Bucks Council Helping Hand
The Helping Hand team may be able to help with fuel, finances and other household bills. Phone: 01296 531151, Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:30pm, Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm)
The emergency out of hours team can be contacted on 0800 999 7677
Buckinghamshire Adult Learning
Bucks Adult Learning offers many part-time courses and workshops for adults to further their interests or achieve their potential through learning and training.
Phone: 01296 382403, Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Bucks Mind Counselling for Adults
One-to-one counselling for adults with a variety of mental health needs. Does include a fee.
Call 01494 463364 or fill in a form online
Bucks Mind Safe Haven
Mental health crisis support operating everyday 6pm-midnight. Offer 30-minute phone calls with listening support and signposting to other services of interest.
On Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday call: 01296 453017.
On Thursday, Friday or Saturday call: 01494 218098.
Bucks Skills Hub
The Bucks Skills Hub offers help to develop the skills and qualifications necessary to be successful in the workplace.
Phone: 01494 927130
Christians Against Poverty
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) provide help with money, support to get out of debt, help with life skills such as budgeting on a low income and support gaining work too.
Phone: 0800 328 0006
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
CAB provides extensive support ranging from advice with immigration to family issues and applying for blue badges. CAB have a phone line specifically for benefit claims and energy advice.
Phone: 0808 278 7938, Advisers available Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) – Help to Claim
This number is a dedicated line for help with benefits – whether that’s completing a benefit claim or for making sure all applicable benefits are being claimed for.
Phone: 0800 144 8444, Advisers available Mon-Fri: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) – Energy advice
This number is a dedicated line for help with fuel bills and where to source cheaper energy.
Phone: 0808 223 1133
Staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement.
Contact on 0808 808 1677 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
For Universal Credit eligibility or help making your initial application
Phone: 0800 328 5644
Department for Work & Pensions – Existing benefits
For help or advice regarding existing benefits / claims, or to understand if you are eligible for other benefits
Phone: 0800 169 0310
If you need help returning to work, getting training / qualifications or learning new skills, contact your Work Coach
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Offers a 24-hour support and information service.
Call: 0808 2000 247
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout Great Britain and Ireland. It’s worth clarifying that people contacting Samaritans are not necessarily suicidal – Samaritans will talk with anyone who just needs a ‘listening ear’.
Phone: 116 123 Available 24 hours/day, every day of the year.
South Bucks Counselling
One-to-one adult counselling. Located in the heart of High Wycombe. Does include a fee.
Call: 01494 440 199 or complete form online
Based in Reading. Help those who need support with LGBT+ issues, and the inclusion of LGBT+ people.
Call: 0118 321 9111
Wycombe Homeless Connection
Wycombe Homeless Connection is a local charity that works hard to prevent individuals losing their home. It provides emergency accommodation for people without a home as well as providing help with accessing benefits and other social support.
Call: 01494 447699
Wycombe mind is a local charity that is keen to ensure no one in the Wycombe District has to face mental health problems alone.
Contact Wycombe Mind, call: 01494 448279.
Email: email@example.com. For urgent mental health advice, call the NHS on 111
Wycombe Women’s Aid
Support for women and children experiencing and needing to escape from domestic abuse: Offer access to safe, temporary accommodation, support, information and advice.
Call their helpline: 01494 461367 anytime between 9.00am and 4.30pm, Monday – Friday
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org