Urgent Help

If you require urgent medical assistance:

  • Call 999 

  • Contact the College Porters

If an emergency requests attendance at hospital the duty porter will authorize the use of a college funded taxi at their discretion. The nearest accident and emergencies department is at Addenbrookes Hospital on Hills Road.


College Porters are on duty 24/7 and are able to respond to emergencies. Students can find the Porters in person at the Porters' Lodge or contact them directly on internal telephones (dial 47111) around the College site.

Porters are able to let emergency services onto the site or assist students in acquiring travel to a hospital if necessary. We expect students to inform the Porters if they have called the emergency services to the College site.

Duty Tutor

There is always Tutorial support for students. The Tutor and Senior Tutor team at Homerton provide out of hours support, including on weekends. All requests for the Duty Tutor are managed by the Porters in the first instance. 

NHS 111

You should call the NHS 111 service if you need medical help and advice fast, but it is not a 999 emergency. You will be assessed, given advice and directed straight away to the local service that can help you best. Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones.

NHS 111, option 2
Mental Health Care

Calling NHS 111 in Cambridge or Peterborough and pressing option 2 when prompted for the mental health service will put you through to our dedicated Mental Health First Response Service. This service is open 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and provides access to mental health care, advice, support and treatment. 


You can call the Samaritans who are trained listening volunteers on 116 123. It is for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. This service is open 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Cambridge Nightline

Cambridge Nightline is a student-run active listening service, for all students in the Cambridge area. Support is available by telephone, instant message or email. You can contact Nightline anytime between 7pm and 7am during term time.