Useful Numbers

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
PO30 1JW
01983 525282

Help for family and friends of problem drinkers. Phone Sally or Harry
01983 852847 or 01983 289945

Alcoholics Anonymous
Call anytime.
023 92 580776

Alzheimer's Disease Society
Support and advice for carers of people with dementia, often at a time of crisis.
01983 612043

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 Isle of Wight
Supporting adult carers of adults.
01983 533173

Citizens Advice Bureau
01983 520594

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 812755

IW Council
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.

Disablement Information and Advice Line
01983 522823

Dog Wardens
All-Island service, 9am-5pm.
01983 823000

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
01983 821999

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 823777

IW 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

IW 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

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 749101

Parkinson'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

Reuniting lost and found pets with their owners.
01983 855337

• 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)
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Research, education and aid for children with potentially terminal illness.
0181 940 2575

Help from IW Marriage Guidance Council.
01983 524402

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

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
For emergencies.
0845 7708090

Southern Water
Emergency service.
0845 278 0845

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

Tiger Watch
Counter terrorist hotline. If you see anything suspicious in or near a military area or buildings.
0800 727272

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.
01983 521766
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