The MCF office will be closed from 5pm  on Monday 23 December until Thursday 2 January.

If you are in need of support, you can leave a voicemail or email us (, and someone will contact you when the office reopens in January.

For those who are in need of urgent help, the following organisations may be able to offer assistance:


Offers support for anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide >>

Telephone: 116 123


Provides free, professional and independent advice to homeless and badly housed people >>

Telephone: 0808 800 4444 (housing advice helpline)


NHS Patient Advice and Liaison Service >> 


Offers advice for the elderly, including loneliness and befriending services >>

0800 169 2081

Citizen’s Advice

Offers advice on a wide range of issues including benefits, housing, health, work and debt >>

Advice on Statutory Support >>

Law Works

Offers free legal consultations >>


The leading national debt charity, can offer advice and guidance on debt management >>

0800 138 1111


Helping people access the money available to them through welfare benefits and charitable grants >>

0808 802 2000