My office will be shut over the Christmas period from 1pm on Friday 23 December and will re-open on Tuesday 3 January. During that time my emails and phones will not be monitored daily.  

For urgent assistance, please see below for a list of services that should be able to offer assistance. 

I hope you all have a safe festive period. 

Council services 

You can search for many different types of services and organisations in Hackney, such as foodbanks on the Council’s website here
Please see here for information on reporting an emergency housing repair over the Christmas period. 

Mental health support  
If you are experiencing mental health problems you can contact City and Hackney Crisis Pathway Services 24 Hour Helpline on 020 8432 8020. 

Samaritans: call 116 123 for free or visit their website here
Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline here
Mental health guides to support and services here.  

Urgent housing and homelessness  
Hackney Council: rough sleeping support click here.  
Hackney Council: housing guide for single people click here. Call the Council’s helpline on 020 8356 2929 or 020 8510 4490 from 9.00am – 5.00pm or the emergency out of hours service on 020 8356 2300 from 6.00pm or by dropping into the Greenhouse centre. The Greenhouse can be found at 19 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN just off Mare Street. 

Street link, which exists to help end rough sleeping by enabling members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them. Find out more here
Warm welcome space: search for your closest warm space facility that can offer other services too, click here

Shelter: housing advice click here