Third Sector Organisations – Festive Period – Opening Times
Alzheimer Scotland – Shetland Branch
24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline: 0808 808 3000
VAS Shetland Carers
Shetland Carers will be closed from Thursday 22nd December 2022 and re-opening on Thursday 5th January 2023.
Ability Shetland will be closed from Thursday 22nd December 2022 and will re-open on Wednesday 4th January 2023.
Borrowing wheelchairs information Please Contact: Tel 07895 406 005 or visit our website: www.abilityshetland.com
Compass Centre (previously Shetland Rape Crisis)
The Compass Centre are closed from Wednesday 21st December 2022 and re-open Monday 9th January 2023.
During this time, the NHS Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service is available 24/7 on 0800 148 88 88.
And the Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline is also available, 5pm-midnight on 08088 01 03 02. You can also text them on 07537 410 027 or email email@example.com
Shetland Women’s Aid
Shetland Woman’s Aid are closed Saturday 24th December – Tuesday 27th December. Open the 28th, 29th and 30th December 2022 and then closed Saturday 31st December 2022 and re-opening Wednesday 4th January 2023.
Resources and help available below
Home - Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline (sdafmh.org.uk)
Helpline: 0800 027 1234
VAS Befriending Scheme
The Shetland Befriending Scheme office will be closed at 4pm on Wednesday 21st December and will re-open on Thursday 5th Jan. If there is no one in the office all volunteers know that if they need to contact someone out of hours they contact duty social work.
Voluntary Action Shetland
Voluntary Action Shetland will be closed from 4pm Friday 23rd December 2022 and re-opening on Wednesday 4th January 2023.
OPEN Peer Education
OPEN will be closed from Thursday 22nd December 2022 and re-opening on Monday 9th January 2023.
Moving On will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2022 and will re-open on 4th/5th January 2023.
CAB will be closed from Thursday 22nd December 2022 and will reopen on Thursday 5th January 2023. CAB will not be able to offer any advice during this time.
Self-help advice is always available on our web site: www.shetlandcab.org.uk
Information on support is also available from the Shetland Islands Council web site: www.shetland.gov.uk/costofliving
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross will be closing at 3pm on Friday 24th December – 27th December. Open as normal the 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st December. Re-open as normal on Wednesday 4th January 2023.
Shetland Bereavement Support Service
Shetland Bereavement Support Services will be closed from Monday 19th December 2022 and will re-open on Thursday 5th January 2023.
Resources available: Shetland Bereavement Support Service
For immediate help: Free Helpline: 0808 802 6161 or visit Home : Cruse Bereavement Care (crusescotland.org.uk)
Royal Voluntary Service
The Royal Voluntary Service will be closed over the festive except for Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th where someone will be available for calls and emails. Re-opening as normal on Wednesday 4th January 2023.
Contact us for opening hours
Phone us: 01595 741263
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shetland Community Connections
Shetland Community Connections will be closed from Friday the 23rd and open again on Tuesday 3rd January.
Samaritans free phone line 116123 is answered 24/7, as is the email service. Shetland Samaritans will be doing their usual shifts throughout the season. Samaritans also have a new self/ help app. Below is the QR Code.
Victim Support Shetland
Victim Support Shetland will be closed on the following days 24th – 27th December 2022 and 31st December – 4th January 2023.
People can call our helpline 0800 160 1985 there will be support available throughout the Festive Period.
Shetland Recreational Trust
Please click the link for a
Relationship Scotland – Shetland
Moving On will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2022 and will re-open on 4th January 2023.
Shetland Care Attendant Scheme
Shetland Care Attendants Scheme will be closed on 24th, 25th and 26th December 2022. Open the rest of the time including New Year and on call. Staff know how to contact if needed.
Mind Your Head
MYH closes on Thursday 22nd December 2022 at 5pm and reopens at 9am on Thursday 5th January 2023. Well Youth reopens on Tuesday 10th January 2023.
List of resources at Information | Mind Your Head
Shetland Link Up
Phone: 01595 693313
Shetland Community Bike Project
Phone: 01595 690077