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Citizens Advice home Citizens Advice Bureau - (Self-Refer) -Citizens Advice Bureau provides free and confidential advice to everyone. CAB take the time to listen to you and equip you with the information, options and support that fit your needs.

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Asylum Aid - (Self-Refer) - Asylum Aid is an independent, national charity working to secure protection for people seeking refuge in the UK from persecution and human rights abuses abroad. We provide free legal advice and representation to the most vulnerable and excluded asylum seekers.

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Wintercomfort  - (Self-Refer) - Wintercomfort supports people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes in Cambridge. They offer a safe place where people can feel welcome and valued, basic amenities such as meals, showers and laundry facilities. The also offer a range of educational and recreational activities, opportunities to access other agencies (e.g. health service), legal advice and meaningful work and volunteering opportunities through our social enterprises.

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Workroutes (Self-Refer) - Work routes helps unemployed people find and sustain employment. The free service enables jobseekers to improve their skills and employability and create a personal plan to find the right job for them.

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Make Do and Mend (Self-Refer) - Make Do and Mend provide workshops for people who experience mental distress. These workshops aim to promote recovery by developing self-esteem through developing skills. Workshops include areas such as candle making, guitar and cookery. There is a small membership fee to join Make Do and Mend.

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Tempo (Was called Spice) (Self-Refer) - Tempo is a charity that has developed a system of Time Credits as a way of recognising and celebrating the time people give and encouraging more new people to get involved in volunteering. A Time Credit is ‘earned’ for an hour of volunteering and can then be ‘spent’ on an hour of something that person enjoys, such as the theatre, swimming or learning new skills.

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Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum - (Self-Refer) - CECF is an umbrella organisation for Cambridge and district that provides racial equality services to individuals and groups.  CECF provides a cultural diversity service that helps promote an understanding between people from different ethnic groups and help them be a natural part of Cambridge life. We give special social, cultural, moral and practical support to groups and develop particular projects where needed.  One of our key projects is the Cambridgeshire Human Rights and Equality Support Service (CHESS)

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Cambridge City Customer Services - (Self-Refer) - Cambridge City Customer Services provide advice relating to any issues regarding Council Tax, Housing Benefit, and Council Tax Reduction, Housing, Homelink and Tenancy Issues.

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Richmond Fellowship (Cambridge Employment Service) (Self-Refer) - We’re a specialist employment service providing support for people recovering from mental health problems to find paid employment, voluntary work, education and training or to retain their current employment.

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Vivacity Volunteering - (Self-Refer) -Vivacity helps people get involved in making things happen in your city through volunteering. Meet like minded people and develop new skills by volunteering at Vivacity. They also offer training opportunities, career days and exhibition recruitment! Vivacity are passionate about helping people within the community through local involvement opportunities and anyone can volunteer.

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Extended Hands For Women (Self-Refer) - We are a community based outreach team working proactively with women and girls in the Peterborough area in order to relieve the feelings of isolation, loneliness, marginalisation and rejection in a way which mobilises, befriends and empowers them to achieve social and economic inclusion. In short - “To promote social, emotional and practical support to women”.

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Brothers Through Boxing - (Self-Refer) -Brothers Through Boxing (BTB) is a non–contact Boxercise and general fitness programme designed to help 16-25yr old males live happier, longer lives. BTB is a peer led “go to” project, whereby its main object is to tackle the issue of male isolation and loneliness, by increasing social connections. This is achieved through peer led discussion and the “Road to Resurgence” Handbook. We believe they now accept female referrals also.

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Cambridge Community Arts (CCA) - (Self-Refer) -CCA uses the creative process as a tool to empower people by tapping into their own creative resources and improving their mental well-being.  We particularly welcome learners with experience of mental ill-health. Our courses improve art-form skills, confidence and develop creative and supportive communities. We work with talented artists (musicians, producers, directors, actors, film-makers, photographers, poets, story-tellers etc.) experienced at delivering creative learning and inspiring others.

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Positive People Care - (Self-Refer) - We help & support people with mental health problems & other long term illness's, we also support carers who are helping these people. We help you by taking you out on subsidised coach trips twice a month & holidays all arranged for you 3 times a year. We also have Art & Craft sessions weekly.

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People & Animals - (Self-Refer) - People & Animals UK is a Community Interest Company providing animal and land-based therapeutic interventions, activities, education and skills development opportunities for children, young people and adults to support and enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals and the wider community.

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The K9 Project (Self-Refer) - Working alongside children and young people who are in experiencing challenge preventing them from reaching their full potential. Supporting people who want to set up their own canine assisted interventions and projects through established coaching programmes, training packages, workshops and resources. Community cafes in Ely and Ramsey for people and dogs to mix.

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Fenland Volunteer Centre - (Self-Refer) - There are lots of opportunities to get involved. Whatever your age, whatever your interests or abilities, your community needs you! From supporting and helping people to DIY, gardening and conservation, or office and IT skills!

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#ANDYSMANCLUB - (Self-refer) - ANDYSMANCLUB are real, non judgmental, talking groups for men. We are the creators of the viral #ITSOKAYTOTALK movement, and hold meetings every week.

Safe Places -  Safe Places National Network is here to unite all the Safe Place (and Keep Safe) schemes. We do this by having all the information in one place so everyone can see it. We are making special teaching materials so Safe Places can be taught about in schools. We help make it easier to find and use a Safe Place not just when you need one but as a way of getting to know people. What we do: Provide a special easy to use Web Site to teach about the Safe Place schemes. Encourage badge holders to visit the Safe Places to get to know more people in their community. Promote allowing more user groups to participate in the Safe Places Schemes. Support more authorities in launching a Safe Place Scheme. Help authorities recruit more Safe Places. Help users with our free-to-use phone apps so they can quickly locate a Safe Place in time of need.

Butterfly ladies Butterfly Ladies - The Butterfly Ladies are a group of women who have lived experience with mental health challenges who meet up every Thursday at 10:30am-12:30pm to chat over tea and coffee and support one another at St Mary's Church in Eynesbury. If you would like some more information on the Butterfly Ladies, you can contact Ellie on 07914 307 556 or ellie187@hotmail.co.uk

Wonderfully Made creative cafe Logo Wonderfully Made creative café - Wonderfully Made Creative Café is a weekly drop-in craft space where it’s OK not to be OK. We are part of the Renew Wellbeing family of quiet shared spaces - see https://renewwellbeing.org.uk/. Wonderfully Made is a safe space where we can explore creativity, learn new skills, or simply ‘be’. Each week there is a craft/art activity which you are welcome to join in or not. While we make or do things together, we can talk and listen as we feel able. If you have a skill or hobby which you would like to share, please bring it. Wonderfully Made aims to be a supportive community. We are not providing a service, we are providing a place where friendships and self-support can flourish. We gather every Thursday afternoon from 1pm-3pm at Arbury Road Baptist Church, Cambridge. To reserve a place call 07594 246662, and for more information please see https://www.arburyroadbaptist.org/wonderfullymade

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Light Project Peterborough -  The Vision of Light Project Peterborough is: To reveal Jesus’ love by reaching out to and walking alongside the marginalised and those in need and by equipping and enabling those we meet to do the same. We do this by: Sharing our Christian faith, by meeting people wherever they are, Co-operative social action and mission, Providing shelter and support for the homeless, Working in partnership with others, Modelling a loving community where everyone is valued, Communicating stories of good new.

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Groundwork East - (Self-Refer)  We’re passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. We help people gain confidence and skills, get into training and work, protect and improve green spaces, lead more active lives and overcome significant challenges such as poverty, isolation, low skills and poor health. Please email ashley.lydiate@groundwork.org.uk to refer yourself.

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How Are You Peterborough - is a website that brings together everything in the local Peterborough community that is good for mental wellbeing. It includes activities from yoga to singing, sports clubs to arts groups, places to talk or get a cup of tea, plus information about local professional mental health support.


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