Caring at Christmas

Helping those who are experiencing homelessness at Christmas.

Registration for volunteering at Caring at Christmas 2019 is now open and there are over 1,500 volunteer opportunities available!

Each year we are developing the project to ensure we give our guests the best experience possible, please help us make this Christmas our best yet.

This year we are taking over the Trinity Centre and the Julian Trust Night Shelter from the 23rd of December to the 1st of January, providing shelter, food, warmth, company, activities, emotional and medical support, and a welcoming atmosphere for those experiencing homelessness at an acutely difficult time of the year.

In response to high demand last year, we are opening our Day Centre for an extra two days this year and expanding the range of medical and wellbeing services we offer. We are also making strides to ensure the project is as sustainable and environmentally conscious as possible, teaming up with food charity Fareshare to use surplus food to produce our delicious meals.

Over the ten days that our Caring at Christmas 2018 project ran, we provided day support to an average of 84 people each day, bed spaces for an average of 47 people each night and served 3,902 meals.

To find out more about how the project runs and the impact it has, check out our impact report from Caring at Christmas 2018:

Caring at Christmas Report 2019 Downloadable PDF

Even with the invaluable support of our volunteers, the project costs £60,000 to deliver each year; we receive no statutory funding and are therefore reliant on the incredible generosity of the Bristol community. A donation of £21 will pay for someone homeless in Bristol to access Caring at Christmas.

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