Addiction

Action on Addiction have drugs and alcohol treatment centres throughout England, including, a specialist family service.
Visit www.actiononaddiction.org.uk
Tel 0300 330 0659

Alcoholics Anymonous offers telephone, online and face-to-face advice and help for alcohol
addiction.
Visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Tel 0800 9177 650

WDP (Westminster Drug Project) Help and support for alcohol and drug addiction.
Visit www.wdp.org.uk
Tel
020 7421 3100


Apprenticeships

The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy offers NVQs and Apprenticeships at their state of the art hairdressing academies in Borehamwood (Hertfordshire), Camden (London) and Loughton (Essex).

Visit www.lhaa.co.uk
Tel 020 8953 9344


Careers

The National Careers Service provides information, tools, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.
Visit nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk


Carers

Carers UK offer telephone and online help and advice, including links to services, to carers of a disabled person.
Visit www.carersuk.org
Tel 0808 808 7777

Gov.uk has information on carers allowance and benefit entitlement.
Visit www.gov.uk

The NHS website also has a useful section for carers
Visit www.nhs.uk


Disabilties

Mencap provides online and telephone advice and information to those with a learning disability, their families and supporters.
Visit www.mencap.org.uk
Tel 0808 808 1111

Scope provide information to those with a physical impairment, learning disability or any other condition, their families and supporters.
Visit www.scope.org.uk
Tel 0808 800 3333

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children and they provide information, advice and support.
Visit www.cafamily.org.uk
Tel 0808 808 3555

The National Autistic Society offers support and information on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome and campaign for equal opportunities.
Visit www.autism.org.uk

Disability Rights UK produce high quality information, products and services developed by and for disabled people
Visit www.disabilityrightsuk.org
Tel 020 7250 8181


Ex-offenders

NACRO, offers support, advice and opportunities to ex-offenders.
Visit www.nacro.org.uk
Tel 0300 123 1999

Blue Sky, offer work placements and vacancies to ex-offenders.
Visit www.blueskydevelopment.co.uk

Any person can apply for a Basic Disclosure in their own name. This is a document listing a person's unspent convictions and is requested by some employers.
Visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk


Families

Gingerbread have advice and practical support for single parents.
Visit www.gingerbread.org.uk
Tel 0808 802 0925

Family Lives offer support and advice for families.
Visit www.familylives.org.uk
Tel 0808 800 2222

Adfam are a national charity offering support to families affected by drugs and alcohol.
Visit www.adfam.org.uk
Tel 020 7553 7640


Financial

Step Change free online and telephone debt advice.
Visit www.stepchange.org
Tel 0800 138 1111

National Debtline, online and phone debt advice.
Visit www.nationaldebtline.org

The Money Advice Service, set up by the government, they provide free, impartial money advice.
Visit www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en
Tel 0300 500 5000

A Better off Calculator is a quick and easy tool to find out how you could benefit financially when you come off benefits and move into work.
Visit www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators

Gov.uk provide information on benefit entitlement.
Visit www.gov.uk


Health and Wellbeing

The NHS website has lots of information concerning health and wellbeing.
Visit www.nhs.uk

Change4Life has information, recipes and advice on how to keep you and your family healthy and active.
Visit www.nhs.uk/Change4Life


Housing and Accommodation

Citizens Advice offers information on renting or buying a home or just finding somewhere to live. You can also find advice on handling problems with your landlord and help to avoid losing your home.
Visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing

Shelter provide information for people struggling with bad housing or homelessness.
Visit england.shelter.org.uk

The Gov website has information on housing and local services.
Visit www.gov.uk/browse/housing-local-services

The YMCA can provide accommodation and support to young people, up to the age of 25.
Visit housing.ymca.org.uk


Mental Health

The Samaritans offer 24/7 confidential support and are there to talk through any personal problems or concerns you may have about yourself or others.
Visit www.samaritans.org
Call 116 123

Mind provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.They can provide information, legal advice, and help to those supporting an individual with a mental health problem.
Visit www.mind.org.uk
Call 0300 123 3393

The Mental Health Foundation provides information and advice on mental health conditions and learning disabilities.
Visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Together offer a wide variety of support to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues. Their services range from one-to-one support in the community to supported accommodation and making sure people understand and are able to express their needs in their dealings with official bodies.
Visit www.together-uk.org
Call 020 7780 7300

Anxiety UK can provide support and help if you’ve been diagnosed with, or suspect you may have an anxiety condition and can help you deal with specific phobias.

Visit www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Call 08444 775 774

Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult or young person, up to the age of 25, worried about emotional problems, behaviour or mental health.
Visit www.youngminds.org.uk
Call 0808 802 5544

The NHS website has information and advice on mental health conditions and wellbeing.
Visit www.nhs.uk


Relationships

Relate offers relationship advice and counselling services.
Visit www.relate.org.uk
Call
0300 100 1234


Volunteering

Do-it, find local volunteering posts in your area of interest!
Visit do-it.org

Voluntary Action, make new friends, gain skills and boost your confidence.
Visit www.voluntaryactionsws.webeden.co.uk
Call 01483 504626

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