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.
KlearMinds Counselling in London

Longcroft House, 2/8 Victoria Ave, London EC2M 4NS, UK – 0333 772 0256

I'm a 27 year old man and I started seeing Maggie for a variety of reasons. I suffered from self-confidence / self-esteem issues, anxiety, lack of focus and depression. In just 13-14 weeks (one session a week) she has helped me revitalize my life. I was skeptical at first, I thought to myself how can just talking to someone help me figure out what path I want to go down? or help me out of anxiety?... I couldn't have been more wrong. She is very very good at what she does. Straight talking, doesn't beat around the bush or sugar coat anything and its exactly what I needed. During the time I was seeing her, I started doing my football coaching licenses and I'm convinced I passed because she helped me believe in myself. Right now I'm writing this review from Louisiana, US. I wouldn't be here now if it wasn't for her and I haven't had a negative thought, felt anxious or felt depressed since I have been here. In fact I feel more confident in my own abilities to get things done than I have ever before. A life changing 3-4 months. If you're skeptical, don't be. She is worth every single penny. After all what price can you put on your health / mental health.

I was recommended Maggie at KlearMinds by a counsellor friend of the family when I was in a difficult place in my life and was feeling quite hopeless and stuck. I had spoken to a few people before but I didn't feel that they were the right person for me or using right type of approach that could have helped with my situation. I am so glad I found Maggie in the end. Her positivity and practical integrative approach made me feel right away that things could have changed for the better. She is an extremely knowledgable, professional and friendly person that will give you the tools needed to be able to grow and understand what might be holding you from a more fulfilling happier life. She has been an invaluable guide and life coach to me and has allowed me to reach goals in my life that I didn't believe were achievable or possible. Thank you Maggie.

Sandie Meacher Central London Counselling

88 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AA, UK – 020 7681 6100

Very convenient location. Sandie so easy to talk to and made me feel very safe and comfortable. Highly recommend.

Sandy has great empathy , and I feel confident to trust her with my emotions.

Bethnal Green Counselling

229 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6PJ, UK – 07960 645654

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.
Local Family Planning Centres with contact details, web links and location maps.
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 contact details
HMRC Website - another 'snappy' government site with everything there if you can keep at it!