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Useful links to services this Christmas and New Year

season's greetings and happy new year to all SHP residents

Sutton Gate

Our Sutton Gate office will be closed on the bank holidays over the festive period, with reduced hours of operation on some other days.

This means that the offices will be closed on Monday 27 December 2021, Tuesday 28 December 2021 and Monday 3 January 2022.

The offices will also close at 3pm on Christmas Eve (Friday 24 December 2021) and at 4pm on New Year's Eve (Friday 31 December 2021), but will be open as usual on all other days during this period.

Emergency repairs 

Our out-of-hours repairs service will still operate 24/7 over the festive period, for urgent repairs only, which the team will 'make-safe'. 

If you have an urgent repair, please call 020 8915 2000 and you will automatically be diverted to our emergency service.

Domestic abuse

The weekly Sutton Domestic Violence One Stop Shop (opens in new window) will be closed over the Christmas period. 

You can still access services in the usual way – call the team on 020 8092 7569 throughout the closure period, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm – with the exception of weekends and bank holidays.

If you are in immediate danger call 999. For out-of-hours support, call the free 24 Hours National Domestic Abuse Line (opens in new window) on 0808 2000 247. 

Mental health support

The Sutton Crisis Cafe (opens in new window) will be open throughout the festive period from 6.30-11pm every day for people in mild to moderate mental health crisis. They can be contacted on 0800 012 9082 or email

63 Downs Road, Belmont, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5NR 



These are the Christmas opening hours for the Sutton Foodbank (opens in new window):

  • Friday 24 December – Salvation Army 12 noon-2pm
  • Christmas Day – Closed
  • Boxing Day – Closed
  • Monday 27 December – Closed
  • Wednesday 29 December – Open as normal
  • Thursday 30 December – Open as normal
  • Friday 31 November – Open as normal
  • Monday 3 January – Closed
  • Wednesday 5 January – Open as normal

The St Helier Community Food Shop will be open on:

  • Thursday 23 December, 10-1pm
  • Thursday 30 December, 10-1pm

Older people

For any older person feeling lonely this Christmas or wanting company on Christmas Day,  Age UK Sutton (opens in new window) has some helpful advice on their website. 

Age UK Sutton contact details: or 020 8078 0002 

Age UK Sutton will be closed from 25 December until 28 December 2021 and from 1 January until 3 January 2022.