Support for You

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Links and contact details to organisations providing support and information for our clients and learners:


Career Advice and Training:

The Learning Curve
www.learningcurve.org.uk
contact us
01225 792500
Wiltshire Adult Community Learning
www.learninginwiltshire.org.uk
01225 713183
Learning Partnership West
www.lpw.org.uk
0117 987 3700
Swindon Adult Community Learning
www.webenrol.com/swindon
01793 466482
National Careers Service
nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
National 0800 100900
Local 0333 006 2966
Learndirect
www.learndirect.com
0800 101901
Plotr - careers advice for 11-24 year olds
www.plotr.co.uk
Wiltshire Council - Work Wiltshire
www.workwiltshire.co.uk/my-career
Construction Skills (CSCS)
www.cscs.uk.com
Quick answers: www.cscs.uk.com/news/quick-answers-to-common-questions/
Card finder: www.cscs.uk.com/card-finder/
How-to Labourer card: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGk9ZnxTlks
   

Benefits Advice:

Benefits Adviser Service
www.gov.uk/benefitsadviser
Citizens Advice Bureau
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits
www.cabwiltshire.org.uk
03444 111 444

Money Advice:

Citizens Advice Bureau
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/
03444 111 444

www.cabwiltshire.org.uk
03444 111 444

Money Advice Service
www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
0300 500 5000
National Debt Line
www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
0808 808 4000
Debt Centres - Nationwide Support
www.debtcentres.co.uk
StepChange (formerly Consumer Credit Counselling Service)
www.stepchange.org
Freephone -  0800 138 1111

Your Rights:

Worksmart
www.worksmart.org.uk
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
www.acas.org.uk
0300 123 1100
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-1pm
GOV.UK
www.gov.uk
Liberty
www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk
0207 403 3888
About My Vote
www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
Equality & Human Rights Commission
www.equalityhumanrights.com
0808 800 0082

Housing:

Wiltshire council
www.wiltshire.gov.uk/counciltaxhousingandbenefits/housing.htm
Emergency Housing Offices
Chippenham 01249 706666
Devizes 01380 724911
Salisbury 01722 43423
Trowbridge 01225 713000
Swindon Council
www.swindon.gov.uk
01793 445503 - Housing Emergency
Shelter
www.shelter.org.uk
0808 800 4444
Centrepoint
www.centrepoint.org.uk
0845 466 3400

Advocacy:

SWAN Advocacy Network
www.swanadvocacy.org.uk
mail@swanadvocacy.org.uk
01722 341851
Wiltshire People First
www.wiltshirepeoplefirst.org
admin@wiltshirepeople1st.org.uk
01380 871900

Relationships:

Victim support
www.victimsupport.org
Support line: 08 08 16 89 111 - Weeknights 8pm - 8am, weekends Saturday 5pm - Monday 8am
The Samaritans
www.samaritans.org
jo@samaritans.org
116 123 - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Refuge
www.refuge.org.uk
0808 200 0247 - 24hr Helpline
NSPCC
www.nspcc.org.uk
0808 800 5000
0800 1111 (18 or under)
Online chat available
Male
www.mensadviceline.org.uk
0808 801 0327
Broken Rainbow
www.brokenrainbow.org.uk
0300 999 5428
BullyingUK
www.bullying.co.uk
0808 800 2222
   

Healthy Living:

Change 4 Life
www.nhs.uk/change4life
Quit
www.quit.org.uk/
0800 002200
Smoke Free
www.smokefree.nhs.uk
NHS Choices - Healthy Eating
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/healthy-eating
British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk
Health Trainers – Wiltshire Council
health.trainers@wiltshire.gov.uk
0300 003 4566
Brook - Confidential Sexual Advice
www.brook.org.uk
0300 123 7123
   

Wellbeing:

RAISE Mental Health
www.raise.org.uk
contact@raise.org.uk
01256 476981
Rethink Mental Health Advice Line
www.rethink.org
0300 5000 927 - Mon-Fri 10am - 2pm
Mind
www.mind.org.uk
contact@mind.org.uk
0300 123 3393
Counselling - Off the Record
www.offtherecord-banes.co.uk
office@offtherecord-banes.co.uk
01225 312481
07753 891 745
Developing Health and Independence Bath, Wiltshire & Swindon
www.dhi-online.org.uk
info@dhibath.org.uk
01225 478730
Living Life to the Full
www.llttf.com
enquiries@livinglifetothefull.com
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT
www.getselfhelp.co.uk
Richmond Fellowship
www.richmondfellowship.org.uk
0207 697 3300
Avon and Wiltshire NHS IAPT Services
iapt.awp.nhs.uk

Swindon:
01793 836836 - Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
www.seqol.org/lift-psychology
 
Kennet and North Wiltshire:
01380 731335 - Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
07825 598659
 
South Wiltshire:
01722 820267 - Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Bristol:
0117 982 3209 - Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 
South Gloucestershire:
0117 378 4270 - Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 
Bath and North East Somerset:
01225 675150 - Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Tues-Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Young Minds
www.youngminds.org.uk
0808 802 5544
First Steps to Freedom - Phobias, Anxiety, panic attacks
08450 120 2916
No Panic
www.nopanic.org.uk
0844 967 4848 - everyday 10am - 10pm (5p per minute)
Youth helpline (13-20 yr olds): 01753 840393 - Mon-Fri 4pm - 6pm
National Self Harm Network
www.nshn.co.uk - online support forum
   

Drug and Alcohol Support:

Developing Health and Independence
Bath, Wiltshire, Swindon
www.dhi-online.org.uk
info@dhibath.org.uk
01225 478730
The Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service
0845 603 6993
Wiltshire Addiction Support Project (WASP)
www.addiction-support.co.uk
01225 775558
Drink Line
0808 808 5252
FRANK - Talk to Frank
www.talktofrank.com
0300 123 6600
Families Anonymous
www.famanon.org.uk
0845 1200 660
Release - Drug & Legal Helpline
www.release.org.uk
ask@release.org.uk
0207 324 2989
   

Support for Offenders:

Bridging the Gap
www.btguk.org
info@btguk.org
0208 0901 486 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
NACRO Job Start helpline for ex-offenders
www.nacro.org.uk
helpline@nacro.org.uk
0300 123 1889
Unlock
www.unlock.org.uk
advise@unlock.org.uk
01634 247350 Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm
Bristol, Gloucs, Somerset & Wiltshire Probation
www.bgswcrc.co.uk
Apex Trust - support for employers and offenders
www.apextrust.com
sthelens@apextrust.com
01744 612 898
   

Mentoring:

MentoringPlus Bath & North East Somerset
www.mentoringplus.net
info@mentoringplus.net
01225 429694
Mentoring & Befriending Foundation (National)
www.mandbf.org
infomandb@ncvo.org.uk
0161 272 6041
Splitz - Wiltshire
www.splitz.org
splitz@splitz.org
01225 775276
   

Volunteering Opportunities:

Do It
www.do-it.org.uk
Volunteering England
www.volunteering.org.uk
0207 713 6161
Develop ECS
www.developecs.org.uk
enquiries@developecs.org.uk
01249 654089 / 0845 034 5250
Volunteering Matters
volunteeringmatters.org.uk
0203 780 5870

Families & Childcare:

4Children
www.4children.org.uk
info@4children.org.uk
0207 512 2112
Home Start
www.home-start.org.uk
info@home-start.org.uk
0116 258 7900
Gingerbread - support for single parents
www.gingerbread.org.uk
0808 802 0925 free helpline
Mon 10am-6pm, Wed 10am-1pm/5pm-7pm, Tue/Thu/Fri 10am-4pm
Wiltshire Council
www.wiltshire.gov.uk

Travel Plans:

National Rail enquiries
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Traveline
www.traveline.info
Traveline South West - timetables
www.travelinesw.com
Wiltshire Council - public transport
www.wiltshire.gov.uk/parkingtransportandstreets/
publictransport.htm

Disability:

Interpreting and employment services for deaf clients
www.clarioncall.net
01763 209001
Shaw Trust
www.shaw-trust.org.uk
01225 716300
Carer Support Wiltshire
www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk
0800 181 4118
Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living
www.wiltshirecil.org.uk
0300 123 3442
DASH
www.dashswindon.com
info@dashswindon.com
07554 665715
   

Starting Your Own Business:

Mentor-Net
www.mentor-net.co.uk
info@mentor-net.co.uk
0845 458 6454
Fredericks Foundation
www.fredericksfoundation.org
mail@fredericksfoundation.net / nynke@fredericksfoundation.net
01380 729284
Start Your Own Business
www.syob.co.uk/business/Wiltshire
Gloucester Enterprise
www.glosenterprise.co.uk/business
info@glosenterprise.co.uk
01452 221777
Gov.uk Setting Up
www.gov.uk/browse/business/setting-up
Mentorsme
www.mentorsme.co.uk
Start Up Loans
www.startuploans.co.uk
hello@startuploans.co.uk
OutSet Swindon – Support and advice for people living in Swindon
www.outsetswindon.co.uk/
0800 080 3024

Staying Safe:

Safer Internet
www.safer-internet.co.uk
Safe Drive - Stay Alive
www.safedrive.org.uk
Age UK
www.ageuk.org.uk
Victim Support - Hate crime
www.victimsupport.org.uk
0808 168 911
Everybody's Business - end FGM
fgm-every-bodys-biz.co.uk
fgmeverybodysbiz@gmail.com
   

Faith:

West Wiltshire Multi Faith Forum
wwmff.org.uk
Swindon Interfaith Group
swindoninterfaith.org
The Inter Faith Network for the UK
www.interfaith.org.uk
020 7730 0410