In an EMERGENCY dial 999.
For non-emergencies, and to contact your local station:
0845 113 5000 or the new country wide number 101 (all 101 calls cost 15p no matter how long or whether land line or mobile)
The website address for local info and contacts is
Dial 0800 555 111 to report crime anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers. Click here for more information on Crimestoppers
For people with hearing difficulties or speech impairments.
- Minicom: 0121 626 4114
- Register for emergencySMS service -The emergencySMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the UK send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the police, ambulance, fire rescue, or coastguard.Simply by sending an SMS message to 999 you can call for help and the emergency services will be able to reply to you.You will need to register your mobile phone before using the emergencySMS service, click on the Registering your phone link above for more information.
08457 90 90 90 or go to http://www.samaritans.org/
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Accident and Emergency
Our nearest Accident and Emergency department is at City Hospital:
For how to find it, and other information, see the the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust site.
Tel. 0121 554 3801
Minor illnesses and general health information
Our nearest Walk in Centre – for treatment of minor illnesses and general health information – is at :
Boots the Chemist, 66 High Street, Birmingham
Tel: 0121 255 4500 (Mon-Sat 8am-8pm and 11am-5pm Sunday)
NHS Direct is at the forefront of 24-hour health care – delivering telephone and e-health information services day and night direct to the public. Providing information and advice about health, illness and health services, to enable patients to make decisions about their healthcare and that of their families.
telephone health line – 0845 4647, 24 hours a day