There is a wealth of resources to help you but we know at times, it can be overwhelming knowing where to turn.

So we have found useful agencies who can support you in your time of need.

Council support services

Support services vary between area and can regularly change. However many local councils host a directory of helpful, local services on their websites which may be useful for tenants who would benefit from additional, impartial help, for example, debt counselling.

If you need additional information from trusted local services about a wide range of local health and community services, click on the relevant link below to visit your local council website:


Cost of living support hubs


Money and benefits

National Debtline

Citizens Advice - debt and money

Citizens Advice - benefits

Step Change



GOV.UK benefits calculator

Money Saving Expert

Voucher scheme for those receiving school dinners

Money Advice Service

Lancashire and Cumbria Health and Care Partnership (wellbeing and financial support)

Lancashire Women (wellbeing and financial support)

Grants and financial support

EDF Energy Trust (one-off grants to pay for household bills for EDF customers)
United Utilities (North West)
Independence at Home (grants for disability equipment)



Citizens Advice - housing

Homeless and family support - Key Unlocking Futures (

Safenet (for people fleeing domestic abuse in Lancashire)


Family matters/childcare

HealthyStart (NHS)

DWP childcare

DWP childcare (Universal credit)

Holiday activities and Food Programme (HAF) (Lancashire County Council)




Citizens Advice - work

Food banks and community shops

Foodbanks - Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre & Blackburn with Darwen 

Food banks - Trussell Trust

Shopping - The Base One Stop (Leyland)


Health and wellbeing

South Ribble Together (social prescribing)

South Ribble Together (website)


Mind mental wellbeing

Telephone befriending service for the elderly 

Online cognitive behavioural therapy site

Children and adolescent mental health support resource

Meditation/ relaxation and sleep resources

Bereavement counselling 


Self help resources for mental health issues

Every Mind Matters

Easyread guide to mental and physical health

Alzheimer's Association

Lovefood hate waste


National Volunteer Service

Lancashire telephone befriending service (nationwide coverage)

Lancashire community support

Age UK telephone befriending service

The Silver Line befriending service

Advice / other

Lancashire Domestic Abuse Victim Services (LVS)

Law Centres

Advice UK

Age UK

Advice Now

Free support group for parents and carers of autistic young people in Leyland.  


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Your local authorities

For more information on support from your local council, visit Support from external services | Progress Housing Group (



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