Support Stonehouse

Directory of Services in Stonehouse

Bringing Stonehouse together for the health and wellbeing of our community

This directory was put together by Support Stonehouse to provide useful information to residents about where they can find any support they might need. Support Stonehouse was formed by the Town Council and seeks to help with all of the physical, mental and emotional support that our community needs.

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 and courts.

Available at All Pulling Together, Thursday afternoons 1pm to 3pm

Please make an appointment by phoning the CAB office on 0808 800 0510.  

The office is open from 10am to 1.45pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 

www.citizensadvice-stroudandcotswold.org.uk/

Warm Welcome

Stonehouse Library
High Street, GL10 2NG
T: 01452 583850
Open for hot drinks
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday 10:00-13:00, Wednesday
14:00-17:00, Thursday 14:00-17:00
and Saturday 10:00-13:00.

Bethel Church
28 Bath Road, GL10 2JA
T: 07368 820 195
Open every Tuesday 12:30-16:30
for soup and a roll, hot drinks and
biscuits, newspapers, magazines
and a children’s play area.

Busy Bees Community Café
Stonehouse Community Centre,
Laburnum Walk, GL10 2NS
T: 01453 823241
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday 9:00-11:30
Wednesday and Friday 11.30-2.00

Stonehouse Community Centre
Stonehouse Community Centre,
Laburnum Walk, GL10 2NS
T: 01453 823241
Open for dry food collection (no
referrals needed) Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday 8:00-11:00

Sportily 

Junior Hangout (Term Time)
Stonehouse Methodist Church,
Park Road GL10 2DW
T: 07949 112 145
Open Monday 15:30-17:15
for Junior Hangout, years 3-6.
Games, hot meal and chance
to chat.

Breakfast Café (Term Time)
Baptist Church
12b Gloucester Road, GL10 2PB
T: 07949 112 145
Open Thursday 7:30-8:30 for
Breakfast Café, for years 7-11
Maidenhill pupils. Breakfast and a
hot drink to start the day.

Holiday clubs during each
school holiday for primary
aged children. Registration
available online at
https://sportily.org.uk/18/
Stonehouse.
Free places available
on request.

Warm Welcome Leaflet

Food

All Pulling Together

Free food supplies: Monday 0930-1130 and Thursday 1230-1430.

Local people collecting the food – 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 for collection Monday 9.30am to 12noon or Thursday 10am till 3pm. These can be obtained by contacting Jacky Edwards or Jacqui Turner at 01453 822705. The Food Bank will then phone the person to ask about any allergies and arrange delivery

Stonehouse Community Centre

Dry food collection – no referral needed.

09.00-11.00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Health Services

COVID 19 Test

Most people cannot get free COVID-19 tests. You can buy tests in shops but you cannot report the result to the NHS. 

You do not need to take a test or quarantine when you arrive in the UK. You should check travel advice for any country you are travelling to.

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

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

People from all walks of life and through a variety of circumstances can find themselves homeless. This service provides a safe place for adults who are homeless to live, and combines it with a personalised support package to tackle the root cause of their homelessness. We then work with people to source longer-term accommodation more suited to their needs. We want to ensure that once people have somewhere to live, they never become homeless again.

Based in Daniels industrial Estate at Lightpill, but services are available at APT every Thursday from 1000-1200, no appointment necessary.

To contact P3 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

Tony Dix

Email: tony.dix@stroud.gov.uk

Phone: 07753 725185

Stonehouse PCSOs

Jordan Perry

Email: Jordan.perry@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Phone: 01452 753560

Mobile: 07790 392313

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 Furniture Bank.

Call: 01453 367260

Email: info@strouddistrictkidsstuff.org.uk  

Visit: www.strouddistrictkidsstuff.org.uk

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.

Visit: www.stroudyouthvoice.co.uk

Sportily

Work with local children and young people through sport in schools, churches, clubs, and many other events and activities. (Formerly ‘PSALMS’).

Rob French

Email:  rob.french@sportily.org.uk

Mobile:  07949 112145

Office: 0330 551 9348

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

Some of the achievements of the group so far include:

Creating the online Directory of services
Creating a leaflet version of the Directory for residents with no online access
Bringing The Long Table to Stonehouse
Bringing the Freezers of Love project to Stonehouse
Supplying two bulk deliveries of toiletries to All Pulling Together
Giving an age-appropriate book to every child in Stonehouse for Christmas 2020
Coordinating the distribution of laptops to the Infant and Junior Schools
Creating baby bags for expectant mothers in the town
Setting up a Twitter account @SuppStonehouse

Support Stonehouse 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, Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and local businesses. One of its aims is to bring these groups together and facilitate collaboration.

Listen here for Cllr John Parker (at 2:42mins) discussing on BBC Radio Gloucestershire why Support Stonehouse was set up, its achievements so far and its aims going forward.