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  • Job Opportunities

    Family Support Worker

    The Family and Friends Service

    Parent Support Link (an established Charity supporting and informing families and individuals affected by someone else’s drug use) is looking for someone to undertake the role of Family Support Worker. This post is an addition to the team already integrated in to the work we undertake as part of the Family and Friends Service. You will be part of a larger team operating within the Inclusion Recovery Centres in Hampshire. The successful candidate will be able to manage their own work load, have the ability to plan and deliver a variety of relevant supportive interventions and to work with other professionals. The post will be for 2/3 days per week for the next 6 months, the work will focus mainly in Havant but you will need to be able to travel to other areas if needed. It is hoped that the post will be extended, dependant on funds being available.

    In return Parent Support Link will provide a starting salary of £25.500 pro rata per annum.

    For an application pack or an informal chat please call 02380230645 and leave a message with your contact details, someone will call you back

    or contact by e-mail

    Closing date for applications Friday the 4th August 2017 with interviews being held in Southampton on the 9th and 10th of August 2017.

  • Dementia Friends

    Parent Support Link workers & volunteers have proudly become Dementia Friends

  • Volunteering Opportunities

    Volunteering Opportunities:

    A) Company Secretary Parent Support Link (PSL) is a Hampshire wide Charity that supports and informs the Family and Friends of people who use drugs and / or alcohol. The charity has been established since 1994, based in Southampton and provides a service throughout Hampshire. The service offers a 24/7 telephone support service as well as face to face support sessions and monthly support groups. The organisation employs 6 staff, has 6 volunteer workers and is governed by a voluntary management committee. PSL is currently looking for someone to take the role of Company Secretary and to join the Management Committee.

    The Company Secretary will be expected to attend quarterly meetings one of which is the AGM as well as occasional extraordinary meetings.

    Responsibilities include informing all committee members of upcoming meetings as well as agreeing agendas and the distribution of regular reports.

    You will need to:

    be willing to work as part of a team

    have time to commit to supporting the Charity

    have some organisation and administration skills

    an understanding of role of Company Secretary

    Although these skills and experience are preferable Parent Support Link is able to provide relevant training if required.

    B) Volunteer telephone operator

    Parent Support Link offers a 24/7 telephone contact line, to support and inform the family and friends of people who use drugs and alcohol.

    The line is operated on a rota system and we are looking for people, who after training are able to offer some time to help us provide this valuable service.

    If you are interested in either of these voluntary positions, please call 02380230645, or email

  • PSL has made good use of the clothing that has been donated to our Charity, we have today boxed and bagged a selection of clothing to be sent over to Calais and beyond . The items include warm winter coats and jackets, for children, men and women, blankets and other items that we believe will be of use to the unfortunate people who find themselves in a terrible situation. If you have donated goods to PSL in the past a big thank you because your donations have made it possible to support this cause. The goods will be part of a larger consignment being taken over on the 17th of September by the Father of a young family who witnessed the camps first hand when returning from his summer break. A big well done to him and all those who are helping in some way.
    Please follow the link below for more information
  • Sainsbury’s

    Great news! You can now raise 4% for us – for free – when you shop instore at Sainsbury’s!
    Simply request your Everyday Shopping Card visit , top up your card online and shop at any Sainsbury’s – it couldn’t be easier
  • The Family and Friends Project

    family & friends support service


    Supporting and Informing the family and friends of people who use drugs and alcohol
    A local charity called Parent Support Link has today the 1st of July 2015 made a big leap forward. With the support of the National Lottery the Charity is able to continue to offer a service in Southampton: the service is for people who are living with the day to day challenges that living with or caring for a drug or alcohol user can bring.

    The aims of the project are to offer

    • A safe place to talk about the concerns and issues that can arise when coping with someone else’s drug or alcohol use

    • The opportunity to work with a trained family support worker to discuss and plan a way forward

    • To provide the opportunity to meet with others who are experiencing something similar in their lives

    • To encourage people to consider their own health and well being in a confidential and non-judgemental environment

    • To be in a position to signpost people to other agencies that could help


    How will we do this?

    The Project provides a 24/7 telephone contact line, 02380399764 where there is some at the end of the line waiting to take your call. The telephone worker can listen, provide factual information, help you to find a way forward, make appointments for 1-2-1 sessions and any of the other services on offer. The Telephone is the hub of the service, and the best method of making contact.

    If the drug or alcohol user is in contact with the Integrated Substance Misuse Service in Southampton (based at New Road, Southampton) then the recovery worker can take your details and a Family Support Worker will contact you. In fact any support agency that you are touch with can make this referral.

    Once you are in contact with the Family and Friends Project, you can expect a named support worker who will be your point of contact as long as you need support. The Family Support Worker will work with you to make a support plan and help you to move forward. The project also offers group support that gives the opportunity to be with other people who are dealing with similar challenges. As part of the group support, the project will provide regular workshops developed to address some of the key issues that families may be experiencing.

    For more information about the project please use any of the following methods of contact:

    Tel. Contact line 02380399764 or administration 02380230645

    E-mail either or

    If you are a support worker in the City and would like to know more please ask for Christine in the first instance.

  • Car Boot and Table Top Sale

    Car Boot Sale and table Top Every Tuesday at PSL 


    Bric a Brac

    Hot and Cold Food and Drink

    And much more

    Come along and grab a bargain or two.

  • Donate to PSL

    Our Donate button on our website is now up and running, so please do go ahead and donate to PSL.

    The link will take you to our JustGiving page, from which you can donate to us.