Action on Elder Abuse

Action on Elder Abuse runs the UKs only national, freephone helpline for anyone concerned in any way about the abuse of older people. Unlike other Helplines that are generic for older people the Elder Abuse Response Line is dedicated exclusively to this issue and is staffed by paid workers and volunteers who are trained and … Continue reading “Action on Elder Abuse”

Men’s Advice Line

The MALE helpline provides a range of services aimed primarily at men experiencing domestic abuse from their partner. We do this by:·Giving men a chance to talk about their experiences · Providing emotional support ·Providing practical advice ·Providing sign-posting to a range of services including housing and legal options ·Providing solutions that are focussed on … Continue reading “Men’s Advice Line”

Victim Support National

Victim Support is the national independent charity for people affected by crime. It provides a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened. Trained staff and volunteers at affiliated local charities offer information, support and practical help to victims, witnesses, their families and friends. Victim … Continue reading “Victim Support National”

Counselling Directory

The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number … Continue reading “Counselling Directory”


The Respect Phoneline offers an information and advice service for people who have been abusive towards their partners. Respect is also a registered charity and national membership organisation promoting best practice for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services in the UK. Please contact or visit the web site for further information. Hours Monday … Continue reading “Respect”


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”