Support is available if you are finding it hard to make ends meet. For advice on debt, benefits, employment, housing, energy and more contact Citizens Advice Fylde on 0808 175 5550 or email email@example.com. More information can be found online at www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/fylde
Please select from the drop down options below for further information, help and support.
There are currently three foodbanks in Fylde. Further information can be found here.
The Affordable Warmth Grant allows qualifying residents to apply for up to £2,000 per household to cover the cost of modifications to improve energy efficiency and reduce the cost of fuel bills. Please follow the link for more information:
Debt charity offering free debt advice and money management
0800 138 1111 | www.stepchange.org
Providing information and financial support
0808 802 2000 | www.turn2us.org.uk| benefits-calculator-2.turn2us.org.uk
Debt Advice Foundation
Advice on any aspect of debt
0800 043 4050 | www.debtadvicefoundation.org
For advice on debt, benefits, employment, housing, energy and more
0808 175 5550 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/fylde
Home-Start Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre
Support for families with young children
01253 728 615 | email@example.com www.homestartbfw.org.uk
Vouchers Help to buy fruit, vegetables and milk if you are pregnant or have a child under 4 and are on a low income
0300 330 7010 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.healthystart.nhs.uk
Looking after our mental health and wellbeing is important. There are a variety of organisations and websites that may be able to offer you the support, advice, and help you need. This can be in person, over the phone, via text, through self-help, or in group/community setting.
Every Mind Matters
Offering advice and practical steps that people can take to support their wellbeing and manage their mental health.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership
Providing contact information for local resources available to help support your mental health.
Other National Charities that you can contact:
Samaritans – if you are having a hard time, they can provide you with advice and support. Call 116 123.
Mind National Mental Health Charity – call their information line on 0300 123 3393.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) – a charity that supports men under 45 years old with mental health issues. Call them on 0800 58 58 58.
Fylde Coast residents requiring mental health support will now be able to call the Initial Response Service (IRS) after a helpline number has officially gone live in the area. Please click here for further information.
Through the NHS, there is a range of support to help people access health services. This includes support with travel costs and financial support for people on low income. Find out more by visiting NHS – Help with Costs.
If you’re finding it difficult to pay your water bills, United Utilities have put together a helpful webpage about the different options that are available.
You can also contact United Utilities on 0800 072 6765.
Did you know your GP may be able to help you with social prescribing?
Your GPs know that many things affect your health and wellbeing and not all of these are clinical and best dealt with by medication or treatment alone. Many patients visit their GP because they feel isolated or lonely. Some are stressed by work, money, childcare or housing problems, or sometimes it’s the stress of managing a long-term health condition that brings you to the surgery.
Social prescribers will listen to you and help you access the right people, services and activities that may benefit you.
They could link you or introduce you to a community group, a new activity or a local club. They may help you find legal advice, debt counselling, housing support or the right person to help you find a job or volunteering opportunity.
Your social prescriber will look to give you specific information and guidance on your situation or suggest local resources that might help. They could even support you to create something new such as a gardening club, a fishing group, a ‘men’s shed’ or knit and natter group. Ask at your local GP surgery for more details
There are a range of external support agencies who may be able to offer further advice and support. Each link below will take you to the agency’s website.