Support Stonehouse

           Local Services in Stonehouse

Bringing Stonehouse together for the health and wellbeing of our community

Support Stonehouse was formed by the Town Council in March 2020 in response to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, initially with the aim of addressing food security in Stonehouse. Since then, the remit of the group has grown to encompass supporting the town with a view to helping with all of the physical, mental and emotional support that our community needs. The group is hosted by Stonehouse Town Council but works closely with a range of local stakeholders such as All Pulling Together, Churches Together, The Long Table, The Door, Stonehouse Community Centre, Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and local businesses. The achievements of 2020 include:

  • Helping bring The Long Table to Stonehouse.
  • Purchasing a freezer for community use at the Douglas Morley Hall.
  • Supplying a bulk delivery of toiletries to All Pulling Together for distribution to the community.
  • Producing information leaflets and having them delivered to all households in Stonehouse.
  • Creating an online directory to signpost people seeking help.
  • Designing, producing and delivering leaflets for the Freezers of Love project

There is lots of support and advice out there but we want to bring it together onto one page, so that the information is quick and easy to find.

We have grouped organisations and charities into general and more age or subject-specific areas with contact phone numbers, email addresses and websites.

General Services

All Pulling Together

Based in Park Estate and provides practical help with housing, job search, budgeting, training and adult education.

Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB)

Provides individuals with free, independent, confidential & impartial advice about problems which they may face as well as information about debt & money, work, benefits, housing, family, law & courts.

Food

All Pulling Together

Free food supplies: Every Monday 11.15am to 1.15pm.  Local people collecting the food need to wear a mask and be prepared to give Surname; 1st line of address; phone contact number and say how many adults and how many children in the household.

Food Bank Vouchers:  Available during office hours only Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm.  These can be gained by phoning the following contact numbers:

  • 07907888989 – Stacey Williams
  • 07494465078 – Sara Lawlor.

The Food Bank will then phone the person to ask about any allergies and arrange delivery

The Long Table

Home delivery of frozen pre-cooked meals

Health Services

Gloucestershire NHS Services

Gloucestershire NHS Services – https://covid19.glos.nhs.uk/

Change, Grow, Live (CGL)

Drug and alcohol recovery service, appointments by phone and email.

Hope House

Provides sexual health care across the county. It is free and available to anyone who needs it

Maggie’s

Offers free practical, emotional & social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any time of cancer

Stonehouse Memory Link

Support for individuals and families dealing with dementia

Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Provide advice, guidance and support for individuals caring for others. Practical support including a carers assessment, organising respite care, financial advice/support with benefits and planning for the future.

Mental Health Services

General Mental Health Services

If you are worried about your own, or someone else’s suicidal thoughts or feelings:

  • For an emergency or life threatening situation ALWAYS call 999
  • For other Mental Health concerns make an URGENT appointment with your GP
  • Call Gloucestershire NHS Trust Crisis Team on: 0800 1690398
CALMHS

Support people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental ill health

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline

For people who self-harm, their families and carers. Telephone, webchat and text support 5pm-10pm daily.

Sunflowers Suicide Support

Raise awareness of suicide and its effects on families. Identify suicide risk factors and educate others about recognising them and how to respond. Provide advice and support to those bereaved by suicide.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Housing

P3

P3 are based in Daniels industrial Estate at Lightpill.

To contact them with any housing issues phone the office on 01453 750480

Stroud Furniture Bank

Refurbish and distribute/sell donated good quality 2nd hand furniture

 

Safety

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

A service to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. Contact should be made using the online referral form.

Stroud Beresford Group

Provides women refuge, provide community-based services and family support. 12-week courses and range of workshops and training courses.

Stonehouse Neighbourhood Warden

Katie Markwick

Stonehouse PCSOs

Liz Ward and Debbie Hudman

  • Call 0845 090 1234

Financial Services

Benefits & Money

GL Communities advisors are available on the following number 01452 505544 regarding payments arrears and debt advice.  The advice service runs from APT on Tuesdays 10am to Noon.  This service will be by appointment only.

Please contact the number above to make an appointment or ring the APT office on 01453 822705.

Visit www.stroud.gov.uk/housing-benefit-universal-credit-and-council-tax-support/housing-benefit

Employment

Stroud Job Centre Plus
  • New Benefit Claims: 0800 055 6688
  • Existing Benefit Claims: 0800 169 0310
  • Cancel or change a jobcentre appointment: 0800 328 9344
  • Universal Credit: 0800 328 9344
Going the Extra Mile (GEM)

Help with education, training volunteering and paid work

Families

Home Start Stroud & Gloucester

Offers support and friendship for families through difficult times like mental health and post-natal illness, bereavements, physical health difficulties, addiction, job loss or other life stresses.

Kids Stuff

For a small charge everything is available for young children, from clothing to cots and stair gates. The organisation is based at Brimscombe Port next door to the Food Bank.

Allsorts

Support, advice and activities for families with a disabled child

Family Information Service

Older People

Age UK Gloucestershire

Offers free & confidential information and advice for older people as well as support in coping with life changes

Young People

The Door Youth Project

Operates Stonehouse Youth Club from The Pod in Oldends Lane. Provides support for young people and their families face-to-face, in the community and by phone or virtually.

Stonehouse Action4Youth

For young people from 12 to 18 who would like to do something to help improve their local community.

PSALMS

Work with local children and young people through sport in schools, churches, clubs, and many other events and activities.

Kooth

For 11 to 18 year olds

An online support platform where young people can access free anonymous counselling, join friendly discussion boards, keep online journals, goal trackers, and read self-help articles with the op