Emergency Telephone Numbers and Useful Websites 

Ambulance – emergency ring 999 or 112

Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 75697555

Benefits, Housing and Council Tax – 01245 606400 – www.chelmsford.gov.uk

Benefit Fraud Report Line – 0800 614469 – www.chelmsford.gov.uk/benefitfraud

Bullying – 0845 22 55 787 or visit nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk

Bullying UK Helpline – 0808 800 2222 (for cyberbullying, or in the workplace or at school)

Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse in Essex – CARA – 01206 769795

Domestic Abuse Support Service – if in immediate danger dial 999.   If not in immediate danger call Safer Places – 03301 025811 or visit www.saferplaces.co.uk

Drugs – National Drug Helpline – 0300 123 6600

Fire – emergency ring 999 or 112 – non emergency 0300 303008*

*Essex County Fire and Rescue Service offer a free home fire safety visit to all Essex homes and provide smoke alarms completely free of charge to everyone regardless of circumstances. Phone 0300 303 0088 and ask for the Home Fire Safety Team or e-mail, following the Home Fire Safety link – www.essex-fire.gov.uk

Housing Emergency (out of hours) – 01245 606644 – www.chelmsford.gov.uk/housing

Internet scams – www.actionfraud.police.uk

Police – emergency ring 999 or 112 – non emergency 101

Prince’s Trust – courses, awards, loans – 0800 842842

Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths – 0845 6037632

Samaritans – 01245 357357 – call free from any phone 116 123

Stalking – National Helpline – call 0808 802 0300  or email: advice@stalkinghelpline.org

Trading Standards: – Consumer 08454 040506 Business 08456 037626