Welcome to Christmas Care - we have been providing food, warmth & hospitality for the homeless & vulnerable at Christmas since 1988.
To make a financial donation to support Christmas Care's work, and enable us to claim 25% Gift Aid back from the government, please use our Givey page:
For other ways to donate, please see our Christmas 2020 page.
We are currently working on our 2021 project. Like last year, it will have challenges for us. We are intending to provide home cooked food, warmth and some festive cheer to all our guests, as we always aim to do. And we will be looking for volunteers to help us with that.
We will update the website just as soon as our plans are clearer.
Christmas Care is a Swindon charity that provides a temporary shelter with hot food, personal care and Christmas cheer for homeless, isolated and vulnerable people in the Swindon area over the Christmas period. It has operated every Christmas since 1988, moved to Buckhurst Park Community Centre, Walcot in 2016 and continues to operate from there (except in 2020).
It is run entirely by volunteers and a small committee, and is funded purely from donations, both cash and donations in kind.
When does Christmas Care (normally) happen?
The project opens its doors to guests at 11am on Christmas Eve and operates round the clock for four days and nights, closing mid-morning on 28th December.