Caring at Christmas 2020 has adapted to meet the immediate needs of our vulnerable clients and has been planned with their safety at its heart.
There will be nearly 3,000 people experiencing homelessness in Bristol this month. So this Christmas Caring in Bristol will be supporting more people in Bristol than every other year before.
This December we are expanding the amount of people our COVID-secure Cheers Drive project supports and making sure that all the vital meals we provide across this period are decorated and glittered with extra well-being items to bring Christmas cheer.
This Covid-safe model allows us to personally support homeless individuals in more innovative and creative ways than we ever have before and we’re excited to show you what we have in mind.
We will be providing around 900 meals each day, supporting those sleeping rough and those in temporary accommodation and your continued support helps us to achieve that.
Lisa Spice, Caring in Bristol Assistant Director; ‘It’s important to our clients, volunteers, supporters and the public that they know this project is safe and incredibly well managed. We have a beneficiary and volunteer safety plan that relates to each tier of lockdown. The responsibility for protecting our vulnerable clients is our highest priority, which is why it is imperative we continue being present for them throughout winter.”
Ben Richardson, Caring in Bristol Director; “This is the biggest challenge we’ve faced in 31 years running this project, but the people of Bristol don’t give up on the most vulnerable in our community, and neither do we.”