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Adult Services

Adult Services provides advice, care and support for adults.

People may need social care or support during a crisis, because of their age, long term ill health or disability, or because they are caring for others. Most of the support we give is to help people to continue living independently in a home of their own. The support services provided by Adult Services are accessed by some 86,000 Hampshire residents each year. This includes, 23,000 people who meet our eligibility criteria, that is they have substantial or critical social care needs, 4,000 people accessing a reablement service, helping them to regain their independence after an illness or stay in hospital, and 45,000 who access equipment and adaptations.


Children's Services

Children's Services was established in 2005 to create a new department responsible for schools and children’s welfare following the Children’s Act 2004.

The Department has a vision to make Hampshire a better place for children and young people by leading Hampshire’s Children’s Trust, the public sector partnership for children. The Department was rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last two consecutive inspections.

The overarching strategy for the Children’s Trust, the Children and Young People’s Plan, is based on a commitment to provide early help for children, young people and families. This means identifying as early as possible if a child or family needs support, helping them to access services and working together to ensure that the support provided has the maximum impact.


Culture, Communities and Business Services

Culture, Communities and Business Services (CCBS) is the Council’s centre for community support and business services.

It runs the Council’s cultural, community-based and rural facilities, as well as services to support and protect Hampshire’s communities, such as Trading Standards and Community Safety.

CCBS also manages a number of businesses which support the Council’s operations. These businesses keep the Council’s facilities and infrastructure going, and bring income into the organisation by selling their services to other public bodies.


Corporate Services

Corporate Services came into effect on 1 August 2012, following a review of all the support services that keep the County Council functioning on a day-to-day basis, including Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology and Procurement.

The new operating model for Corporate Services adopts a more joined up and collaborative way of working that avoids duplication and reduces cost across the organisation. These changes have brought substantial benefits to the County Council, placing us in a uniquely strong position for future growth and investment.

Corporate Services is made up of three function areas, each headed up by a Director.


Economy, Transport and Environment

Moving and shaping a prospering Hampshire

The department manages Hampshire County Council’s responsibilities for Highways and Transport, Economic Development, Planning, Waste, Energy and Environmental Services.

The role of the department is to:

  • Support sustainable economic growth, position Hampshire as a leading business location and promote as a tourist destination
  • Deliver infrastructure to support Hampshire’s economy and quality of life
  • Keep Hampshire moving by maintaining our 5000 miles of road, and support safe and efficient transport systems
  • Shape Hampshire for the future by reducing waste, promoting recycling and ensuring Hampshire is energy and climate change resilient.



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