Ap­peal: help to boost the fes­tive cheer

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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

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