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. The application for can be found at

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

 

 

 

Gloucester Foodbank are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks supported by The Trussell Trust and provide three days' nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people in crisis. For a referral please contact Miss Cox (Pastoral Lead) on 01452 524578.

 

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.

 

 

Gloucestershire County Council have a webpage with information and resources for BAME communities. 

 

Beezee Bodies offers free resources and courses to help adults, children and families lead healthier lives.

 

 

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.  

 

 

Dad Matters Gloucestershire aim to support Gloucestershire fathers to have the best possible relationship with their families.  They aim to support dads with their wellbeing and mental health and also offer support groups and 1:1 peer support and signposting to different resources for families. 

 

 

ADHD Foundation offers support for people living with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette's Syndrome.  They have a range of information and useful resources for children, young people, adults, parents and professionals.

 

SSS Learning 10 top tips for parents offers tips on how to support child mental health.

 

 

 

 

Glosfamilies directory provides a free confidential advice line offering guidance and emotional support on any aspect of parenting and family life. They offer a directory of resources via their website or you can contact them by email at familyinfo@gloucestershire.gov.uk or phone 01452427362.

 

Adult Education in Gloucestershire offer a wide range of courses, both academic and leisure.  

 

 

 

 

Words for Life has been created by the National Literacy Trust and offers activities for children and families to use at home to improve language, literacy and communication skills.  It also offers access to free books, including a happiness and wellbeing library.

 

 

 

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.

 

 NSPCC Learning offers advice on supporting children and young people's mental health.  

 

 

 

Artlift offer programmes for adults living with mental health challenges and/or long-term health conditions.  These creative groups are free for participants.  Click here to self refer. 

 

 

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.