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Article published on: Thursday, 16 December 2021

If you are interested in visiting a community-based service over the Christmas period, please view our recommendations below.

Community Services in Bucks

Helping Hand: 01296 531151, [email protected]. Anyone worried about food or warmth over the Christmas holidays, and not sure what help is available, can contact Bucks Council’s Helping Hand support line (above).

This line is open 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 5pm on Friday. The support line is closed on Christmas day, Boxing Day, Monday 28 December and New Year’s day but the out of hours team can be contacted in emergencies on 0800 999 7677.

Community Services in Aylesbury

Mind the Gap Peer Support: BBs Café, Aylesbury , Pauline Hayden, 07788438134. Social group: Wednesday 29th December 2-4pm (active Mind the Gap and Wellbeing group members ONLY) booking essential.

St Mary’s Aylesbury: 07714 246593 / 01296 437641. Providing hampers to those in need of help this Christmas (call to enquire).

House of Mercy: Aylesbury Tel: Mobile 1:07985636361 Mobile 2:07506680717. Weekly Food donation.

Community Services in High Wycombe

St Andrew’s Church: Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, HP13 7NJ. 01494 529668. Free Christmas Day lunch: Saturday 25th Dec (call to pre-book).

All Saints High Wycombe: All Saints Parish Office, 8, Castle Street, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 6RF. 17th-24th December- Christmas Tree festival- free entry.

Community Services in Chesham

Mind the Gap Peer Support: Costa Coffee, Chesham, Pauline Hayden, 07788438134. Social group: Thursday 30th December 12-3pm (active Mind the Gap and Wellbeing group members ONLY) Booking essential.

Community Services in East Berkshire

Friends in Need Peer Support: If any registered Friends in Need member would like to book on the in-person activities, please let the relevant area coordinator know by 17th December so we can inform the volunteer that is running the activity. The online activities can be accessed via the links provided in the December timetable:

27th Dec – 12.30- 13.30 – New Year Coffee with Jay @ Starbucks Slough

28th Dec – 12.30- 14.30 – Walk & Lunch @ Lily Hill Park & Running Horse Pub Bracknell

30th Dec – 17.30 18.30 –

New Year Drinks with Mhairi @ Falcon Pub High Wycombe

1st Jan – 12.00 – 13.00 – Walk @ Stag Meadow Windsor with Phil

Christmas Day 11.00 – 12.00 – Games & Charades with Kara @ Zoom

27th Dec – 21.30-22.30- Guided Meditation for Relaxation @ Facebook Live

28th Dec – 11.00 – 12.00 – Catch Up & Games with Jane @ Zoom

29th December – 19.00-20.00 Mind the Note with Mike @ Zoom

Buckinghamshire: Sufia Rahman 07914 669438 [email protected] & Natasha Evans 07947 588466 [email protected]

Bracknell: Elouise Griffin  E[email protected] 07949 393434 & Kara Hale 07914 669430 [email protected].uk

Slough: Charlene Morgan 07950303832 [email protected]

WAM: Laura Nash 07944 896353 [email protected]

To download this information as a PDF, please click here.

Very best wishes from all the team at Buckinghamshire Mind!


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