Links for VCFS organisations
Third Sector Lancashire: www.thirdsectorlancashire.org.uk
One Lancashire: onelancashire.org.uk
Spice Time Credits: http://www.justaddspice.org/
Chorley & South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group: www.chorleysouthribbleccg.nhs.uk
Links for the general public seeking information and advice
The Personal Support Unit - email@example.com
Are you facing court without a lawyer?
The Personal Support Unit (PSU) is a national charity, with an office based at Preston Combined Court.
Volunteers provide free emotional and practical support in civil and family cases; issues such as access to children, divorce, debt, eviction and money claims. They can help at all stages of the court process, from discussing settling issues without going to court, help filling in forms and court paperwork, helping people to plan what they want to say in court to attending hearings. They cannot give legal advice but can offer a face to face appointment in Preston to residents throughout Lancashire, wherever your court case may be.
They are also looking to recruit new volunteers to help us support more people at a difficult time in their lives.
For more information, contact Preston PSU on : 01772 844920
Citizens Advice - www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Citizens Advice aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the
policies and practices that affect people's lives.
They provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. They value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.
Your local office - https://citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk/
Citizens Advice Lancashire West covers the local areas of Chorley as well as South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre.
There facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/citizensadvicebureauchorley
If you live in the Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire or Wyre area and would like to book an appointment at your local Citizens Advice office please call: 0344 245 1294 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
You will be given a assessment over the phone which will take roughly 10 -15 minutes depending on the issue. You will receive any information which may be able to help resolve your situation immediately and if needed be made a appointment to see an adviser at your local office..
Citizens Advice - Consumer Helpline - www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Citizens Advice consumer service provides advice on issues around buying goods or services. This includes being treated unfairly by a trader, receiving a poor service or you may want to switch energy suppliers or cancel a contract.
To call the consumer helpline please call: 03454 04 05 06 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
The helpline adviser can:
give you practical and impartial advice on how to resolve your consumer problem
tell you the law which applies to your situation
pass information about complaints on to Trading Standards (you can’t do this yourself)
However, the adviser can’t:
take legal action on your behalf
make a complaint for you
Home-Start Central Lancashire
Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years.
There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly
if your family is going through difficult times.
If you can get the support you need when you need it, then day-to-day family life and children's future can be so much brighter.
Home-Start Central Lancashire work across Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire you can contact them on: 01257 241636
If you have at least one child under 12 then Home-Start can help
Home-Start support hundreds of family's just like you through thier Home-Start volunteers. These people are parents themselves or have parenting experience - so they know just what you are going through.
They will visit you in your own home - usually once a week. You will decide what you do together.
Maybe you need someone to talk to who won't judge you; a shoulder to cry on or perhaps someone to play with or read to your children; maybe a bit of support to make or keep medical appointments or to find out what else is available locally. You decide.