Christmas & New Year Closure

Christmas & New Year Closure

19th December 2022

The Bureau will be closed from 1pm on Friday the 23rd of December and will reopen on Thursday the 5th of January.

During this period you can receive support from the following organisations.

○ Department for Work and Pensions Paisley, Renfrew and Johnstone Jobcentres - 0800 328 5644 Service operating dates/times:

Friday 23rd December  - Open 9am - 5pm, Saturday 24th December - Open 9am - 4pm (Paisley Jobcentre only), Sunday 25th December - Closed, Monday 26th December - Closed, Tuesday 27th December - Closed, Wednesday 28th December - Open 9am -5pm, Thursday 29th December - Open 9am - 5pm, Friday 30th December - Open 9am - 5pm, Saturday 31st December - Open 9am -5pm (Paisley Job Centre only), Sunday 1st January -closed, Monday 2nd January - closed, Tuesday 3rd January closed, Wednesday 4th January - Open 9am - 5pm, Thursday 5th of January - Open 9am - 5pm, Friday 6th January - Open 9am - 5pm, Saturday 7th January - Open 9am - 5pm (Paisley Jobcentr only) & Sunday 8th January 2023 - Closed. 

Please click on the following link for Engage Renfrewshires list of: Services - Festive Opening/Clo | Support | Engage ( 

Please see "useful files" at the bottom of the page for a list of Renfrewshire Councils services opening times/dates. 

Help to claim: If you are thinking about claiming Universal Credit for the first time: Call 0800 023 2581 - Closed 26th & 27th December, 2nd & 3rd January 2023. Open 28th & 29th December 8am - 6pm & 23rd and 30th December 8am - 5pm. 

Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS): Provides advice and support to patients, their carers and families in their dealings with the NHS: 0800 917 2127. Closed from 1pm on 23rd December to 9am 4th January. 

EU Citizens Support Service: Supports people who need help applying to the EU Settlement Scheme: 0800 916 9847: Closed from 23rd December to 3 January inclusive. 

Pension Wise: Free and impartial government service that helps you understand the options from your pension pot: 0800 138 3944. Closed from 8pm on the 23rd December to 8am on the 4th of January. 

Online advice avaliable at:



Useful files

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    Renfrewshire Council Festive closure booklet