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Below is a list of useful contacts that families can access in the local community. If you would like help self-referring to any of these services, or would like a referral from school, contact the family team by arranging an appointment at the school office or calling 01524 410286.
Citizens Advice Bureau –Morecambe
Oban House, 87-89, Queen St, Morecambe, LA4 5EN
Tel: 0344 488 9622 (Open 9am-5pm Monday – Friday)
The Citizens Advice Bureau Service offers free, independent and confidential advice. The CAB gives advice and helps solve problems, including debt and consumer issues, benefits, housing, legal matters, employment, and immigration. Advisers can help fill out forms, write letters, negotiate with creditors and represent clients at court or tribunal.
Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6ST
Tel: 01524 381820 (Open 9am-8pm Monday-Wednesday & 9am-5pm Thursday and Friday)
We provide a wide range of free professional therapies for people affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Our therapies are delivered by qualified and highly experienced practitioners who will help you and your family to come to terms with, and manage, the challenges of a serious health condition.
9 Morecambe St W, Morecambe, LA4 5HE
Tel: 01524 414871 (Open 9am-5pm Monday – Friday)
Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.
West End Impact
4-10 Heysham Road, Morecambe, LA3 1DG
Tel: 01524 888929
The Vision of West End Impact is to provide a facility for Christian community work in the West End of Morecambe and its surrounding areas. We have 4 main projects running from our facility, including a drop in for those with many needs from homelessness, to addiction or even just loneliness. We also have a youth club, and parent cafe and an art group. West End Impact was opened in response to the regeneration of Morecambe and we believe that that regeneration can only happen with a change in peoples lives. We therefore aim to help and motivate people in need into a better future by giving them information and help them with things like, rehabilitation, housing, benefits, counselling, volunteer opportunities, social inclusion etc.
Morecambe Bay Foodbank
*Please contact the family team for support with this service during term time or outside of term time; citizens advice on 01524 400404 or Lancaster City Council Team on 01524 582000**
West End Community Centre, Westminster Road, Morecambe, LA4 4JE
Morecambe Bay Foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. It began life at the GYM Church on Green Street in Morecambe and has now moved to The West End Community Centre on Westminster Road in Morecambe. We receive and distribute over six tonnes of food each month and our operation has been growing since its inception in 2012. We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Eggcup Food Club (membership required)
£3 per week for a bag of good quality surplus food in addition to eggs, milk and bread.
Current collection point is; Stanley Road Baptist Church
To become a member please call Rachel on 07780 487 117 or fill in the on-line form at: www.eggcup.org/vacancies/membership.
Eggcup is a new non-profit organisation within the Lancaster City Council district. Eggcup saves food from being wasted and ensures it gets to people who need it. We run a surplus food warehouse and redistribute food to community groups.
Lancashire Young Carers
Office 14, Leyland House, Lancashire Buisness Park, Centurion Way, Leyland, PR26 6TY
Tel: 01772 432020
At our services across the UK we:
- organise outings and activities for young carers
- give young carers advice and emotional support through counselling sessions
- help the family get support from social services
- talk to a young carer’s school, so teachers understand their situation and can be supportive
- run drop-in centres where young carers can take a break, have fun, be a child – and meet other young carers
Mindsmatter Lancaster and Morecambe Bay, Cameron House, White Cross Business Park, South Road, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4XQ
Tel: 01524 550552
We are a wellbeing service offering a range of free psychological therapies to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire.
We aim to provide people who experience difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression with access to our service. We aim to empower people to make informed choices and changes to improve well-being and live fulfilled lives by offering a range of talking therapies and self help to meet your needs.
If you are already registered with a dentist and require emergency treatment, you must first contact them.
If you are NOT registered with a dentist or require out of hours treatment then please contact the Lancashire NHS emergency dentist treatment line for advice/assessment;
Tel: 0300 1234 010
A free, safe and anonymous place for young people 10-16 to find online support and counselling. Sign up online and access the magazine, discussion boards. Also chat and messenger to talk to friendly online support team.