Somerset Signposting Links Summer 2022

Advice Topic Area (A-Z)

Key Organisations

Method of Provision

If you need help with a drinking problem either phone our national helpline FREE on 0800 9177650 or email:

UKNA Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the UK

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: 8211



Go to their web page to talk to a counsellor online

Childcare Provision

Find information about childcare options in Somerset

Children’s Services

Giving parents, carers and young people advice and support to prevent a crisis

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Taunton

Cost of Living Help

National cost of living help

Crisis Lines

Tel: 116123

Tel: 0800 1111


For people with complex disabilities

Domestic Abuse

Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service is Somerset’s main specialist service which provides support to men, women and children who are affected by domestic abuse

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

Somerset’s domestic abuse services are open to anyone who needs specialist support.

Educational Support

Educational support in Somerset

Educational Support SEND

Somerset Local Offer

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.

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 Support Service

Support services in Somerset

Financial Advice and Education

National Debtline is a charity who give free and independent debt advice over the phone and online.

The government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.

Get free debt advice online and we’ll support you for as long as you need us.

Food poverty

We want to make sure no child or adult in Somerset goes hungry. Our aim is to meet the immediate need for food and work with families to address their needs. This is because, if a child is hungry there are usually other issues we would want to help with – for example, financial, housing, mental health and wellbeing, employment and skills

Health (physical)

Oral health – keeping teeth healthy

Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) is dedicated to increasing the health and happiness of residents in Somerset through physical activity and sport.

Housing Advice

Are you worried about losing your home or you have nowhere to stay?

Being worried about losing your home can be stressful, by working together, we can help you find a solution.

Mental Health

The trust provides mental health services to all age ranges and supports people with a range of mental health problems whether they are mild, moderate or severe.

Nutritional Information

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

Reading and Literacy

SSE is a traded unit within Somerset County Council, that offers a wide variety of services and training to education providers, and other types of organisations in and out of Somerset.

Warm Hubs

Warm Spaces in the UK

Welfare Support

Benefits Support

Youth Services

Taunton YMCA