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The information provided is to the best of our knowledge; with the changing government guidance relating to Covid and the Omicron variant – please check with the service listed as to the opening or restrictions prior to attending to avoid disappointment.

Christmas Day Opportunities

If you would like to find company on Christmas day there are some local opportunities to visit on Christmas Day and during the festive period.

Trinity Church Sutton

Are hosting a Christmas Day Community Lunch – you do need to book in advance by calling 020 8643 6884 or emailing trinitychurchsutton@gmail.com

Trinity Church Sutton are also running a “Christmas Lounge” from 27th December to New Years Day 11:30 – 2:30pm – a warm welcome, light refreshments, newspapers and board games available in the Terrace Room. Just drop in if you would like to attend.

Although there is no need to book at the time, a call to check availability is advised. 020 8643 6884.

The Alexandra - Wimbledon

Dubbed their “Don’t be alone on Christmas day dinner” there are “No strings attached” they are offering a free dinner for anyone that would like one on Christmas Day between 12pm and 3pm. You will be sat on tables with others you do not know although they will be following the Covid guidance, masks and social distancing. A cooked Christmas lunch and a chance to make some new friends. The pub is a short 2 minute walk from Wimbledon station on Wimbledon Hill Road.

Salvation Army Sutton

Although the Coffee house will be closed between 24 December and 3 January and Sutton Salvation Army will be open for worship Sundays 10:30am – 11:30am and Sutton Foodbank 12pm – 2:00pm Monday and Friday.

Sutton Mental Health Foundation

If you’d prefer to get together for some festive cheer from the comfort of your own home, you can join Sutton Mental Health Foundation’s Christmas Day online coffee morning, 10:30-11:30am.

Visit https://smhf.org.uk/events/ to book and take the time to browse other online events they are hosting over the festive season, including more coffee mornings on 28th, 30th & 31st December. Alternatively, you can call 020 8770 0172 for details and to book.

Someone to talk to over the festive period

Some of our services do pause over the Christmas period and if you find that you would like someone to talk to here are some options available for you:

Age UK - Advice Line

0800 678 1602

8:00am – 7:00pm every day of the year – if you would like some confidential advice when our offices are closed you can speak to one of the friendly advisers at the Advice Line.

Silver Line

0800 470 8090

Age UK’s Partner charity Silver Line run a free 24 hour helpline that you can call day or night for a chat whatever the reason:

Just contact Silver Line – available 24/7 everyday of the year you can call 0800 470 80 90 to talk to someone providing information, friendship and support to older people.

The British Red Cross

0808 196365

The British Red Cross have a support line for anyone feeling lonely, in need of emotional support, or local support services. You can also call if you feel worried about accessing food or medication call 0808 196 365.

Samaritans

116 123

Samaritans have a support line 24/7 every day of the year. If you are having a difficult time and need to share how you are feeling you can call them for free to talk things through – just call 116 123 or email jo@smaritans.org (response time 24 hours).

Sutton Mental Health Foundation Crisis Café

Open 365 days a year 6:30pm – 11:00pm as a drop in service available to people in mild to moderate mental health crisis who need a safe space and someone to listen. If you are finding the festive period tough and need to discuss how you are feeling you can drop in to their comfortable space in Downs Road Belmont or call 0800 012 9082 “While we are called a Crisis Café, we don't really offer food - although a cup of tea can be very helpful. We will have some therapeutic activities such as colouring and board games, but if you want yoga, art or mindfulness, we offer those in our daytime service at the Belmont Connect”

More info: Sutton Crisis Café - Sutton Mental Health Foundation (smhf.org.uk)

Mental Health Support Line

0800 028 8000

If you need support with your mental health and these services are not open and you cannot access your GP – call 0800 028 8000 to speak to a trained professional about your options.

Age UK Sutton closure dates

Our office and helpline will be closed weekends and bank holidays:

We will be closed from 25th December until 28th December

We will be open from 29th December to Friday 31st December

We will be closed from 1st January until 3rd January – back to usual service from 4th January 2022