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Christmas Emergency Services & Numbers

Christmas Emergency Services & Numbers


Money Advice Service
0300 500 5000
Mon – Fri 8am – 8pm
Sat 9am – 1pm
(not Sundays or Bank Holidays)

National Debtline

0808 808 4000
Mon – Fri 9am – 9pm
Sat 9.30am – 1pm
(not Sundays or Bank Holidays)

For emergency payments contact your local Jobcentre Plus. Outside opening hours, contact the Duty Social Worker at your local Social Services.


Trussell Trust
01722 580180

Salvation Army
020 7367 4500

Very often local churches will support families with very little food, visit your local one and they may be able to help you.


08457 909090
(open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
Calls to 0845 numbers generally cost between 1p and 10.5p a minute from landlines. It costs around 12p to 41p from mobile phones. Find your nearest branch for a local number and to see their opening times.

Freephone 24hr national domestic violence helpline

0808 2000 247
(open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

Rape Crisis

0808 802 9999
(12 - 2.30pm & 7-9.30pm)


The morning-after pill is available over the counter from most pharmacies.


Emergencies - go to your local Accident and Emergency department at your nearest hospital, by ambulance if necessary.

Need a doctor? - If your surgery is shut there will be a message on the answerphone for the out-of-hours service.

NHS 111
0845 4647
(open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)


Your local Samaritans will know what crisis services are available in your area, such as Christmas meals and help. Find your local branch here: Samaritans.

Talk to other single parents in forums such as Mumsnet, DadInfo and The Parent Connection.

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