Useful Links

Your Health

Our 'Your Health' Resources database is the place to go on this website for both local and national health resources.

The links below are currently being moved over to the Your Health Resources area. This is a work in progress and should be complete in the next few months.

Health Problems

Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors

The Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors Service provides help and support from within your community to help you gain a healthier lifestyle. Anyone 16 or over can access or be referred to the Health and Wellbeing Ambassador Service.

Working Links

Get help finding your strengths, skills and abilities, improve your health and wellbeing so you can get back to work. The support doesn’t stop there once you are in work we will keep in touch to make sure that everything is going well.

Building Bridges

The Building Bridges programme supports people across Swindon and Wiltshire who are facing significant challenges in being able to develop their skills, access education or move towards the world of work.

LIFT Psychology

There are a number of courses that can help with a variety of life’s problems which can leave someone feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or unable to cope. You can find the current courses and contact details using the link above.

Phoenix enterprises

All of the projects support the pathway towards full employment – paid or unpaid – with 58 going into full time employment in the last 3 years. The team offers information, advice and guidance (IAG) for everyone who accesses our services.

DASH (Discovering Autistic Spectrum Happiness)

DASH is an independent local charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life of adults of working age with Asperger’s and other high functioning Autistic Spectrum Conditions living in Swindon.


Contact Mind who can provide advice, support and services to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem in Swindon.


Therapeutic Work In Gardens in Swindon gives people who experience mental health problems the chance to regain confidence, self-esteem and to learn new skills.

Learning for Life

The programme provides education, training and personal development opportunities for disabled people and carers, including lone parents aged 18 plus, living within Wiltshire. There is a registration fee which must be paid.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Home Truths

HOMETRUTHS is an independent, community based, charitable organisation. We provide specialist services to anyone from the age of 16 who is, or has experienced domestic violence and abuse from partners, ex-partners or family members, living in Swindon and North Wiltshire.

Swindon Women’s Aid

Swindon Women’s Aid is a domestic abuse service for residents living in the Swindon. Our service operates 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, it’s confidential and free of charge. We also have a 24/7 direct telephone helpline which is answered by specialist staff irrespective of the time you call – day or night.

Swindon Women’s Aid have an outreach worker Zoe who works specifically with GP practices.  She offers drop in sessions for victims of DA at the following times/ venues- really helpful to signpost women to:

Monday 9am – 11am – Priory Road Surgery, Park South

Tuesday 9am – 11am – Abbeymeads Medical Practice

Wednesday 1pm – 2.30pm – Hawthorn Medical Centre, Gorse Hill

Thursday 1pm – 4pm – Kingswood Surgery, Park North

Friday 1.30pm – 3.30pm – Ashington House Surgery, Westlea

They do not have to book or be registered with the GP surgery to attend a drop in.

Women’s Aid

Woman’s National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Mens Advice Line

Mens Advice Line 0808 801 0327

Men’s Advice Line: confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). We help by: giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice; signposting you to other services for specialist help.


Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and young people.

Job Centre Contacts

Jobcentre Plus

Troubled Families Employment adviser

The Employment Adviser is avaialble to help and support movement towards work with practical advice and signposting.

New benefit claims, change or cancel an appointment

Telephone: 0800 055 6688

Textphone: 0800 023 4888

Welsh language: 0800 012 1888

Universal Credit appointments

Telephone: 0345 600 0723

Textphone: 0345 600 0743

Welsh language: 0345 600 3018

Other appointments

Telephone: 0345 604 3719

Textphone: 0345 608 8551

Welsh language: 0345 604 4248

Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance

Telephone: 0345 608 8545

Textphone: 0345 608 8551

Welsh language: 0345 600 3018

Universal Credit

Telephone: 0345 600 0723

Textphone: 0345 600 0743

Welsh language: 0345 600 3018

Social Fund

Telephone: 0345 603 6967

Textphone: 0345 608 8553

Welsh language: 0345 608 8756

Maternity Allowance

Telephone: 0345 608 8610

Textphone: 0345 608 8553

Welsh language: 0345 608 8674

Bereavement benefits

Telephone: 0345 608 8601

Textphone: 0345 608 8551

Welsh language: 0345 608 8772

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Child Care

For information about help with childcare

Out of Work

Local Job Clubs

These job clubs offer a wide range of help and support around all aspects of moving towards and getting into work.

Highworth Library

When: Tuesdays, 10:00 until 12:00

Address: Brewery Street (above Co-op), Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7AJ

Telephone:  01793 463500


Central Library

When: Wednesdays, 09:30 until 12:00 and 15:00 until 17:00

Address: Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1QG

Telephone: 01793 463238


New College: Pinehurst

When: Wednesdays 09:00 to 10:30

Address: Pinetrees Community Centre The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR

New College: MTC Learning

When: Wednesdays 11:00 until 13:00

Address: MTC Learning, 177 Manchester Road, Swindon SN1 1TU

New College: Parks Shop and Resource Centre

When: Fridays 10:00 until 12:00

Address: Unit C&D, George Hall Court, Cavendish Square, Park South, SN3 2LZ

Contact for all New college job clubs


Telephone: 07854 450 009

Swindon College

When: Thursdays, 1pm to 4pm

Address: Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1DY

Telephone: 01793 491 591



Address: Unit 2, Plaza 21, Sanford Street, Swindon, SN1 1QH

Telephone: 0345 241 2533



MTC Learning

Address: 177 Manchester Road, Swindon SN1 1TU

Telephone: 01793 511665



Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM)

Address: Sanford House, Swindon, SN1 1QH

Phone: 01793 542 575

Address: Sanford House, Swindon, SN1 1QH

Web pages to help with creating a CV and covering letter

Financial Exclusion

Entitled to

Entitled to is a great resource for providing a guide to benefits available to an individual and can be used to make comparisons of different working hours and wage scales.

The Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice including guides to help improve your finances, tools and calculators to help you plan and keep on track. Telephone support is also available.

Swindon Money Matters

Money Mentors are available by referal through either Swindon Borough Council or the Family Service, there is also support through Citizens Advice.

Swindon Money Matters Website

Swindon Money Matters Facebook Page


Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.

Children Needing Help

Swindon Young Carers

Every young carer has the right to an assessment of their needs. This will be completed by a Young Carers Support Worker and will help find the best services for the young carer. This normally takes about an hour and a Support Worker can meet in the young carers own home or arrange an appointment at the Swindon Carers Centre.


STEP Swindon 10 to 18 Project  

Swindon 10 to 18 Project is a registered charity, providing a safe and supportive environment for children and young people aged 7 – 18, who are experiencing isolation and exclusion due to either their lack of social skills, personal circumstances or poverty, living in Swindon or the wider community.


SMASH Youth Project

Our mission is to give children and young people the chance to become everything they can be, sometimes when no one else believes that they can. We support young people and children through two programmes: Swindon Youth Mentoring (ages 13-19) and Memory Makers (ages 9-12).


On Track Youth Counselling Service

ON TRAK Youth Counselling Service offers free and confidential counselling to young people aged from fourteen to twenty five, from the Swindon area.

To find out more, please contact the On Trak counselling service on:


Tel: 01793 464662


Building Bridges

The Building Bridges programme supports people across Swindon and Wiltshire who are facing significant challenges in being able to develop their skills, access education or move towards the world of work.

Telephone: 01380 732821


Register Online


Catch22 works at every stage of the social welfare cycle to build resilience and aspiration in people and communities.

Percy Street, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2AZ

Telephone: 01793 554 740

Green Labyrinth

Green Labyrinth is a new type of training provider specialising in skills and vocational training programmes for young adults across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and the surrounding areas.

Bowman House, Whitehill Industrial Estate, Whitehill Lane, Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 7DB

Tel: 01793 843128

Temple House, Commercial Road, Swindon SN1 5PL

Tel: 01793 529407

Prince’s Trust

Helping young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.


Youth Engagement Workers – A work force is a team of highly skilled practitioners with a range of backgrounds from youth work to careers advice, counselling and education.

Inner Flame

Inner Flame run courses for 16-25 year olds to help them develop the essential skills required for both independent life and work.

Crime or Anti-Social Behaviour


Clinks supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary sector working with offenders.


Using knowledge and experience to help the most vulnerable in the community to change their lives and to reach their full potential


Sova is a charity that works in the heart of communities in England and Wales to help people steer clear of crime and to live healthier lives.


U-Turn is Swindon’s young people’s (10-18) specialist substance misuse service. U-Turn provides support, help and guidance to young people and their families for all drug or alcohol related problems.

Keeping Swindon Safe

Swindon Community Safety Partnership working together to create a better place to live, work and play


Youth Engagement Workers – A work force is a team of highly skilled practitioners with a range of backgrounds from youth work to careers advice, counselling and education.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offer a wide range of help, advice and support through their website or in person, select the relevant link or use the contact details below.

Sanford House College Street entrance Sanford Street

Telephone: 03444 994 114



Debt and Money

Consumer Issues



Law and Courts


Health website is an excellent resource for a wide range of information either click on the relevant link or for the the home page


Includes tax credits, eligibility and appeals

Births, deaths, marriages and care

Parenting, civil partnerships, divorce and Lasting Power of Attorney

Business and self-employed

Tools and guidance for businesses

Childcare and parenting

Includes giving birth, fostering, adopting, benefits for children, childcare and schools

Citizenship and living in the UK

Voting, community participation, life in the UK, international projects

Crime, justice and the law

Legal processes, courts and the police

Disabled people

Includes carers, your rights, benefits and the Equality Act

Driving and transport

Includes vehicle tax, MOT and driving licenses

Education and learning

Includes student loans, admissions and apprenticeships

Employing people

Includes pay, contracts and hiring

Environment and countryside

Includes flooding, recycling and wildlife

Housing and local services

Owning or renting and council services

Money and tax

Includes debt and Self Assessment

Passports, travel and living abroad

Includes renewing passports and travel advice by country

Visas and immigration

Visas, asylum and sponsorship

Working, jobs and pensions

Includes holidays and finding a job