Tuesday 26 December 2006

Lonely at Christmas

On Christmas Days show we talked about loneliness at Christmas and how it affects people. Maybe you miss a loved one or have suffered mental or physical stress or perhaps you just need someone to talk to. We also mentioned pets as Christmas presents and pointed out that an animal is for life and not just for Christmas.

I also gave out some telephone numbers of organisations that maybe able to help over the festive period and these are listed below:-

  • Samaritans can be found at www.samaritans.org.uk , The local branch is at 16 Hartington Street in Barrow and can be contacted 24 hrs a day on 01229 825656
  • Mind In Furness is there for any mental health and care in the community issues. The Barrow Branch is in School Street and can be contacted nationally on 0845 766 0163. Their website is at www.mind.org.uk
  • Furness Carers association is available for anyone who cares for someone else and they can be contacted on the web at www.furnesscarers.co.uk or by telephone Barrow 822822
  • Animal concerns should be directed at the RSPCA and they can be found by telephoning 0870 5555 999 or on the web at www.rspca.org.uk
  • If you are homeless or worried about it and need support then you need Barrow Homeless Support centre located at 27 Bath Street Barrow. Telephone 821177

If anyone reading this knows of any other organisations then please feel free to click on the comments link and leave details there

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