Community

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Career Advice and Training:

The Learning Curve
www.learningcurve.org.uk
contact us
01225 792500
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
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/
    

Benefits Advice:

Benefits calculators
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.org
0808 808 4000
Debt Centres – Nationwide Support
www.debtcentres.co.uk
Step Change
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
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
03333447928
Wiltshire People First
www.wiltshirepeoplefirst.org
admin@wiltshirepeople1st.org.uk
01380 871900

Relationships:

BullyingUK
www.bullying.co.uk
0808 800 2222
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

Galop
www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse
0800 999 5428

    

Healthy Living:

Change 4 Life
www.nhs.uk/change4life
Smoke Free
www.smokefree.nhs.uk
British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk
NHS Choices – Healthy Eating
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/healthy-eating
Brook – Confidential Sexual Advice
www.brook.org.uk
 
  
    

Wellbeing:

Rethink Mental Health Advice Line
www.rethink.org
0300 5000 927 – Mon-Fri 9:30am – 4pm
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
Young Minds
www.youngminds.org.uk
0808 802 5544

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
 
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 – 5:00 pm,
Tues 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Wed 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thurs 9:00am – 8:00 pm, Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm
 

First Steps To Freedom –
08450 120 2916
10am to 2am

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
Release – Drug & Legal Helpline
www.release.org.uk
ask@release.org.uk
0207 324 2989
FRANK – Talk to Frank
www.talktofrank.com
0300 123 6600
Families Anonymous
www.famanon.org.uk
0845 1200 660
  
    

Support for Offenders:

Bridging the Gap
www.btguk.org
info@btguk.org
0208 0901 486 Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm
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:

Splitz – Wiltshire
www.splitz.org
splitz@splitz.org
01225 775276
Mentoring & Befriending Foundation (National)
www.mandbf.org
infomandb@ncvo.org.uk
020 7520 2443 
    

Volunteering Opportunities:

Do It
www.do-it.org.uk

NCVO
https://www.ncvo.org.uk/ncvo-volunteering
 

Volunteering Matters
volunteeringmatters.org.uk
0203 780 5870
  

Families & Childcare:

Wiltshire Council
www.wiltshire.gov.uk
Home Start
www.home-start.org.uk
info@home-start.org.uk
0116 464 5490
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
  

Travel Plans:

National Rail enquiries
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Traveline
www.traveline.info
Traveline South West – timetables
www.travelinesw.com
  

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
Fredericks Foundation
www.fredericksfoundation.org
mail@fredericksfoundation.net / nynke@fredericksfoundation.net
01276 472 722
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
0344 264 2600
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
    

Faith:

The Inter Faith Network for the UK
www.interfaith.org.uk
020 7730 0410
Swindon Interfaith Group
swindoninterfaith.org
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