Community Support

Welcome to our Community Support Page which aims to signpost you to the many resources and sources of support available to families.  

 

Our Pastoral Lead, Miss Cox, is always happy to assist families and you are welcome to contact her on 01452 524578.

Useful links:

 

Practical/Financial Support:

 

Gloucestershire County Council Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Fund for food and essential supplies to support people in Gloucestershire during challenging coronavirus times.  You can self refer.  Previous requests have been for financial help with utilities, food and essential household items. 

http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2097744/emergency-assistance-grant-form.pdf

 

 

 

Gloucestershire Bundles is a charity that provides emergency packs of toiletries, clothing and equipment to pregnant women and families with children up to the age of 16 who find themselves in crisis situations. 

 

 

 

Baby Bank run by the Church of God Seventh Day, Hatherley Road, Gloucester, GL1 4PH is operating between 10 am - 2 pm on a Wednesday and can provide essential items such as clothes, nappies, toiletries, wipes, cots etc to parents and children ages 0 - 3.

 

 

Parenting Support:

 

Teens in Crisis (Tic Plus) are offering free Parent Support Groups from February 2021 for parents who are worried about the mental health and wellbeing of their child (age 11 - 18).  Initially Zoom meetings but face-to-face when restrictions allow.  Parents can self refer by visiting https://www.ticplus.org.uk/parents-                                                           carers/parent-carer-support-groups/ or telephoning 01594 372777.  

 

 

Counselling:

 

Gloucestershire Counselling Service offer affordable counselling services for individuals or couples.  Contact them via https://gloscounselling.org.uk/ or 01453 766310.

 

 

 

 

Teens in Crisis (Tic+) offer free 1-2-1 counselling support for young people age 9 - 21.  They also offer live chat options from 5 - 9 pm Sunday - Thursday by calling 0300 303 8080 or by live messaging via ticplus.org.uk.  No appointment is needed for live chat.

 

 

Abuse (resources for children):

 

Childline offer a confidential helpline open from 9am - midnight.  Call 0800 1111.  They also offer 1:1 online support.

 

 

Street Gloucestershire offer support for adults and young people with experience of abuse.  Call 01452  726570 or click here.

 

 

 

 

 

NSPCC offer advice and support for those experiencing and recovering from abuse.  

 

 

 

The Hideout provide support with abuse.

 

 

 

The Mix offer a range of support for young people under 25 years old. 

 

 

 

 

Galop are a specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity.

 

 

 

 

 

Abuse (resources for adults):

 

     

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) offer support for        victims of domestic abuse. Click here or call 01452 726570. 

 

 

National Domestic Abuse Helpline run a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives. Contact them on 0808 2000 247 or visit the website https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

Stroud Women's Refuge provide a range of accommodation and support services for women and children in two refuges. https://www.stroudwomensrefuge.org or call 01453 764385.

 

 

Gloucester Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) provide emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and                                                childhood sexual abuse. https://www.glosrasac.org

 

 

Women's Aid provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.    https://www.womensaid.org.uk or phone 01452 526770 

 

 

Hope House is the Sexual Health Service for the county of Gloucestershire. Services are free and available to anyone who needs it. Call 0300 421 6500 or https://www.hopehouse.nhs.uk

 

 

 

Online Safety:

 

Childnet offers a range of online safety resources to help parents to talk about online

safety with their children. To access these resources, click here.

 

Think You Know offer online safety advice.