If you need any support during this period, see below for contacts and services.

There are also general resources for all Cardboard Citizens Members available here »
And Creative Opportunities through the crisis available here»

Please note: The services that organisations are able to provide are currently changing on a regular basis due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. If you have any problems contacting these services, please contact Bonny between 9-5pm, Mon-Fri on 07421 383 770 or email bonny@cardboardcitizens.org.uk and we will try to offer additional support where possible.

Omicron variant: keeping up with Covid safety measures and how to get vaccinations

We encourage all members to get as up to date with vaccinations as possible including booking your 1st, 2nd and booster jabs at the earliest opportunity in order to keep yourselves and others safe. 

For the best advice about how to get your vaccinations, including eligibility and how to access walk in clinics, please visit the NHS website by clicking here.

Covid vaccine programme - information on registering with a GP

As Covid 19 vaccines are rolled out nationally it’s more important than ever to be registered with a GP if you want to be offered a Covid 19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Please see the links below for information about how to register with a GP, right of choice, how to deal with problems with registration or unfair refusal and why it’s important that GPs register those in need:

How to register with a GP surgery

Your right to choose your GP practice

Homeless Link article on why GPs must register those in need

Your right to a GP and how to deal with problems with registering including if you are unfairly refused

Support for 16-25s

For mental health support – Papyrus: Confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide. Call 0800 068 4141, text 07860 039 967 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org. They are open every day between 9:00am and midnight. Resources are also available online at www.papyrus-uk.org

For mental health support – MindSet is a regular Livestream for young people aged 16 – 30 who are looking for help to manage emotional distress. Brought to you by Body & Soul Therapists, every session introduces skills that are explained, practiced live and reinforced with the science that can help you to better understand what you are experiencing. Now is a time when we all need to build our resilience so register and join us.

For support – New Horizon Youth Centre: Provides everything from hot food, showers and laundry, to advice about accommodation, training and employment. Based near Kings Cross (NW1).

If you have never been to the centre for support, please try to get there at 11am. Call 020 7388 5560.

The day centre is currently open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10.30am and 3.30pm (with short closure between 1-1.30pm for cleaning and staff breaks).

Christmas Opening Hours

The day centre will be open over the winter holidays; the services will run as usual up to Thursday 2 December. Following on from this, the opening times are:

Fri 24 Dec, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Sat 25 – Fri 31 Dec, 11am – 3.30pm
CLOSED FROM Sat 1 – Sun 9 Jan.

Normal services and hours will resume from Mon 10 Jan, 10:30am – 3:30pm. Please note the service will be running with a smaller staff team, any online referrals made after 5pm on Tuesday 22 December may not be picked up until w/c Monday 10 January. If you need support between Fri 24 Dec and Sat 1 January, please come into the centre in person on the dates we are open.

For those at risk of homelessness – Alone in London: Advice and support for 16-to-25 year olds who are at risk of homelessness. Call 020 7278 4224 or email aloneinlondon@depaulcharity.org.uk
(Monday – Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm)

If you’ve been forced to leave your home – Nightstop: Prevents homelessness through community hosting – placing young people in a safe and warm home for the night, provided by a vetted and approved volunteer. The team are working remotely, call this number 020 7278 4224​ if you need to arrange an assessment.  If you need somewhere to stay tonight, please call 0207 9391 234, 0207 9391 226 or 0207 9391 240 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday or email Nightstop.london@depaulcharity.org.uk.

For those at risk of homelessness – Centre Point Helpline: 0808 800 0661

For those currently rough sleeping – SPEAR: 020 8404 1481 or email outreach@spearlondon.org

The Mix – Mental Health support and signposting for 13-25s. Mix of tools and advice for essential support. Call them on 0808 808 4994 from 3pm-12am everyday or visit The Mix website for more information.