Rehab 4 Alcoholism is a helpline for people experiencing addiction. This helpline aims to stop addiction before it becomes too late.
Telephone 0800 111 4108
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A resource for stopping drinking and improving mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drug Rehab: The UK has numerous options for alcohol and drug addiction treatment. In many cases, the NHS will help cover the costs of treatment to get you on the road to recovery.
Information on Alcohol Use Disorder
If you need financial support whilst awaiting your first benefits payments, either a new claim, a first payment of an increased benefit or a first payment since a change in benefit circumstances you may be eligible for a short term advance. Contact your local Jobcentre Plus.
Domestic abuse helpline
Tel: 0300 303 1844
Food banks can supply food parcels to people in need. Most food banks require a referral of food vouchers from health care professionals, agencies such as CAB, Jobcentre Plus and local council offices.
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This is the Official site for UK Government giving information on a range of topics including benefits, employment, passports, driving licenses and education and learning.
Information on Planning, Recycling, Housing and Council Tax (and other services for residents in the Harborough District).
Tel: 01858 828282
Housing and Rent
If you are finding it difficult to pay your rent or council tax contact your local council for Housing Benefit advice and assistance. Their contact details will be on your council tax bill.
Alternatively independent advice can be given by;
The Bridge Housing Advice Service
Tel: 01509 260500
Shelter Housing Aid and Research Project
Tel: 0116 254 6064
Tel: 0845 6043719
Tel: 0116 305 0004
Leicestershire Health and Wellbeing Hub
Tel: 0116 305 1510
For information on inspections for schools, colleges, nurseries and childminding services
The Samaritans including contact numbers.
Details for the Leicester Branch of the Samaritans including details of their drop in service.
Veterans, Addiction & Mesothelioma
Did you know about 11% of veterans have issues with addiction? Many veterans often suffer from multiple chronic disorders that cause intense pain. Veterans of combat are also likely to experience PTSD and/or depression. Both factors significantly increase veterans' risk of addiction, also known as a substance abuse disorder. In addition to the negative health consequences of addiction, societal problems like homelessness, criminal justice involvement, and unemployment are other potential effects.
Sadly, addiction isn't the only factor that is killing our nations heroes. Of the 3,000 people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year, 30% of them are our veterans. A deadly cancer diagnoses alongside an addiction problem affects everything- from the initial prognosis to the treatment options. For veterans who are recovering addicts, receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis could cause a relapse in their work towards sobriety.
It's important for veterans to know they're not alone. Whether our veterans are struggling with addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, or having a hard time coping with their cancer diagnosis, there is counseling and medical treatment available to them.
Click below to find out more.