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Social Care & Support

Fire Service Community Safety

24 hour helpline with safety tips on:

  • Testing smoke alarms
  • Keeping warm this winter
  • Road Safety
  • Advice for landlords
  • Safety in the home
  • Safety at work


Free Home Library Service

Love reading but can’t get to your library? The free home delivery service can bring books and CD’s to your door.

The service provides:

  • Free delivery and collection at flexible times.
  • A wide choice of titles.
  • Large print books, audio books and CD’s.
  • Free reservations
  • No fines
  • Items are delivered by trained and security-checked volunteers from Royal Voluntary Service

Get Connected

Get Connected is the free, confidential help for young people under 25 who need help and don’t know where to turn. The service is available 365 days of the year. Volunteers help explore their issues, offering emotional support and providing appropriate sources for further help.

Opening times: Phone or webchat  13:00 – 23:00 daily. By text or email – answered within 24 hours.


For advice on:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Cyberbullying
  • Bereavement
  • Blue badge application
  • Carers & Disability Benefits
  • Consumer Rights
  • Child Benefit
  • Civil Legal Advice
  • Families
  • Heating & Housing Benefits
  • Income Tax
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pensions
  • Tax Credits


Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

The HSE defines work-related violence as:

Any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work. This can include verbal abuse or threats as well as physical attacks.

Their website explains what HSE is doing to address the issue of work-related violence and provides access to a range of information.