CITIZENS ADVICE

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.


CONSUMER ADVICE

Local Consumer organisations with contact details and location maps.


COUNSELLING ADVICE

Cruse Bereavement Care

3 St Mary's Rd, Tonbridge TN9 2LD, UK – 01732 353575

Ok place

The Mind Body Clinic

45 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SD, UK – 01732 441008

I have now had two treatments with the osteopath Ben, even after the first appointment my neck pain had reduced. He really took the time to understand me and my lifestyle, so we could work out which activities were contributing to my recent neck and back problems. Ben is friendly and professional and it is easy to feel very comfortable with him.

Very happy with my practitioner (Carrie) who is friendly but efficient, and so far the treatment is working well. The clinic is a pleasant and spotlessly clean environment, communication is excellent and prices competitive.

Tonbridge Counselling Service

Gilbert House, River Walk, Tonbridge TN9 1DT, UK – 01732 605046


CAREERS

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!


DISABILITY

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


FAMILY

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 Leigh

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 Leigh and Kent

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

St Mary's Church
Leigh, Kent
Vicar: Rev'd Lionel Kevis
01732 833022


Coffee Stop
Meet up with friends and make new ones over coffee. 10.00 - 11.30 am every Wednesday in the Genner Room, St Marys Church, Leigh.
Tea and cake also available.