Help, support & local services

Search for a support group, service or health line, just search below or get in touch to get listed. 

For the latest medical advice, information about Coronavirus and to find out how to contact the doctors surgery please visit the Greensands Medical practice website 

Health & Support

Alcoholics Anonymous


Call the national helpline now > 0800 917 7650 Find a meeting on the Alcoholics Anonymous Website Email: help@aamail.org




Addenbrookes Hospital


Call on 01223 245 151 Hospital website Email the hospital >




Child Line


Call free on 0800 1111 Child Line website




Carers UK - making life better for carers


Call Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 4pm on 0808 808 7777 Carers UK website




Cruse Bereavement Care


Call on 0808 808 1677 Cruse Website




NHS Direct


For information about coronavirus (COVID-19) go to NHS Direct online If it's not an emergency but you need help now call on 0845 4647 or 111




NSPCC - protecting children


Call on 0808 800 5000 Email help@nspcc.org.uk NSPCC website




Relate - relationship support


Visit the relate website Find nearest relate Call on 0845 48 49 50




Samaritans


Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call for free on 116 123 Other ways to get in touch Samaritans website




Macmillan cancer support


Call for free on 0808 808 00 00 7 days a week 8am - 8pm Macmillan website




Stroke Support


Phone: 0303 3033 100*
Email: helpline@stroke.org.uk




Mind


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Website: www.mind-blmk.org.uk (Biggleswade based) Telephone: 07561 185495 (Opening hours: Tuesday & Friday: 10.00am - 2.00pm) Email: biggleswade@mind-blmk.org.uk




CALM


The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day. They run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week Website: www.thecalmzone.net Telephone: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight, 365 days a year)




For Men To Talk


‘For Men To Talk’ is a volunteering organisation set up in December 2019 providing men suffering with anxiety, depression and grief an opportunity to talk with other fellow sufferers trying to end the stigma of men to keep quiet and have a ‘stiff upper-lip’. Facebook/For MenToTalk Twitter/ForMenToTalk Instagram/ForMenToTalk Website: www.ForMenToTalk.co.uk





Services

Anglian Water


Call on 08457 145 145 Reporting a leak - call 0800 771 881 Anglian water website




Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue


Call on 01234 351 081 Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue website




Crime Stoppers


Call free on 0800 555 111 Crime Stoppers website




Gas Emergency


Smell gas? Call free on 0800 111 999 Gas safety website




National Rail Enquiries


National Rail enquiries website Call on 03457 48 49 50




Police non emergency line


When should I use 101? You should call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response. For example, if:

  • Your car has been stolen
  • Your property has been damaged
  • You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood
Or to:
  • Give the police information about crime in your area
  • Speak to the police about a general enquiry
You should always call 999 when it is an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.




RSPCA Cruelty Line


Things to check before reporting cruelty Call our 24-hour cruelty line to report cruelty, neglect or an animal in distress on 0300 1234 999 RSPCA website




Tax Credit Helpline


Call on 0345 300 3900 Gov.uk website




Victim Support - help after crime


Call on 0845 30 30 900 Victim Support website