AKT's services centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

If you need support on these days, you are not alone.

Need someone to talk to over Christmas?

For housing support:

Shelter: 0808 8004444 - 9am - 5pm

For LGBT support:

LGBT Foundation: 0345 3 30 30 30

*please click here for opening times.

For mental health/wellbeing support:

Samaritans: 116 123 (Open 24/7)

Click here to see if an AKT digital mentor is available.

Useful resources:

Click here for information about contacting Jobcentre Plus over Christmas


Click here to download Street Support's Christmas and New Year Drop-In Timetable


The Outside Project – click here for referral.  

The Outside Project - open from 24.12.2018 (LGBT Winter Shelter). Referrals via their own website:

http://lgbtiqoutside.org/the-project/ and https://stonewallhousing.org/

New Horizons Youth Centre - 68 Chalton St, King's Cross, London NW1 1JR - Phone: 0207 388 5560

Opening Times: Every day 11am to 4pm (closed 31.12.2018 to 07.01.2019) - just pop along


Crisis Day Centres (open from 23.12.2018 to 29.12.2018 from 9am to 9pm)

Drop in at one of 4 day centres:

North London Day Centre (221 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X 8RA) South London Day Centre (City of London Academy, Lynton Road, SE1 5LA); East London Day Centre (The City Academy, Homerton Row, Hackney E9 6EA) West London Day Centre (Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Road, W10 6EX)


For homelessness advice and support over the holidays, search for ‘homeless’ and add the borough/city you are in.  You will find regular and out of hours contacts for the area you need.

The People’s Kitchen, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne

Christmas Eve: Outreach under the Arches, City Road: 7:30pm

Christmas Day: Lunch at The People’s Kitchen: 12noon to 2:30pm

Boxing Day: Closed

27th December: Outreach under the Arches, City Road: 7:30pm

28th December: The People’s Kitchen 6:30pm

New Year’s Eve: Party at The People’s Kitchen: 7:00pm – 10:30pm

New Years Day: Breakfast at The People’s Kitchen: 10-2pm

Crisis Skylight: Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn, New Bridge Street, Newcastle, NE1 2TQ

25th and 26th December: 10am – 17:30pm

Packed with festive cheer and actitives.  Everything is free and open to all homeless, vulnerably housed or otherwise isolated people aged 18 and over.

Crisis Skylight, Newcastle 1-3 City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2AF

27th, 28th and 31st December – support and fun activities.

Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse: 10 Mosley St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DE

Serving free meals to people who are facing homelessness on Christmas Eve

Also offering food and a warm place to eat:  Salvation Army at Brunswick Methodist Church (behind Fenwick’s) 

Click here to download information/timetable for homeless in Newcastle

Click here to download information/key dates from Crisis in Newcastle