoming dates and venues:


Come along for free, dedicated advice suited to you.


Venue: John Pounds Centre 23 Queen St, Portsea, Portsmouth PO1 3HN

  • Thursday 9 March 2023, 4pm – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 11 April 2023 10am-11:30am (money/utilities only)
  • Thursday 11 May 2023 4pm-5:30pm (housing only)
  • Tuesday 13 June 2023 10am-11:30am (health and care only)


Venue: Paulsgrove Community Centre Marsden Rd, Portsmouth PO6 4JB

  • Thursday 23 March 2023, 10:30am – 12pm
  • Monday 24 April 2023 3.30pm – 5pm
  • Thursday 25 May 2023 10.30am – 12pm
  • Monday 26 June 2023 3.30pm – 5pm
  • Thursday 20 July 2023 10.30am – 12pm


Venue: Kings Church Somers Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 4QA

  • Friday 18 May 2023, 11am – 1pm
  • Monday 13 September 2023, 11am – 1pm

Advice and support services

Money and work

Anyone worried about money can get free, impartial advice on how to:

  • make sure they’re receiving everything they’re entitled to
  • find ways to save money
  • deal with problem debt

For more information, and to find local services that can help, visit the money advice page.

Advice Portsmouth

The experienced team will be at the Live Well events to offer free and confidential advice in person on money matters such as budget planning, debt, welfare benefits and work.

Call us: 02392 794 340


Website: Advice Portsmouth

More work advice is also available on our dedicated section of the website.

Health and wellbeing

NHS teams will help you bounce back to health with support and advice around general health and mental wellbeing.

The 12 GP surgeries across Portsmouth are committed to working to improve healthcare across the city. If you are not yet registered with a GP, you can find and register with a practice locally.

To find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit

HIVE Portsmouth

The city’s official community hub, HIVE Portsmouth can help put you in touch with groups and organisations that can offer support.

Phone 023 9400 7124
The helpline is available 9am–4pm, Monday to Friday.

Location: Central Library, Guildhall Walk

Wellbeing Service

The team offer support to help you quit smoking, drink less alcohol, eat well and move more.

Call us: 0239 229 4001



Mental health

If you or a loved one are going through a hard time, the team at Talking Change offer free and confidential advice and support for everyone aged 16 or over who live in Portsmouth.

Call us: 0300 123 3934



For more mental wellbeing information, visit the mental wellbeing page. You can also find more details about support and advice for the following:

Switched On Portsmouth

Switched On Portsmouth provides Portsmouth residents with a number of ways to save energy, money and carbon. Get in touch to find out more and see if we can help.

Phone 0800 260 5907


Help with food

If you’re struggling to pay for food and other essentials or are in urgent need of financial help, local support is available.