Domestic Violence

The Hideout www.thehideout.org.uk – website for children and young people to inform them about domestic violence and to help them identify whether it is happening in their home

National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247 – www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk – National service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf

Women’s Aid – 0808 2000 247, domestic violence helpline – www.womensaid.org.uk – counselling, support, legal advice, information, campaigning and research

Welsh Women’s Aidwww.welshwomensaid.org – counselling, support, legal advice, information, campaigning and research in Wales. Their helpline website is www.wdah.org . Their helpline number is 0808 8010800 and is free, confidential and open 24 hours a day

Jewish Women’s Aid – 0808 801 0500. www.jwa.org.uk The helpline offers legal, housing benefits information, befriending and counselling to Jewish women. For Jewish women who are experiencing domestic violence/abuse they have a refuge in Barnet.

IMKAAN – 020 7250 3933 – www.imkaan.org.uk – supports and researches Asian women’s refuges

Asian Women’s Resource Centre – 020 8838 3462 – www.asianwomencentre.org.uk – advice and information

Broken Rainbow – 0300 999 5428 Monday 2-8pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday 2pm-8pm – www.broken-rainbow.org.uk – a helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survivors of domestic violence

Children and young people

The Child Law Advice Line – 08088 020 008 – Community Legal Advice Line – Education 0845 345 4345. www.childrenslegalcentre.com – free and confidential legal advice and information service covering all aspects of law and policy affecting children and young people

Gingerbread – Helpline 0808 802 0925 – Mondays: 10am to 6pm , Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10am to 4pm & Wednesdays: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. www.gingerbread.org.uk – advice and information

Childline – 0800 1111 – www.childline.org.uk – comfort, advice and protection for any child or young person with any problem

NSPCC Child protection helpline – 0808 800 5000, or +44 203 222 4100 – www.nspcc.org.uk– advice and protection for children and young people

Immigration and asylum

Asylum Aid – 020 7354 9264 – www.asylumaid.org.uk – free legal advice and representation to refugees and asylum-seekers seeking safety in the UK from persecution

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrantswww.jcwi.org.uk – free legal advice, casework, and campaigning

Refugee Council – 0808 808 2255 or 0808 808 2259 (text phone) follow the instructions to select the language required. Languages available: Kurdish Sorani, Farsi, Mandarin, Pashtu, Arabic, Tigrinya and English. Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9.30am–1pm & 2-5pm & Wednesdays: 2-5pm – www.refugeecouncil.org.uk – advice, assistance and campaigning for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK

Alcohol

Al-Anon Family Groups – 020 7403 0888 – www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk – advice for families and friends of problem drinkers

Alcoholics Anonymous – 0845 7697 555 – www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk – advice

Disability

Equality & Human Rights Commission, Disability Helpline – England 0845 604 6610, Scotland 0845 604 5510, Wales 0845 604 8810 – www.equalityhumanrights.com – advice and information

Mencap – Helpline 0808 808 1111 – www.mencap.org.uk – charity working for people with learning difficulties

SANE – SANELINE telephone 0845 767 8000 0845 767 8000 6pm-11pm – www.sane.org.uk – one of the UK’s leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness

MIND – Infoline telephone 0300 123 3393, Legal Advice Line 0300 466 6463 9.00am – 6.00pm. – www.mind.org.uk – the leading mental health charity in England and Wales

WISHwww.womenatwish.org.uk – WISH is a UK based charity that provides long-term, gender-sensitive support services in England and Wales to women who have mental health needs

Disability Law Service – 020 7791 9800, or minicom 020 7791 9801 Monday – Firday 10am- 5pm, Written enquiries: Fax: 020 7791 9802 – http://www.dls.org.uk/ – free legal advice

DIAL UK Disability Information and Advice Line – 01302 310123, textphone – (01302) 310 123 please use voice announcer) – www.dialuk.info – information and advice

Discrimination

Equality & Human Rights Commission, Disability Helplinewww.equalityhumanrights.com – England 0845 604 6610, Scotland 0845 604 5510, Wales 0845 604 8810

Divorce and relationship breakdown

Relate – 0300 1001234 – www.relate.org.uk – couples counselling, support and information for adults with relationship issues

National Family Mediation – 01392 271 610 – www.nfm.org.uk – network of over 60 local not-for-profit Family Mediation Services in England and Wales offering help to couples

Gingerbread – Helpline 0808 802 0925 – Mondays: 10am to 6pm , Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10am to 4pm & Wednesdays: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. www.gingerbread.org.uk – advice and information

Drugs

Frank – 0800 77 66 00 – www.talktofrank.com – information and advice for people who misuse drugs, their friends, families and colleagues

Release – 0845 450 0215 – www.release.org.uk – drugs and legal advice for users, families and friends

Free legal advice

Community Legal Advice – 0845 345 4345 – www.justask.org.uk – free confidential legal advice

Citizen’s Advice Bureau – helpline phone numbers are regional and on the website – www.nacab.org.uk – free legal advice, you can get details of your local Bureau from the telephone directory

Equality & Human Rights Commission, Disability Helplinewww.equalityhumanrights.com – Disability Helpline – 0845 762 2633, or Textphone 0845 762 2644
Race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion and belief and human rights helpline – 0845 604 6610, or textphone 0845 604 6620
EHCR Wales – 0845 604 8810, or textphone 0845 604 8820- www.equalityhumanrights.com/wales

Law Centres Federation – 020 7428 4400 – www.lawcentres.org.uk – can refer you to your local law centre for free legal advice

Housing

Shelterline – 0808 800 4444 – www.shelter.org.uk – help with housing problems

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Human Rights organisations

Amnesty Internationalwww.amnesty.org.uk – works to defend human rights worldwide

INQUESTwww.inquest.org.uk – campaigns against deaths in custody and changes to the Coroner’s court system, advice for families

JUSTICE – 020 7329 5100 – www.justice.org.uk – one of the UK’s leading human rights organisations

Liberty – Advice Lines 0845 123 2307 & 020 3145 0461, Monday & Wednesday 12.30pm-2.30pm, Thursday 6.30pm- 8.30pm – www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk – free legal advice, protects civil liberties and promotes human rights

Freedom from Torturewww.freedomfromtorture.org – Advice, treatment, campaigning and research

Unlock Democracy – Charter 88 – 020 7278 4443 – www.unlockdemocracy.org.uk– campaigning and research.

Money and Debt

Consumer Credit Counselling Servicewww.cccs.co.uk – free counselling and advice for people with multiple debt problems

National Debtline – 0808 808 4000 – www.nationaldebtline.co.uk – free information and advice

Gingerbread – Helpline 0808 802 0925 – Mondays: 10am to 6pm , Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10am to 4pm & Wednesdays: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. www.gingerbread.org.uk – advice and information

Older people

Age Concern Information line – 0800 169 6565 – www.ageconcern.org.uk – advice and information for older people

Elder Abuse response – 0808 808 8141 – www.elderabuse.org.uk – information and support for anyone concerned about the abuse of older people

Parenting, child custody and contact

Children’s Legal Centre – 08088 020 008 – www.childrenslegalcentre.com – free and confidential legal advice and information service covering all aspects of law and policy affecting children and young people

Gingerbread – Helpline 0808 802 0925 – Mondays: 10am to 6pm , Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10am to 4pm & Wednesdays: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. www.gingerbread.org.uk – advice and information

CAFCASSwww.cafcass.gov.uk – Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Independent Police Complaints Commission – 0845 3002 002 – www.ipcc.gov.uk – this is a service to ensure that police complaints are dealt with effectively

Sexuality

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard – 0300 330 0630 (daily 10am – 11pm) – www.llgs.org.uk – advice

Stonewall – 020 7593 1850 – www.stonewall.org.uk – campaigning and advice

Pink Parents – Helpline: 0870 127 3274 – www.pinkparents.org.uk – UK wide organisation of lesbian, gay and bisexual parents, parents-to-be and their children

GALOP – Helpline: 020 7704 2040 – www.galop.org.uk – London’s only lesbian, gay and bisexual anti-violence and police monitoring charity.

Sexual Violence

Rape Crisis Centres – Helpline: 0808 802 9999 – www.rapecrisis.org.uk – female run service for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Regional helpline numbers are listed on their website

Truth About Rape (TAR) www.truthaboutrape.co.uk – This campaign was formed to end rape, and to challenge myths about rape.

Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCS)www.roofie.com/sexual-assault-referral-centres – This site lists SARCS all over the UK. SARCS are centres for survivors of a Sexual Assault. You can receive advice, counselling and medical support

NAPAC – National Association for People Abused in Childhood – 0800 085 3330 – www.napac.org.uk – NAPAC are a national organisation that has an info-line that refers people to relevant help groups/support in their area

Solicitors

Law Society – 020 7242 1222 – www.lawsociety.org.uk – can refer you to a local solicitor

Resolution – 01689 820272 – www.resolution.org.uk – can refer you to a local solicitor

Legal Ombudsman – 0300 555 0333 – www.legalombudsman.org.uk – government organisation giving information on where and how to access legal help in England and Wales, available in several languages

Women’s organisations

Southall Black Sisters – 0208 571 0800 (Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm) – www.southallblacksisters.org.uk – campaigning, information and advice for women

Fawcett Society – 020 7253 2598 – www.fawcettsociety.org.uk – campaigns and researches issues of relevance to UK women

Women in Prison – 0800 953 0125 – www.womeninprison.org.uk – organisation providing support and information to women prisoners

Women’s Resource Centre – 020 7324 3030 – www.wrc.org.uk – supporting voluntary organisations working with and for women

Other organisations

Samaritans – 08457 909090 – www.samaritans.org.uk – confidential emotional support for anyone in crisis

Trade Union Congress – 020 7636 4030 – www.tuc.org.uk – represents 70 member unions and campaigns on social justice issues

Victim Support Helpline – 0845 303 0900, and 020 7896 3776, 9am – 9pm Mondays to Fridays, 9am – 7pm weekends, 9am – 5pm bank holidays – www.victimsupport.org – counselling for victims of crime

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