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    Helping with the cost of raising a child

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    Making sure the elderly get the services they need

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    Working in a joined up way

Support Agencies

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    Abbey Access Centre

    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/

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    Age UK Lincoln

    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/

     

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    Baby’s Basket

    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.

    Website: babysbasket.org.uk
    Facebook: BabysBasket
    Tel: 07486 534641
    Email: grownups@babysbasket.org.uk

    Baby’s Basket information sheet

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    British Heart Foundation

    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

     

  • CAP

    Christians Against Poverty

    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/

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    Citizens Advice Bureau

    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.

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    Housing (City of Lincoln Council)

    For more information, visit www.lincoln.gov.uk/housing

    Benefits Advice (City of Lincoln Council)

    For more information, please visit www.lincoln.gov.uk/benefits

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    Development Plus

    Development Plus offers services under four key themes:

    Developing communities
    Success training
    Health and happiness
    Consultation and research

    Their mission is to Work with You for Lasting Change.

    For more information, visit www.developmentplus.org.uk/

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    Illegal Money Lending Team

    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
    e-mail:
    reportaloanshark@stoploansharks.gov.uk
    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.

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    Learning Communities

    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 admin@learning-communities.co.uk. You can visit the website at: www.learning-communities.co.uk/

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    Lincolnshire Credit Union

    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.

    For more information, visit www.lincscreditunion.org.uk
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    Lincs 2 Advice

    A free, independent service to help you access a wide range of advice, information and support providers from across the County in one place.

    Visit www.lincs2advice.org.uk

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    Nomad Trust Furniture Shop

    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

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    Restore Centre

    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