Support Over Christmas

At Carers MK, we understand that Christmas and New Year can present additional challenges for carers and we want to ensure that you have access to the information and support that you may need in the coming weeks.

We would encourage you to check that your Carers Emergency Plan is up to date. If you have not yet filled in a Carers Emergency Plan, see our Planning for an Emergency page where you can find an Emergency Plan template.

Emergency Contact Information:

  • Milton Keynes City Council – Adult Social Care Team on 01908 253772 (office hours) or 01908 725005 (out-of-hours).
  • Milton Keynes City Council – Children Services on 01908 253169 (office hours) and 01908 253170 (office hours), or on 01908 265545 (out-of-hours).
  • Medical emergencies, call 999.
  • Non-urgent health issues, call the NHS Helpline on 111.
  • Non-urgent police, call 101.
  • Samaritans on 116 123 (A free, confidential support service available 24/7)
  • The Silver Line Helpline on 0800 4 70 80 90 (A free, confidential telephone service available 24/7 for older people. They provide friendship, conversation and support) 
  • Childline on 0800 1111 (Free, confidential support for children under 19 years, available any time, day or night).

Carers MK Opening Times:

Friday 22nd December – 9am – 5pm
Monday 25th December – Our office is closed
Tuesday 26th December – Our office is closed
Wednesday 27th December – Our phone lines are open from 10am – 2pm
Thursday 28th December – Our phone lines are open from 10am – 2pm
Friday 29th December – Our phone lines are open from 10am – 2pm

We will then reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.