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Accommodation, Drop-ins and Food Banks
North Herts Sanctuary
25, Nightingale Road, Hitchin SG5 1QU (8 on map)
Tel: 01462 435835
For single men over 18. Referral through local council or your support worker. Contact North Herts Sanctuary for referral information. Service charge based on income includes bed, 3 meals a day and support services.
5, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage SG1 3LJ
Tel: 01438 354884
Shelter and support for single people over 18.
Herts Young Homeless
16 to 24 year olds who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
Park St, Luton LU1 3HG
Day centre open 365 days a year, 8.15 -3.45 weekdays (2.00 Tuesdays); 10.00-3.00 weekends. Open to anyone experiencing homelessness, extreme hardship or exclusion. Also soup kitchen every evening 7.00-8.30.
‘Open Church’ at Christchurch
Opening hours may be extended over Christmas period.
Closed in August.
Art Space at Christchurch
Wednesdays 1.00-3.00. All welcome.
Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way, Letchworth G.C. SG6 1NX Tuesdays and Fridays 10.00-12.00
Job Centres Plus:
2, Station Road, Letchworth G.C. SG6 3AZ
38-44, The Forum, Stevenage SG1 1EZ
Tel: 0845 6043719
M, T, Th, F 9.00 – 5.00; Wed 10.00 – 5.00
YMCA Space Welwyn Garden City
22, Church Road, WGC AL8 6PW
YMCA Space: drop-in for all – M, W ,Th 9.30-2.00.
Listening space: Tues 10.00-12.30, a quiet safe environment with trained listeners.
Finding Space: Friday 10.30-12.30 for parents, carers and their children, a space to relax, play and chat.
Jobsearch Space: Thurs 10.00-2.00.
Emergency housing advice/Pear Tree Hostel – Tel: 01707 351400.
The Living Room
8-10, The Glebe, Chells Way, Stevenage SG2 0DJ
centre for addictions of all kinds.
Stevenage Wellbeing Centre
13, Town Square, Stevenage SG1 1BP; Tel: 01438 369216
A one-stop shop for promotion of emotional and physical wellbeing. Services offered by Mind in Mid Herts include art club, drop-in club, counselling, life skills and exercise for health. Saturday drop-in 11.00 -1.00. Phone for current timetable.
Citizens Advice Bureaux
Adviceline: 08444 111444 Mon–Fri 10.00-4.00
Hitchin – Drop-ins Tues and Thurs 9.30-12.00 at Thomas Bellamy House, Bedford Road SG5 1HL (2 on map).
CAB drop-in at the North Herts Minority Ethnic Forum (9 on map), Whinbush Road SG5 1PH Thursdays 9.30-12.00 Tel: 01462 440224. NHMEF also offers a range of services, courses, training and information.
Stevenage - Swingate House, Danestrete SG1 1AF
Drop-ins Mon, Wed, Fri 9.00-12.30; Tues 1.00-3.30.
Letchworth G C– 66-68, Leys Avenue SG6 3EG
Drop-ins Mon-Fri 9.30-12.00.
Over 18 drug and alcohol recovery service.
Also support for friends and family. Drop-in at Christchurch, Bedford Road,
Hitchin SG5 1HF (1 on map) Fridays 2.00-4.00.
(Silver Birch entrance at far end.)
The Samaritans – confidential problem line: 08457 909090
5, Nun’s Close, Hitchin SG5 1EP. Tel: 01462 455333 to arrange visit
Police – Dial 101 (non-emergency line)
HertsHelp – local free advice, information and support
0300 1234044 (local rate) M-F 8.00 – 6.00
NHS Medical Advice in Herts – Dial 111.
FRANK – free confidential drugs advice and help 24hrs
Re-Solv (Volatile Substance Misuse) – Information, referral
Tel: 01785 810762
Narcotics Anonymous – support group for drug users
Helpline : 0300 999 1212
(Parents against drug abuse)
Drinkline – confidential help and advice
Free helpline: 0300 1231110 M-F 9.00-8.00; w/e 11.00-4.00
Alcoholics Anonymous – find your local support group
Alateen – for teenagers seeking help and support because of a family member’s drinking. Part of Al-Anon, 24 hr helpline
Tel: 020 7407 0215
– drug and alcohol service for under 18’s.
Tel: 01992 531917 Text: 07770 537227
NHS Go Smokefree Tel: 0800 1690169
M-F 9.00-8.00 w/e 11.00-5.00
QUIT – smoking helpline Tel: 0800 002200
M-F 9.00-8.00 w/e 10.00-6.00
Overeaters Anonymous: Tel: 08702 259728
Shelter – housing advice, free from all landlines and all main mobile networks 0808 800 4444. M - F 8.00-8.00; w/e 8.00-5.00
The Herts Women’s Centre – support, counselling and a range of services and activities for women Tel: 01438 742742
37-39, The Hyde, Shephall, Stevenage SG2 9SB www.hertswomenscentre.org.uk
Childline – Freephone: 0800 1111
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saneline – Emotional support. Tel: 0845 767 8000
6-11pm every day of the year
Depression Alliance - self-help group, monthly meetings in
Updated January 2015