We are closely linked and supported by local churches who are very active in the area. Churches can provide much needed support – practical and emotional at a time of difficulty. There are many in the area of different denominations but with the same aim of leading the community to God.
Support for parents and those who work with them. Resources, training and support for parents in local communities. Positive Parenting has been working across the UK for over 25 years and in 2009 became part of the charity Care for the Family.
There are nearly 800 Citizens Advice Bureaux in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland where you can get advice on such subjects as: consumer rights; legal advice; family and Personal problems; benefits/social security; employment; money advice; discrimination; immigration; housing; utilities; local information.
Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week through our free Parentline. Whatever your family role or situation, we can help.Parentline Tel: 0808 800 2222
One in five children experience emotional or behavioural difficulties in childhood, when they do early intervention is vital to help prevent future problems. Understanding Childhood provides downloadable information leaflets for families and childcare professionals to help raise emotionally secure children.
When drug addiction enters a family via one of its members, the effect can be devastating. If you have reason to believe or even a vague suspicion that someone close to you may have a drug problem, we know how you feel. We know what it is like to be alone with this problem. We remember the feelings of panic and frustration that resulted from this discovery. We in Families Anonymous have experienced this too.
We use first names only, as this is an anonymous programme. No dues or fees are required. The weekly meetings are regularly held throughout the year. Newcomers are welcome without prior arrangements. You will not be urged to participate in the group discussions, but may join in and ask questions if you wish. We do understand how you feel. There could be a meeting near you
The National Drugs Helpline is a 24-hour, seven-days a week, free and confidential telephone service that offers advice and information for those who are concerned, or have questions, about drugs. The service is available to anyone. They take calls from drug users, recovering or past users, friends, family or colleagues of drug users.
Concerned parents or friends wanting to know more about a particular drug – its effects, its status within the law etc. – can visit FRANK at http://www.talktofrank.com
Christians Against Poverty is a national debt counselling charity working through a network of centres based in local churches. CAP offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt through its unique, in-depth service.CAP aims to show God’s love in action by providing sustainable poverty relief through debt counselling, advice and practical help. CAP’s unique ‘hands on’ approach empowers people to help themselves out of poverty and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. We are providing sustainable poverty relief as our service teaches clients vital budgeting skills that will last a lifetime.
Crisis is a national charity for solitary homeless people. They work aim to to help vulnerable and marginalised people get through the crisis of homelessness, fulfil their potential and transform their lives.
The NSPCC Child Protection Helpline is a free, 24-hour service that provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of ill-treatment or abuse. If you are worried about a child and don’t know what to do, or if you are a concerned young person yourself just dial 0808 800 5000. If you have a hearing difficulty, you can use their textphone 0800 056 0566.
The Helpline is staffed by counsellors who will listen and speak to you in confidence. If they need to, they will then contact social services or the police to protect a child at risk. They can also advise on general child-care and family problems.
Marriage matters at 2-in-2-1 Marriage, from planning your wedding, to enriching and enhancing your couple relationship, support through marital problems, and even the challenges of breakdown and divorce.
The Samaritans offer emotional support to those who are suicidal, going through a personal crisis or suffering from depression, fear or anxiety. The national helpline number is 08457 909090 in the United Kingdom or 1850 609090 in the Republic of Ireland and they are available to take your call 24 hours a day. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org