After leaving care, many young people are sat alone in flats, B&Bs and hostels on Christmas day. For a number of people with no family to return to, Christmas is a reminder of what isn't there. Together, we can change this.
Since 2014, with Scotland’s support, Who Cares? Scotland made sure that care leavers have a family to be part of on Christmas day. This year we want to do more and with your help, we will.
Our aim is to put on a family Christmas dinner that brings young people from Glasgow and Edinburgh together on the 25th of December. We will also be putting on the first ever Christmas Day dinner in Aberdeen. The doors will be open to care experienced people from across Scotland and we will be making arrangements so that people in the surrounding areas can attend.
We also want to send 1600 Christmas cards in the run up to Christmas. Our members are all over Scotland and many won't receive a card in the post. This year, we'll make sure that all care experienced people receive a reminder that they're not alone.