Please note, the UK country code is +44. Acorn Health Information Service
Monday-Friday. Answerphone at other times
0800 665544 Adult Children of Alcoholics
Help for adults who come from an alcoholic or disfunctional family and are still feeling the effects. Call Mike or Jill
01983 615483 or 01983 810594 Age Concern IW
14 Pyle Street
01983 525282 Al-Anon
Help for family and friends of problem drinkers. Phone Sally or Harry
01983 852847 or 01983 289945 Alcoholics Anonymous
023 92 580776Alzheimer's Disease Society
Support and advice for carers of people with dementia, often at a time of crisis.
01983 612043 Ambulance
Queries about transport to and from hospital, or other advice.
01983 825111 Arthritis Care Visitor
01983 753863 British Gas
To report a gas emergency, use freephone number
0800 111 999 British Red Cross
Mondays to Fridays, 9am-5pm, 01983 522718. At other times an answering machine gives an emergency number. Carers National Association
For carers of all disabled, elderly and handicapped.
01983 754973 or 01983 200367 Citizens Advice Bureau
01983 520594 Coastguard
Weather information from Solent Coastguard, or to report overdue yachtsmen.
01705 552100 Confidential Cocaine & Stimulants Helpline
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, plus Tuesday Evenings 5pm-7pm
Tel: 01983 812755Council
01983 821000 Cruse Bereavement Care
01983 523030 Dental treatment
For emergency dental treatment at weekends and bank holidays, call your own dentist first. If unable to make contact or unregistered on IW, call 0845 0508345, 8.30am to 9.30pm every day. To register with an NHS dentist, 01983 614844. DIAL
Disablement Information and Advice Line
01983 522823 Dog Wardens
All-Island service, 9am-5pm.
01983 823000 Drinkline
Advice for people with alcohol problems.
0345 320202 Island Drug and Alcohol Service (IDAS)
For help and advice on any problems relating to drug and alcohol use.
01983 526654 Family Information Zone (FIZ)
Children's information Service - free confidential information and guidance
Web: www.childcarelink.gov.uk/fiz FISH
Federation of Island Societies Helping Disabled People.
01983 403853 Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic
Including special treatment clinic
01983 821363 Health Adviser, Aids Information
01983 520736 Highways Department
Road and pavement defects and obstructions, street lighting faults, traffic lights not working, 8.30am-5pm.
01983 823777IW Community Health Council
Advice and guidance on matters relating to the National Health Service.
01983 525095 IW Independent Housing Advice Centre
Free, confidential and impartial advice on housing issues.
01983 524715 IW Society For The Blind
01983 522205 IW Victim Support & Witness Service
For victims of crime, sudden bereavement and serious accidents.
01983 533688 or email email@example.comIW Women's Refuge
24-hour confidential line available to women in threat of violence in the home.
01983 825981 IW Youth Trust
A confidential counselling service for young people. Free pregnancy testing.
01983 529569 Life Pregnancy Care Service
Free pregnancy testing and help. National hotline.
01926 311511 MS Society - IW Branch
Helpine: 07976 629012 NHS Direct
0845 46 47 NSPCC
01983 821211 Panic Attack Support Group
Meetings on the second and last Thursday of each month, 7pm-9pm, Apartment 9, Clarendon House, 15 Clarendon Road, Shanklin, IW, PO37 7AG.
07525 749101Parkinson's Disease Society IW Branch
Meetings at Arreton Community Centre on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm.
01983 403351 or 01983 291997 Petsearch
Reuniting lost and found pets with their owners.
• In an emergeny, always call 999
• Call 0845 045 45 45 for general enquiries or to report a crime when it's not an emergency
• Call 101 for non-emergency anti-social behaviour, community safety advice, information and action (calls costs a flat rate of ten pence)
For more contact information details visit www.hampshire.police.uk/Internet/contact/index.htmREACT
Research, education and aid for children with potentially terminal illness.
0181 940 2575 Relate
Help from IW Marriage Guidance Council.
01983 524402 RSPCA
0870 5555 999 RSPCA Island animal home
01983 840287 St John Ambulance
12 Manners View, Newport PO30 5FA. Open normal office hours.
01983 822794 (Emergency number on answering machine). Fax 01983 525564
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Samaritans
Talk to someone in complete confidence day or night.
01983 521234 Sound Advice
Advice on equipment for deaf or hard of hearing.
01983 529533 Southern Electric
0845 7708090 Southern Water
0845 278 0845 SSAFA
Assistance for families of servicemen and ex-servicemen.
01983 615379 St Mary's Hospital
01983 524081 Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society
(SANDS) Contact Tracy 01983 872228 or Ann 01983 753587. Miscarriage support contact Tessa 01983 825140. Support After Termination For Abnormality
(SATFA). Contact Sue
01983 402866 Swine flu information hotline
0800 1 513 513 or www.direct.gov.uk/pandemicfluTiger Watch
Counter terrorist hotline. If you see anything suspicious in or near a military area or buildings.
0800 727272 Wightcare
Lifeline telephone scheme for elderly and disabled.
01983 821105 WightOUT Helpline
Gay, lesbian and bisexual information and support.
01983 525123 Young Arthritis Care Visitor and Contact
Mark Luis Earp, Arthritis Care Volunteer.