Christmas can be a wonderful time of year, but for a lot of people, it can also be really difficult. We’ve compiled a list of local and national help and support to help you cope with the season:
If you have nowhere to stay this Christmas, or any other time of the year, Maninplace may be able to help. Go to http://maninplace.org.uk/homeless/ or call 01952 248248. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telford Food Bank
If the financial pressures of this time of year have left you short, or you struggling even before Christmas, Telford Crisis Support may be able to help. Check out http://telfordcrisissupport.org.uk/ for more details.
Places To Go
Wellington Methodist Church are offering a Christmas Day meal - contact Dewi Evans on 07926 036976
Sutton Hill Hub on the Hill are offering light refreshments between 11-2 on Christmas Day – prebook by calling 01952 898052
Via BRANCHES TACT: A local restaurant has offered a free Christmas dinner on Christmas day for up to 24 people. To book let Kelly Middleton know - either on FB messenger or by contacting TACT Branches
Madeley Wellbeing community café are also hosting an event - High street Madeley, limited to 16 places. To book enquire at CVS office the Glebe centre - 01952 916035
For those coping with a bereavement at Christmas time, Cruse Bereavement Centre have advice and support available - https://www.cruse.org.uk/about-grief/christmas
If you need someone to talk to, Silverline offer a free 24 hour support line for Older Adults: call 0800 4 70 80 90, or for more information see their website at https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/
The Samaritans are also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will speak to anyone, whether they are feeling suicidal or are low and want to talk. They can be contacted for free on 116 123.
Our Christmas Opening Hours:
We will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. We will be running a service from our base in Fuller House, Hall Court, 9pm-5pm on the 24th, 27th, 28th and 31st.
We hope everyone has a peaceful holiday period, from all at Telford Wellbeing Service.
If you require urgent support, please call NHS 111, 999 in an emergency, or the Samaritans on 116 123.