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National Telephone Helplines in the UK for People Needing Help

 
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Phone helpline numbers for people needing help, especially useful
for disabled people and the elderly giving help and advice on issues and
common problems encountered in daily life.


See also: Mental Health Helplines

Age Concern England - Free telephone advice and information service for older people,
their relatives and friends , as well as professionals and carers.

Telephone: 0800 009966 - Freephone

AIDS Helpline - (Terence Higgins Trust)

Telephone: 0845 1221 200

Alcoholics Anonymous - This is a 24 hour helpline; callers will be transferred to their local helpline.

Telephone: 08457 697 555

BACUP ( British Association of Cancer United Patients)

Telephone: 0808 800 1234
Website:
http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Home

Benefit Enquiry Line - This provides confidential advice and information about all social security benefits and how to claim them , for people with disabilities, their carers and representatives.

Telephone: 0800 88 22 00 Freephone
Textphone: 0800 24 33 55

BT ( British Telecom ) - BT provide free Directory Enquiry Service for people who have difficulty
using the phone book

Telephone: 0800 58 70 195 Freephone

For free copy of "BT Services for Older or Disabled Customers"- a guide to equipment and services

Telephone: 0800 800 150 Freephone
Textphone: 18001 0800 800 150

Carers Line (Carers UK - formerly Carers' National Association)

Telephone: 0808 808 777 Freephone

Childline - Comfort, advice and protection for any child or young person with any problem.

Telephone: 0800 1111 Freephone

Cruse Bereavement Care - Helpline for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people.

Telephone: 0870 167 1677

Debtline - Confidential advice for anyone with debt problems.

Telephone: 0808 808 4000 - Freephone

Dial UK - Network of disability information and advice services run by people with direct
experience of disability.

Telephone: 01302 310123
Website
: http://www.dialuk.info/

Disability Living Allowance / Attendance Allowance Helpline

Telephone: 08457 123456 - Information for claimants.
Textphone: 08457 224433

Disability Rights UK - They have a variety of Help lines providing information on a variety of issues for disabled people and disabled students.

Hepline webpage at:
http://disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/helplines-0

Disability Rights Commission Helpline - Information and advice for disabled people who
have been discriminated against in some way

Telephone: 08457 622633
Textphone: 08457 622644

Disabled Living Foundation Helpline - Advice and information on disability equipment

Telephone: 0845 130 9177
Textphone: 0207 432 8009
Website:
http://www.dlf.org.uk/

Drinkline - Advice on sensible drinking and alcohol misuse

Telephone: 0800 917 8282 - Freephone

Drugs - National Drugs Helpline (Talk to Frank) - Information about drugs for people who
use them , their friends, families and colleagues

Telephone: 0800 776600 - Freephone

Elder Abuse Response - Support for anyone concerned about the abuse of older people

Telephone: 0808 808 8141

Help the Aged Senior Line - Confidential advice and information for older people,
their relatives carers and friends.

Telephone: 0808 800 6565 - Freephone
Textphone: 0800 26 96 26

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard - 24 hour helpline offering support and information for
lesbians and gay men.

Telephone: 020 7837 7324

Message Home - 24 hour helpline for people who have left home or run away .
Enables callers to send messages.

Telephone: 0800 700 740 - Freephone

Mind National Helpline - Advice line for those facing mental health problems

Telephone: 08457 660163

National Missing Persons Helpline - 24 hour helpline providing advice,
practical help and support for missing persons and their families

Telephone: 0500 700 700 - Freephone.

NHS Direct - Confidential 24 hour telephone helpline staffed by nurses
offering healthcare advice and information to callers at any time wherever
you are in England. Interpreters available if required.

Telephone: 0845 4647 - Local call rate
Website
: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

NHS Smoking Helpline - For friendly help, advice and local information on how to stop smoking.

Telephone: 0800 169 0 169 - Freephone

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline - 24 hour helpline providing information,
advice and counselling to anyone concerned about a child or young person at risk of abuse.

Telephone: 0808 800 5000 - Freephone
Textphone: 0800 056 0566
Website
: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Parentline Plus - Practical help and information for parenting

Telephone: 0808 800 2222
Textphone: 0800 783 6783

Royal National Institute for Deaf People Information Line

Telephone: 0808 808 0123
Textphone: 0808 808 9000
Website:
http://www.rnid.org.uk/

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Telephone: 0845 766 9999
Website:
http://www.rnib.org.uk/

Samaritans - Confidential , emotional support for anyone in crisis 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90 - Local call rate
Textphone: 08457 90 91 92
www.samaritans.org

Sane Line - Advice line for those facing mental health problems.

Telephone: 0845 767 8000 - Local call rate

Shelterline - 24 hour national helpline offering free confidential and impartial
advice and advocacy on housing problems

Telephone: 0808 800 4444 - Freephone

Victim Support line - Helpline for emotional support and practical
advice for anyone affected by crime.

Telephone: 0845 30 30 900 - Local call rate

Telephone Helplines Association website:
www.helplines.org.uk

 

 

 

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