Links: Useful resources
We are pleased to offer reciprocal links for organisations that provide Support and/or Resources for UK families. Please email your suggestions of other helpful resources to us.
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.
Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. Strengthening marriages, supporting parents and helping the bereaved. We do this through events, resources, training and networks of befrienders.
A free, private and confidential service where children can talk about anything. Whatever it is and whenever it is, if you need help, Childline are ready to support and help online and on the phone, anytime.
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau provide people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Support and subjects include: 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 supports parents and children in making happier relationships, happier families and a stronger society. 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 phone number: 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism and addictions.
When addiction enters a family via one of its members, the effect can be devastating. Adfam understand know what it is like to face addiction within the family. Adfam support anyone affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use to have the chance to benefit from healthy relationships, be part of a loving and supportive family and enjoy mental and physical wellbeing.
The National Drugs Helpline is a 24-hour, seven-days a week, free and confidential telephone service offering advice and information for those who are concerned, or have questions, about drugs. The service is available to anyone – drug users, recovering or past users, friends, family or colleagues of drug users. Phone number: 0800 77 66 00.
Christians Against Poverty is a national debt counselling charity working through a network of centres based in local churches, offering hope and a solution to debt. 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.
A Christian charity based in Leeds which aims to meet the housing needs of homeless and disadvantaged young people. CFL have a Residential Project, a Resettlement Project and a Work Experience Project which aims to give young people a sense of achievement and self respect.
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. Phone number: 0808 800 5000. 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.
Kidscape provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and abuse and protect young lives. See also: www.antibullying.net for more links to bullying related sites.
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 116 123, they are available to take your call 24 hours a day. You can also send an email to email@example.com
Women’s Aid is a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children through provision of accommodation, a helpline and training. 24-Hour Helpline: 0808 2000 247