The search bar lets you search using any combination of keywords, location and category.
by Keywords - type one or more words to describe what you are looking for (e.g. housing)
by Location - use this to find services which serve a location. Try a place name such as Millbrook or a postcode (SO14, SO50 or PO14) etc.
by Category - use this if you know the type of results you want to find.
Advice on Keyword Searching
Typing words into the Keyword(s) box will find all results that contain at least one of those words. You can also limit your results by using special characters.
work clubs - Returns all results containing 'work' or 'clubs'.
+housing +advice - Only returns results containing both 'housing' and 'advice'.
"badminton club" - Only returns results containing the exact phrase 'badminton club'
Using search filters
Search results may be improved further by selecting one or more of the search filters which are displayed alongside them. These filters allow you to limit results by subject area (such as 'Money Matters') or by user group (such as 'Carers'). The more filters you use, the more focussed your results will be.
Sorting your search results
You can change the sort order of your search results. Depending on the type of search you did, your results can be sorted by:
- name (alphabetically with numbers first)
- best match (the best match to your search)
- distance (only if you have searched by location)