Support Groups & Services

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SUPPORT FOR PARENTS, CARERS, STUDENTS AND THE WHOLE COMMUNITY

ACE (Advisory Centre for Education)
Information, advice and guidance to parents of school age children who want educational advice.
72 Durnsford Road, London, N11 2EJ
Tel: 020 8888 3377
Email: enquiries@ace-ed.org.uk
Website: www.ace-ed.org.uk

ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service)
Information, training and support for those affected by ADHD.
Tel: 020 8952 2800
Email: info@addiss.co.uk
Website: www.addiss.co.uk

Age UK
Tel: 0800 169 2081
Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

AFASIC
Charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments
Helpline: 0300 666 9410
Email: info@afasic.org.uk
Website: www.afasic.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous
24 hour helpline: 0800 9177 650
Email: help@aamail.org
Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Barnardo’s
Barnardo’s supports young people and their families deal with disability, abuse, homelessness and bereavement.
Barnardo’s Tanners Lane, Barkingside, IG6 1QG
Tel: 0208 550 8822
Website: www.barnardos.org.uk

BATIAS Independent Advocacy Service
Offers services for people with learning disabilities.
The Beehive Resource Centre, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP
Tel: 01375 389869
Email: batias@batias.demon.co.uk
Website: www.batias.com

Benefits
Carers Allowance – 0800 731 0297
Child Benefit Centre – 0300 200 3100
Disability Living and Attendance Allowance – 0800 121 4433
Working Families Tax Credit – 0345 300 3900
Website: www.dwp.gov.uk

BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities)
National Children's Bureau, WeWork London Fields, 115 Mare Street, London, E8 4RU
Tel: 020 7843 6000
Email: cdc@ncb.org.uk
Website: www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk

Bullying Online
Tel: 0808 800 2222
Website: www.bullying.co.uk

Carers UK
Help for carers and their families
Tel: 020 7378 4999
Website: www.carersuk.org

Chadwell Children’s Centre
Claudia Way, Chadwell St Mary, Essex, RM16 4QZ
Tel: 07912 781 446
Email: ChadwellCC@thurrock.gov.uk

Chadwell St Mary Community Forum Ltd
Community support
Email: info@chadwell.org.uk
Website: www.chadwellcf.org.uk

Chadwell St Mary Centre
Supporting the local community, providing activities and advice. 
Open Monday, Tuesday & Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 10am – 1pm & Thursday 10am - 5pm
Chadwell Library, Brentwood, Road, Chadwell St Mary
Tel: 01375 413601
Email:  info@chadwellstmarycentre.org.uk
Website:  www.chadwellstmarycentre.org.uk

Childline
24 hour Freephone 0800 1111
Website: www.childline.org.uk

Child Support Agency
Opening hours Monday - Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 8.30am-5pm
Tel: 0845 713 3133
Website: www.csa.gov.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau
Voluntary and Community Resource Centre, High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP
Tel: 03444 770 808
Email: bureau@thurrock.cab.org.uk
Website: www.thurrockcab.org.uk

Community Service Volunteers (CSV)
Opportunities for volunteers with learning disabilities and for volunteers to support people with learning disabilities as they volunteer.
Tel: 0203 780 5870
Website: www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Council for Voluntary Services (CVS)
The Beehive Resource Centre, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP
Tel: 01375 389881
Email: info@thurrockcvs.org
Website: www.thurrockcvs.org

Department for Education
Website: www.education.gov.uk

Direct Government
Online list of public services
Website: www.direct.gov.uk

Down Syndrome Association
Tel: 0333 1212 300
Email: info@downs-syndrome.org.uk

Website: www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Dyspraxia Foundation
Dyspraxia Foundation, 8 West Alley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1EG
Helpline: 01462 454986
Tel: 01462 455016
Website: www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

Families In Focus (Essex)
Supports families of children with disabilities and special needs aged 0 – 19 years.
Families InFocus, Lancaster House, 140 Mildmay Road, Chelmsford, CM2 OEB
Tel: 01245 353575
Website: www.familiesinfocusessex.org.uk

Gingerbread
Offers support, help and advice to lone parents and their children.
Head Office: 520 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1TL.
Freephone Advice Line: 0800 082 0925
Website: www.gingerbread.org.uk

HELP (Holiday Endeavour for Lone Parents)
Email: andy@parenting.co.uk
Website: Parenting.co.uk

Home Start
National charity which uses volunteers to support families in their own homes.
Freephone: 0116 464 5490
Email: info@home-start.org.uk
Website: www.home-start.org.uk

Hypnotherapy Directory
Connecting individuals with qualified professionals in the UK.
Tel: 0333 325 2502
Website: www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk

Job Centre Plus
2 Derby Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6QQ
Tel: 0800 169 0190
Website: www.jobseekers.direct.gov.uk

Kidscape
Charity committed to keeping children safe from harm or abuse
Kidscape, 2 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W ODH
Parent Helpline: 020 7823 5430
General Tel: 020 7730 3300
Email: info@kidscape.org.uk
Website: www.kidscape.org.uk

MENCAP
Organisation offering support to families affected by learning disabilities.
Helpline: 0808 808 111
Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Missing People Helpline
Tel: 116 0000
Website: www.missingpeople.org.uk

Motability
Charity which helps disabled people and their families become more mobile
Tel: 01279 635999
Website: www.motability.co.uk

National Association for Gifted Children (Potential Plus UK)
Potential Plus UK, Challenge House, Sherwood Drive,
Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6DP
Tel: 01908 646433
Email: amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org
Website: www.potentialplusuk.org

National Autistic Society (NAS)
Information and support for those affected with autistic spectrum disorders, including Aspergers Syndrome.
Tel: 0808 800 4104
Email: nas@nas.org.uk
Website: www.nas.org.uk

National Childbirth Trust
Information and support on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.
Enquiries: 0300 330 0700
Website: www.nct.org.uk

National Debtline
Open: Monday to Friday: 9am - 8pm & Saturday: 9.30am - 1pm
Tel: 0808 808 4000
Website: www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

National Domestic Violence Helpline
24 hour helpline for victims of domestic abuse
Tel: 0808 2000 247
Website: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

National Drugs Helpline
Free 24 hour confidential advice
Tel: 0300 123 6600
Website: www.talktofrank.com

Netmums
Website offering information, advice and support
Website: www.netmums.com

NSPCC
24 hour child protection helpline
Tel: 0800 800 5000
Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

One Community Development Trust
Bringing together local people and groups to maximize the potential of Chadwell and Tilbury
134 Dock Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7BT
Tel: 01375 768233 / 07999 346263
Email: info@onecommunity.org.uk
Website: www.onecommunity.org.uk

OFSTED
Website: www.ofsted.gov.uk

Parentline Plus
Offers support to anyone parenting a child
Free 24 hour helpline: 0808 800 2222
Website: www.parentlineplus.org.uk

RELATE
Offers relationship counselling
Tel: 01702 342901
Website: www.relatesouthessex.co.uk

SAFE (Supporting Asperger Families in Essex)
Website: safeessex.org.uk

Samaritans
24 hour service: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Shelterline
24 hour free helpline for anyone with housing related problems
Helpline: 0808 800 4444
Email: info@shelter.org.uk
Website: www.shelter.org.uk

SNAC (Thurrock Special Needs Activity Club)
Voluntary & Community Resource Centre, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP
Tel: 07756 294943
Email: snac2007@googlemail.com
Website: www.snac.btck.co.uk

SNAP CENTRE (Special Needs Young People and Parents)
Pastoral Way, Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5WF
Tel: 01277 211300
Email: info@snapcharity.org
Website: www.snapcharity.org

South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre
Tel: 01375 380609
Website: www.sericc.org.uk

Sunshine Centre
Centre for disabled children aged 0-19 and their families
Sunshine Centre, Civic Square, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 8AD
Email: sunshinecentre@thurrock.gov.uk
Tel: 01375 652 200

Thurrock Parent / School Partnership
Culver Centre, Daiglen Drive, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5RR
Tel: 01708 859692
Email: parent.partnership@thurrock.gov.uk
Web: www.thurrockparents.org.uk

Thurrock Trans-Vol (Voluntary Community Transport Project)
Minibus service for people in Thurrock who are unable to use conventional transport because of a disability
Thameside Centre, Orsett Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5DX
Tel: 01375 391444
Email: contact@transvol.co.uk
Website: www.transvol.co.uk

Thurrock Youth Offending Team
Old Housing Office, Springhouse Road, Corringham, Essex, SS17 7QT
Tel: 01375 413900
Website: YouthOffendingService

Tilbury Community Forum
Community support
Email: info@tilburycf.org.uk
Website: www.tilburycf.org.uk

Tilbury Children’s Centre
Anchor Field, London Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 8EY
Tel: 01375 858243
Email: tilburycc@thurrock.gov.uk
Website: TilburyChildren'sCentre

Tilbury Police Station
Civic Square, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 8AD
Tel: 101
Website: www.essex.police.uk

Tilbury Riverside Project
Tilbury Riverside Arts and Activity Centre
Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NL
Tel: 01375 859911
Email: info@tilburyriversideproject.co.uk
Website: TilburyRiversideProject

Tourette Action
Tel: 0300 777 8427
Website: www.tourettes-action.org.uk

Winston’s Wish
A charity that supports bereaved young people following the death of a parent or sibling.
Tel: 01242 515 157
Email: info@winstonswish.org.uk
Website: www.winstonswish.org.uk

Women’s Aid Federation
Support, advice, information and refuge for women experiencing domestic violence.
24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk
Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

YMCA
Rush Green Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 0PH
Tel: 01708 766211
Email: enquiries@ymca.org.uk
Website: www.ymca.org.uk