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DIRECTORY OF LOCAL SERVICES OF SUPPORT…

Posted by Kat Heath on 10 May 2022

As many of us know an accumulation of life’s day to day stresses and struggles can trigger emotional and mental health problems.  With help from the Epsom & Ewell Foodbank and IFAN (Independent Food Aid Network) we have created a list of organisations which can help alleviate those worries and concerns, from services offering help with debt to charities and organisations offering support with emotional and mental wellbeing.

FINANCIAL/HOUSING WORRIES:

SURREY CRISIS FUND:
Supporting people in crisis and with an immediate financial need, The Surrey Crisis Fund is a discretionary fund run by Surrey County Council. providing financial assistance to Surrey residents suffering following emergency or a disaster.
For more information on Surrey Crisis Fund contact:
Tel: 0300 200 1008

https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/professionals/healthy-schools/news/surrey-crisis-fund-what-help-is-available

EPSOM & EWELL BOROUGH COUNCIL:
Support with housing costs and council tax also advice on universal credit and household support scheme for residents within Epsom & Ewell Borough
Tel: 01372 732 000
Email: benefits@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
Website: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/residents/benefits

SUTTON BOROUGH COUNCIL
Support with housing costs and council tax for residents living within the London Borough of Sutton.
Tel: 020 8770 5000
Email: Housingbenefits@sutton.gov.uk
Website: https://www.sutton.gov.uk/benefits

REIGATE & BANSTEAD COUNCIL
Support with housing costs and council tax for residents living within the Reigate & Banstead borough.
Tel: 0151 221 2938
https://www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/benefits

CITIZENS ADVICE EPSOM & EWELL
Free and fundamental advice on benefits, debt, housing and so much more!
Citizens Advice is a local charity offering help to those who live and work in Epsom and Ewell.
Tel: 0808 278 7963 (freephone)
Tel: 0300 144 8444 (new UC claim)
Text: 03444 111 445 (BT text relay)
Website: www.caee.org.uk

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY
Debt advice and support for those finding themselves in debt or financial difficulty.
Tel: 0800 328 0006
Website: www.capuk.org

ROSEBERY HOUSING ASSOCIATION: MONEY & EMPLOYMENT ADVICE
Money guidance and employment &
training support. Led by Rosebery Housing Trust.
Tel: 0800 068 7664 (general)
Tel: 07377 861 099 (job support)
Website: www.rosebery.org.uk/help-support/financial- and-employment-support

TURN 2 US
A national charity offering Practical advice on benefits and offering financial support, including online benefit calculator.
Tel: 0808 802 2000
Website: www.turn2us.org.uk/Get-Support

STEP CHANGE
A Debt charity with 25 years of experience which comprises of a team of debt experts offering debt and money management advice.
Tel: 0800 138 1111
Website: www.stepchange.org

WORKING HOMES: RAVEN HOUSING TRUST
Free employment support for anyone living in social housing in East Surrey supported by Raven Housing Trust.
Tel: 0300 123 3399
Email: employment@ravenht.org.uk

SURREY COMMUNITY ACTION
(WARMTH MATTERS)
Practical advice and guidance for people who are struggling to pay for their energy bills.
Tel: 07521 503 696
Email: davidcarter@surreyca.org.uk
Website: www.surreyca.org.uk/warmth-matters

AMBER FOUNDATION (FARM PLACE)
A charity led organisation offering a residential programme and advice for young adults (aged 16-30) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Tel: 0800 652 1081
Email: admissions@amberweb.org
Website: www.amberweb.org

EPSOM & EWELL HOUSING SERVICES
Offering housing advice and support for those struggling, looking for somewhere to live and helping people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Tel: 01372 732 000
Website: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/housing

SHELTER
A national charity organisation which offers emotional and practical advice and information for people with housing related problems or those who find themselves homeless.
Tel: 0808 800 4444 (freephone)
Website: www.england.shelter.org.uk

WARM HOME DISCOUNT SCHEME
A government led scheme offering annual discounts on winter energy bills for low-income households that qualify.
Apply online via your energy supplier online using the website.
Website: www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme

THAMES WATER
Thames Water offer support for their customers who are having difficulty paying their water bill.
Tel: 0800 009 3652 (then press 3)
Website: www.thameswater.co.uk/help/account-and- billing/financial-support/waterhelp

FAMILY SUPPORT:

SURREY FAMILY INFORMATION SERVICE
A free service offering an array of information and advice for parents, children and young people within Surrey.
Email: surrey.fis@surreycc.gov.uk
Website: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/children/support-and-advice/families

NORTH SURREY DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICE (NSDAS)
Emotional and practical support for people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse.
In an emergency always ring 999
Tel: 01932 260 690
Email: nsdas@caew.org.uk
Website: www.nsdas.org.uk

HEALTHY START VOUCHERS
An NHS led initiative which helps families buy milk, fruit and vegetables if you’re on a low income and/or are pregnant or have a child under 4 years old.
Website: www.healthystart.nhs.uk

FAMILY CENTRES: (formally Sure Start Centres)
These local centres offer amazing support, advice and information for parents with children aged 0-11.
Tel: 01372 749 834 (Epsom)
Tel: 0208 337 7310 (Ewell)
Website Epsom: https://www.epsomfamilycentre.co.uk/
Website Ewell: https://www.ewellfamilycentre.com/

HOME START: EPSOM, EWELL & BANSTEAD
A local, independent charity offering both emotional and practical support to parents with young children under 5.
Tel: 07956 617 768
Email: admin@hseeb.org.uk
Website: www.hseeb.org

AGE CONCERN: EPSOM & EWELL
A charity offering information, emotional and practical advice for older people, their families and carers.
Tel: 01372 732 456
Website: https://ageconcernepsom.org.uk/

EMOTIONAL/MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT:

MARY FRANCES TRUST
A charity led organisation which offers support for people with mental health or emotional health issues
Tel: 01372 375 400 (call)
Text: 07929 024 722 (text)
website: www.maryfrancestrust.org.uk/how-we-help

CATALYST:
A non profit organisation based in Guildford offering people in Surrey support with drug and or alcohol issues or addiction
Tel: 01483 590 150 (call)
Text: 07909 631 623 (text)
Website: www.catalystsupport.org.uk

SURREY & BORDERS PARTNERSHIP (NHS)
Mental Health Crisis Helpline, advice and
24 hour support for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
Tel: 0800 915 4644 (call)
Text: 07717 989 024 (text)
Website: https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/our-services/mental-health/mind-matters-surrey/mind-matters

CATCH 22
A non profit organisation which provide impartial substance misuse support for young people in Surrey (aged 11-25)
Tel: 01372 832 905
Tel: 0800 622 6662 (out of hours)
Website: www.catch-22.org.uk

SAMARITANS
A charity which offers 24/7 support for people who are struggling to cope.
Ring day or night to speak to someone. Sometimes talking halves the problem.
Tel: 116 123
Write: FREEPOST Samaritans Letters
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/#tab2

For more information view the below link provided by Epsom & Ewell Foodbank:

https://ifanuk.org/epsom-and-ewell-leaflet

If you or someone you know is at risk of danger through suicide or domestic abuse contact 999 immediately.

Take care of you!

Kat xx

 
Kat Heath
Kat Heath is a qualified beauty therapist and a mum of two boys, Harry and Elliott.

Kat also has been a marketing ambassador and blogger for many on-line mummy sites as well as working as a therapist for Decleor, Clarins and Guinot within Selfridges, Peter Jones and John Lewis.

Her passions are fashion, interiors, wellbeing and food!

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