Imac resource pack information

FINANCIAL PROBLEMS

National Debt Help

https://nationaldebthelp.org.uk/home.html

This organisation helps individual with personal debts over £5,000 and who are able to pay around £100 per month towards their debts. This is a government approved debt solution. They will freeze debts, stop creditors chasing individuals for money and set a time limit in which to pay back some of the debt. One that time has expired the rest of the debt is written off. Individuals will need to complete an online form to see if they qualify. They offer Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA) and Debt Management Plan solutions.

 

National Debt Helpers

https://www.nationaldebthelpers.co.uk/

Same principal as National Debt Help. However, they help with debts over £6,000. For example, if you have unsecured debts totalling £20,000. Before the debt plan is in place you could be paying over £500 each month. However, after plan is in place it is reduced by 80% to just over £100 and over £13,000 of the individual’s debts are written off. Individuals will have access to free debt counselling, debt adjusting and credit information services from the Money Advice Service (organisation set up by the Government).

 

National-Debt-Helpline.org.uk

https://www.national-debt-helpline.org.uk/

Same principal as above. However, according to their calculator they help with debts from £1,700 to over £20,000. They have information on IVAs), Debt Management Plans, Debt Relief Orders and Bankruptcy.

 

FAMILY SUPPORT or FAMILIES IN CRISIS

Barking and Dagenham Council

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/early-help-and-support-for-families

This link takes you to a page titled “Early help and support for families”. They offer support to children, young people and their families that have additional needs that are not being addressed by the usual services that are available to everyone, such as health and education.

 

Barking and Dagenham Council

www.lbbd.gov.uk/children-young-people-and-families

This is also a very useful link on the council website which is titled “Children, young people and families”.

 

Trusted Mediators

https://barking-and-dagenham.trusted-mediators.co.uk/

They offer family mediation which includes financial, child custody, divorce, for Asian families and more. This is not a free service.

 

Free Family Mediation

https://www.freefamilymediation.co.uk/faq/

This has very useful information which will help individuals decide whether mediation is what they need.

 

BEREAVEMENT

The Drop In Bereavement Centre

http://www.dropinbereavementcentre.btck.co.uk/

Due to Covid 19 the centre is only does telephone counselling by appointment only.

(T) 0207 511 6444 (M) 07396 016523 Out of hours please leave a message.

 

Barking and Dagenham Council

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/support-for-people-bereaved-or-affected-by-someones-suicide

 

Carer’s Hub

http://www.carerscentre.org.uk/bereavement-information

This website has links to different bereavement services.

 

MENTAL HEALTH

Mind

https://www.haveringmind.org.uk/

They serve Havering, Barking and Dagenham areas.

 

Barking and Dagenham Council

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/early-help-and-support-for-families

This link covers mental health, anxiety, depression, drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, Autism and ADHD, Self-harming, Social media, CAMHS and Improving well-being.

 

Psychology Services Barking and Dagenham

https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-barking-psychological-services

 

IMMIGRATION

London Pioneer College

http://londonpioneer.co.uk/immigration-advice-services/

Immigration services and advice in London, Barking. They offer a free 10-minute consultation.

 

Citizens Advice Bureau – Barking and Dagenham

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/immigration/

 

HOMELESSNESS

Homeless Link – LB Barking & Dagenham – Housing Advice and Homeless Persons Unit

https://www.homeless.org.uk/homeless-england/service/lb-barking-dagenham-housing-advice-and-homeless-persons-unit

Criteria: people who are homeless or threatened by homelessness

 

Homeless Link – Hope for Barking and Dagenham Night Shelter

https://www.homeless.org.uk/homeless-england/service/hope-4-barking-dagenham-night-shelter

Criteria: single homeless people.

 

Street Link

https://www.streetlink.org.uk/

Criteria: rough sleepers.

 

SINGLE PARENTS

Gingerbread

 https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

National charity that works with single parents.

 

Carer’s Hub

http://www.carerscentre.org.uk/

They offer various services, including family services.

 

Carer’s Hub

http://www.carerscentre.org.uk/parents-group

Offers support to parents with children who have a disability or special needs.

 

Single Parents

https://www.singleparents.org.uk/information/benefits/financial-support-for-single-parents

Financial support for single parents. This organisation is only an information site and unable to provide one-2one correspondence.

 

GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/browse/childcare-parenting/financial-help-children

Detailed information about financial help if you have children.