Extended Services



ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call us on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem – our counsellors are always here to help you sort it out.


Parentline Plus is a national charity that works for, and with, parents. We know that parents want to do the best they can for their children, but sometimes family life can be challenging and difficult. There is after all, no one right way to parent.
In the UK there are over 24 million people who parent – it’s not just mums and dads who do it. Families come in all shapes and sizes. Grandparents, stepparents, brothers, sisters, other relatives, friends and foster carers are all involved in raising happy, healthy children.

Parentline Plus works to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services - shaped by parents for parents.

The children’s Information Service

This website has been developed by Gloucestershire County Council to provide information and signposting for all issues affecting children, families and young people from childcare, education and activities to family support including money, housing and health. A fantastic collection of links to services for our children and young people.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Listening Post

Stroud Tel: 01453 750123
Listening Post is a counselling service for people in Gloucestershire.
Many people go through a time when they unable to resolve their difficulties themselves.
Sharing concerns with a counsellor can help to get them into perspective and enable a person to work towards a solution that they find acceptable.
All Listening Post counsellors have trained for at least two years on a nationally recognised course.
Training is on-going and all counsellors are regularly supervised by experienced, trained supervisors.

The Learning Community


The Learning Community provide a wide range of services to the local community ranging from baby care and toddler sessions, to gardening services, learning opportunities, social events, walking groups and after-school clubs.
A warm and friendly welcome is guaranteed. If you would like to join any of the activities or volunteer to help with the running of the project, please contact us.

Sure Start

Sure Start is the Government programme to deliver the best start in life for every child. We bring together early education, childcare, health and family support.

Dursley Primary School Highfields Dursley Glos GL11 4NZ

01453 549860

01453 545167


Homestart, a charity helping families with young children.

Adult Education in Gloucestershire

Adult Education in Gloucestershire, a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council works to engage local communities in learning activities. Our objective is to raise the achievement of participating groups and individuals, and to ensure all adults in the county have access to learning opportunities.

Dursley Library Books & Reading – Children’s Zone

All about books for children and young people. Having trouble finding something you want to read? Have a look at these pages for some ideas and inspiration!

Help with homework?
The library is the best place to come for all your homework needs. Discover the library following the hints below, or explore the links to other sites for information at your fingertips!

Gloucestershire County Council


Dursley Town Council

http://www.visionwebsites.co.uk/Contents/Text/Index.asp?SiteId=711&SiteExtra=5546741&TopNavId=706&NavSideId=9467 We work in partnership with numerous organisations, including the county and district councils, to maintain and improve the town. This website tells you how we do this and which council does what.


A community-led enterprise whose aims include improving and enhansing the quality of life of the inhabitants of Cam, Dursley and the surrounding parishes.

Address: Vale Vision, 28 Long Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire. GL11 4HX

Telephone or fax: 01453 544933


The GL11 Community Project is based in Cam, Gloucestershire.
We provide a wide range of services to the local community ranging from baby care and toddler sessions, to gardening services, learning opportunities, social events, walking groups and after-school clubs.
A warm and friendly welcome is guaranteed. If you would like to join any of the activities or volunteer to help with the running of the project, please contact us.


The 'afta-skool' programme is run for 11 to 15 year olds on weekdays. A wide range of activities have traditionally been offered, ranging from dance, yoga, drama, music production and graff art, to textiles and baby-sitting courses.

Gloucestershire Community Foundation

Gloucestershire Community Foundation c/o British Energy Plc Barnett Way Barnwood Gloucester GL4 3RS
Tel: 01452 656385/6 Fax: 01452 654164
Gloucestershire Community Foundation is a Gloucestershire based charity, which raises money in the County, manages those funds for investment and distributes the interest to other charitable causes in the county. The Gloucestershire Foundation is one of 64 members and associates of Community Foundations in the UK.

Medical needs

Allergy UK
Allergy Help Line: (01322) 619864 Website: www.allergyfoundation.com

The Anaphylaxis Campaign
Helpline: (01252) 542029 Website: www.anaphylaxis.org.uk and www.allergyinschools.co.uk

Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Tel: (01733) 555988 (9am to 5pm) Website: www.asbah.org

Asthma UK (formerly the National Asthma Campaign)
Adviceline: 08457 01 02 03 (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm) Website: www.asthma.org.uk

Council for Disabled Children (National Children’s Bureau)
Tel: (020) 7843 1900 Website: http://www.ncb.org.uk/cdc/

Contact a Family
(Information about caring for disabled and special needs children) Helpline: 0808 808 3555. Website: www.cafamily.org.uk

Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Tel: (020) 8464 7211 (Out of hours: 020 8464 0623) Website: www.cftrust.org.uk

Diabetes UK
Careline: 0845 1202960 (Weekdays 9am to 5pm) Website: www.diabetes.org.uk

Department of Health
Tel: (020) 7210 4850 Website: http://www.dh.gov.uk

Disability Rights Commission (DRC)
DRC helpline: 08457 622633. Textphone: 08457 622 644 Fax: 08457 778878 Website: www.drc-gb.org

Epilepsy Action
Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 5050 (Monday – Thursday 9am to 4.30pm, Friday 9am to 4pm) Website: www.epilepsy.org.uk

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
HSE Infoline: 08701 545500 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm) Website: www.hse.gov.uk

Health Education Trust
Tel: (01789) 773915 Website: http://www.healthedtrust.com

Hyperactive Children’s Support Group
Tel: (01243) 551313 Website: www.hacsg.org.uk

Telephone: (020) 7454 0454 www.mencap.org.uk

National Eczema Society
Helpline: 0870 241 3604 (Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm) Website: www.eczema.org

National Society for Epilepsy
Helpline: (01494) 601400 (Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm) Website: www.epilepsynse.org.uk

Psoriasis Association
Tel: 0845 676 0076 (Mon-Thurs 9.15am to 4.45pm. Fri 9.15am to 16.15pm) Website: http://www.psoriasis-association.org.uk/