Local authority support

Where the local authority has outsourced welfare support any organisations and information will be held on this and associated pages above.

If the local authority are directly involved in welfare support through a contact address and / or number this is provided here, along with the circumstances under which the details should be given out.

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: info@pbic.co.uk, 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; headoffice@hyhg.org

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: hertfordshire@shelter.org.uk

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 :welwyn.garden.city@salvationarmy.org.uk

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: admin@centralhertsymca.org.uk

The Salvation Army   Hemel Hempstead Corps Waterhouse Street

Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire

HP1 1ES

Major Tim and Captain Samantha Johnson
Tel: 01442 253607

Email: hemel.hempstead@salvationarmy.org.uk

     
     
     
     

 

     

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; info@locallife.co.uk

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.