Helping people maximise their income
Making the move into work easier
Breaking the link between poor health and poverty
"There are a number of organisations in Lincoln that can help. Just get in touch using the contact details below:"
Abbey Access Training aims to contribute to the economic, social and environmental regeneration of the Abbey ward through programmes developing training and community activities.
For more information, visit http://abbeyaccesstraining.com/
Age UK Lincoln offers a wide range of different services to Lincoln’s over 50s, including help in the home and lifestyle, befriending, lifeline alarms and keysafe products, gardening and handyperson service, personal care and social outreach centres.
For more information, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/lincoln/
Baby’s Basket receives donations of gently used baby clothes, Moses baskets and bedding from mums who no longer need them. They fill the baskets with baby and hospital essentials as an attractive gift for mums in the Lincoln area who are struggling to provide for the practical needs of their new babies.
They encourage health professionals and welfare agencies to offer baskets to mums who could benefit and to make a request on behalf of any mum who would like one. Free and confidential service.
British Heart Foundation local shops raise vital funds to help fight heart disease by selling a fantastic range of quality, new and donated items.
They sell quality new and donated clothing, shoes, accessories, CDs, books and DVDs, sofas, beds, rugs, washing machines, toasters, kettles, microwaves and TVs.
For more information, visit http://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/our-local-shops.aspx
Their vision is to help answer the national problem of debt by opening a CAP Debt Centre and running a CAP Money Course in every town and city in the UK so anyone can receive CAP’s life changing help.
For more information, visit https://capuk.org/
The CAB gives free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on a wide range of subjects, including:
Benefits – questions about entitlements, support with applications and appeals against unfair decision
Debt and money advice – how to manage your debts, improve your financial situation and maximise your income
Work-related problems – questions about terms and conditions, dismissal, redundancy, intimidation and unfair dismissal
Consumer issues – everything from broken kettles to difficulties with gas and electricity suppliers
Relationships – issues relating to splitting up, children, and bereavement
Housing – your rights through to homelessness
Visit www.lincolncab.org.uk for more information.
Development Plus offers services under four key themes:
Health and happiness
Consultation and research
Their mission is to Work with You for Lasting Change.
For more information, visit www.developmentplus.org.uk/
A Loan Shark is someone who lends money without the appropriate licence issued by the Office of Fair Trading. Loan Sharks rarely, if ever, give any paperwork and if payments are missed they often use intimidation and violence to get money from their ‘clients’. The Illegal Money Lending Team is here to help. If you have any information, however small, on loan shark activities theycan help.
Have you been offered a cash loan? Have you been threatened when you couldn’t pay? Has your bank card been taken from you as a security? Does what you owe keep growing even though you are making payments?
If you can answer yes to any of the above then you may have been bitten by a loan shark. If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing any of the above or has any knowledge of loan shark activities then contact the team in confidence.
They can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week o :
Telephone – 0300 555 2222
or by text to: loan(space)shark(space) + your message to 60003
You can also find out more about our work at : www.facebook.com/stoploansharksproject
Their team is national so although they are based in Birmingham they cover and investigate illegal money lenders across the whole of England.
Learning Communities (Formally Birchwood Access & Training Centre) offers fundamental support to its local community and has done so since 1995. The Centre has become an essential support hub for the community of Birchwood and is often the first port of call for many of its local residents experiencing a crisis situation.
The Learning Communities Centre is a hive of community activity; support is available through external support initiatives such as Credit Union, Citizens Advice Bureau and City of Lincoln Council Benefits Advice Service. Alongside this they offer free Information, advice and guidance sessions, a job club, support to enhance basic skill level and numerous IT courses. They are referral partner for the local food larder and support many local residents with issues relating to benefit claims, debt crisis, form filling and letter writing to name just a few.
The Centre encourages residents to become more active within their community, supports individuals back into work or training and on a daily basis it offers a helping hand to families experiencing poverty.
For more information about the courses and local support available call 01522 697587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit the website at: www.learning-communities.co.uk/
Lincolnshire Credit Union is a financial cooperative owned and controlled by its members.
It aims to provide access to reasonably priced financial services to people living or working within the boundaries of Lincolnshire.
A free, independent service to help you access a wide range of advice, information and support providers from across the County in one place.
The Nomad Trust is a Christian based registered charity which provides welfare services in the City of Lincoln for those who are homeless or otherwise in need.
For more information, visit www.nomadtrust.org.uk
Restore is a ‘one-stop-shop’ where you can choose what kind of support you feel you need. In one place, under one roof, you can access all of the services they have to offer.
Some of the areas they can help with include:
Free debt advice – through the award winning national charity ‘Christians Against Poverty’
Free Legal Advice – though local solicitors who have volunteered their time to Restore
Furniture – for people who lack the basics needed to turn a house into a home
Clothing and Emergency Food Parcels
Help at Home
A full range of Free Courses – from Money Management and Parenting through to Art and Photography classes to teach you new skills and meet new people
Healthy Living Support
Ongoing Support and encouragement with a dedicated mentor
An Extensive Knowledge of other organisations and services who specialise in areas of support we cannot offer ourselves
For more information, visit www.alivechurch.org.uk/restore.html