Raising awareness of modern slavery on anti-slavery day

On anti-slavery day (18 October) Portsmouth City Council asks residents to understand what modern slavery is and how to report concerns. Someone is in slavery if they are: Forced to work Owned or controlled by an ’employer’ Dehumanised Treated as a commodity or property Have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement It is everyone’s […]

Over a quarter of employees in Hampshire and neighbouring coastal counties say their mental health has got worse since Covid began – new survey finds – as Solent Mind launches new national service for workers 20 October.

A new YouGov poll commissioned by Solent Mind and Push, the wellbeing and performance company, has found that a quarter (27%) of employees in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Dorset, say their mental wellbeing has got worse since the pandemic began. The national poll found that two-thirds (73%) of those who had experienced worsened […]

Aquind: Council Leader’s letter to minister

The Leader of Portsmouth City Council has sent the following letter to Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Dear Mr Kwarteng MP Re: Aquind Interconnector Application I am writing about the Aquind Interconnector application, which will take a major electricity line through Portsmouth, from the south to the north of the city. […]

Portsmouth’s port sets course for shore power

  Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet has approved a strategy for shore power provision at Portsmouth International Port, which will allow visiting ships to switch their engines off whilst alongside. The port has bold plans to tackle emissions and carbon, which will ultimately help them to become one of the UK’s first zero emission ports. The […]

GRP Solutions becomes a Shaping Patron

We at Shaping Portsmouth are very pleased to announce that GRP Solutions has joined us a Patron. GRP Solutions is the UK’s leading glass reinforced plastics distributor providing composite solutions to customers across a wide range of industries such as marine, construction, automotive, leisure and wind energy. Brian Harpur, Managing Director of GRP Solutions comments, “It is […]

The Monica Appeal launches to support Portsmouth Charities

Shaping Portsmouth’s Charity Support Board has launched The Monica Appeal which aims to support charitable organisations in and around the city, not with money, but with time and expertise. Many charities have substantial financial challenges. Whilst they do everything they can to support those that they are here to help, they find that money to […]

Shaping Portsmouth relaunches Programme to improve Workplace Health and Wellbeing

This week Shaping Portsmouth has relaunched its Workplace Health and Wellbeing Programme, after plans were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with BH Live Active, Cordell Health, Portsmouth City Council, R;pple Suicide Prevention, and Solent Mind, Shaping will create a set of resources for our city’s businesses, supporting them in improving the health […]