Free information for lone parents on issues including: maintenance, tax credits, benefits, work, education, legal rights, childcare and holidays. Also information about other organisations and local groups who may be able to help.Calls to the Helpline are free from some mobile phone providers and all landlines. The Helpline provides independent, confidential information and advice. Advice … Continue reading “Gingerbread”

Victim Support Male Helpline

Freephone number specifically for men who have been affected by domestic violence, rape or sexual abuse. This service is primarily for men living in West Midlands but we can signpost you to the services in your own area and provide basic support. Hours Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm Contact Details Central and West Birmingham … Continue reading “Victim Support Male Helpline”


It doesn’t matter who you are – If you are in crisis, despairing or suicidal, contacting us can make all the difference to talk about how you are feeling. You can speak in total confidence with one of our volunteers about anything that is troubling you. We will not judge you; we will not tell … Continue reading “Samaritans”

Carer’s Support

There are six million people in the UK looking after a loved-one who is sick, disabled, suffering from a mental health problem or an addiction – some as young as five years old. What carers have in common is the selflessness to put their family member needs before their own, but they face an on-going life … Continue reading “Carer’s Support”

Lifeshare Male Sex Workers Outreach Project

A street-based service that works with young men at risk of sexual exploitation through homelessness. Offers support service and linking to other appropriate services. Hours Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm Contact Details Lifeshare Ltd. 27 Houldsworth Street, Manchester. M1 1EB t 0161-235-0744. f 0161 235 0744 email [email protected] web

Children’s Legal Centre

The Children’s Legal Centre is an independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people in England and Wales. The Centre promotes and campaigns for the recognition of children and young people as individuals participating fully in all the decisions which affect their lives.The service is open to children, young people … Continue reading “Children’s Legal Centre”

Family Rights Group

FRG provides free advice and information to families in England and Wales who are involved with children’s services about the care and protection of their children. Our service is independent of all other statutory agencies, and is non-judgemental. We aim to help people to understand their rights, and explore the issues which have arisen between … Continue reading “Family Rights Group”