Stay safe online
Always be careful when looking for advice online. Make sure you trust the organisation giving the information. Don't make decisions about important things such as money just because you have read something online. If you are unsure about any advice you read on any of these sites, you should talk to your keyworker.
Where possible we will give you advice about other organisations and agencies that may be able to help you. Some useful websites are included below.
Get free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on issues such as debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination and more.
Information and advice about alcohol.
Information and advice about drugs for young people.
Advice on education, training and employment for young people.
A national charity that gives information and advice about mental health issues.
Samaritans provide confidential emotional support 24 hours a day. You can call them on 08457 90 90 90.
Shelter is a national housing and homelessness charity. Their website includes lots of good advice about getting help with housing issues.
Advice for young people – from education and money matters to drink and drugs, sex and relationships and health.
Advice on understanding the benefits system and dealing with the Department for Work and Pensions.
Advice on how to save money and find the best deals on everything from banks and utilities to shopping and travel.
Good quality second hand furniture at affordable prices.
Advice on accessing grants and benefits.
Social and community
Volunteering made easy. Search volunteering opportunities and apply online.
Meet people in your area with similar interests.
The website for your local council will have information about local services, including waste and recycling, housing and housing benefit, schools and colleges, training and volunteering.
- Elmbridge Borough Council
- Epsom & Ewell Council
- Guildford Borough Council
- Hart District Council
- London Borough of Sutton
- Mole Valley District Council
- Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
- Runnymede Borough Council
- Rushmoor Borough Council
- Spelthorne Borough Council
- Surrey County Council
- Surrey Heath Borough Council
- Tandridge District Council
- Waverley Borough Council
- Wokingham Borough Council
This is the main UK government website, with information on everything from benefits and job seeking to health and education. Here are links to some useful sections:
Information about all aspects of health from the NHS. The main sections are: