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What To Expect From Your First Alcohol And Drug Counselling Session

Waiting for your first drug and alcohol counselling session might make you feel a bit nervous. But there’s no need to worry. Most people are a bit shy about going to their first session. So it’s perfectly normal to be a bit nervous. When you first meet your counsellor you’ll start a full alcohol and drug assessment. This is really comprehensive and  could take several sessions to complete. The idea is to identify what you may need and develop a plan to help you achieve some ...

February 10, 2022

Staying Safe When You Leave A Relationship

Once you’ve made the break from an abusive partner it is important to remain safe. There are lots of things we can work on together to make sure you keep yourself and any children as safe as possible. Many of our suggestions are based on our experience and that of many women we have helped. Talk to your lawyer, or to one of our Family Support Workers, about getting a Protection Order. You can also secure a Tenancy or Occupation Order, so you can stay in your house. Our team will help...

February 9, 2022

Leaving Your Relationship Safely

Leaving your relationship is a huge decision. If you’re ready to make the move we’ve learned what steps are worth taking from the many women we’ve helped. We always believe you know what is safest for you and your children. When you think it is safe, start by getting a bag together and leave it with a friend or family member. Use this checklist to figure out what to pack. •  Protection or Parenting Orders•  Medicines for you and your children•  Copies of...

February 9, 2022

How To Stay Safe In An Abusive Relationship

If you are in an abusive relationship, but you’re not ready to leave, it’s important to do everything you can to stay safe. We know you’re the best judge of what is safest for you and your children. Trust your instincts. We will always be there to support you. To help, here are things that could help you make safer choices for you and your children. Make a list of any emergency numbers you may need. This might include your local police, Women's Refuge, your doctor, a lawyer,...

February 9, 2022

Look smart: help dress kids for school

We’ve got a way for you to help dress local kids in sharp looking school clothes, or grab a bargain if your own kids are heading back to class. We’ve all learned that fast-fashion can be wasteful and is bad for the environment. At Cambridge Community House our school uniform clothing efforts are the exact opposite. We encourage the community to take some collective responsibility and make full use of the gear we already have, by redistributing it to the people who need it most. We ...

February 9, 2022

What To Expect From Your First Counselling Session

Heading into your first counselling session might make you nervous.Don’t worry, you are not alone. Lot’s of people feel nervous when they are trying something new. But there is absolutely nothing to worry about.Our counsellors are naturally kind and caring people. They’ve also been trained to help, developing skills they can pass on to you for dealing with life’s situations. After the first few sessions most people say it is a very positive and beneficial experience. One of our clie...

February 9, 2022

What To Bring To Your First Budget Appointment

Your first budgeting appointment might seem daunting, but there is no need to worry.Firstly, our budget advisors are really nice. They are going to ask you a lot of questions, but everything you tell them is completely confidential. So you can get the most out of our first session please make sure you bring a pay slip, Work and Income benefit breakdown or a bank statement, so we can see how much money you have coming in.We’ll also need to learn about what you spend. So gather up receipts and b...

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