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Lifestyle Issues

This section is called Lifestyle Issues and is concerned with how individuals can change their lives for the better. Below are a few sites which deal with these issues.

Adoption
British Agencies For Adoption and Fostering - Offers advice and information on adoption and fostering.
Skyline House, 200 union Street, London, SE1 0LX
Tel: 0207 593 2000
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Talk Adoption - A help line for all those involved in adoption.
Call 0808 808 1234 (Tues-Fri 3-9pm)

Disability
Disability Law Services
Provides free legal advice for disabled people on benefits, education, employment, etc
39-45 Cavell Street, London, E1 2BP
Tel: 0207 791 9800

Discrimination

Commision For Racial Equality - Gives information on racial harassment and a cotact number for your local racial equality council.
Elliott House, 10-12 Allington Street, London, SW1E 5EH
Tel: 0207 828 7022
Equal Opportunities Commission
Gives information on sex and gender discrimination issues
Arndale House, Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3EQ
Tel: 0161 633 9244
Windsor House, Windsor Lane, Cardiff, CF10 3GE
Tel: 029 2034 3552 (Mon- Fri 9.30am - 4.30 pm)
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Race Action Net - Race Action Net brings together people who are experts and experienced in tackling racial harassment and racist attacks.
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Fitness
Menís Health Magazine
Plenty of information on fitness and training for men
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Womenís Fitness information

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Education
Advisory Centre for Education
1b Aberdeen Studios, 22-24 Highbury Grove, London, N5 2EA
Gives advice on education/school related issues
Advice Line: 0808 800 5793
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Department for Education and Skills
Provides information about education and the law
Tel: 0870 000 2288
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Get On
A government campaign aimed at helping people train for jobs
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Learn Direct 0800 100 900
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The Education Web Site
A web site giving information for parents on every aspect of the British education system from nursery through to university
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Homelessness
Centrepoint
A charity and housing association that aims to ensure that no young person is at risk because they do not have a safe place to stay.
Web site
Crisis
Crisis is developing a new and innovative range of solutions to homelessness which will help homeless people to develop their self-confidence and skills and reintegrate into society.
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Homeless Pages
The leading source about homelessness and training for professionals
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Message Home Helpline

Message Home is a free, confidential Helpline for anyone who has left home or run away to send a message home and/or get confidential help and advice.
Tel: 0800 700 740
National Missing Person's Helpline
A UK charity dedicated to helping missing people and supporting their families while they wait for news.
Tel: 0500 700 700 (all calls are confidential)
Email (For you to send in information about a missing person)

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Shelter
Information and advice on housing and homelessness.
Tel: 0808 800 4444
(Shelterline, a housing helpline, is open 24 hours a day and is free)
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Human Rights

Data Protection Information
The Information Commissionerís Office -
Their job is 'Promoting public access to official information and protecting your personal information' such as companies holding data on individuals and identity cards
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Government web link
European Commission for Human Rights
Tel: 0207 973 1992
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Liberty promotes civil liberties
21 Tabard Street, London, SE1 4LA
Tel: 0207 403 3888
Legal advice line: 0207 378 8659
(Mon & Thu 6-8pm / Wed 12.30-2.30 pm)

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Jobs/Careers
Government information
Jobseeker Direct Help line
0845 6060 234
For the deaf or people with speech difficulties call 0845 6055 255
Welsh speaking help line 0845 6067 890
New Deal Helpline 0845 606 2626
For the deaf or people with speech difficulties call 0845 606 0680
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Connexions - A web site for young people looking for jobs/careers help
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Apprenticeships Help line - 08000 150 600
Scotland - call 0845 8502 502
Wales - call 0800 100 900
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Life Coaching

Life Builder
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Life Coaching Solutions
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Safety Issues
Health and Safety Executive Information Services
Gives information about health and safety issues at work places in England and Wales
Caerphilly Business Park, Caerphilly, CF83 3GG
Tel: 0870 154 5500 (Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 5pm)
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Stalking - Network for Surviving Stalking
PO Box 7836, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7YA
Tel: 01344 773832
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Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Gives help and advice on many issues to do with personal safety
PO Box 17818 London SW9 9ZP
Tel: 0207 976 0305
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Voluntary Work

Natioinal Association of Volunteer Bureaux
Tel: 0121 633 4555 (Mon - Fri 10.00am to 4.00 pm)