Why our work is important

Christmas is a time for family. However, it can also be a lonely time for some people. At Christmas many care leavers are away from family, sat all alone in flats, B&B’s and hostels, or even living on the streets on their own. Christmas can be a reminder of everything that they never had. It's often a dreaded day.

The Christmas Dinner Middlesbrough and Teesside team are motivated by the need to bring about change in how we, as a community, can assist young care leavers. These young people are often alone at Christmas, so in the absence of family we want to create a special day for each one of them to remember. Care leavers will be brought together for a delicious Christmas meal surrounded by warmth, happiness and laughter.