If you are in immediate danger contact the emergency services on 999 or 112.
If you feel like you need to talk to somebody, Samaritans can provide confidential support.
Calm also has a helpline for men in the UK who need to talk or find information and support.
Homeless and on the streets
If you, or someone you know is sleeping rough Street Link can help connect you to local support services.
To look for hostels and day centres in your local area search on the Homeless Link site and find out how you can be referred.
Crisis may also be able to give you information on local services and provide additional help and support.
Housing advice, benefits and legal support
For help with benefits, charitable grants and financial support services you can contact Turn2Us.
Specialist services and support
If you have money worries, you can contact these organisations for help and advice:
- Money Advice Service
- National Debtline
- Step Change
- Debt Advice Foundation
- Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
Domestic Abuse and Violence
If you, or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse or violence you can contact the following services for advice and support:
- Women’s Aid
- National Domestic Violence Helpline
- Men's Advice Line
- National LGBT Domestic Abuse
- Karma Nirvana
- Rights of Women
Disability and impairment
If you are in need of additional support with disability and impairment, these organisations can help:
- Disabled Living Foundation Charity
- Disability Rights UK - independent living and carers
- Royal National Institute for the Blind - at home
Drugs and Alcohol addictions
For expert advice and practical support for single parents get in touch with Gingerbread.
Gypsies and travellers
The Travellers Advice Team at The Community Law Partnership can provide advice, assistance and representation to Gypsies and Travellers throughout England and Wales.
Friends, Families and Travellers can also provide advice, consultancy, and more.
Refugees and asylum seekers
If you are a refugee or asylum seeker, you may be able to get free help and advice from the following organisations:
Prisoners and ex-offenders
Women in Prison also provides support to women affected by the criminal justice system.
Help for older people
Age UK provides free, confidential advice and information dedicated to older people.
While we are aware of the work carried about by the organisations listed on this page, we don’t take responsibility for the content of any external websites.
The inclusion of an external link should not be considered as an endorsement of that website.
Last updated 23 Jan 2018 | © Shelter
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