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We cannot provide information on the following topics:
- Funding and grants
- Energy providers
If we are unable to answer your questions, we can help you to find the people who can. Please take note of these important contacts
For all life threatening and emergent situations, or where immediate medical attention is required. Phone 999 if you cannot get yourself to A and E or need immediate assistance, the phone operator will direct your call.
Web: Scotland https://www.nhs24.scot/111/when-to-phone-111/
The NHS 111 helpline is open 24/7 covering the whole of the UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you need medical help imminently, but are unsure where to go for that help, 111 can assess your symptoms and direct you to the most suitable place to receive care, whether that is your GP surgery, A and E, or sending an ambulance to your house.
Samaritans: For mental health crisis / suicidal ideation intervention and prevention
Phone: 116 123
Samaritans is a charity dedicated to providing support to all those experiencing severe emotional distress, crisis, and or suicidal ideation. Their helpline is open 24/7 and is free to contact.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677
Cruse Bereavement is a charity dedicated to helping people through some of the most painful times in life. They are the UK’s leading bereavement charity, staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, ready to offer you help when you need it most.
Phone: 07984 967 708
Sane’s helpline is there to support anyone who is affected by mental illness, whether that is personally, or through a friend or family member who is suffering. Their helpline SANEline can offer support.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
Mind is a leading UK mental health charity that offers support, education, and connection to all those experiencing mental health difficulties.
Rethink Mental Illness
Phone: 0808 801 0525
Rethink Mental Illness is one of the UK’s largest charities dedicated to providing resources for people suffering from severe mental illness.
Drugs and Alcohol
Phone: 0800 9177 650
A Christian ‘Fellowship’ that uses a 12 step programme to help those struggling with alcoholism. The programme is based on taking responsibility, peer support and sharing experiences, and asking for forgiveness and support in abstinence from God.
UKNA (Narcotics Anonymous)
Phone: 0300 999 1212
A group dedicated to the recovery of drug addicts that follows the same 12 step programme approach as AA, though they are separate organisations.
Turning Point is a secular (non religious) charity dedicated to helping those in need, whether it is with drug or alcohol dependency, mental health or learning disability. They provide social care aid to people in need.
Phone: 0300 1236600
Frank offers ‘honest information’ about drugs and alcohol, aimed at educating everyone about substances and substance abuse.
Refuge is Britain’s largest specialised domestic abuse charity. Refuge supports and protects people experiencing domestic abuse from all over the country. Their helpline is open 24/7
Please note, Refuge also supports men who are experiencing domestic abuse, please see their dedicated web page: https://refuge.org.uk/i-need-help-now/other-support-services/support-for-men/
Phone: 0808 2000 247
NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
Phone: 0808 800 5000
18 and under phoneline: 0800 1111
Offers support to children and families who have experienced abuse or neglect.
Men’s Advice Line
Phone: 0808 8010327
The Men’s Advice Line is a charity dedicating to helping support men who are experiencing domestic abuse. Their free phoneline offers one to one support and guidance to help keep men and their children safe from abuse that they are experiencing.
Rape Crisis England & Wales
Phone: 0808 500 2222
Rape Crisis England & Wales is the feminist charity working to end sexual violence and abuse. They offer a 24/7 helpline and online self help tools.
Debt and Housing Advice
Money Advice Service
Phone: 0800 138 7777 (English)*
0800 138 0555 (Welsh)*
Typetalk: 18001 0800 915 4622*
From overseas: +44 20 3553 2279.
Phone opening hours
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays, closed.
Free and impartial helpline for advice about clearing debts, spending, and income. There are other features, such as a Whatsapp, benefits calculators and pensions advice.
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
England: 0800 144 8848
Wales: 0800 702 2020
Relay UK - if you can't hear or speak on the phone, you can type what you want to say: 18001 then the number
Free and Impartial advice on a large range of issues.
Phone: 0800 138 1111
A comprehensive debt advice service.
Phone: 0808 808 4000.
Open Monday to Friday 9am-8pm and on Saturdays 9.30am-1pm.
Free, impartial debt advice.
Turn 2 Us
Grants: Grants Directory
One of the UKs largest independent directories of grants and funding solutions for a variety of issues.
Phone: 0808 800 4444 (emergency helpline)
A variety of services and free advice on housing solutions.
Phone: 01722 580 180 (general enquiries line)
Providing food banks and help accessing those services across the UK .
At Shaw Trust we always look at ways to improve our service to you. If you need to raise a concern or would like to provide us with a suggestion or compliment, below you will find details on how to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an industry professional looking for advice, CPD training, or other information, please get in touch with us:
Phone: 0300 123 3084
Write to Head Office for DLF / Living Made Easy, Part of Shaw Trust at:
DLF – Shaw Trust
Black Country House
Rounds Green Road
To reach the training team you can send an email to our training team at the below email address:
Retailers and Partners
If you are a retailer or manufacturer of assistive technology products, or aids to daily living, or a supplier of services, and are interested in working with us get in touch with us at the following address:
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