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Alex Wardle, from Lee-on-the-Solent, collapsed at home and tragically died in March 2016, aged 23. 

From left: Alex's father, Stephen Wardle, sister Gemma Wardle, Alex Wardle and his mother, Denise Wardle.

Gosport family to keep Alex’s legacy alive by taking part in Great South Run

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THE NHS wants to know what services it should provide for older patients with mental illness.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has already developed services for older people in other parts of the county, bringing more support to people in their homes and in the community.

It is looking at how to provide services for people on the eastern side of the county. In Hampshire the number of people aged over 65 is expected to grow by 30 per cent by 2020. At the same time the number of people diagnosed with dementia is expected to rise by 37 per cent, while cases of depression are expected to rise by 27 per cent.

On Wednesday a meeting is being held at the United Reformed Church, 18 Osborn Road South, Fareham to look at possible solutions to some of the issues older people face.

Angela O’Brien, from Southern Health NHS, said: ‘It is so important to us here at Southern Health that we get our care right for people.’

The meeting is 1.30pm to 4pm.