Connections: Life Issues

Faith & Religion in Recovery (from Drug Addiction)

Our mission is to help educate at least one new person a day about substance abuse and to be an informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence. With your help we can do that.

Faith & Religion in Recovery (from Drug Addiction) website

Domestic Abuse Directory

If someone is in immediate danger call 999

The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) has a 24hr Emergency line and can assist in getting an injunction within 24 hours 0844 8044999

You can help make a plan to keep safe and if you have to leave then there is a list of items you should take with them:

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

The Ultimate Guide to Thriving As A Newly Independent Woman:

Single Parent Advocate:

Single Parents Network:

How to Fix It Yourself:

Financial Abuse:

Financial Savings & Debt Management:

ManKind Initiative –  National Helpline for men 01823334244

Mens Advice Line – 08088010327 & email –




  • Domestic Abuse is actual OR threatened physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial abuse
  • It occurs regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race or religion, disability or economic well-being
  • In England and Wales:
    • 1 in 4 women (in Surrey this increases to 1 in 3) and 1 in 6 men will experience some form of Domestic abuse in their lifetime.
    • 2 women every week are killed by a current or former partner.
    • 750,000 children witness family abuse
    • 25% of 13-17 year olds who are dating experience physical violence, or verbal or sexual abuse

How you can help


  • Contact Your Sanctuary 24 confidential helpline 01483 776822 if you are being abused OR know someone you think is being abused
    • (Your Sanctuary Helpline covers the whole of Surrey and is the agency with outreach services in Surrey Heath, Runneymede and Woking and offers safe emergency accommodation to women and children who are unable to remain in their home)
  • Listening: Give time and space to talk / reassure them you believe them / take care not to blame
  • Acknowledging: This is a frightening situation / no one deserves to be threatened or abused / nothing justifies abusive behaviour
  • Supporting: Encourage them to express their feelings / try not to be judgemental / encourage them to seek help
  • Logging information: Advise recording of details of abuse (inc dates & times) / keep abusive text messages and write down answer phone messages /if the abuse is physical visit GP or hospital where injuries can be recorded


Funeral Cost Help

Help with funeral costs everything explained

After the passing of a loved one, arranging their funeral can be overwhelming. Knowing what costs to expect will help you make better decisions and can relive any unnecessary stress. The aim of this website is to assist those who have recently lost a loved one and are unable to find accurate information about funeral costs.

Funeral Cost Help website

Citizens Advice Online

Advice, guidance, and answers to frequently asked questions is provided on the Internet by CAB’s central service Advice Guide.

Citizens Advice Online website

Camberley Care

Camberley Care Trust (Registered Charity number 298419) has been providing a helping hand with transport for the elderly and disabled of Camberley and Frimley since 1974.

The Care and Repair Handyman Service started in 2000.

Each service has its own dedicated telephone number, which is manned by a team of volunteers working from our Camberley office, managed by our Administrator.

Camberley Care website

east to west

Mission Statement

Bringing Hope to Young Lives

Through serving young people, their families and communities and actively pursuing emotional, physical and spiritual wholeness for all. (more…)

east to west website


CareConfidential seeks to provide and promote excellence in the area of Pregnancy Choices counselling, Post-abortion counselling and Relationships and Sex Education. CareConfidential also offers care for those with pregnancy loss and abortion-related concerns. All our advisory services can be accessed through the website, Online Advisor, National Helpline and local affiliated Centres. The work of CareConfidential is motivated by our desire to ‘love your neighbour’ with ‘neighbour’ meaning, as Jesus explained, those in need – whoever they are.

CareConfidential website

Step by Step

Previously known as Emmaus Projects, we were established 20 years ago, and have grown steadily. We now have fourteen separate services. Our Mission is to empower homeless people and those facing adversity to achieve their full potential.  We work with young people aged 16 to 25, (in some cases older than this), through a structured combination of services including accommodation, support, training, and counselling.

Step by Step website

Your Sanctuary Domestic Abuse

Helpline 01483 776822. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Are you or your friend experiencing domestic abuse?  Do you want to talk to someone in confidence? Someone who is trained in domestic abuse and can offer emotional support and practical advice in a non- judgemental way? Someone who is calm and re-assuring.

Your Sanctuary Domestic Abuse website