News

Need some help?

Release Date: 05-Oct-2013
This month, the news section includes several stories from the latest edition of Door to Door magazine, broken down into indivdual sections for easy reading. In this one, we've got details of organisations that can offer practical and emotional support if you're struggling. Above all, if you need help, don't be afraid to ask.
There are lots of organisations that can help if you're struggling.

There are lots of organisations that can help if you're struggling.

There are too many here to include direct web links from this page, but you can copy and paste the web addresses into your browser.

Organisations that can offer free advice and support:

• KNH Outreach Team – help to find training and employment.
T: 01484 414886; E: outreach@knh.org.uk

• KNH Debt Advice Team – help with budgeting, benefits, and dealing with debt or rent arrears.
T: 01484 414886; E: mau@knh.org.uk

• Kirklees Citizens Advice – help with debt, employment, housing, relationships, immigration and much more.
T: 0844 848 7970. W: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/kirkleescab

• Fusion Housing Support – housing support, advice and learning opportunities
T: 01484 425522 or 01924 454770. W: www.fusionhousing.org.uk

• Samaritans – confidential, emotional support for people in distress or despair. T: 08457 90 90 90. W: www.samaritans.org

Need practical help?

The following organisations may be able to help if you’re struggling to make ends meet:

• Kirklees Benefits Service – housing benefit and council tax.
T: 01484 414950

• Kirklees Benefits Service – discretionary housing payments & local welfare provision (replaces crisis loans)
T: 01484 414782

• Think Smart Recycle – free furniture and household items. You need to be referred by a housing officer or support worker so contact them if you need help.

• Pass it On – low-cost furniture and household items. Shops in Batley, Huddersfield and online.
W: www.yorkshirechildrenscentre.org.uk

• One Good Turn – free clothes, shoes, furniture, other household items & weekly coffee morning
T: 07530 930316; W: www.freeonegoodturn.com

• The Uniform Exchange – free uniforms for a wide range of Kirklees schools schools. T: 07955 724 789; W: www.uniform-exchange.org

• The Welcome Centre – emergency food parcels for people in crisis. There are also foodbanks in other parts of Kirklees – talk to your housing officer if you need help. T: 01484 340034; W: www.welcomecentre.org

• Family meals for £10 a week – a wide selection of tasty, healthy and cheap recipes, plus a whole lot more
W: http://agirlcalledjack.com/category/below-the-line-budget-recipes/
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