Advice and Support

General Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
This provides free information and advice on legal, money and other issues.

Financial Advice

Child Benefits
Information about child benefit entitlements.  You can also call 0845 302 1444

National Debtline
Free debt help and advice.  You can also call 0808 808 4000

Tax Credits
Information about tax credit entitlements

Loss and Bereavement

The Rainbow Centre
0117 985 3343. Organisation providing free professional support for children affected by cancer, life threatening illness and bereavement.

0808 808 1677.  Bereavement counelling and support

The Child Bereavement Trust
0800 02 888 40.  Advice and resources for bereaved families and young people.

Winston's Wish
0808 8020 021.  Help for grieving children and their families.

The Compassionate Friends

0345 123 2304.   Support for bereaved parents and their families.


Advice, counselling and therapy for families and couples. 01302 380900

Domestic Violence

0808 2000 247 (24 hour helpline) Domestic violence help for women and children.



0808 8024040  Support for domestic violence.