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:

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 NSPCC website

Relate - relationship support

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


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*


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


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: 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:


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 website

Victim Support - help after crime

Call on 0845 30 30 900 Victim Support website