For those who have to make the difficult decisions between heating or eating Citizen’s Advice in Rossendale has compiled a list of venues where people can get access to food, support and company over the festive period.
Coco’s Cafe – 125 Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, BB4 5AH are offering a hot meal free of charge to anyone who is homeless or in need anytime from 10am onwards. Call 01706 216608 for details, anyone is welcome.
Kay Street Baptist Church is running a Community Christmas dinner 12 noon – 3pm on Christmas Day. People can either book a place with Anne on 07766 818352 or people can turn up and there is no charge.
Home alone this Christmas Day? St Nicholas Church at Newchurch are offering a three course Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings. Arrive from 12noon (or join the Christmas service at 10.30) Help with transport available- Call Janet on 01706 227389 to let us know you are coming.
Pyramid Christmas Lunch is for anyone in need or who will be alone on Christmas Day. Lunch will be served at 12.30pm at Gannow Community Centre, Adamson Street, Burnley, BB12 6RB. Places are limited so if you would like to book or volunteer to help please contact East Lancs Community Restart on 01282 657210 by Monday 18th December.
Madina Mosque 20 Church Road, Rochdale, Newbold, OL16 5PU will have it’s doors open on Christmas Day for the homeless 12pm – 8pm, the day will consist of hot meals, hot drinks and a warm safe environment.
Between Christmas and New Year:
The Shawforth Food Group is open Wednesday 27th December 11am – 1pm at 354 Market Street, Shawforth Chapel, OL12 8HF. Please contact Michelle Delaney for further information on Tel: 07748483385 or email: email@example.com
The VIC Centre Haslingden will be opening over the Christmas period.Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 27th December – 10am – 3 pm
Thursday 28th December 10am – 3pm
Friday 29th December 10am – 3pm
The Wii and a selection of games to play, a good selection of films to watch or to drop in for a brew and banter. There will be something available to eat on those days.
If you know of any veterans who are going to be alone over this period please let them know they are welcome to drop in.
Unfortunately we have been informed that The RAFT Foundation are unable to accept any further new referrals for this week, and will close for deliveries from the afternoon of Friday 22nd December through to Thursday 4th January. However, there will still be a facility for emergency food and crisis parcels to be delivered, or collected by the referrers, between Christmas and New Year.
Citizens Advice Rossendale and Hyndburn will be open this week and 27th, 28th and 29th December. We are offering a limited service between 10am – 4pm. People can contact advice line on 0300 456 2552.