Helplines and Organisations

Flintshire Social Services-Tel:  01352 752121
District Nurses-Mold Clinic-Tel:  01352 755527
NE Wales Carers Information Service-Tel:  01352 751436
Citizens Advice Bureau-Tel:  01352 753520
Victim Support-Tel:  01352 751538


AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham):
www.avow.org Tel: 01978 312556
Serving the communities of the county borough.

SupportLine: www.supportline.org.uk Tel: 020 8554 9004.
Confidential emotional support for children, young adults and adults for problems ranging
from alcohol abuse to trauma.The support line has links to appropriate organisations.

ChildLine: www.childline.org.uk Tel: 0800 1111.
Comfort, protection and advice for any child or young person with any problem.

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: www.nspcc.org.uk
Tel: 0808 100 2524 (Wales); 0808 800 5000 (England).
Information, advice and counselling to anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse.

Samaritans: www.samaritans.org.uk Tel: 08457 90 90 90.
To provide confidential support to any person in emotional distress.

Relateline: www.relate.org.uk Tel: 0845 130 40 10.
Crisis relationship counselling service for adults.

Gingerbread Advice Line: www.gingerbread.org.uk
Tel: 0800 018 4318.
The lone parent family organisation run by lone parents for lone parents.

Talk to Frank: www.talktofrank.com
Tel: 0800 77 66 00.
Information about drugs for people who use them, their friends, families and colleagues.

Message Home: www.runawayhelpline.org.uk
Tel: 0800 700 740. Call or log on to send a message home.

National Missing Persons Helpline: www.missingpersons.org
Tel: 0500 700 700.
Are you looking for someone? Have you seen someone? Left home? Run away?
Call or log on to find help and information.

Refuge: www.refuge.org.uk Tel: 0808 2000 247.
Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline,run in partnership between
Women's Aid and  Refuge. Refuge's network of safe houses provides emergency
accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.

Victim Supportline: www.victimsupport.org.uk Tel: 0845 30 30 900.
If you have been a victim of crime Victim Support can help you.

Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre:
www.rapecrisis.org.uk Tel: 08451 221 331.
Emotional and practical support for male and female rape and sexual abuse victims.

National Debtline: www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
Tel: 0808 808 4000.
Free, confidential advice for people with debt problems.

Age Concern: www.ageconcern.org.uk
Tel: 0800 00 99 66.
Working with and for older people, providing services,advice and information.

GamCare: www.gamcare.org.uk Tel: 0845 6000 133.
For gamblers and those affected by problem gambling.

DIAL UK: www.dialuk.info Tel: 01302 310123.
The Disability Information and Advice Line. Call for details of your local DIAL group.



Hospitals (with 24 hour A&E)

Wrexham Maelor Hospital: 01978 291100.

Glan Clwyd District General Hospital: 01745 583910.

Countess of Chester Hospital: 01244 365000.


Out of hours medical advice

Flintshire: Tel: 01244 813823 - If you need urgent out of hours medical care
(weekdays 6.30pm to 8am, all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays)

Wrexham: Tel: 08450 202131 - Call Shropdoc if you are registered with a GP in the
Wrexham area for urgent out of hours medical care.

NHS Direct: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk Tel: 0845 4647.
For confidential health advice and information 24 hours a day.

Dental clinics for emergencies

Deeside Community Hospital: Sunday morning - 9am to 12.30pm.
Patients are advised to arrive early as late-comers may be turned away.

The Dental Centre, Grove Road, Wrexham:
Thursday evening - 5pm-8pm & Saturday morning - 9am to 12.30pm, by appointment only.
Please call 0845 6010128. Sunday morning -9am to 12.30pm -no appointment necessary.

Chester Dental Centre: Saturday 10am till noon, and 2pm to 4pm - by appointment only.
Call 01244 356802 by 10am on the morning.
St Martin's Clinic: Sunday 10am till noon, and 2pm to 4pm - by appointment only.
Call 01244 356802 by 10am on the morning.


Pharmacies

Use the following link for details of the Deeside Pharmacy Rota, detailing which
pharmacies will be open on Sundays and Public Holidays - 11.30am to 12.30pm:
ww.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=271&pid=16249

Out of hours pharmaceutical services for Wrexham are provided by L Rowland & Co, St
George's Crescent, Wrexham (adjacent to The Surgery). It is open on weekdays and
Saturdays until 8pm, and on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11am to 3pm.


Local Health Boards

Flintshire: www.flintshirelhb.wales.nhs.uk
Tel: 01352 803434. Email: flintshire.lhb@flintshirelhb.wales.nhs.uk

Wrexham: www.wrexhamlhb.wales.nhs.uk
Tel: 01978 346500. Email: wrexham.lhb@wrexhamlhb.wales.nhs.uk

Cheshire Primary Care Trust: http://www.cwpct.nhs.uk
Tel: 01244 650300 or 0800 132996.
Search for GPs, dentists, pharmacies and opticians.
Get details of out of hours services and other health care information.


Other Hospitals

Deeside Community Hospital: 01244 830461.

Flint Community Hospital: 01352 732215.

Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital: 01244 684305.

Holywell Community Hospital: 01352 713003.

Llangollen Community Hospital: 01978 860226.

Lluesty Hospital (Holywell): 01352 710581.

Mold Community Hospital: 01352 758744.

Penley Community Hospital: 01948 832070.

Ruthin Community Hospital: 01824 702692.

Trevalyn Hospital (Rossett): 01244 570446.

Local authorities

Flintshire County Council:
www.flintshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01352 752121.

Wrexham County Borough Council:
www.wrexham.gov.uk
Tel: 01978 292000.

Cheshire County Council:
www.cheshire.gov.uk
Tel: 0845 11 333 11.

Chester City Council:
www.chester.gov.uk
Tel: 01244 324324.
Trade Groups and Utilities

Trade Associations: www.taforum.org
Looking for a builder, estate agent or even a home security specialist?
Find out who is a member of an associated body covering code of practice and
work standards by logging on to the
Trade Association Forum's Association Directory.

Electricity: www.niceic.org.uk/
common/contractor_search.html
Use the link to find a registered member of the
National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC).

Gas: If you smell gas anywhere, either in the house or in the street,
call this number - 0800 111 999
To find a Corgi registered gas installer,use the following link:
www.trustcorgi.com/findinstaller/FindanInstaller.htmx

Water:
United Utilities. Tel: 0845 746 2200.
Website: www.unitedutilities.com
Dee Valley Water plc. Tel: 01978 8460130.
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Tel: 0800 052 0130.
To find a registered member of the Institute of Plumbing, use the following link:
www.iphe.org.uk/iphememdb.html
Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau:
Flint: 01352 733187
Holywell: 01352 711262
Mold: 01352 753520
Wrexham: 01978 364639
Chester: 0870 1264119.


Education

For information on schools, colleges, admissions,
the National Curriculum etc, in your area.

Flintshire:
www.flintshire.gov.uk/webcont/emsdata.nsf  
This site also includes children's services and recreation.


Wrexham:
www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/
education/edu_index.htm

Cheshire:www.cheshire.gov.uk/EducationAndLearning

Emergency numbers
If you need to contact the Police, Fire and Rescue
Service or Ambulance Service
in an emergency, dial 999 or 112.

North Wales Police:
www.north-wales.police.uk
Tel: 0845 607 1002 (English) or
0845 607 1001 (Welsh).

Cheshire Police:
http://www.cheshire.police.uk
Tel: 0845 458 000.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service:
www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk
Tel: 01745 343431.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service:
www.cheshirefire.co.uk
Tel: 01606 868700

Pharmacies in Mold
(not out of hours)
Boots Pharmacy          01352  700325
Hughes Chemist         01352  753393
Alliance Chemist         01352 752050
Speeds Chemist         01352 759030
Tesco Pharmacy          01352 752050
Animals

RSPCA: www.rspca.org.uk
Tel: 0870 55 55 999.
24 hour national cruelty and advice line.

BOWDEN BUNNY RESCUE
Bowden Bunny Rescue, Rhosemor, Flintshire:
Rescues & rehomes rabbits of all ages and sizes from Cheshire and Flintshire
. Tel: 01352 780402 (between 9am and 7pm only please),
Email: bowdenbunnyrescue@yahoo.co.uk

NORTH CLWYD ANIMAL RESCUE
N.C. Animal Rescue care for in excess of 1000 animals each year
and this number is ever growing. The Centre acts as a rehabilitation unit and a
temporary home for mainly dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Sanctuary: Maes Gwyn Sanctuary, Glan-Yr-Afon Rd, Trelogan,
Nr. Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 9BD
Open 11am - 4pm daily except Mondays Tel: 01745 560546
Fax: 01745 560361 Emaill: info@ncar.org.uk
Web site: www.ncar.org.uk

CATS PROTECTION - WREXHAM & DISTRICT
CAT ADOPTION CENTRE Registered Charity no: 203644
In addition to finding caring homes for many cats and kittens,
Wrexham CP also run a sponsorship scheme for their long-term cats.
Covering postcode areas: LL11-LL28, CH1-CH8, SY10.
Support Shop: 60 Chester Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BA,
(shop tel: 01978 310 555)
Rehoming Centre: Alma House Cat Sanctuary, Madeira Hill, Wrexham, Clwyd,
LL13 7HD (open 11am – 3pm, every day)
Tel: 01978 313574 National CP Helpline: 08702 099 099
Email: wrexham@cats.org.uk Web site: www.wrexham.cats.org.uk

CAPRICORN ANIMAL RESCUE
Rescuing, helping, rehabilitating and rehoming animals for over 35 years,
the Capricorn Rescue covers Flintshire, Wrexham, Gwynedd,
Chester, Ellesmere Port and the Wirral.
They always have many cats in their care, looking for a new loving home.
The group are also seeking homes for various horses, rabbits,
guinea pigs, hamsters etc.
Padeswood Lake Road, Padeswood, Nr. Mold, Flintshire, Clwyd,
CH7 4HZ Tel: 01244 547938

TYDDYN CAT RESCUE CENTRE
Registered Charity no: 1050431 Based in Mold, Flintshire
Areas covered: Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Powys, Wrexham.
The rescue centre has been helping find new homes for cats and kittens
for over 40 years, and relies totally on donations from the public and funds
generated from their monthly sales stall.
You can help by offering a good home to a cat or cats,
or by making a donation of money or goods.
Cats Seeking Homes: There are on average around 100 cats at the centre -
could you offer a loving home?Funds needed: Donations are urgently needed to
ensure the future of the centre. Please call if you can help. Tel: 01352 753938

THE CINNAMON TRUST Registered Charity no: 293399
The national charity for elderly people, and their companion animals,
and when a pet is bereaved the Trust takes on their full time, life time care
Short-Term Foster Homes Needed: Temporary, short-term foster homes are
needed to care for bereaved cats whilst a Lifelong Home is being found,
and also for when people need a hospital stay
and require temporary foster care for their cat.
Please contact us if you could help.
Lifelong Foster Homes Needed: Lifelong Foster Homes are required for cats left in
the care of The Trust. Future Veterinary fees will be paid by The Cinnamon Trust.

Please contact us below if you could offer a home for life to a bereaved cat.

Please Note: The Trust is not a rescue centre taking cats in for homing, but when
an elderly owner dies, and their animal companion is left in their care,
the Trust will do their best to find a loving, life-long foster home for them.
Postal Address: 10 Market Square, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HE
Telephone: 01736 757900 Fax: 01736 757010
Email: admin@cinnamon.org.uk Website: www.cinnamon.org.uk
On this page you will find
Emergency Numbers
Local Authorities Information
Hospitals with 24hr A and E
Out of Hours Medical  Advice
Emergency Dental Clinics
Out of Hours Pharmacies
Local Health Boards Information
Other Hospitals
Trade Groups and Utilities Advice
Citizens Advice Bureau
Education Contact Information
Help Lines and Organisations
Animal Welfare/ Rescue Information
Useful addresses and contact numbers