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At some stage in their lives, most people will need some sort of support, usually through no fault of their own.

Whether it involves housing issues, financial worries or concerns about antisocial behaviour in the neighbourhood, sometimes most of us just need someone to talk to and offer advice.

On this page of the website we have tried to include local groups and organisations that mey be able to help you.

Please feel free to let us know of any groups or organisations that you think might be helpful to other constituents and we will add them to this page.

Access

LDNPA Access Officer
Nick Thorne
01539 792621

Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau
0870 1264061
01539 738772

Care
Cumbria County Council
Adult Social Care
01228 526690
Complaints department
01228 607142

SLDC
Cumbria Adult Social Care and Children's Services
01539 713377

Age UK, Kendal
01539 728180

British Legion Welfare
Kendal
01539 734411

South Lakeland Carers
01539 815970

Counselling

CRUSE
South Lakes
National Number
0844 4779400

South Cumbria Rape and Advice Service
01229 820828

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association
01524 762522

Salvation Army
015397 33760

Environment and Flooding

Environment Agency
08708 506506

Employment

Job Centre Plus, Kendal
0845 6043719

Grants, Funding and Provision

Barrow Thornborrow
Kendal
01539 725871

Christians Against Poverty
01274 760720

Kings Food bank
Kendal
07532 335735

Student Finance England
0845 3005090

Health

Captain French Lane Surgery
015397 20241

Cancer Care
01539 735800

Kinta House Community and Mental Health Team
01539 732059

South Cumbria Mental Health Users' Forum
01539 737012

South Lakeland Mind
015397 40591

Patient Advice and Liaison Service
01539 795497

St John's Hospice
01524 382538

Highways

Highways Hotline
0845 6096609

Housing
Citizens Advice South Lakeland
01539 721216

SLDC Homelessness Department
01539 733333

SLDC Housing
01539 717717

Impact Housing
Carlisle 01228 633617
Ambleside 015394 32557

Shelter
0844 515 1945

Two Castles Housing
01539 733319

Immigration

Cumbria Multicultural Service
01229 833933

Immigration Advice Service
0161 6694735

Mediation

Resolve
01900 603229

Policing
Kendal Police Station
0845 3300247

Community Police, Kendal
01539 818696

Services

BT Public Liability Office
0800 513120

BT Complaints
020 7356 4569

British Gas Bills
0800 1070184 ext 180631

Electricity Northwest
0845 0500036

United Utilities
Water
0845 746 2200
Waste Water
0845 602 0406
Leakage
0800 330 033
Electricity
0800 195 4141

Transport

Kendal and District Bus Users' Group
015395 34842

Youth issues

Connexions
01539 730045