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Help in an emergency

The information below will help you find the service you need in an emergency.


If you or your children are in immediate danger, you should always call the police on 999.

Police non-emergency number: 101
Ilford Police Station: 020 8478 1123

Redbridge Council

Redbridge Contact Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm and deals with enquiries to the Council. Outside these times emergency out of hours staff are contactable to deal with emergencies only.
020 8554 5000

NHS Direct

For any health advice 24 hours a day.
0845 606 4647


Accident and emergency departments:
Queens Hospital: 01708 435 000
King George Hospital: 020 8983 8000
Whipps Cross Hospital: 020 8539 5522

Domestic Violence

24 hour national domestic violence helpline.
0808 2000 547(Freephone)

0845 988 1188(24 hour number)
Typetalk: 0845 602 6340

If you have an electrical emergency you should contact your own electrical supplier.
EDF Energy 0800 783 8866
British Gas 0845 600 6113
NPower 08457 145 146
If you spot a potential hazard on or near an overhead electricity line, call National Grid on 0800 40 40 90.

If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak or are worried there is carbon monoxide.
0800 111 999(free 24 hour number)

Thames Water: 0845 920 0800
Essex and Suffolk Water: 0845 782 0999

Transport for London
Travel information for London's bus, underground and rail services
020 7222 1234

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