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Support/Organisations For Independent Mamas



We all need support from time to time and there is absolutely no shame in this fact. I have put together a list of organisations to help Mamas with different issues; this will be a 4 week series hoping to help different Mamas around the world. This week focuses on the UK. Please stay tuned for the other segments.

UK

Citizens Advice Bureau

"We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives. We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination."

National phone service

Adviceline, our national phone service, is fully operational in Wales for people who live or work there.

If it is not yet available in your area, you will hear options for recorded information: for England call 03444 111 444 or check contact details via our local Citizens Advice

search option for Wales call 03444 77 20 20

TextRelay users should call 03444 111 445

Call costs Calls to this service cost the same as calling 01 and 02 numbers. For more on call costs.

Depression UK

“Depression UK are a National Self-Help Organisation helping people cope with their depression.”

National Address:

D-UK PO Box 10566 Nottingham NG13 8LU

Email: info@depressionuk.org

Gingerbread

“We are the leading national charity working with single parent families. Since 1918, we have been at the forefront of shaping policy and services that support single parents.

Today, there are two million single parent families in the country. We champion their voices and keep their needs at the heart of everything we do.”

https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

Phone 0808 802 0925

Gingerbread HQ, London and South East

520 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1TL

Phone: 0207 428 5400

Gingerbread North West

Gingerbread Windrush Millennium Centre 70 Alexandra Road Manchester M16 7WD

Email: siobhan.nolan@gingerbread.org.uk

Phone: 0161 636 7540

Gingerbread Wales

Gingerbread Titan House Cardiff Bay Business Centre Titan Road Ocean Park Cardiff CF24 5BS

Email: wales@gingerbread.org.uk

Phone: 02920 471900

Family Lives

“Listening, supportive and non-judgemental”

https://www.familylives.org.uk

call 0808 800 2222

Family Lives Head Office: 020 7553 3080 15-17 The Broadway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HZ

Family Lives Essex: 01702 389576 Endway House, Endway, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2AN Email: hadleigh@familylives.org.uk

Family Lives South West: 01163 666087

Family Lives Hampshire: 02380 557130 C/O The Life Centre, Dukes Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 0SQ Email: hantsinfo@familylives.org.uk

Family Lives London and the Northern Home Counties: 01163 666087 15-17 The Broadway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HZ Email: parentssupportherts@familylives.org.uk

Family Lives London and the Southern Home Counties: 020 3727 3571 c/o Carers Information Service, 24 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB Email:katied@familylives.org.uk

Family Lives Westminster & Bexley: 0207 641 5409 Portman Early Childhood Centre, 12-18 Salisbury Street, London NW8 8DE Email: fatimaa@familylives.org.uk

Family Lives East Midlands: 0115 896 7700 Playworks, North Alfred Street, NG3 1AE

Family Lives Tyne and Wear: 0191 284 4060 Space Works, Benton Park Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7LX

National Domestic Violence Help

“The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential.”

http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

Call 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline: 0808 2000 247

NCT

“We're here to support parents. We give them accurate, impartial information so that they can decide what’s best for their family, and we introduce them to a network of local parents to gain practical and emotional support.”

0300 330 0700

  • Option 1: NCT support lines

  • Option 2: NCT Course Bookings

  • Option 3: NCT Membership, Branch and General Enquiries

Email: enquiries@nct.org.uk

Netmums

https://www.netmums.com/support/single-parents

Only Mums

“the best separation advice.”

http://www.onlymums.org/

email info@onlymums.org

call: 07795 999754

Write: 21 Crocadon Meadows, Halwell, Devon TQ9 7LH

Single Parents.org.uk

“This site is an information site for anyone who is raising children on their own, whether through relationship breakup, illness, bereavement, work commitments or choice. It is run by Single Parent Action Network, a campaigning organisation working to make sure that your stories and your questions about single parenting are an important part of the social and political agenda.”

Connecting - Empowering - Campaigning You are not alone

http://www.singleparents.org.uk/

email: anna@singleparents.org.uk

Step Change

"We offer expert, tailored advice and practical solutions to problem debt."

Debt advice

New to us? Get expert debt advice. Don't forget to use our budget form to gather your information before calling. A debt advice call takes around 40 minutes to complete.

call: 0800 138 1111

Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm

Debt management plan (DMP) or token payment plan (TPP)Help setting up your DMP or TPP.

call: 0300 303 7037

Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

I hope that the above can help you in some way. Have I missed anything? Let me know down below!

With Love,

Roxanne-Sasha x

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