The Social Find sections will be open as usual for most of the Christmas period, so if you need a loan you can still call the crisis loans telephone number and apply.

However due to public holidays and the fact that all jobcentre plus offices will be closed it is better not to ring on the following days

Monday 26 December
Tuesday 27 December
Wednesday 28 December

As far as we understand the will be an out of hours emergency service available for people who need loans over the Christmas period from the social fund whilst they are closed.

Our advice would be to call the normal number, and if you are not given advice on what to do next, then go to your local police station and ask if they can help- the police should have telephone numbers for social services, or the designated contact of the social fund in your area and they should be able to help.