If you need support during the holidays, while we’re closed, please contact any of the following organisations where applicable:
- Contact Centre for Children, Families and Adult Social Care
If you have a query, a complaint or think you might need a service, or if you have concerns about a child or vulnerable adult, call Manchester’s Contact Centre for Children, Families and Adult Social Care at 0161 234 5001.
The service is available 24 hours a day, with a duty team working between 4:30pm and 9:00am to answer urgent calls.
If there’s anything troubling you, Samaritans may be able to help.
You can call them for free at 116 123 and you will be put through to you will be put through to a volunteer at one of Samaritans’ 201 branches across the country.
- Carers UK
Carers UK provides high quality advice and information to carers and the professionals who support carers. They do this through the Carers UK website, information booklets and factsheets. They also have a telephone advice line which is staffed by experts and has many years experience of dealing with the problems carers face.
Carers UK provides free and confidential information and advice on:
- benefits and tax credits
- carers employment rights
- carers assessments
- the services available for carers, and how to complain effectively and challenge decisions.
The free listening service – 0808 808 7777 – is available from 9am to 7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.
More details at: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/talk-to-us
- NHS Non-Emergency Number
If you need medical advice, call 111 to speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
We wish everyone a very happy Christmas and hope to see you again when we reopen on the Tuesday the 2nd in the new year.
Your Lifted Team