Gloucestershire Signposting Links

Advice Topic Area (A-Z)

Key Organisations

Method of Provision

If you need help with a drinking problem either phone our national help line FREE on 0800 9177650 or contact us by email

Information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking
Free helpline: 0800 358 3456

Email: If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Tel: 0300 123 6600. Text: 82111


Tel: 08088081677

Go to their web page to talk to a counsellor online

Childcare Provision

Early years and childcare in Gloucestershire

Children’s Services

The Family Information Service (FIS) provides a wide range of advice on things like family support, education, childcare and activities.

Cost of Living Help

National Help for Households

Crisis Lines


Tel: 116123

Telephone: 0800 1111

Debt Concerns

Help from Gloucestershire County Council

Domestic Abuse

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families.

NSPCC and others have lists of signs that can help you recognise the effects of domestic abuse on children.

We provide safety and independence for women and children from around the UK whose lives have been impacted by domestic abuse.

Employment Advice

Help to find work can be found on Gov.UK
Find a Job – to search for current job vacancies

Job Help – provides hints and tips on applying for jobs and job search ideas.

Kickstart offers a six month paid work placement to 16-24 year olds who are in receipt of Universal Credit. For more information young people should send a journal message from their digital account to their work coach to express an interest in the scheme,

Energy Advice

Check to see if you are eligible for assistance with heating. Warmer Homes is a Warm Home Fund project that provides free gas connections and first-time central heating for the vulnerable.

LEAP Appliances is an initiative to support fuel poor and vulnerable households through the replacement of old, inefficient fridges, freezers, fridge-freezers, washing machines, and cookers with modern, efficient alternatives.

Family Health

Children, young people and family’s health in Gloucester

Family Support Service

The Family Information Service (FIS) provides a wide range of advice on things like family support, education, childcare and activities.

Home-Start Stroud and Gloucester is a local charity which supports  parents who are going through challenging times located in the Stroud District of Gloucestershire and we are currently developing our service in Gloucester.

Food poverty

Stroud District Foodbank

Gloucestershire Foodbank

Housing Advice

We are here for anyone in Gloucester who is sleeping rough, are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The housing advice team can give advice on a wide range of housing matters including: Renting a home from a private landlord or social landlord, illegal eviction and/or harassment, rent and mortgage arrears, homelessness prevention, domestic abuse and advice for landlords

Help from your council if you’re homeless or at risk of homelessness

Mental Health

We believe that mental health should be seen as important as physical health.

Here you’ll find an overview of some of the mental health services that are available in Gloucestershire for both adults and young people to help you access the support that is right for you

Nutritional Information

Change4Life resources from Public Health England – focusing on healthy eating and physical activity for children.

Reading and Literacy

Libraries in Stroud and Gloucestershire

Warm Hubs

Gloucestershire Warm Spaces

Welfare Support

Gloucestershire Support Hub

Youth Services

Gloucestershire Youth Support