Orkney Christmas Contacts for Homeless Service & Social Care

Christmas treeEmergency Out-Of-Hours ‘Homeless Service’

For those requiring accommodation in an emergency (e.g. homeless) please contact the Out of Hours Officer on 07921582962

Orkney Health and Care Social Work and Social Care Services

Emergency Out of Hours Duty social work services can be contacted through the Balfour Hospital on 01856888000 for the duration of the holiday period.

Criminal Justice, Children and Families, Adult Social Work, Community Occupational Therapy and Selbro Store, urgent Telecare: on Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 December 2017 : 01856 886470 between 09:00 and 13:30 each day:

For all Home Care enquiries please contact 01856 888390, the office will be staffed as usual from 07:00 to 22:00 each day over the holiday period.

Gilbertson and West Mainland day care centres will be open as usual on Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 December 2017, weather permitting.

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2 replies »

  1. This is part of what ‘The Orkney News’ does – puts up helpful contacts for people in difficulties over the holiday season.
    A true community venture.
    More power to your collective elbows!
    And, wishing a clearer, productive, positive year ahead to anyone in difficulties at the present time.
    Just keep going – stay alive – look to the positive possibilities of the time ahead – you never know how it might turn out!
    Sending all good thoughts to…all.
    Keep on keeping on.


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