Social care help at Christmas

Published: Friday 24th December 10

The borough’s adult social services and children’s social care offices will be closed over the Christmas break. They will reopen as normal on December 29, 30 and 31 but close again over the New Year bank holiday. All social care services will reopen as normal on Tuesday, January 4.

People who need help or assistance from Wandsworth Council's adult social services and children's social care services over the Christmas holiday period are being advised to call the following telephone numbers.  

If there is a serious problem with the care of a child or adult on a bank holiday or out of normal office hours, the council's emergency services, including an emergency duty social worker, can be contacted by telephoning (020) 8871 6000.

Adults with mental health problems or their carers should contact the Crisis Service on 0800 028 8000 or their GP.

Home carers and meals on wheels staff will be working as normal throughout the festive holiday period. If any problems are experienced with these services people should telephone the out-of-hours service on (020) 8871 6000.

Further information about local health and social care services is available in the adult care information service section of the council's website at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/acis.

Other town hall services will be closed over the Christmas bank holiday period. They will reopen as normal on December 29, 30 and 31 but close again over the New Year bank holiday, before reopening as normal on Tuesday, January 4.


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Recent comments

Actually, when are we going to be provided with support and help when dealing with those using such services when we have no choice but to live with them? A mentally damaged person is not just for christmas - it's for life. Where's the compensation? We are not paid but pay the price.
Serena Martin

25 December 2010

Great, that means that the mental health/social care user upstairs has the entire holiday to wreak havoc on my xmas break and new year without supervision. Not that it makes any difference in any case during the past 5 years of occupancy. But no worries.
Serena Martin

25 December 2010