Appeal: help to boost the festive cheer
A Scarborough-based project that helps homeless and vulnerable adults has issued an appeal for gifts so that its service users can enjoy some Christmas cheer.
Changing Lives is run by Northern Communities Developing Initiatives for Support in the Community (DISC) and provides accommodation support to local people.
The service aims to make positive changes so service users halt the cycle of offending, homelessness, substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and self-harm – all of which put a significant strain on police and health services.
Items such as toiletries, warm socks, woollen hats, gloves, DVDs, CDs and kitchen utensils are welcome, including items that make a house a home, helping to make Christmas special.
Julie Nichol, service manager, said: “We would be incredibly grateful if anyone could donate just a small gift to our service users. They would be making a huge difference, some donations will go to people that will receive only one Christmas present this year. Whilst most of us can look forward to a Christmas surrounded by friends and family, with gifts to open and good food to eat, our service users, without your help, may have nothing.”
To refer someone who could benefit from the service in Scarborough, call (01723) 861444.
Help to make Christmas special