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Helpful Contacts and Organisations for When You Need Support 

 
Age UK (England) 
0800 678 1602 
Information and support for older people. 
 
Age UK’s English helpline is open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year. 
 
 
Beat 
0808 801 0677 (England) 
Offers information and advice on eating disorders, and runs a supportive online community. Also provides a directory of support services at HelpFinder. 
 
Beat's helplines are open 365 days a year from 1pm to 9pm during the week, and 5pm to 9pm on weekends and bank holidays. 
 
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) 
0800 58 58 58 
Provides listening services, information and support for anyone who needs to talk, including a web chat. 
 
CALM's helpline and webchat are open from 5pm to midnight, every day of the year. 
 
Combat Stress 
0800 1381 619 
Treatment and support for armed forces veterans who have mental health problems. 
 
Combat Stress’s helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 
 
The Compassionate Friends 
0345 123 2304 
Provides support to bereaved families after the death of a child. 
 
The Compassionate Friends helpline is open from 10am to 4pm, and 7pm to 10pm, every day of the year. 
 
Cruse Bereavement Support 
0808 808 1677 
Information and support after a bereavement. 
 
The Cruse helpline is open Monday to Friday, from 9:30am. The closing time varies per day, from 5pm to 8pm. You can check Cruse's helplines page for more information about their opening hours. 
 
LGBT Foundation 
0345 3 30 30 30 
Advice, support and information for people identifying as LGBTQ+. 
 
The LGBT Foundation helpline is open on weekdays 9am to 9pm and weekends 10am to 5:30pm. 
 
Men's Advice Line 
0808 801 0327 
Confidential advice and support for men who have experienced domestic violence and abuse by a current or ex-partner or family member. 
 
The Men's Advice Line is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. 
 
MoneyHelper 
0800 138 7777 (English) 
18001 0800 915 4622 (text relay) 
Provides free and impartial money advice. 
 
The MoneyHelper helpline is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. The helpline is closed on bank holidays. 
 
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) 
0808 801 0331 
support@napac.org.uk 
Supports adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Offers a helpline, email support and local services. 
 
The NAPAC helpline is open 10am to 9pm, Monday to Thursday. And 10am to 6pm on Fridays. 
 
National Domestic Abuse Helpline 
0808 2000 247 
Free 24-hour helpline for women who have experienced domestic abuse and violence, with all female advisors. Also offers a live chat and can help to find refuge accommodation. Run by the domestic violence charity Refuge. 
 
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They also have a BSL helpline available Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm. And a live webchat open Monday to Friday, 3pm to 10pm. 
 
NHS 111 (England) 
111 
18001 111 (text relay) 
Non-emergency medical help and advice for people in England. 
 
NHS UK 
Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England. 
 
Relate 
Provides help and support with relationships, including counselling and telephone support. 
 
Samaritans 
116 123 (freephone) 
jo@samaritans.org 
Freepost SAMARITANS LETTERS 
 
Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day). 
 
Samaritans' helplines are open every day of the year. 
 
Shout 
85258 (text SHOUT) 
Confidential 24/7 text service offering support if you're in crisis and need immediate help. 
 
Shout are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 
 
The Silver Line 
0800 4 70 80 90 
Provides support, information, friendship and advice for anyone aged over 55 who may feel lonely or isolated. 
 
The Silver Line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 
 
Stand Alone 
Charity supporting adults who are estranged (not in contact) from their family. 
 
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) 
Emotional and practical support and local groups for anyone bereaved or affected by suicide. 
 
Switchboard 
0800 0119 100 
hello@switchboard/lgbt 
Listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. 
 
Switchboard’s helpline is open 10am to 10pm, every day of the year. 
 
Tommy's 
Information and support for people affected by stillbirth, miscarriage and premature birth. 
 
The Trussell Trust 
0808 208 2138 (Help through Hardship helpline) 
Emergency food and support for people in need. Includes a searchable list of local foodbanks. 
 
The Help through Hardship line is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. The helpline is closed on public holidays. 
 
Age UK (England) 
0800 678 1602 
ageuk.org.uk 
Information and support for older people. 
 
Age UK’s English helpline is open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year. 
 

Neighbourhood Facebook Groups 

There are a number of Facebook groups, run by volunteers and who are a great source of local information and also a great way to meet people in your locality! 

Upcoming Road Closures - MKCC Highways  

Please click on the boxes below to access information from MKCC about any upcoming road closures in MK. Alternatively, utilise ONE NETWORK to stay informed about road closures in the area, which is beneficial for journey planning! 

Newsletters and Information from other organisations 

Click on the box below for help and advice regarding the increase in cost of living.  

  Thames Valley Police 

Where is my nearest Post Office? 

This is a very common query and in more recent times we have lost a Post Office within the parish. The easiest way to keep up with where your nearest post office is to click on this link HERE which will take you to a website that is regularly updated with all Post Office detail's.  

Where is my nearest Post Box? 

To find your nearest post box and the times it is collected from, including priority post boxes. Click on this link HERE. 

Online Security 

Are you 'Cyber Aware' CLICK HERE to find out how you can protect yourself online. 

Public Transport 

CLICK HERE to see a map of all the bus routes in Milton Keynes. 
MK Connect: Demand-responsive transport in Milton Keynes. 
MK Connect works like a minibus that comes when you want, where you want: 
 
When you are ready to go, book a journey straight from your phone, tablet, computer, or by calling our contact centre. You’ll be picked up in minutes and dropped off steps from your destination. Once you enter your pickup and drop-off addresses, we’ll provide you with a ‘virtual bus stop’ where you will meet your driver — usually a nearby corner 150-250 metres away. This helps minimise detours and keeps things moving quickly. You’ll also be able to follow your vehicle’s progress in real-time, so you know exactly when to meet your driver. 
 
If there is an option to travel by a local scheduled bus, we will offer this option to you instead. 
 
Passengers with a wheelchair or disability will always be matched with a fully accessible vehicle, and the service is accessible to passengers with vision and hearing impairments, as well as those with additional needs. 
Ways to book. 
Download the MK Connect app: 
Use the web portal: http://mkconnect.app.ridewithvia.com/ 
Give them a ring: 01908 252526. 
Service hours. 
Monday-Saturday 6am-11pm, Sunday 9am-6pm, across the entire borough. 
Price. 
£3.50 during peak hours (7am-9am, 4.30pm-6.30pm), £2.50 at all other times. 
£1 for All in 1 MK cardholders. 
Free for Older Person’s and Disabled Person’s bus pass holders after 9.30am on weekdays and free all day on weekends. 

Hummingbirds Children Centre 

Hummingbird Children Centre, located at Broughton Fields School, has been the heart of the community for 10 years supporting families and children to provide services and intervention from birth upwards. Facilitating services which help build support networks for parents and carers to give their children the best start in life. We offer a wide range of activities for all to access within the community, we provide sessions which support school readiness, information on finding local services such a childcare, early education, Healthcare and working in close partnership with other agencies to support employment or further education for adults. 
Our ethos at Hummingbirds is to provide a happy, relaxed and non-judgmental place where everyone can seek advice and activities to meet their family’s needs 
We also have a Facebook page Hummingbird Children’s Centre with lots of information and sharing ideas and activities. We can also offer Face to Face support on a 121 basis. Families can register online here. 
 

Open Correspondence from Parish Council 

Milton Keynes Libraries 

There are 9 Library locations across MK. The closest to our parish is Kingston Library. For a full list of locations & opening times click here. 
 

Adult Education 

Community Learning MK Adult Education, which is a part of MK Council, has been delivering courses to the adult population of Milton Keynes for more than 30 years.  
 
We offer a wide range of learning opportunities in arts and crafts, languages, IT and digital media, business and professional training, maths, English and ESOL and health and wellbeing. For more information click here. 

Local Coffee Mornings & Warm Spaces 

Coffee Mornings and Warm Spaces are a fantastic opportunity to get out of the house and meet new people living in your locality - oh and coffee and sometimes cake as well!! 
 
Community Hub at Broughton Pavilion - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9am till 2pm. 
MK Village, Village Hall, Tuesday's , 2pm till 4pm. 

Community Speed Watch 

Community Speed Watch is run by a small but dedicated group of volunteers, working in partnership with PCSO's from Thames Valley Police. 
 
Their aim is to make the community a safer place for all, particularly the younger members of the community, especially within the school zones. 
 
If you would like to get involved then head over to the Brooklands and Broughton CSW Facebook Page 

Safer MK 

Working with the partner agencies and community stakeholders, we tackle and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour to improve the lives of our residents, businesses and visitors. 
 
The aim is to make Milton Keynes a safer place by reducing the fear of crime, minimising the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime and by addressing community safety concerns. 
 

Milton Keynes Community Car Service 

Do you live in Milton Keynes? 
Do you struggle using buses and taxis to get to healthcare and other essential appointments and activities? 

Financial Help 

 
Universal Credit 
Get help applying for Universal Credit through the Citizens Advice help line. Click on the LINK to for more information. 
Turn2us 
Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially. 

Parking Services Fact Sheet 

Have you ever wondered: 
What powers does MK Council have? 
How can I arrange for restriction to be implemented? 
Parking enforcement. 
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