Autism Hampshire - Try Before You Buy Resource Lending Service

Useful resources such as weighted blankets or ear defenders to view or borrow


Why try before you buy? There are many resources available to purchase which may help people who have Autism. This service enables people on the autism spectrum to try a resource to see if it meets their needs before they purchase it. We also aim to raise awareness of assistive resources that are available.

Who can borrow? The resources are available to borrow for children, young people and adults who are on Autistic Spectrum and who live in Hampshire, including Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight. A small deposit is required.

Items currently available to view or borrow: Pocket weighted blankets for children, young people and adults, with various weights. Other weighted items such as lap pads, shoulder wraps, caps, wrist weights and weighted jackets. Compression vests (various sizes and styles), Timers and Ear defenders.

Items can be viewed and collected from the Autism Hampshire Portsmouth or Whiteley based offices. Our officers also take them to be viewed at a variety of groups and events across the county.

Portsmouth Office: Frank Sorrell Centre, Prince Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 9HR

Whiteley Office: Autism Hampshire, 1648 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7AH Tel: 023 80 766162

For more information please contact the Community Access team.

Isle Of Wight

Please note that the Isle of Wight also have an autism equipment lending service on the island:
Independent Living Centre, Downside Community Centre, Furlongs, Newport, Isle of Wight,, 01983 241494,

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