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National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux offers these useful fact sheets, covering issues such as employment, housing and taxation
See where your nearest CAB is. National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux site. Free advice on all subjects. Click on to get advice on several social policy areas.
Local Consumer organisations with contact details and location maps.
Nancy Wilson Counselling

5 Michelgrove Rd, Bournemouth BH5 1JJ, UK – 07848 685947

Cannot even begin to describe this incredible woman. My mom has helped me through so much. She has always supported and encouraged me, which ever direction I went. Her soft, kind, supportive and loving nature has shaped her into an amazing woman, and I have no doubt that you will find the help you are needing from anyone else but Nancy Wilson. Keep going! So proud!

I have known Nancy for a long time. Over the years she has always been there to listen, offering honest and fair feedback, when applicable. Her support has been invaluable to me. She is a lovely person who shows great empathy to everyone that she comes into contact with and she is totally dedicated to helping others. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nancy.

Steps to Wellbeing Bournemouth & Christchurch

18 Tower Rd, Bournemouth BH1 4LB, UK – 01202 399506

I was struggling with stress and panic and referred myself online. I had a call and an appointment booked quite quickly. The counsellor on the phone was lovely and I felt like she really listened and offered me a few choices. I opted to try a stress course that you log onto by Skype and it’s been brilliant. You have to complete homework and it’s really helped me learn about what stress is and how I can help myself to feel better. Invaluable service!

I'd accessed this service 3 years ago it was slightly different and a really great service. This time my initial over the phone assessment wasn't brilliant to start as the chosen method was a bit confusing and resulted in a wrong diagnosis. However it still led me to one to one therapy which i was then correctly assessed and diagnosed. My therapist is very calming, resourceful and we are making good progress. This service is a self help process it's challenging and you really need to work hard mentally to get benefits to change your mental state. I'm looking forwards to finishing and coping again with day to day life. This is a good service.

Fresh Focus Counselling Support Services

1 Barham Cl, Bournemouth BH1 4BZ, UK – 07769 539340

The National Careers Service is a Government run service and so totally neutral. It has recently be redesigned and so well worth a look. They cover:
  • CVs
  • Skills health check reports
  • action plans
  • course searches
Job profiles - Find out what a job involves and if it's right for you.

Skills health check - to find out what kind of jobs could suit you.

Find a course - Find a courses and learning providers

Help you to get a job
  • Get advice on the different stages of a job hunt
  • How to improve your interview technique
  • Write an effective CV.
They can even help you to search for your first job, get back into work or change career direction.
Click for more careers information. This takes you to our whole careers section where you can actually get a job and put your CV online.
Find your nearest Jobcentre plus loads of other stuff. Boring but it is all there!
Local disability and special needs services with contact details and location maps.
Disabled Person's Tax Credit
Telephone helpline 0845 605 5858
Textphone 0845 608 8844 or click the Disability Rights link below
Child Maintenance Service (The Child Support Agency is part of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission. Its role is to make sure that parents who live apart from their children contribute financially to their upkeep by paying child maintenance.
You may not always have family service nearby but these are your nearest sexual health and family planning centres serving Bournemouth
National Council for One Parent Families in England and Wales
Support for one parent families in Scotland. Runs the National Lone Parent Helpline for advice and help. Freephone 0808 801 0323
Local social services and Welfare Organisations serving the area around Bournemouth and Hampshire
HMRC Website - another 'snappy' government site with everything there if you can keep at it!