Nexus IFA becomes a Shaping Portsmouth Patron

We are pleased to welcome Nexus on board as our newest Patron. Nexus IFA provides independent financial advice, serving the local community with first-class financial planning, mortgage and inheritance advice alongside a full investment service. Nexus IFA selected Portsmouth to base its Financial Advice headquarters owing in a large part to the significant vision that […]

Key workers presented with symbolic freedom of Portsmouth

Local businesses and the voluntary community have been presented with symbolic freedom of Portsmouth for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 100 key workers and organisations were invited to Portsmouth Guildhall as recognition of their contribution. Last year Portsmouth City Council decided to award Freedom of the City to key workers and the reception, […]

2 Start Ltd helping rough sleepers to Choose Employability

A homeless forklift truck driver is back on the road to restarting his career thanks to a new initiative launched by Shaping Portsmouth. Gustas Pipyne had 18 years of driving experience but when his licence expired in the middle of the Covid pandemic, he found himself unable to pay the large fee to redo his […]

Free COVID tests to continue for Portsmouth residents

Portsmouth City Council will continue to supply free lateral flow tests to Portsmouth residents from 1 April. From 1 April, as part of the government’s ‘Living with COVID’ strategy, the provision of free lateral flow testing by the government will stop for most people. The Portsmouth City Council scheme will supply up to one box […]

Somerstown community engagement shortlisted for prestigious national award

Public engagement work on the Horatia and Leamington Houses deconstruction and redevelopment has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. A joint team comprising Portsmouth City Council and London-based Karakusevic Carson Architects has been recognized for its ‘extraordinary’ efforts to draw the local community into the deconstruction of the two 1960s Somerstown tower blocks and […]

Electric buses are coming to Portsmouth

For the first time, residents will see electric buses on Portsmouth and Hampshire roads. Portsmouth City Council has been awarded £6.5 Million as part of the National Bus Strategy, for the funding of zero emissions buses as part of their partnership with First Solent and Hampshire County Council. This Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) […]

NHS leaders: how to get the best care and support our brilliant staff

With frontline health and care teams facing significant pressures, NHS leaders are offering advice on how to get the best possible care – and to support hard-pressed staff. It isn’t just Emergency Department teams who are under pressure from rising COVID infections and high demands for care and treatment – ambulance crews and call handlers, […]

Endometriosis South Coast to raise awareness with a march through the city

Endometriosis South Coast is an inclusive charity set up to support people who are going through the diagnosis stages of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis or have been diagnosed with the conditions. They aim to create a safe space for all people with the condition regardless of race, gender, or religion. This disease does not discriminate and […]

Shaping Portsmouth’s Digital Enablement Programme is looking for a volunteer bid writer

The Digital Enablement programme provides access to technology and support to students & vulnerable adults within Portsmouth who are unable to financially afford devices. This will enable students to continue digital learning from home and allow the adults to stay digitally connected with family, friends and assist in their daily routine, like online shopping, prescription ordering and […]