WHAT WE DO HERE AT ShARP?
- Advice and guidance
- Access to training
- Employment support
- Children’s activities
- Services for older people
- Community development
(Out of Hours Help)
FOR CRISIS SUPPORT CALL THE INITIAL RESPONSE SERVICE
0303 123 1145
SUNDERLAND CITY COUNCIL
0191 520 5555
LOCAL WELFARE PROVISION
(Emergency Out of Hours Service)
0191 520 5551
PALLION ACTION GROUP
(Sunderland West Advice Project)
0191 514 2930
116 123 (UK - free number)
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS HELPLINE
0800 013 0626 (free number)
NHS DIRECT (Non-emergency medical advice)
111 (free number from landlines & mobile phones)
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
0808 800 4444 (calls are free from UK landlines & all major UK mobile operators).
Available 365 days a year. Helpline is open 8am - 8pm on weekdays & 8am - 5pm on weekends.
DWP BENEFIT ENQUIRY LINE
0345 608 8545 (Mon-Fri, 8am - 6pm).
Cost from landlines per minute (approx.) up to 12p / costs from mobiles per minute (approx.) - 3p to 45p
CONSUMER DIRECT CAB HELPLINE
03454 04 05 06
ACAS (Employment Specialists)
0300 123 1100
GENTOO (Housing Emergencies)
0191 525 5000
WEARSIDE WOMEN IN NEED HELPLINE
0800 066 5555 Available 24 hours a day, every day.
(Drug and Alcohol)
0191 565 8070 (Sunderland Office)
COMMUNITY FOR RECOVERY
0800 234 6798 (free number)
Advice On Prescription Project - Operating in the Coalfields Area
Welfare Reform Notice - Sunderland Council are launching a campaign to raise awareness around the changes to benefits as a result of welfare reform. The campaign encouraged people to stay informed and plan ahead. For more see -www.sunderland.gov.uk For information on PIPS go to http://www.dwp.gov.uk.
REGIONAL WINNER OF NORTH EAST CHARITY AWARD ANNOUNCED BY GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION
The first ever North East regional winner of the Weston Charity Awards, that sees charities across the North of England being mentored by senior business leaders, has been revealed.
Over the last year, six charities from across the North East have had access to a team of senior business leaders through the organisation Pilotlight, as part of the awards. Horden Youth & Community Centre (HYCC), which helps disadvantaged and isolated families in one of the most deprived areas of the country, was eventually chosen as the first ever regional winner.Find Out More >