Action on Addiction have drugs and alcohol treatment centres throughout England, including, a specialist family service.
Tel 0300 330 0659
Alcoholics Anymonous offers telephone, online and face-to-face advice and help for alcohol
Tel 0800 9177 650
WDP (Westminster Drug Project) Help and support for alcohol and drug addiction.
Tel 020 7421 3100
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).
Tel 020 8953 9344
The National Careers Service provides information, tools, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.
Carers UK offer telephone and online help and advice, including links to services, to carers of a disabled person.
Tel 0808 808 7777
Gov.uk has information on carers allowance and benefit entitlement.
The NHS website also has a useful section for carers
Mencap provides online and telephone advice and information to those with a learning disability, their families and supporters.
Tel 0808 808 1111
Scope provide information to those with a physical impairment, learning disability or any other condition, their families and supporters.
Tel 0808 800 3333
Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children and they provide information, advice and support.
Tel 0808 808 3555
The National Autistic Society offers support and information on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome and campaign for equal opportunities.
Disability Rights UK produce high quality information, products and services developed by and for disabled people
Tel 020 7250 8181
NACRO, offers support, advice and opportunities to ex-offenders.
Tel 0300 123 1999
Blue Sky, offer work placements and vacancies to ex-offenders.
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.
Gingerbread have advice and practical support for single parents.
Tel 0808 802 0925
Family Lives offer support and advice for families.
Tel 0808 800 2222
Adfam are a national charity offering support to families affected by drugs and alcohol.
Tel 020 7553 7640
Step Change free online and telephone debt advice.
Tel 0800 138 1111
National Debtline, online and phone debt advice.
The Money Advice Service, set up by the government, they provide free, impartial money advice.
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.
Gov.uk provide information on benefit entitlement.
Health and Wellbeing
The NHS website has lots of information concerning health and wellbeing.
Change4Life has information, recipes and advice on how to keep you and your family healthy and active.
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.
Shelter provide information for people struggling with bad housing or homelessness.
The Gov website has information on housing and local services.
The YMCA can provide accommodation and support to young people, up to the age of 25.
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.
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.
Call 0300 123 3393
The Mental Health Foundation provides information and advice on mental health conditions and learning disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
Call 0808 802 5544
The NHS website has information and advice on mental health conditions and wellbeing.
Relate offers relationship advice and counselling services.
Call 0300 100 1234
Do-it, find local volunteering posts in your area of interest!
Voluntary Action, make new friends, gain skills and boost your confidence.
Call 01483 504626