Local and national support services that help and advise if you are experiencing a crisis or emergency situation. They can support you if you don’t know where to turn.
The Crisis Service can help with problems such as if you find yourself suddenly ill in bed, if you are recovering from a bereavement, or are home from hospital after being discharged.
Crisis Level 1 provides temporary emergency support when other services are not available.View website Find out more
Level 2 service offers support to older people to help increase confidence, prevent falls and maintain independent-living. This can involve a one-off visit to provide advice on preventing falls, or a number of regular visits over a period of weeks from a volunteer to help rebuild confidence and work towards self-selected goals.
Level 2 can also provide signposting to other voluntary services that can help with falls prevention and rehabilitation.View website Find out more
A local weekly drop- in offering people advice around finances, benefits and debt, a coffee morning and referral food bank. The food bank is every Wednesday from 9am – 12pm and is a welcoming, friendly place for local residents to go and meet, chat and get advice or food if they are experiencing financial difficulties for any reason.
The food bank is for Bevendean residents only, you can drop in but proof of postcode is required. The food bank services Lower & Higher Bevendean, Moulsecombe, Meadow View, Bates Estate and Saunders Park up to & including Bear Road.
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The emergency back-up scheme gives peace of mind to carers. The scheme provides home-based care at short notice for up to 48 hours if you cannot look after the person you care for.View website
Details about how you can contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), if you are a member of the public and concerned about a child’s welfare.View website