How the support members scheme can help
Our volunteer members can offer you confidential advice on a range of topics
Talk to us
Call a volunteer direct from the list at Find a support member. Alternatively, please contact the scheme for free within the UK on +44(0)800 917 3526. If calling from overseas you will be charged at normal call rates.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We've put together a set of helpsheets to assist members in difficult situations.
About the Support Member scheme
Contact with a support member remains 100% confidential with volunteers exempt from the duty to report misconduct, enabling you to speak freely without fear of recrimination or repercussion.
From personal worries about health, money or family to work-related concerns about professional ethics, regulation and discipline - support members are ready to listen.
Although support members cannot perform miracles, experience over the years has certainly shown that they can provide help and advice in a wide-range of circumstances. Often simply discussing your situation with an objective outsider will help to clarify the way forward.
Additional support is available to members and their families from CABA, which provides emotional support, debt advice, health and carer support, financial assistance and career coaching. To find out more visit caba.org.uk or call +44 (0)1788 556 366.
Helpsheets to help members in difficult situations
Watch to see how support members can help you
Resources to support you
ACAS gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. They also offer training and help to resolve disputes.
Legal advice, emotional support, financial assistance, debt advice, career development, health and carer support
Resources, guidance and advice from ICAEW on getting back to work following a period of unemployment.
These mini case studies, based on typical queries, demonstrate just some of the ways support members can help you.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
Find a solicitor
Looking for a solicitor? View the Law Society's official database of legal professionals.
Law Centres Network
Staffed by solicitors and other specialist caseworkers and can provide free advice on issues such as employment or debt.
Advice on how to improve your finances, tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead.
Networks and networking
Building and maintaining a good network of contacts can pay dividends to your career. Follow our simple guide and start building your network.