britishinfrance
The official site for the British Community Committee of France

Help for the Needy

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is non-professional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Helpline (English) 07 56 98 45 71 / (French) 09 69 39 40 20

Volunteer Dennis                deg1953@gmail.com

pi.paris@aamail.org

secretary.paris@aamail.org

aaparis.org

The British Association of the Var

The Association originally began in 1998, and today has circa 400 members. We represent and promote the interests of our members, their families and friends – in fact all British people residing in or visiting the Var.

We help British people in difficulty, and those who encounter unexpected problems such as illness, accidents, bereavement or financial difficulties.

We hold a range of social events reflecting what members enjoy doing, such as a boules and golf groups, painting circles, and coffee mornings.

Chairman: Rob Flanagan robertmflanagan@hotmail.com

www.baofthevar.com

The British Charitable Fund

We help British people of all ages and walks of life, resident in France, falling into financial need or distress. Through discretionary grants, we provide continuing support for the elderly or temporary assistance to younger people during short-term difficulties. Donation support (via website) is vital to continue current aid levels. The UK registered BCF is represented in France by the British Charitable Fund in France. Our office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

office@bcfparis.org

01 47 59 07 69

bcfparis.org

Cancer Support France

CSF offers emotional and practical support in English to any Anglophone in France affected by cancer. Our free confidential support can be for the patient, carer or family member, and this may include help with the French language. Our trained client support volunteers help clients to cope with living with cancer.

CSF's 17 associations offer support locally or at a distance wherever a client may live.

National help-line :08 00 24 02 00

helpline@cancersupportfrance.org

www.cancersupportfrance.org

Riviera Lifeline

Riviera Lifeline is a non-profit, non-denominational organisation serving the Var and the Alpes Maritimes. Our volunteers help seniors to continue independent lives across the French Riviera for example visiting seniors at home, lending a sympathetic ear and offering companionship. We can usually be found at The Grange on Thursdays and the third Saturday each month.

Please contact us for details.

1267 Chemin du Train de Pignes Ouest  83510 Lorgues

Tel: 04 89 82 68 51

info@rivieralifeline.org
Rivieralifeline.org

SOS Help in English

SOS Help provides emotional support by telephone to anyone in France who prefers to speak in English. Callers may speak in confidence and anonymity about whatever is on their mind to a non-judgmental, trained volunteer listener. SOS Help is part of the SOS Amitié Federation, a member of Befrienders International and has links to the Samaritans in the UK.

Chairperson Christine Payne, chair@soshelpline.org, Tel: 06 22 41 61 85

Enquiries admin@soshelpline.org

soshelpline.org

SPRINT

A non-profit organisation of English-speaking/bilingual professionals, who work with children having special educational needs/disabilities and their families. We offer the Anglophone community information, referral services, support, provision of appropriate education in international/bilingual schools, and networking opportunities for specialists. SPRINT works with member schools, offering professional development, and hosts meetings and discussions on inclusion, learning, disability and therapy-related topics. Members include credentialed professionals for learning needs as well as various types of therapy.

Contact: president.sprintfrance@gmail.com or sprintfrance75@gmail.com


https://www.sprintfrance.org/

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Sunnybank Association

Sunnybank Association is involved in The Victoria Residential Care Home and the Albert Retirement Apartments, operated by the French company EMERA (victoria@emera.fr), and the running of ‘The Grange’, Sunnybank Association’s headquarters, social centre and library, open 10 am to 3 pm every Thursday, with an ‘open house’ every third Saturday.

Sunnybank Association also supports elderly Anglophone residents who are unable financially to meet their retirement home needs in South-East of France (Alpes-Maritimes and the Var regions).

Address : 815 chemin des Gourettes  06370 Mouans-Sartoux, Tel: 04 93 47 94 20

President: Jeremy Daynes, info@sunny-bank.org

Secretary: Jill Shepperd

Treasurer: Mike Kenington

www.sunny-bank.org
www.the-grange.org