For many homeless and vulnerable people, Christmas can be one of the loneliest and most difficult times of the year.

For some, the prospect of waking up in a hostel on Christmas morning, or spending the festive season without family or loved ones, can mean Christmas is a time to be endured, rather than enjoyed.

This Christmas we’ll be doing all we can to bring some seasonal cheer to our clients’ lives, providing Christmas lunches and bringing people together for activities, social events, support and companionship.

But isolation, and the stigma that society attaches to homeless and vulnerable people, don’t just affect our clients at Christmas - they’re among the biggest challenges they face, all year round.

Everyone needs to know that they are not alone.

That’s why we provide a range of therapeutic and skills-based activities to give clients the chance to do new things, form friendships and improve their wellbeing - from arts, yoga and gardening to IT workshops and employability support.

The effect can be transformative, giving people a renewed sense of hope and confidence. Some say it was the single most important factor in their recovery.

We want to make 2018 a turning point for even more people. But as this work is entirely unfunded, we urgently need your support.

Help make 2018 a year of hope for homeless and socially excluded people. Donate now – whatever you give will make a difference.