Essential Support Services

Essential Support Services

The Listing’s handy guide of essential support numbers and websites.


Business support:

Business support mentoring scheme
1-2-1 mentoring sessions for micro, small or medium sized business in Hertfordshire


Domestic Abuse Support:

Cambridge Women’s Aid
Call 01223 361214

Cambs Domestic Abuse Service

Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline
A free and confidential listening and signposting service. Call us on 08 088 088 088 (Mon to Fri 9am to 9pm, Sat and Sun 9am to 4pm) or email

LGBT+ Helpline
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday to Thursday 10am – 8pm
0800 999 5428

Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
24-hour freephone, 0808 2000 247

Survivors Against Domestic Abuse (SADA) or call 01438 242 666

Family support:

Home Start Royston, Buntingford and South Cambs
For families with children under 9
Call 01763 262262

Food support:

Make Lunch Royston
Offering eligible families in Royston and within a 3-mile radius of the town holiday-time lunch clubs and meal kits.

Royston Food Bank
Donations and collections every Weds & Sat 9-11am
Held at the Royston Evangelical Church, York Way, Royston SG8 5HJ.

Buntingford Food Support

Mental Health Support:

0300 303 4363

Mental Health Awareness Training
Training for employers and companies on how best to improve wellbeing in the workplace

Workshops and affordable counselling for children and young people aged 0-25 years

NHS First Response Service
111, option 2

Now We’re Talking
Mental health and wellbeing

Qwell online wellbeing support
Educational and self help articles, peer to peer support

The Samaritans
If you need someone to talk to, the Samaritans will listen
Call 116 123

Shout 85258 is the UK’s first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and need mental health support.


Drug and Alcohol Rehab:

Rehab 4 Addiction:
UK Drug and Alcohol Rehab


Money, debt, employment and housing:

Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice North Herts
01462 689801
Advice Line 03444 111444
Monday – Friday 10am-4pm

Support for the elderly:

Age uk Hertfordshire
0300 345 3446

Alzheimers Society

Dementia Friends

Transport Help:

Royston Community Transport
Lines open 9am-3pm Monday – Friday
01763 245228

Hertfordshire’s on-demand bus service, you can book a seat via the app, website or by calling 01992 555513
To find out more about the HertsLynx service visit –