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Services and Support over the Christmas & New Year Period


Many of the Services which support the community throughout the year will continue to operate throughout the Holiday period and beyond under the introduction of Tier 4 Restrictions. 

If you are struggling because of the ongoing Pandemic the Community Hub will be open to support you every day. If your support need is urgent (you are going to run out of food or medicine within three days), you should call the

West Sussex Community Hub on: 033 022 27980.

The Parish Council is also contactable throughout the Christmas period for urgent enquiries relating to Rustington.

Here are details of other services which are here to help you should you need them:

Rustington Parish Council - Tel: 07752 493539

Email: Website:

Facebook: rustingtonpc

The Parish Council will be closed to the public with all staff working remotely from Monday 4 January as a result of Tier 4 restrictions.  Over the Holiday period we are still contactable using the information above.

Arun District Council - Tel: 01903 737500


An Out of Hours Emergency Service will operate across the Christmas and New Year period and can be contacted using the phone number listed above

West Sussex County Council - Tel: 01243 777100

Website: CLOSED on 25th/28th & 1st ONLY

Community Hub - Tel: 033 022 27980

COVID-19 support including financial hardship. 8 am-8 pm including Christmas Day

For links to the latest Covid-19 Government Advice :

The NHS Test and Trace service will be open every day over Christmas and the New Year with some reduced opening times.  Visit the link below for further details:

Meals on Wheels - Tel: 08082 749827 (24/7 phone line)

Ordering Meals for the first time requires 48 hours notice. Phoneline open throughout the Holidays.

Age UK - Tel: 01903 731800 Open between Christmas and the New Year


Sussex Mental Health Line 24/7 - Tel: 0300 5000 101

The Samaritans - Tel: 116 123

Littlehampton & District Foodbank - Tel: 07925 862289

Open 1-3 pm on the 22nd and 29th December.

Phoneline 9 am-1 pm on the 24th and 31st December. Text or call for help.

Citizens Advice Bureau - Tel: 0344 477 1171

Talk to a Web Chat Adviser: Closed on the 25th/28th December and 1st January

NHS: 111 - available 24/7 Online:

Littlehampton Community Fridge - St James Church Hall, East Ham Rd, Littlehampton

Open Boxing Day - 10.30am-12.00pm

28th 11.00am-12.00pm

30th 3.30-4.30pm

New Year's Eve - 10.30-11.30am

2nd Jan 10.30am-12.00pm

Carers Support West Sussex 

Carer Response Line 0300 028 8888 - For Carers and Professionals to obtain information and support. They aim to offer an accessible, relevant and responsive service. All carers are provided with information, advice, guidance and support relevant to their situation.

  • Wednesday 23rd Dec – 9 am– 7 pm
  • Thursday 24th – 10 am– 2 pm
  • Friday 25th – Closed
  • Saturday 26th – Closed
  • Sunday 27th – Closed
  • Monday 28th – Closed
  • Tuesday 29th – 10 am– 2 pm
  • Wednesday 30th – 10 am– 2 pm
  • Thursday 31st – 10 am– 2 pm
  • Friday 1st Jan – Closed
  • Saturday 2nd – Closed
  • Sunday 3rd – Closed
  • Monday 4th – 9 am– 5 pm