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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.
The Tuke Centre

28 Green Dykes Ln, York YO10 3HH, UK – 01904 430370

I have attended The Tuke Centre for the last 4 years, and my experience over this time has been positive. The support , guidance and understanding from the Doctors, Therapist and staff has been wonderful. My life is so different and full, thanks to their help.

Wonderful staff, offering a fantastic service - given the pressure on the establishment, the waiting times can often be long. But unless you go private, long waiting times are the norm.

York Women's Counselling Service

15 Priory St, York YO1 6ET, UK – 01904 652706

Fantastic service with Fantastic people.

Marji Coulson Counselling and Psychotherapy

11 Derwent Rd, Fulford, York YO10 4HQ, UK – 01904 659629

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