Housing and support for young people

Useful links

Action for Children

Formerly NCH, Action for Children is a national charity which helps children who are at risk or in care, vulnerable young people and families under pressure. 

Contact information

Address: 3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford, WD18 8AG 
Telephone: 01923 361 500  
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Website: Action for Children


One of the UK’s leading children’s charities, Barnardo’s works directly with over 100,000 children, young people and their families every year. They run 415 vital projects across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups.

Contact information

Address: Brooklands, Great Cornbow, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3AB 
Telephone: 0121 550 5271 then press 6 for West Midlands. 
Fax: 0121 550 2594
Website: Barnardos  


Counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry - it’s better out than in.

Contact information

24 hour helpline number: 0800 11 11
Website: ChildLine

The Prince’s Trust

Youth charity that helps change young lives. They give practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. They work with 14 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.

Contact information

Head office

Address: The Prince’s Trust, 18 Park Square East, London NW1 4LH
Telephone: 020 7543 1234 
Fax: 020 7543 1200 
Minicom: 0207 543 1374 
Email: webinfops@princes-trust.org.uk   

Regional Office

Address: The Prince’s Trust West Midlands Regional Office, Zellig, The Custard Factory, Unit 305, Gibb St Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AA  
Telephone: 0121 772 9230 
Email: webinfowm@princes-trust.org.uk  

Young people enquiring about our programmes can call on 0800 842842. Or visit the Prince’s Trust website.