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Local authority Support offered Referral / Contact details Bedford Borough Council Covering Bedford & Kempston & 45 parishes Crisis Grants & Home in the Community Grants Links and contact no’s TBC Central Bedfordshire (CBC) Biggleswade, Chicksands, Sandy and a myriad of villages and towns Crisis Loans & Community Care Grants Links and contact no’s TBC Hertfordshire County Council Covering: Broxbourne Local Authority Dacorum Borough Council Hemel Hempstead East Herts Council Hertsmere Council North Herts District Council St Albans City & District Stevenage Borough Three Rivers Council Watford Council Welwyn Hatfield Council Hertfordshire Welfare Assistance Scheme Links and contact no’s TBC Luton Council Crisis Awards or Community Care Awards Links and contact no’s TBC Clothing, bedding etc. Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below. Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details HertsHelp Signposting through HertsHelp 0300 123 4044 Community banking, loans, grants etc. Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below, Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details Credit Union – to Locate your nearest Call 0161 832 3694 www.findyourcredituniton.co.uk Money Advice Service National 0300 500 5000 www.moneyadviceservice.org Stepchange (formerly the Consumer Credit Counselling Service) offering free debt advice National 0800 138 1111 www.stepchange.org National Debtline National 0808 808 4000 (call charges at local rates) www.nationaldebtline.co.uk Payplan – free debt advice service National 0800 917 7823 www.payplan.com HertsHelp offer support and advice through HertSavers Credit Union Ltd and St Albans District Credit Union Hertfordshire HertSavers: 01707 269239 or 07545 484268 St Albans District Credit Union: 01727 859135 Black Squirrell Credit Union North Herts 01462 642045 01462 677242 Credit Union Stevenage 01438 740844 Dacorum First Credit Union Hemel Hempstead 01442 240250 St Albans District Credit Union ST Albans 01727 859135 Watford Credit Union Ltd Watford 01923 236401 Food banks, food cards etc. Trussell Trust Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox). Foodbank Referral Service Known local foodbanks Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details Prebend Street Day Centre They can provide a Breakfast (70p) and Lunch (70p/£1.00), assistance on finding housing, work, Doctor in on Friday, Tea/Coffee on hand all time, lounge to relax, Cleaning facilities. Bedford 12 Prebend Street, Bedford Tel 01234 365955/352717 The person requesting assistance has to go to the Day Centre to register personally. Bedford Food Bank Mon 14:00pm-16:00pm Wed 13:00pm -15:00pm Bedford Brickhill Church Centre Brickhill Drive Bedford Mk41 7QF 01234 273773 Bedford Food Bank Night Café in Salvation Amy will be open from 10:00pm until 7am for people who have no where to sleep during this cold weather. Bedford Salvation Army, Bedford Congress Hall, Commercial Road Bedford MK40 1QS Friday 12:00-14:00pm. Polish/British Integration Centre Bedford The Place Bradgate Road Bedford MK40 3DE 01234 328100/01234 358444, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pbic.co.uk Bedford Housing Link Biggleswade 1 Church Street Biggleswade SG18 0JS 01767 220009 Potton Vineyard Church Potton, (near Biggleswade) 24 The square, Potton Beds SG19 2NP 01767261764 Biggleswade Baptist Church Biggleswade 24 London Road, Biggleswade Beds SG18 8EB 07511367066 The Needs Project Stotfold Kings Baptist Church Stotfold 07952765302 Herts Young Homeless Group c/o Herts Worknet Borehamwood The Old Post Office 23 Shenley Road Borehamwood WD6 1AU 0208 207 6262 Salvation Army Will contact the customer and offer assistance with food parcels which they can deliver to the customer’s address. Watford St Albans Barnet 01923 801169 01727 855395 0208 275 0287 Salvation Army Dunstable Bullpond Lane Dunstable Bedfordshire Lu6 3ah 01582 606031 Foodbank, New Life Church Mon 2:00-4:00pm Weds 10;00am-12noon Dunstable 80a Houghton Road Dunstable Beds Lu5 5ad Open :Monday 2:00-4:00pm And Weds 10;00am To 12noon Foodbank,. Tues 2:30pm – 4:30pm Friday 2:30pm – 4:30pm Dunstable The Way, 6-8 West Street Dunstable, LU6 1SX If wishing to discuss a specific need in advance, contact glyn hodges on 01582661621 or 07831332938 or contact website www.weststreet.org.uk Foodbank Thurs 9:30am -11;30am Dunstable St Augustine’s Church, Oakwood Ave, Dunstable Beds LU5 4AR. Foodbank Weds 9:00am to 11:00am Toddington Wilkinson Hall Station Road Toddington Beds LU5 6SN Herts Young Homeless Group Services are open to all 16 – 25 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Hatfield 2nd Floor, York House 14 Salisbury Square Old Hatfield Herts AL9 5AD Tel; 01707 251384 Email; email@example.com Web: www.hyhg.org HYHG Shelter Services Anyone who is homeless, has a housing problem or housing related difficulty. Hatfield Queensway House Queensway Hatfield AL10 0LW Tel; 0344 515 1944 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web; www.shelter.org.uk Fax; 01707 263255 Salvation Army Services open to the homeless, those with housing issues and those struggling to afford food. Welwyn Garden City Welwyn Garden City Corps Cole Green Lane Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL7 4JU Tel; 01707 376797 Email :email@example.com YMCA Provide hostel accommodation for 16-30 year olds who are in housing need. Welwyn Garden City Peartree Lane Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL7 3UL Tel; 01707 351400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Salvation Army Hemel Hempstead Corps Waterhouse Street Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire HP1 1ES Major Tim and Captain Samantha Johnson Tel: 01442 253607 Email: email@example.com White goods Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details Citizens Advice Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website. Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below. Support offered Contact details Citizens Advice Bureaux give free, independent, impartial and confidential advice and information on a range of subjects including Benefits, consumer rights, debt and money advice, family and relationships, legal issues and employment Citzens Advice Bureaux Locations in Hertfordshire For Bedfordshire please use the Citizens Advice website to locate Other welfare support Support offered Contact details Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details Bedford Local Social Services Contact The Salvation Army Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Bedford Major Oxley The Salvation Army Bedford Congress Hall Commercial Road Bedford MK40 1QS Tel 01234 266941 Biggleswade Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Biggleswade 142 London Road Biggleswade SG18 8EL 0300 300 8000 Borehamwood Social Services (customers would be referred to Watford) Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Borehamwood 01438 737400 Dunstable Office Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Dunstable County Offices Vernon Place LU5 4EZ 01582 818499 Hatfield Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Hatfield 19 Gresley Close Welwyn Garden City Herts AL8 7QA Tel; 01707 884556 Email; firstname.lastname@example.org Hemel Hempstead Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Hemel Hempstead Tel: 01438 737400 Hertford Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Hertford Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DQ, 0300 123 4040. Leighton Buzzard Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard Social Services 01582 744000 Letchworth Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Letchworth The Old Grammar School Broadway Letchworth Garden City Herts SG6 3TD Luton Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. 01582 54 60 00 St Albans Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. St Albans Fiona Edwards 01438 737400 Margaret Kimber 01438 737500 Waltham Cross Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Waltham Cross 01992 555555 Watford Social Services Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help. Watford 01438 737400 Dacorum Rent Aid DRA is a rent guarantee scheme, dealing with over 18’s who are homeless, unemployed or on low pay and are single. Hemel Hempstead Bury Lodge, 1 Queensway Hemel Hempstead HP1 1HT. No appointment is necessary.