Citizens Advice Bureau
Chorley Tel: 01257 279 807
Preston Tel: 01772 822 416
South Ribble Tel: 01772 424 282

Welfare Rights
Preston Tel: 01772 263 656
South Ribble & Chorley Tel: 01772 643 800

Tel: 0800 055 6688
Contact this number to make a claim for any benefit

Housing Benefit & Council Tax Benefit
Chorley Tel: 01257 515410
Preston Tel: 01772 906 971
South Ribble Tel: 01772 625 518

Education Information Shop
Chorley Tel: 01257 266455
Leyland Tel: 01772 453841
Advice on all aspects of education 

Pupil Access Team
Tel: 01772 532479
Find out about which schools are able to take new pupils in your area

Children’s Information Service
Tel: 08000 960 296
They provide information on local childcare, early education and other support services

Chorley & South Ribble District
General Hospital
Preston Rd, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 1PP
Tel: 01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9HT
Tel: 01772 716565

NHS 111 - They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you. Teh service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Tel: 111

NHS Choices - Visit NHS Choices to find useful information and to find the health service you are looking for.

Lancashire Mental Health Helpline
FREEPHONE: 0800 915 4640
Information and emotional support for people experiencing mental health issues

Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel: 0800 9177 650

Community Drug & Alcohol Services
Preston Tel: 01772 406 923
Chorley Tel: 01257 230 452
Leyland Tel: 01772 773 540

Talk to Frank
Tel: 0800 77 66 00
Advice about drugs misuse

Preston Tel: 01772 253840

National Debt Line
FREEPHONE: 0808 8084000

National Domestic Violence Helpline
FREEPHONE: 0808 2000247

The Samaritans
Tel: 08457 909090
Preston Tel: 01772 822022

Victim Support
Tel: 0808 1689111

If you need help getting food during your time with us then please speak to a member of staff. We work with foodbanks and can refer you to them.

We also have space in our grounds where you are able to grow your own fruit and vegetables.

TV sets for hire

TV sets are available for hire. This involves an initial deposit of £10 which is refunded once the TV is returned.

Places of worship

Please ask our members of staff if you need to find a place of worship. They know the local areas well and will be happy to help.


When we aren't on site if you need to contact us then please call 01772 435865. This number should only be used in an emergency.


Tokens to operate the washing machines are available from the office. We have airers you can borrow and an outdoor washing line. You will need to supply your own washing powder.