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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.
Relate - The Northfields Centre

The Northfields Centre, Magnolia Avenue,, Stafford ST16 3DU, UK – 01743 344010

Relate services have now moved to the Northfields Centre on Magnolia Avenue, ST16 3DU. This is off of the Stone Road (A34) and Co-operative Street.

One Recovery Staffordshire

10 Browning St, Stafford ST16 3AT, UK – 01785 270080

I have had to engage with this service since the government cutbacks stopped my fantastic doctor from being able to help me. I have found that some passionate and dedicated staff really try to help people. Unfortunately it's like drug and alcohol services have been set back 20 years, having to work under outdated and damaging rules. Even so the help on the ground does what it can under the circumstances. I have found the groups held throughout the week very helpful and supportive, this is equally as due to the clients input. Their relaxed easy format is at the very least a point of contact for those battling some difficult issues.

I have recently engaged with One Recovery as I have several major issues. I have a very professional and caring keyworker named Paul. I am sure working together and through my issues, I can and will get to where I want to be. It is going to be a very rocky road ahead, I have faith and feel comfortable talking to Paul and staff at One Recovery. I will beat my demons.

Stafford Samaritans

1 Garden St, Stafford ST17 4BT, UK – 01785 243333

Never be afraid to ask for help just talking to someone lifts a weight off your shoulders and the Samaritans here are brilliant

I have called the Samaritans a few times and they have been magnificent and have helped me through a lot of bad times. I can always trust the Samaritans with what ever problem or predicament I have. They are 100% confidential and i trust them implicitly.

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 Staffordshire Technology Park
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 Staffordshire Technology Park and Staffordshire
HMRC Website - another 'snappy' government site with everything there if you can keep at it!