Public service: Key contacts and information

LATE CHEMISTS

WHITEHAVEN

Morrisons pharmacy is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-7pm; Saturday, 8am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm.

Tesco in-store pharmacy is open Monday to Saturday, 8.30am-7pm. Sunday 10am-4pm.

Late-Night Pharmacy, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, is open Monday to Friday, 7am-11pm; Saturday 9am-9pm; Sunday 12pm-8pm.

EGREMONT

JN Murray, Market Place, Main Street, is open Monday to Friday, until 6.30pm.

Alliance pharmacy, Main Street is open Monday to Friday, until 6pm.

CLEATOR MOOR

J N Murray, Central Pharmacy – open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday – 8am to 1pm; Sunday – closed

SEASCALE

The Seascale Pharmacy, Gosforth Road – open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm. Saturday, 9am-1pm. No Sunday rota.

MILLOM

Boots, Wellington Street – Monday to Friday, 5.30-6.30pm.

DENTAL SERVICE

People not registered with a dentist and who require emergency treatment should call 01228 603900 and then select Option 2. For all dental registration enquiries, please contact Margaret McManus on 01228 602192 or 602193.

UTILITIES

In case of e mergencies call: Water: 08457 462 200 (local rate). Gas: 0800 111 999 (free call). Electricity: 0800 195 4141 (free call).

STREET PROBLEMS

Cumbria County Council hotline gives a direct link for any problems with roads, pavements, street lighting and general highway inquiries: 24 hours a day, seven days a week 0845 6096609.

HOSPITALS

West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven: (01946) 693181 Millom Hospital: (01229) 772631 Workington Community Hospital: (01900) 705000.

HARD OF HEARING

Free drop-in sessions offering information, advice and NHS battery exchange (bring your brown book) at Egremont St Mary’s RC Centre, every second Wednesday of the month (10am-noon) and at the United Reformed Church, Market Place, Whitehaven, every second Friday of the month 9.30am-noon. Contact Hugh Stirling (01228) 562691.

DISABILITY

Copeland Disability Forum: (01946) 590688. Allerdale Disability Association: 0845 1299954.

STROKE ASSOCIATION

Education, training and information service, Ullswater Stroke Unit, West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, (01946) 590805.

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

For those affected by rheumatoid arthritis: contact Paul or Clare on 0845 458 3969 or volunteers@ rheumatoid.org.uk

CANCER INFORMATION

Henderson Suite, West Cumberland Hospital, 8.30am-5pm Mon-Thurs, 8.30am-2pm Friday, tel: 01946 523313.

CANCER SUPPORT

COPELAND CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Friendly social group for anyone affected by cancer. Meets every second Tuesday of the month, 1.30-3.30pm, Howgill Family Centre, Birks Road, Cleator Moor. Tel Enid on 01946 693096 or email patriciam157@ aol.com

AUTISM SUPPORT

NORTH CUMBRIA AUTISM FAMILY SUPPORT PROJECT. For information on autism for children up to 18, contact Juliet Buchanan on 07900 923 900 or email juliet.buchanan@ carlislemencap.co.uk

DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP

West Cumbria Depression Support Group meets at Blengdale Daycentre, Bradbury House, Gosforth, third Tuesday every month, at 7.30pm. Call Sheila on 019467 21852 or Joan on 019467 25475. Email: falcon626@ btinternet.com

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

WEST CUMBRIA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT: Have you suffered from domestic violence? Free and confidential advice 07712 117986

RAPE CRISIS

West Cumbria Rape Crisis helpline; (01900) 829 729.

VICTIM SUPPORT CUMBRIA

Help available for victims of all crimes. (01946) 66207.

BUSINESS AGAINST CRIME

Business Against Crime Whitehaven (or BAC W) – retailers, licensees and police working in partnership to reduce all aspects of crime. Contact Business Crime Manager: 077 910 29 516.

CUMBRIA LAW CENTRE

Free legal advice on Housing, Employment, Debt, Welfare Rights, Community Care, Discrimination, Education, Public Law and Human Rights. We run outreach sessions in West Cumbria and cover the court duty scheme. 01228 515 129.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Whitehaven: (01946) 693321.

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

WEST COAST RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING CENTRE: Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing relationship problems. (01946) 693035.

YOUTH COUNSELLING

WEST LAKES COUNSELLING: Youth and Family Counselling and Support Services. If you are experiencing emotional problems call 07880 707764 or email andrea@ westlakescounselling.co.uk

HARBOUR YOUTH PROJECT: Youth Group and Sporting Activities, ages 11-18. Evenings, weekends and holidays. 01946 690 404. Website: www.whyp.org.uk.

AGE UK WEST CUMBRIA

Advice on a wide range of issues. Old Customs House, Harbourside, Whitehaven 01946 66669. Helpline: 08443 843 843.

HOUSING PROBLEMS?

Free confidential advice, Shelter Cumbria 0844 5151945. Free Emergency Helpline 0808 800 4444 available 8.00am–midnight.

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY

Cumbria House, New Oxford Street, Workington CA14 2NA. (01900) 607280.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

WEST CUMBRIA PARKINSON’S UK: Meets the last Tuesday each month, St Michael’s Church, Workington at 7pm. Contact Beryl Pryde on 01900 825058.

WEST CUMBRIA CARERS

For free and confidential information, advice and support. (01900) 821976.

BEREAVEMENT

CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE: Free and confidential counselling service. 07071 780761

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE: Call 0844 561 6855 – lines open 9am to 9pm.

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

To report damage, pollution, flooding, poaching risks to wildlife, flytipping etc 0800 807060. Environment Agency floodline – 0845 988 1188: regularly updated recorded flood warnings. General enquiries: 08708 506 506

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

Copeland Branch. Tel: 07565 690533.

VISUALLY IMPAIRED

WEST CUMBRIA SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND: May be able to help improve your quality of life if you are blind or partially sighted. (01946) 592474.

COPELAND TALKING NEWSPAPER: A free weekly service for blind and partially-sighted listeners. Call our 24-hour answering service – 01946 595142.

DRUGS ADVICE

SIGNPOST A 24-hour helpline for families affected by or worried about drugs. 0800 083 8449

SAMARITANS

Emotional support for anyone experiencing distress or despair. Confidential helpline 24 hours a day. 08457 909090 or (01946) 694266.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Confidential helpline available for all of Cumbria. 0845 769 7555

WEST CUMBRIA HOSPICE AT HOME

Nursing care (01900) 705200. General enquiries (01900) 705200

NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST

WEST CUMBRIA BRANCH: Charity offering information and support in pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood. Contact Jennifer on 07005 801560.

ANIMAL SERVICES

RSPCA – 01946 693585.

Copeland Council Dog Control 0845 054 8600.

LOW FLYING COMPLAINTS

Help, advice and complaints (01768) 891391

OUTREACH CUMBRIA

Provides a range of services to gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. Helpline (01228) 603075

RECYCLING

WHITEHAVEN

Tesco, Morrisons and Hensingham Road (Glass, cans, paper and textiles)

CLEATOR MOOR

Co-op (glass and cans)

EGREMONT

central car park (glass, cans, paper and textiles). Thornhill: Mixed glass, cans, paper, cardboard and plastic bottles.

FRIZINGTON

Frizington Road, Frizington (glass, cans, paper and textiles).

GOSFORTH

car park (glass, cans, paper and textiles). Haverigg Foreshore (glass, cans, paper and textiles).

MILLOM

Tesco (glass, cans and paper).

Redhills civic site (cans, paper)

SEASCALE

Foreshore (glass, cans, paper and textiles).

ST BEES

Foreshore (glass, cans, paper, textiles).

DISTINGTON

Main Street car park (glass, cans, paper and textiles).

RAVENGLASS

National Park car park (glass, cans, paper and textiles).

For general recycling enquiries call Copeland Council (01946) 852964.