Support for People in Immediate Danger in Angus

If you need to access help or support or you are concerned about someone else in Angus, do not hesitate to seek support.

Concerns about an adult at risk:

ACCESSLine: 03452 777 778                                                             

This service is available Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 5pm

Concerns about a child at risk:

ACCESSLine: 03452 777 778           

 This service is available Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 5pm                             #KeepingKidsSafeC19

Support for children:

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help: 0800 1111

NSPCC Helpline – If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support: 0808 800 5000

 

Support for women:

Angus Women’s Aid (AWA): 01241 439437

Tayside Domestic Abuse Service:0771 447 4112

Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (WRASAC), Dundee and Angus: 01382 201291

Victim Support Angus: 01241 877563

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline: 0800 027 1234

Scottish Women’s Aid: 0800 027 1234

National Rape Crisis: 0808 801 0302

Rape Crisis Scotland Textline: 07537 410027

 

Support for men:

Respect, Men’s Advice Line (Scotland): 0808 801 0327

Survivors UK: 0203 598 3898

 

Victim support:

Angus: 01241 878507

National Helpline: 0800 160 1985

 

Out of hours:

Contact outwith daytime hours can be directed to                                                                   Social Work Out of Hours Service: 01382 307964                                                           (evenings between 4.45pm and 9am, weekends)

 

Additional information:

Housing: 03452 777 778

Voluntary Action Angus: 01307 466113

 

Substance use:

Please see Angus Alcohol and Drug Partnership website for the wide variety of resources available.

 

For more details see the Immediate Danger Flyer

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Support and financial advice during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Anyone who is experiencing financial difficulties, concerns or questions about their circumstances should seek out the right information and support as soon as they can.

We realise that some people who pay Council Tax and Rent may have their incomes affected as a result of the measures taken in response to COVID-19. That could result in them having difficulty in paying their Council Tax or Rent.

If you think you may have difficulty paying your Council Tax or Rent then please contact the Council as soon as possible on 03452 777 778 and we will discuss it with you.

We know that our phone lines will continue to be extremely busy so, if it is an option, please use our online services, including our Contact the Council webpage, which provides information on ways to get in touch and to access council services.

We also recognise that some people in Angus may now require to Access Welfare Entitlements, where they might not have needed to previously. You will find helpful information about Benefits and Money Advice on our website.

For more details on financial advice and assistance see the Angus Council News website.

See the Angus Council News general website for daily updates.

European Parliamentary Elections – Help for Voters in Angus

The European Parliament elections are scheduled to take place in the UK on 23 May 2019.

 

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To be able to vote in these elections, you must register to vote by midnight on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Last day to apply for an absent vote or change an existing arrangement: 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

Last day to apply for a proxy vote: 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

You can now apply to vote online but anyone who is unable to use the system can contact the Electoral Registration Officer on 01307 499910 for assistance. Information on registering to vote if you are homeless can be found here

Over the years we have put a number of things in place in Angus to assist most vulnerable electors:

  • Tactile voting devices
  • Large print ballot papers – both handheld and poster
  • Accessible polling stations
  • BSL videos on how to register to vote and how to vote
  • Disability awareness packs in our polling stations
  • Targeted polling station staff training
  • Accessibility Co-ordinators in the polling stations – these people will be easily identifiable as they will be wearing a badge or t-shirt with the attached logo. They will be polling station staff but with the additional role of being able to assist electors with additional needs

Electors can also ask a companion or the presiding officer to assist them when in a polling station. All of this information is available on the election and voting page

The new voting Passports have been introduced, for those with learning disabilities – information on these can be accessed from here.

Get Help with Your Energy Bills

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We’ve all probably already noticed a chill in the air. It’s the time of year to start thinking of dusting off the thermostat and dreading the heating bill that follows.

However, help is at hand – The Citizens Advice Scotland website gives information about grants and schemes which may help you to make your home more energy efficient. You can also get information about grants that you may be able to get if you are in debt to your energy supplier.

 

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