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Easter bank holiday closure

The Carers Support Centre will be closed for Good Friday (19 April) and Easter Monday (22 April) bank holidays.

We will re-open as normal on Tuesday 23 April at 10am.

Out-of-hours contacts

We know caring doesn't stop for holidays, so if you need urgent support over the Easter period, here is a list of emergency and out-of-hours contacts. In an emergency where someone is at immediate risk, call 999:

Carers UK Forum
An online community for carers across the UK, run by national charity Carers UK. You need to be a Carers UK member to post, but you can join for free.

Food banks

Croydon Food Bank (020 8686 5664).
Norwood and Brixton Food Bank (07722 121 108).
Purley Food Hub (07546 635 295).
Vine Foodbank - Salvation Army (020 8688 2038).

Please note that you may need a referral from an external agency for a voucher. Check with the individual food bank for details.

GP Urgent Care Hubs
Edridge Road walk-in centre has been replaced by three urgent care GP hubs: East Croydon Medical Centre, Purley War Memorial Hospital and Parkway Health Centre. Urgent appointments are available 8am-8pm, seven days a week. Patients are encouraged to call NHS 111 before visiting a hub, but a walk-in service is available.

Mental health emergencies
If the person you care for is in touch with mental health services, they can contact the community mental health team and speak to their care coordinator. For urgent or out-of-hours help or advice, you can also contact the SLaM 24-hour mental health support line on 0800 731 2864.

If the person you care for needs help immediately, go to your nearest hospital with an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department, where the psychiatric liaison team can help you. If you are concerned the person you care for may be at immediate risk of harming themselves or others, call 999.

NHS 111 service
Non-emergency NHS service available 24 hours a day, all year round. Call 111 if you need urgent or out-of-hours medical help and advice in a non-emergency. Can provide details for out-of-hours dentists and pharmacies. In an emergency, call 999.

Out-Of-Hours Social Worker in Croydon
For an urgent response, call 020 8726 6500 and ask to speak to the duty social worker. If you believe someone is at risk of immediate harm, call 999.

Samaritans
116 123 (24-hours)
www.samaritans.org
A safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Urgent Care Centre
020 8401 3000 (Croydon University Hospital)
For patients with an urgent medical problem. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Based at 530 London Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7YE.

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