HDC Hub Update - Christmas services

Published: 21 December 2020


Our offices will close at 3pm on 24th Dec. The office will re-open 29th December. We recommend using our direct customer service line on: 01403 215100 throughout the Christmas period (excluding the days the office is closed)


West Sussex Covid-19 Community Hub

There will be no changes to the WSCC Covid-19 Community Hub service over the Christmas period. The Hub will remain open every day from 8am-8pm. Phone number: 033 022 27980


NHS Responders

NHS Responders have indicated that any requests over the 25th or 26th December, once confirmed they are not urgent, should be postponed to the 27th December. Phone number: 0808 196 3646


Age UK

Age UK Advice Line is available 365 days a year, 8am-7pm. The advice line is a free, confidential national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals. Individuals can use the advice line who may want specific advice or may be feeling lonely and want a chat. Phone Number: 0800 678 1602


Whilst there are no changes to the tier 2 restrictions in West Sussex, we appreciate there are changes in the new restrictions over Christmas period. Some main points to think carefully about when meeting others are:


  • If you do form a Christmas bubble it is advised you still maintain social distancing, avoid physical touch and clean hands and surfaces regularly. Allowing fresh air into the space you are in is also important.
  • If you don’t feel comfortable spending time indoors, you could spend time outdoors including a walk, or using technology to connect with one another.
  • It is important that you do not feel pressured to celebrate Christmas in an environment that makes you anxious.