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We heard so many stories of people facing Christmas Day alone as their partners had passed away or family lived far away or not having family.

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Community Christmas believes that no elderly person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be.

Communities are encouraged to provide companionship to older people on Christmas Day by running a community Christmas Lunch event, joining up with others at a local pub or restaurant, popping round for tea and cake, perhaps organizing a film viewing or anything else that can be enjoyed by all those that take part. This should be a chance to meet up with old friends and make new friends creating bonds in the community that last well beyond the single day.

We will:

  • provide support and guidance to those starting something new on Christmas Day,
  • give a free listing to any events or activities wishing to maximise their reach into the community and
  • guide older people, those who care about them, or those that want to help them, towards activities in their area.

We can do this thanks to our supporters and the local communities that take up the challenge to achieve our vision by increasing what is available or helping reach those that need to know about what is going on.

Find out more about us and how you can get involved. If you have new ideas or any feedback we would also love to hear from you.

Before contacting us you may like to read our FAQ’s to help answer your questions.

Christmas Day used to be such a sad, miserable time for me. Now, I could smile all day and enjoy other people’s company

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Socially isolated and lonely adults are more likely to undergo early admission into residential or nursing care

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87% of older people want a traditional Christmas spent in company, to help contact us now on 0844 443 0662