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Alcohol

Al-Anon Family Groups - 020 7403 0888 - www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk - advice for families and friends of problem drinkers

Alcoholics Anonymous - 0845 7697 555 - www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk - advice

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Children and young people

The Child Law Advice Line - 08088 020 008 - Community Legal Advice Line - Education 0845 345 4345. www.childrenslegalcentre.com – free and confidential legal advice and information service covering all aspects of law and policy affecting children and young people

Gingerbread - Helpline 0808 802 0925 – Mondays: 10am to 6pm , Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10am to 4pm & Wednesdays: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. www.gingerbread.org.uk - advice and information

Childline - 0800 1111 - www.childline.org.uk - comfort, advice and protection for any child or young person with any problem

NSPCC Child protection helpline - 0808 800 5000, or +44 203 222 4100 - www.nspcc.org.uk- advice and protection for children and young people

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Disability

Equality & Human Rights Commission, Disability Helpline - England 0845 604 6610, Scotland 0845 604 5510, Wales 0845 604 8810 - www.equalityhumanrights.com - advice and information

Mencap - Helpline 0808 808 1111 - www.mencap.org.uk - charity working for people with learning difficulties

SANE - SANELINE telephone 0845 767 8000 0845 767 8000 6pm-11pm - www.sane.org.uk - one of the UK's leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness

MIND - Infoline telephone 0300 123 3393, Legal Advice Line 0300 466 6463 9.00am - 6.00pm. - www.mind.org.uk - the leading mental health charity in England and Wales

WISH - www.womenatwish.org.uk - WISH is a UK based charity that provides long-term, gender-sensitive support services in England and Wales to women who have mental health needs

Disability Law Service - 020 7791 9800, or minicom 020 7791 9801 Monday – Firday 10am- 5pm, Written enquiries: Fax: 020 7791 9802 - http://www.dls.org.uk/ - free legal advice

DIAL UK Disability Information and Advice Line - 01302 310123, textphone - (01302) 310 123 please use voice announcer) - www.dialuk.info - information and advice

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Discrimination

Equality & Human Rights Commission, Disability Helpline - www.equalityhumanrights.com - England 0845 604 6610, Scotland 0845 604 5510, Wales 0845 604 8810

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Divorce and relationship breakdown

Relate - 0300 1001234 - www.relate.org.uk - couples counselling, support and information for adults with relationship issues

National Family Mediation - 01392 271 610 - www.nfm.org.uk - network of over 60 local not-for-profit Family Mediation Services in England and Wales offering help to couples

Gingerbread - Helpline 0808 802 0925 – Mondays: 10am to 6pm , Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10am to 4pm & Wednesdays: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. www.gingerbread.org.uk - advice and information

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Domestic Violence

The Hideout - www.thehideout.org.uk - website for children and young people to inform them about domestic violence and to help them identify whether it is happening in their home

National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247 - www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk - National service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf

Women's Aid - 0808 2000 247, domestic violence helpline - www.womensaid.org.uk - counselling, support, legal advice, information, campaigning and research

Welsh Women's Aid - www.welshwomensaid.org - counselling, support, legal advice, information, campaigning and research in Wales. Their helpline website is www.wdah.org . Their helpline number is 0808 8010800 and is free, confidential and open 24 hours a day

Jewish Women's Aid - 0808 801 0500. www.jwa.org.uk The helpline offers legal, housing benefits information, befriending and counselling to Jewish women. For Jewish women who are experiencing domestic violence/abuse they have a refuge in Barnet.

IMKAAN - 020 7250 3933 - www.imkaan.org.uk - supports and researches Asian women's refuges

Asian Women's Resource Centre - 020 8838 3462 - www.asianwomencentre.org.uk - advice and information

Broken Rainbow - 0300 999 5428 Monday 2-8pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday 2pm-8pm - www.broken-rainbow.org.uk - a helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survivors of domestic violence

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Drugs

Frank - 0800 77 66 00 - www.talktofrank.com - information and advice for people who misuse drugs, their friends, families and colleagues

Release - 0845 450 0215 - www.release.org.uk - drugs and legal advice for users, families and friends

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Free legal advice

Community Legal Advice - 0845 345 4345 - www.justask.org.uk - free confidential legal advice

Citizen's Advice Bureau - helpline phone numbers are regional and on the website - www.nacab.org.uk - free legal advice, you can get details of your local Bureau from the telephone directory

Equality & Human Rights Commission, Disability Helpline - www.equalityhumanrights.com - Disability Helpline – 0845 762 2633, or Textphone 0845 762 2644
Race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion and belief and human rights helpline – 0845 604 6610, or textphone 0845 604 6620
EHCR Wales – 0845 604 8810, or textphone 0845 604 8820- www.equalityhumanrights.com/wales

Law Centres Federation - 020 7428 4400 - www.lawcentres.org.uk - can refer you to your local law centre for free legal advice

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Housing

Shelterline - 0808 800 4444 - www.shelter.org.uk - help with housing problems

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Human Rights organisations

Amnesty International - www.amnesty.org.uk - works to defend human rights worldwide

INQUEST - www.inquest.org.uk - campaigns against deaths in custody and changes to the Coroner's court system, advice for families

JUSTICE - 020 7329 5100 - www.justice.org.uk - one of the UK's leading human rights organisations

Liberty - Advice Lines 0845 123 2307 & 020 3145 0461, Monday & Wednesday 12.30pm-2.30pm, Thursday 6.30pm- 8.30pm - www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk - free legal advice, protects civil liberties and promotes human rights

Freedom from Torture - www.freedomfromtorture.org - Advice, treatment, campaigning and research

Unlock Democracy - Charter 88 - 020 7278 4443 - www.unlockdemocracy.org.uk- campaigning and research.

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Immigration and asylum

Asylum Aid - 020 7354 9264 - www.asylumaid.org.uk - free legal advice and representation to refugees and asylum-seekers seeking safety in the UK from persecution

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants - www.jcwi.org.uk - free legal advice, casework, and campaigning

Refugee Council - 0808 808 2255 or 0808 808 2259 (text phone) follow the instructions to select the language required. Languages available: Kurdish Sorani, Farsi, Mandarin, Pashtu, Arabic, Tigrinya and English. Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9.30am–1pm & 2-5pm & Wednesdays: 2-5pm - www.refugeecouncil.org.uk - advice, assistance and campaigning for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK

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Money and Debt

Consumer Credit Counselling Service - www.cccs.co.uk - free counselling and advice for people with multiple debt problems

National Debtline - 0808 808 4000 - www.nationaldebtline.co.uk - free information and advice

Gingerbread - Helpline 0808 802 0925 – Mondays: 10am to 6pm , Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10am to 4pm & Wednesdays: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. www.gingerbread.org.uk - advice and information

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Older people

Age Concern Information line - 0800 169 6565 - www.ageconcern.org.uk - advice and information for older people

Elder Abuse response - 0808 808 8141 - www.elderabuse.org.uk - information and support for anyone concerned about the abuse of older people

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Parenting, child custody and contact

Children's Legal Centre - 08088 020 008 - www.childrenslegalcentre.com - free and confidential legal advice and information service covering all aspects of law and policy affecting children and young people

Gingerbread - Helpline 0808 802 0925 – Mondays: 10am to 6pm , Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10am to 4pm & Wednesdays: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. www.gingerbread.org.uk - advice and information

CAFCASS - www.cafcass.gov.uk - Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Independent Police Complaints Commission - 0845 3002 002 - www.ipcc.gov.uk - this is a service to ensure that police complaints are dealt with effectively

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Sexuality

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard - 0300 330 0630 (daily 10am - 11pm) - www.llgs.org.uk - advice

Stonewall - 020 7593 1850 - www.stonewall.org.uk - campaigning and advice

Pink Parents - Helpline: 0870 127 3274 - www.pinkparents.org.uk - UK wide organisation of lesbian, gay and bisexual parents, parents-to-be and their children

GALOP - Helpline: 020 7704 2040 - www.galop.org.uk - London's only lesbian, gay and bisexual anti-violence and police monitoring charity.

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Sexual Violence

Rape Crisis Centres - Helpline: 0808 802 9999 - www.rapecrisis.org.uk - female run service for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Regional helpline numbers are listed on their website

Truth About Rape (TAR) - www.truthaboutrape.co.uk - This campaign was formed to end rape, and to challenge myths about rape.

Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCS) - www.roofie.com/sexual-assault-referral-centres - This site lists SARCS all over the UK. SARCS are centres for survivors of a Sexual Assault. You can receive advice, counselling and medical support

NAPAC - National Association for People Abused in Childhood - 0800 085 3330 - www.napac.org.uk - NAPAC are a national organisation that has an info-line that refers people to relevant help groups/support in their area

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Solicitors

Law Society - 020 7242 1222 - www.lawsociety.org.uk - can refer you to a local solicitor

Resolution - 01689 820272 - www.resolution.org.uk - can refer you to a local solicitor

Legal Ombudsman - 0300 555 0333 - www.legalombudsman.org.uk - government organisation giving information on where and how to access legal help in England and Wales, available in several languages

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Women's organisations

Southall Black Sisters - 0208 571 0800 (Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm) - www.southallblacksisters.org.uk - campaigning, information and advice for women

Fawcett Society - 020 7253 2598 - www.fawcettsociety.org.uk - campaigns and researches issues of relevance to UK women

Women in Prison - 0800 953 0125 - www.womeninprison.org.uk - organisation providing support and information to women prisoners

Women's Resource Centre - 020 7324 3030 - www.wrc.org.uk - supporting voluntary organisations working with and for women

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Other organisations

Samaritans - 08457 909090 - www.samaritans.org.uk - confidential emotional support for anyone in crisis

Trade Union Congress - 020 7636 4030 - www.tuc.org.uk - represents 70 member unions and campaigns on social justice issues

Victim Support Helpline - 0845 303 0900, and 020 7896 3776, 9am – 9pm Mondays to Fridays, 9am – 7pm weekends, 9am – 5pm bank holidays - www.victimsupport.org - counselling for victims of crime

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