Health and Wellbeing
NHS Direct - On 0845 46 47 find your nearest GP.
The Samaritans - Offer confidential support to those experiencing personal crises and help with managing stress. Call 08457 90 90 90.
Women’s Aid - Is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children who support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. Call 0808 2000 247
Men’s advice Line - The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. This includes all men - in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Call 0808 801 0327
Help and support with debt issues
Citizens Advice Bureau - Can give you advice on managing your finances and any tax issues. Call Call 0844 499 4126
The Consumer Credit Counselling Service - Is a charity that provides confidential, free counselling and money management assistance to financially distressed families and individuals. Call 0800 138 1111 to speak to a Debt Counsellor
GOV.UK - debt advice - Provides information on managing debt.
The National Debtline - Provides free debt advice and support for people with money worries and debt problems. Call 0808 808 4000
Wokingham Housing Benefit and Council Tax Service - Can advise you on whether you are entitled to housing benefit, which helps with the cost of your rent, or council tax benefit, which pays some or all of your council tax if you are on a low income. Call 0118 9746000
Looking for a job
Jobcentre Plus - Can advise you on your entitlement to state benefits including carer’s allowances, housing benefit, council tax benefit, income support, jobseeker’s allowance and tax credits. Call 0800 055 6688.
Wokingham Borough Council Current Vacancies - Shows all of the vaccancies available at Wokingham Borough Council. Call 0118 9746000
The Careers Advice Service - Offers tools and tips for finding new employment, training, career paths and help with dealing with redundancy, learning costs, childcare and people with disabilities.
GOV.UK- redundancy advice - Is a useful source of advice on redundancy and leaving your job.
Wokingham Job Support - Is an independent local charity that provides a free and confidential service to help job seekers over the age of 20 who live in Wokingham Borough. Call 0118 977 0517
Help with Energy Efficiency
Citizens Advice Bureau - Can give you information on fuel costs, heating your home, winter fuel payments, fuel arrears, grants and schemes, energy efficiency and more. Call 0844 499 4126
The Energy Savings Trust - Is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free, impartial advice on making your home more energy efficient. Call 0800 512 012
Support for Young People and Families
Barnado's - Is a charity that supports children and young people with a wide range of issues including drug misuse, disability, youth crime, mental health, domestic violence, poverty and homelessness. Call 020 8550 8822
Citizens Advice Bureau - Offers advice on family matters and individuals' rights, should a partnership or marriage end. Call 0844 499 4126
Connexions - Is a support service for young people aged 13-19, and up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. It offers advice, guidance and support on a range of issues such as education, training, jobs, money and lifestyle decisions. Call 080 800 13 219
Relate - Provides a wide range of services for couples, families and individuals. You can access support on your own or with others; face to face or on the phone. Call 0300 100 1234
Family Information Service - For local support services for families with a child with learning difficulties and disabilities Call 0118 9746000.
Support for Older People
Age Concern - Is a charity working with and for older people. It offers a wide range of information and advice on issues that affect older people. Call 0800 00 99 66
Help the Aged - Provides information for older people and their carers on issues such as housing, health and finance. Call 020 8765 7200
The Pension Service - Can give you advice on Pension Credit and other benefits you might be entitled to if you are a pensioner. Call 0845 6060265
Wokingham Borough Council Older People - Web page gives details of local services and sources of advice and support for older people. It also provides information on offers, entitlements, local leisure facilities and social events. Call 0118 9746000