Reaching People Together

Introducing Reaching People Together

What is the Reaching People Together Programme?


Reaching People Together (RPT) is a partnership project that is funded by Hampshire County Council in March 2021 and set up by          Citizens Advice Hampshire (in collaboration with Citizens Advice Winchester District & Citizens Advice Rushmoor) to:

  • Reduce the impact of Covid-19 in target communities (e.g. through increased compliance with public health messages, self-isolation, vaccine take up); and
  • Address the underlying causes of health inequalities in these communities (e.g. through reducing debt/poverty, improving financial wellbeing, improving employment conditions and housing, and reducing known triggers of mental ill-health).

    What is Refernet?


    Hampshire Citizens Advice started a project called Reaching People Together in March 2021and Hampshire Refernet is part of the project.  Agencies and Partners across Hampshire joined our Refernet referral process with the aim of having 50 agencies using the system by the end of the first year and are linked to Local Citizens Advice Offices throughout Hampshire.  Watch the video below to find out how Refernet works.


    What is Advice First Aid?

    The Advice First Aid partnership supports some of the most vulnerable people in our community by training frontline workers to deliver basic advice ‘first aid’ to their beneficiaries. The training enables staff and volunteers working in the community to help identify an issue, provide some initial basic help such as reading through information on the Citizens Advice website, and knowing when to refer someone to one of our expert team of advisers. To date we have trained over 200 people to become Advice First Aiders (AFA) across our communities. Click here to find out more.

    We have a specially trained Coordinator working with hard to reach groups based in Rushmoor.  Starting with the BAME communities we have been delivering and adapting AFA training sessions adding to the success of the project.  Click here to find out more.