Links to local help:
Works with and for older people in Central Bedfordshire. Information and advice on a wide range of topics.
On the Central Bedfordshire Council’s website you can book an appointment for registering a birth, a death and also to give notice of a marriage or a civil partnership.
Mind BLMK offers a range of services aimed at meeting individual needs and promoting mental health recovery, wellbeing and independence. See the links below for the groups and projects that currently run in the Central Beds area.
Wellbeing for Later Life (this project works with local communities in rural areas around Central Bedfordshire to promote and sustain good mental health and wellbeing amongst people aged 55 plus)
Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is a charity entirely devoted to building stronger relationships. However some of these services, such as relationship coaching will cost you.
Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. Home-Start supports parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.
Links to Useful Websites:
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Women’s Aid is a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. The website provides lots of information on services available locally and nationally, they also provide the National Domestic Violence Helpline. – 0808 2000 247
This is a service that provides information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults. They can help if you are not being listened to, in need of some advice, in need of help on how to talk to Social Services and many more other topics.
A confidential emotional support service that is available to anybody in distress via telephone, letter, email or face to face. 08457 90 90 90
Missing People website has information on what to do if someone is missing from your home. They have the Runaway Helpline that can aid those who are thinking of running away, have run away or know someone who has; call 116 000.
Links to Online Tools & Useful Websites:
Find out what your rights are if your relationship breaks down. Also help on making wills, changing your name or registering the birth of your child.
Offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.
National charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol.
– Tel: 020 7553 764
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.
Cruse Bereavement Care offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
Advice for single parents. Tel: 0808 802 0925
Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). They help by giving you time to tell your story, offering emotional support, providing practical advice and signposting you to other services for specialist help.
0808 2000 247- 24 hour helpline for women experiencing domestic violence.
Rape crisis provides a free phone number for women who have been affected by sexual violence. 0808 802 9999
Refuge’s network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence. Call free and in confidence: 0808 2000 247
Help for children and young people in care, designed to improve the day to day experience and their future lives.