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Crisis at Xmas

December 01 2021

Every year Crisis at Xmas provides day centres for people experiencing homelessness. Here’s all the information you’ll need for this year’s Crisis at Xmas service. By Ian Kalman

I remember when I was on the streets, Crisis at Xmas provided a brief but welcome refuge. Over the years I ended up being a volunteer, but due to Covid-19 things have changed. So here, for your information, is what is being offered this year.

There will be four day centres open across North, West, South and East London. You will be able to access them from 11am to 5pm each day. Please find the location of these day centres on the List section (page 19).

I have been informed that all guests will get a continental breakfast and a cooked lunch. Once there you will be able to access the services available, such as showers, haircuts, WiFi and TV. There will also be on-site housing, benefits, immigration, and legal advice.

Also, you can – if you want to – take part in one of the activities run by one of the volunteers, like karaoke.

Most guests do not stay overnight. If you do not have anywhere to sleep, please speak to your outreach worker or a team leader at a day centre. Crisis does have some residential centres for people in the most urgent need.

Finally, may I wish you all a merry Xmas and happy holidays. 

Crisis phonebook
To find out information about Crisis and other support services, you can call one of their volunteers on 0800 520 0606.

The Crisis at Xmas helpline is open for calls 9:30am – 8pm,
from 20 December 2021 until 4 January 2022.