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This year Christmas will be very different for us all. After an incredibly challenging year many will not be able to connect with loved ones in person.

Support is still available over the festive period, with changes to opening times & availability for some services. Please see the information below on service availability and additional activities.
National emergency numbers
• For emergencies and serious incidents requiring the police, fire brigade or ambulance service please call 999
• For non-emergency police advice or assistance please call 101
• For non-emergency medical advice or assistance please call 111

Haringey Council out of hours number
• For out of hours emergency calls (5pm to 9am Monday to Fridays, and all day at weekends and bank holidays) call 020 8489 0000
• This number can also be used for the children and adult social care emergency duty teams.

Citizens Advice Haringey
• Advice with housing, benefits, debt, employment, and other matters:
 Advice page: https://www.haringeycabx.org.uk/advice
 Phone local Adviceline on 0330 330 1187, lines open everyday 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
 CHRISTMAS PERIOD: phone lines and all other services will be closed from 5pm on 23rd December 2020 and reopen 4th January 2021 at 10am.

• The Haringey Food Network website shows participating food banks’ opening hours over Christmas and a map showing support available: http://haringeyfood.org.uk/
• Crisis are providing nutritious meals and festive treats, due to Covid-19 they are running a reduced service, call to see what is avaliable that day 0300 636 1967.
• His Church is also offering food support:
 https://www.hischurch.org.uk/ or 03000 117700
• Salvation Army are providing Christmas lunches for the elderly and food parcels to families:
 https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/wood-green 020 8888 9466
 https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/edmonton 020 8345 6687
 https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/north-london 020 76017057

• Streetlink is the route to refer a person experiencing street homelessness for outreach support and into a shelter. If you are rough sleeping or are aware of somebody that is, refer to Street Link immediately using this link: https://www.streetlink.london/Streetlink_London_HomePage#
• Haringey Out of Hours Homelessness support: 020 8489 0000

Mental Health Support
• If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and are worried that you or somebody you know is a risk to themselves or others, call 999 immediately
• Mind in Haringey run a range of mental health & wellbeing services: https://www.mindinharingey.org.uk/
• CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
 Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight) or https://www.thecalmzone.net/
• Samaritans are a confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
 Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) www.samaritans.org.uk
• Alcoholics Anonymous is a free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves getting sober with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups (covid resirictions apply)
 Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline) or www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
• Barnet, Enfield and Haringey have set up a 24/7 helpline for residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis
 Phone: 0800 151 0023
• PAPYRUS (Prevention Of Young Suicide) helpline is open from 9-12am.
 Phone: 0800 068 4141 or Text: 07860039967.
• SHOUT offer support via text, they are open 24/7.
 Text SHOUT to 85258.
• Kooth offer online mentral health support to younger people, to join visit https://www.kooth.com/signup/where-do-you-live

Domestic Abuse
Please be assured that support services are still running during this time. Help is available and you are not alone.
• If you are in immediate danger, always ring the police on 999. If you are unable to speak, you can press 55 on a mobile phone and this will transfer your call to the relevant police force who will assist you without you having to speak. For more information about how this works, see the document: What to do if you need urgent police help through the 999 service, but can’t speak (external link - PDF, 348KB)
• The National Domestic Violence Helpline will be running every day, 24 hours a day, including bank holidays. Please call freephone 0808 2000 247.

Local VAWG Services are open as follows:

Hearthstone (Haringey Domestic Violence Advice and Support Centre)
• Contact: 020 8888 5362 (9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)
• Hearthstone will be closed from 24th December 2020 and will reopen on 4th January 2021.

Solace Women’s Aid
• Contact: 020 8885 3557. Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Tuesday Evenings 6pm-8pm
• Solace will be closed on the bank holidays over the festive period (25th and 28th December 2020 and 1st January 2021)

• Contact: 0300 012 0213. Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm
• Nia will be closed on the bank holidays over the festive period (25th and 28th December 2020 and 1st January 2021)

Rape Crisis
• National Telephone Helpline: 0808 802 9999
• Open between 12:00-14:30 and 19:00-21:30 every day of the year.

Support for LGBTQI+ Communities
• The Queer House Party on the evening of the 25th December: https://www.outsavvy.com/event/5558/queer-house-party-fck-chritms-tickets#anchor
• Mind Out online service remains open: https://mindout.org.uk/mindout-services-are-open-june-2020/
• Mindline Trans+: http://mindlinetrans.org.uk/
 Phone: 0300 330 5468, Mondays & Fridays 8pm-midnight
• LGBT+ Switchboard: https://switchboard.lgbt/
 Phone: 0300 330 0630, open 10:00-22:00 every day
• Wise Thoughts, local LGBTQI+ organisation: https://wisethoughts.org/
Still available over Christmas via email: info@wisethoughts.org

• Galop, National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
 Phone: 0800 999 5428, open Monday to Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday to Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm – closed Christmas bank holidays (25th, 28th, 1st Jan).

LGBT+ People of Faith:
• Quest for LGBT+ Catholics: (https://questlgbti.uk/category/events/)
• Open Table Manchester for LGBTQIA+ Christians: (https://www.facebook.com/groups/opentablemanchester/)
• Inclusive Mosque: https://inclusivemosque.org/events/
• Sarbat for LGBT+ Sikhs: https://twitter.com/SarbatSikhs)
• Keshet has a queer Midrash for Hannukkah 2020/5781: (https://www.hrc.org/resources/hanukkah2020)

• Santa’s Grotto - 23rd of December from 10-4pm at T on the Green, Bruce Castle Park : Free entry
• Fantastic for Families has a list of events as well as online activities for children https://fantasticforfamilies.com/
• Events & activities listings on Council webpages, including virtual activities: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/whatson

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