Useful Links


Below are a list of useful links including telephone numbers and websites. Clicking on the links will open the site in a new window:

Nottinghamshire Family Information Service

Nottinghamshire Families Information Service provides a range of information on all services available to parents, to help you support your children up to their 20th birthday, or 25th birthday if your child has a disability. FIS also hold up-to-date details of local childcare and early years provision in your area

Telephone: 0800 781 2168




The Nottinghamshire Help yourself

The Nottinghamshire Help Yourself site is a partnership between health, voluntary sector and Nottinghamshire County Council to bring information and advice together in one central place so people can find the information they need easily.


National Organisations

Domestic Abuse National Helpline

Tel: 0808 2000 247 




Uk based website set up and run by mothers. it includes a discussion forum and provides support and advice for parents.



Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus)

Providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

Tel: 0808 8002222




Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Tel: 0808 8022000




Local Services


Provide free advice and support relating to housing issues and/or homelessness and work to help prevent people from becoming homeless.  Also support around budgeting and debt management.

Tel: 0115 850 4015,



Citizens Advice Bureau

Provide free drop in advice sessions every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9.30-2.30

The numbers below are for the Ollerton main office.  The Newark service is a satellite service of the Ollerton office: 

Telephone:      0844 856 3411 (if calling from a landline)

0300 456 8369 (if calling from a mobile)



This organisation offers a free and confidential counselling service to children and young people aged from 6 years to 25 years.

Telephone: 01636 704 620



The Children’s Bereavement Centre

They provide a range of free support and services to children and young people aged 3 years to 18 years, who have been affected by the death, divorce or separation of someone close.  Some services are available to parents too.  We can refer from the office or families can self-refer.

            Telephone:  01636 551739



Think Children

Think Children is an effective, highly-valued local charity supporting vulnerable children aged 4-11 years old with emerging social, emotional or behavioural issue

We provide an early intervention service at the onset of the problem with low-key, non-stigmatising one to one support for children who fall below the threshold for statutory intervention and for whom often there is often little or no other help available.

Telephone: 01636 676887


Newark Women’s Aid

Provide free refuge and/or support to women experiencing domestic abuse.

             tel: 01636 679687



Local Children’s Centres

(They provide a range of family support services, including baby/toddler groups, weaning café, adult training courses with free crèches, breast-feeding support groups and other services and activities.  These are free to access and most groups do not need a referral. 

Home-Start Organisers can also make specific referrals for a worker to be linked with a family to do specific work with them around parenting, routines, home management etc.  They are also a good contact point to find out about other family/child/baby services locally)


Hawtonville and Balderton Children’s Centre, Oliver Quibell Site, Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4EG,

 Tel: 01636 593580,



The Bridge Children’s Centre, Lincoln Road, Newark, NG24 2DQ,

Tel: 01616 593520


















Funded and supported by
  • CHildren in Need Funded
  • Nottinghamshire Council
  • Newark and Sherwood District Council