Useful contacts

/ 25 January 2016

Homeless at Christmas

Crisis at Christmas are safe, warm and lively places run by caring volunteers, offering hot food and fun activities. This year we have centres in Birmingham, Coventry, Edinburgh, London and Newcastle. You can find more info at or to volunteer visit

Shelter – 0808 800 4444

Streetlink: If you see someone sleeping rough, visit, download the free mobile app, or call 0300 500 0914.

Homeless UK: Search for homelessness support services near you.

Gov UK site:

Lonely at Christmas
Older people and their families can get in touch with Age UK to see how the Charity could help someone who may be feeling lonely by calling Age UK Advice for free on 0800 169 65 65 or visiting

Lines are open 365 days a year from 8am – 7pm.

Friends of the Elderly –

Community Christmas – People can go to the community Christmas website and find details of Christmas lunches and events in their area.

Samaritans – Please call the helpline free on 116 123, (number will not appear on phone bills) or visit to find details of the nearest branch.

Get Connected – or 0808 808 4994