Victim Advice Line (VAL)

Victim Advice Line (VAL)

Website: https://victimadviceline.org.uk/

Email: [email protected] you can email us and one of our care coordinators will respond to you.

Contact Form: https://victimadviceline.org.uk/how-to-contact-us/

Helpline: 0800 952 3000 free and confidential phone line, open 8am until 8pm Monday to Friday and 9 am until 5 pm on Saturdays.

Online chat – this option, which can be found on our website https://victimadviceline.org.uk/ it allows you to talk to one of our care coordinators if it’s not possible, or convenient, to talk on the phone

Address: N/A 

The Victim Advice Line (VAL) is a free and confidential service for people that have been affected by crime in West Mercia.

The VAL is designed to make sure that the needs of victims and witnesses are supported at every stage of their journey – whether they choose to report it to the police or not.

The expert and fully-trained Care Coordinators will work with victims to understand exactly what kind of help and support they need in their journey of recovery.

Understanding that everyone’s experience of crime is different, they will agree a specially tailored support package for each person. This might include relevant advice booklets, contact numbers for counselling or other support services, help with insurance forms, guidance through the criminal justice process or talking about the benefits of Restorative Justice.

Our website and the service is funded by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.

To watch a video about VAL, click this link https://youtu.be/oAakFmW3Ox0https://youtu.be/oAakFmW3Ox0

 

Find us on Face Book @WMerciaVAL and Twitter @WMerciaVAL

Dimensions

Dimensions-Autism Friendly Screenings

Website: https://www.dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaigns/autism-friendly-cinema-screenings/?dm_i=4S9P,4ZE7,27QN3J,H761,1

Email: N/A

Contact Form: https://www.dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaigns/autism-friendly-cinema-screenings/?dm_i=4S9P,4ZE7,27QN3J,H761,1

Telephone: 0300 303 9062

Address: N/A

We provide free national autism friendly training for all cinemas across the country. We also partner directly with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase and Picturehouse to host autism friendly screenings at over 350 cinemas nationwide.

On Sunday mornings throughout the month, films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment.

Adjustments include

  • A relaxed environment where people understand the needs of children and families with autism
  • Lights left on low
  • Sound turned down
  • No trailers or advertisements (unless they are embedded in the film)
  • Staff trained in autism awareness
  • Disabled access
  • Chill out zone, where available
  • Freedom to move around and sit where you like
  • Bring your own food and drink
  • Free entry for carers with a valid CEA Card

 

Find us on Face Book @dimensionsUK and Twitter @DimensionsUK

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Crane Quality Counselling

Website: http://cranecounselling.co.uk/

Email: [email protected],uk

Telephone: 01743 240546 24 hr answer phone service available

Address: The Roy Fletcher Centre, 12/17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JE

Crane Quality Counselling is a new charity setup in January 2017 by a group of individuals who have over 30 years of experience of working in the relationship and family arena.

The charity was launched in October 2017 and is based in The Roy Fletcher Centre, Cross Hill Shrewsbury.
Crane Quality Counselling is supported by a Board of six Trustees. Our volunteer Chief Executive Officer, Lin Foley is assisted in the office by six volunteers.

Our Counsellors work with all adult relationship difficulties, elderly, bereavement, sexual issues, the homeless, prisoners and their families and the forces veterans.

The offices are currently open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm Appointments are available between times but evening appointment between 5 pm – 8 pm are also available.

To find out more about our work, including who we help click here: http://cranecounselling.co.uk/what-does-counselling-do/

 

Find us on Face Book Crane Counselling and Twitter  @CQC_Counselling

 

Registered Charity Number 1175610

BBS

BBS UK (Bardet-Biedl Syndrome UK)

Website: https://www.lmbbs.org.uk/

Email: [email protected] or for BBS UK Support Officer: Birmingham Service [email protected]

Telephone: 07591 206787 (Amy Clapp BBS UK Support Officer: Birmingham Service)

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome UK is the only registered charity supporting people with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, their families and carers. The aims of the Charity, according to its constitution, are: to preserve and protect the health and promote the welfare of persons living with BBS, and to advance the education of the medical and educational professionals and the general public on the subject of BBS.

For information regarding the clinical features of BBS, click here for our information booklets

All members of the Management Committee are volunteers. They have children with BBS or have the syndrome themselves, and they willingly give up their time to provide support, raise funds and generally do as much as they can to keep the Charity moving forwards.

 

The Charity produces newsletters,  conference reports, holds an annual family conference, and is an integral member of the specially commissioned multi-disciplinary BBS Clinics. Awareness of the Syndrome has grown massively as a result and the Charity now supports over 500 families and communicates with over 130 professionals involved in their care.

 

There are no membership fees and no charges are made for information – the work of the Charity relies entirely on donations.

 

Find us on Face Book  @BBS UK1 and Twitter @BBS UK1

Registered Charity Number 1027384 and SCO41839

x2y LGBTQ

x2y LGBTQ+ Youth Group Wolverhampton

Website: http://x2y.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: http://www.x2y.org.uk/contact/

Telephone: 07847 421796  

Address: N/A

x2y is a youth group for young gay, lesbian, bi and trans people in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. If you are LGBT or questioning your sexuality or gender identity, why not get in touch and find out more about the group? X2y meets on Saturdays from 12 noon -1500 (city centre location) If you are 11-25 years ld and would like to come along drop us an email or message us on Facebook.

x2y run two groups, one for ages 11-17 and another for 18-25 year olds. If you think this might be for you, drop us a private message on our Facebook page stating your name and age and we’ll get right back to you.

Our website includes pages on:

  • Drug Use
  • Hate Crime
  • Bullying
  • Sexuality
  • HIV
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)

 

Find us on Face Book  and Twitter @x2yLGBT

Registered Charity Number 1162589

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Challenging Behaviour Foundation (The)

Website: https://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Email-Support: [email protected] 

Telephone: 01634 838739 General Enquiries

Telephone: Family Support Line: 0300 666 0126

Address: The Challenging Behaviour Foundation, c/o The Old Courthouse, New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent ME4 6BE

We are the charity for people with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. We’re making a difference to the lives of children and adults across the UK through:

  • providing information about challenging behaviour
  • peer support groups for family carers and professionals
  • supporting families by phone or email
  • running workshops to reduce challenging behaviour
  • speaking up for families nationally / campaigning

Our vision is for anyone with severe learning disabilities who displays challenging behaviour to have the same life opportunities as everyone else.

We work to improve understanding of challenging behaviour, empower families with information and support, and help others to provide better services and more opportunities.

Click on this link for Support available in the West Midlands: https://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk/your-area/west-midlands.html

 

Find us on Face Book @thecbf  and Twitter @CBFdn

Registered Charity Number 1060714

Children's Burns Trust

CBT (Children’s Burns Trust)

Website: https://www.cbtrust.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: https://www.cbtrust.org.uk/contact-us/

Telephone: 020 7881 0902

Address: 2 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH

We are a national charity dedicated to providing rehabilitation support for burned and scald injured children and their families, as well as prevention and awareness campaigns for which there is little or no national funding.

A burn injury is for life. The scars are physical as well as psychological and can present life long challenges. It is our aim to make those challenges easier to bear, helping children and young people to grow up and lead as happy and healthy a life as possible.

We regularly supply Rehabilitation equipment including: hospital equipment, technology and child therapy and Sensory

 

Find us on Face Book @childrensburnstrust and Twitter @CBTofficial

Registered Charity Number 1082084

Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea Trust Association (The)

Website: http://www.sleep-apnoea-trust.org/

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: http://www.sleep-apnoea-trust.org/contact-sleep-apnoea-trust/

Telephone: 0800 025 3500 Freephone

Address: The Sleep Apnoea Trust,Po Box 60, Chinnor OX39 4XE

We are working to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients, their partners and their families. Managed by volunteers, SATA is regarded as the leading UK charity working in the field of Sleep Apnoea.

We do not provide medical advice. If you suspect you may be suffering from sleep apnoea please contact your GP who will be able to refer you to a sleep clinic.
This website contains a wealth of information which should answer most of your questions, including those that are DVLA related.
If you need to contact our confidential Helpline, this is now email based on [email protected]

Find us on Face Book @sleepapnoeatrustassociation and Twitter @ApnoeaTrust

Registered Charity Number 1056963

Anti-Bullying Network

Anti-Bullying Network

Website: http://www.antibullying.net/resources.htm

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: N/A

Address: N/A

The Anti-Bullying Network was established at the University of Edinburgh in 1999 with funding from the Scottish Executive to provide free anti-bullying support to school communities. In the first eight years that it operated on this basis, the Network gained a national reputation for the high quality of the services it provided to school communities.

The Anti-Bullying Network is now an independent operation with the following objectives:

  • to support anti-bullying work in schools;
  • to provide a free website;
  • and to offer an anti-bullying service which will include the provision of training, publications and consultancy services.

 This website has many useful resources.

 

Find us on Face Book and Twitter

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Anti Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Website: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (see content)

Address: Anti-Bullying Alliance, National Children’s Bureau, WeWork London Fields, 115 Mare Street, London E8 4RU

On our website we have tried to include as many useful tools as possible but these pages are not exhaustive and inclusion does not necessarily imply endorsement or recommendation by the ABA. 

We are a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve our vision to: stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. We welcome membership from any organisation or individual that supports this vision and support a free network of thousands of schools and colleges.

The ABA has three main areas of work:

  • Supporting learning and sharing best practice through membership;
  • Raising awareness of bullying through Anti-Bullying Week and other coordinated, shared campaigns;
  • Delivering programme work at a national and local level to help stop bullying and bring lasting change to children’s lives;

We provide expertise in relation to all forms of bullying between children and young people. The Anti-Bullying Alliance was established by the NSPCC and the National Children’s Bureau in 2002 and is hosted by the National Children’s Bureau.

We are a small team and so while we endeavour to respond to as many messages as we can, please be patient with us. We are not able to support individual cases of bullying and so if you need one-to-one support, please visit the advice section of our website for information and organisations that may be able to help. 

If you are a child or young person who is worried about bullying then contact ChildLine at any time 0800 1111 – calls are free and confidential. 

 

Find us on Face Book @antibullyingalliance and Twitter @ABAonline

Registered Charity Number 258825