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Useful telephone numbers in England

Useful telephone numbers In England

Useful Numbers

Please note, the UK country code is +44

Acorn Health Information Service 
Monday-Friday. Answerphone at other times 
0800 665544 

Adult Children of Alcoholics 
Help for adults who come from an alcoholic or disfunctional family and are still feeling the effects. Call Mike or Jill
01983 615483 or 01983 810594 

Age Concern IW 
14 Pyle Street 
Newport 
PO30 1JW 
01983 525282 

Al-Anon 
Help for family and friends of problem drinkers. Phone Sally or Harry 
01983 852847 or 01983 289945 

Alcoholics Anonymous 
Call anytime. 
023 92 580776

Alzheimer's Disease Society 
Support and advice for carers of people with dementia, often at a time of crisis. 
01983 612043 

Ambulance 
Queries about transport to and from hospital, or other advice. 
01983 825111 

Arthritis Care Visitor 
01983 753863 

British Gas 
To report a gas emergency, use freephone number 
0800 111 999 

British Red Cross 
Mondays to Fridays, 9am-5pm, 01983 522718. At other times an answering machine gives an emergency number. 

Carers National Association 
For carers of all disabled, elderly and handicapped. 
01983 754973 or 01983 200367 

Citizens Advice Bureau 
01983 520594 

Coastguard 
Weather information from Solent Coastguard, or to report overdue yachtsmen. 
01705 552100 

Council 
IW Council 
01983 821000 

Cruse Bereavement Care 
01983 523030 

Dental treatment 
For emergency dental treatment at weekends and bank holidays, call your own dentist first. If unable to make contact or unregistered on IW, call 0845 0508345, 8.30am to 9.30pm every day. To register with an NHS dentist, 01983 614844. 

DIAL 
Disablement Information and Advice Line 
01983 522823 

Dog Wardens 
All-Island service, 9am-5pm. 
01983 823000 

Drinkline 
Advice for people with alcohol problems. 
0345 320202 

Island Drug and Alcohol Service (IDAS) 
For help and advice on any problems relating to drug and alcohol use. 
01983 526654 

Family Information Zone (FIZ) 
Children's information Service - free confidential information and guidance 
01983 821999 
E-mail: familyinfozone@iow.gov.uk 
Web: www.childcarelink.gov.uk/fiz 

FISH 
Federation of Island Societies Helping Disabled People. 
01983 403853 

Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon Group 
Office hours 01983 523265, 24 hours 0181 741 4181. 

Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic 
Including special treatment clinic 
01983 821363 

Health Adviser, Aids Information 
01983 520736 

Highways Department 
Road and pavement defects and obstructions, street lighting faults, traffic lights not working, 8.30am-5pm. 
01983 823777

IW Community Health Council 
Advice and guidance on matters relating to the National Health Service. 
01983 525095 

IW Independent Housing Advice Centre 
Free, confidential and impartial advice on housing issues. 
01983 524715 

IW Society For The Blind 
01983 522205 

IW Victim Support Scheme 
For victims of crime, sudden bereavement and serious accidents. 
01983 530530 

IW Women's Refuge 
24-hour confidential line available to women in threat of violence in the home. 
01983 825981 

IW Youth Trust 
A confidential counselling service for young people. Free pregnancy testing. 
01983 529569 

Life Pregnancy Care Service 
Free pregnancy testing and help. National hotline. 
01926 311511 

MS Society - IW Branch 
Helpine: 07976 629012 

NHS Direct
0845 46 47 

NSPCC 
01983 821211 

Panic Attack Support Group 
Meetings on the second and last Thursday of each month, 7pm-9pm, Apartment 9, Clarendon House, 15 Clarendon Road, Shanklin, IW, PO37 7AG. 
07525 749101

Parkinson's Disease Society IW Branch 
Meetings at Arreton Community Centre on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. 
01983 403351 or 01983 291997 

Petsearch 
Reuniting lost and found pets with their owners. 
01983 855337

Police 
• In an emergeny, always call 999
• Call 0845 045 45 45 for general enquiries or to report a crime when it's not an emergency
• Call 101 for non-emergency anti-social behaviour, community safety advice, information and action (calls costs a flat rate of ten pence)
For more contact information details visit www.hampshire.police.uk/Internet/contact/index.htm

REACT 
Research, education and aid for children with potentially terminal illness. 
0181 940 2575 

Relate 
Help from IW Marriage Guidance Council. 
01983 524402 

RSPCA 
0870 5555 999 

RSPCA Island animal home 
10am-4pm 
01983 840287 

St John Ambulance 
12 Manners View, Newport PO30 5FA. Open normal office hours. 
01983 822794 (Emergency number on answering machine). Fax 01983 525564 
E-mail info@isleofwight.sja.org.uk 

Samaritans 
Talk to someone in complete confidence day or night. 
01983 521234 

Sound Advice 
Advice on equipment for deaf or hard of hearing. 
01983 529533 

Southern Electric 
For emergencies. 
0845 7708090 

Southern Water 
Emergency service. 
0845 278 0845 

SSAFA 
Assistance for families of servicemen and ex-servicemen. 
01983 615379 

St Mary's Hospital 
Newport 
01983 524081 

Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society 
(SANDS) Contact Tracy 01983 872228 or Ann 01983 753587. Miscarriage support contact Tessa 01983 825140. 

Support After Termination For Abnormality 
(SATFA). Contact Sue 
01983 402866 

Swine flu information hotline 
0800 1 513 513 or www.direct.gov.uk/pandemicflu

Tiger Watch 
Counter terrorist hotline. If you see anything suspicious in or near a military area or buildings. 
0800 727272 

Wightcare 
Lifeline telephone scheme for elderly and disabled. 
01983 821105 

WightOUT Helpline 
Gay, lesbian and bisexual information and support. 
01983 525123 

Young Arthritis Care Visitor and Contact 
Mark Luis Earp, Arthritis Care Volunteer. 
01983 521766


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