Nacro 020 7840 6464 or 0800 0181 259 (Freephone for prisoners only) - Information and advice for people with a criminal record, ex-offenders, serving prisoners, their friends and families. Monday- Friday 9am-5pm;
National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247 - Freephone 24 hour national domestic violence helpline, provide support to women who are or have experienced domestic violence.
Prisoners Families Helpline0808 808 2003 - Service for anyone who is affected by the imprisonment of a close family member or friend. 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 3pm Saturday
Shelter (Housing)0808 800 4444 - For urgent housing advice 8am-8pm Mon-Fri and 8am-5pm Sat-Sun
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 - offer support, at any time of the day, to anyone in the UK and Ireland who is in distress, including those who may feel suicidal.
Narcotics Anonymous 0300 999 12 12 - UK NA helpline 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. 10am to 12, Saturday and Sunday.
Family Rights Group0808 801 0366 - advises, advocates and campaigns for families whose children are involved with, or need, social care services. We provide confidential telephone advice and support for parents and family members, including grandparents who are raising grandchildren who cannot live at home. Mon-Fri 10am-3.30pm
Prisoners Advice Service0845 430 8923 - Provide free legal advice, information and assistance on an individual and confidential basis to prisoners in England and Wales regarding their rights, particularly the application of the Prison Rules and conditions of imprisonment.
Prisoners' Education Trust - Whilst Prisoners’ Education Trust’s primary focus remains with providing funding for distance learning courses, over time the Trust has developed other projects which tackle key areas of interest – young offenders and offender learning policy, research and reform.
The Nia Project - Provide support services and refuges for women and children escaping physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Including support services for women involved/wishing to exit prostitution. service.
Women’s Aid - National charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.
Womens Resource Centre - Supports women’s organisations to be more effective and sustainable, by providing training, resources and support to women's organisations and campaigning and lobbying on key issues for the sector.
Law Centre Federation - Legal action for the community, champion free legal advice and representation. Seeking justice for the most disadvantaged in society by supporting and developing the national network of Law Centres
St Mungos – Supporting homeless people in London and the south. They run emergency services - including street outreach teams, emergency shelters for rough sleepers and hostels.
Crisis – National charity for single homeless people. Including Crisis SmartMove which is a nationwide network of best-practice model deposit schemes that provide non-statutory homeless people with access to good quality accommodation in the private sector and support to sustain this as a home.
Against Violence & Abuse – AVA provides a range of services to organisations and agencies working in the voluntary and statutory sector as well as to individual practitioners.
Refuge – National charity provide support and refuge to women experiencing domestic violence
WomenCentre, Calderdale and Kirklees - one stop shop offices based centrally in Halifax Calderdale and Huddersfield Kirklees, provide outreach support services to women and children throughout Calderdale and Kirklees.
Rights of Women - is a women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.
Eaves – is a London-based charity that provides high quality housing and support to vulnerable women. Carry out research, advocacy and campaigning to prevent all forms of violence against women.
Cast – is a holistic service of education, training and employment advice to women offenders, women at risk of offending and women with mental health or substance misuse problems.
Anawim - Supports women and their children, especially those vulnerable to exploitation, including prostitution; to provide wider positive choices. They work within Birmingham, EastwoodPark, Drake Hall and other women’s prisons, in court and in Bail hostels.
Hibiscus - Supports foreign national women in prison.
Positively Women - national charity providing support for women living with HIV by women living with HIV
Directories of Services that Support Women in Contact with the Criminal Justice System
Women's Breakout - directory of community provision for women in contact with the criminal justice system.
The Griffins Society - online resources database to find out about support and services (in prison and in the community) available in your area.
Homeless UK – Online resource of hostels, day centres and other advice and support services for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.