Jacksons Lane throws open its doors on Christmas Day to support 300 vulnerable older adults and families with food, presents, entertainment and connection. We work with over 100 volunteers to ensure the most vulnerable in our community and those who would otherwise be alone have a special Christmas.
Over half of older adults in the UK aged 75+ live alone, and Christmas can feel particularly isolating. The pandemic has increased the risk of loneliness for older adults and the cost of living crisis has placed new pressures on those that were already vulnerable. This is a vital time for communities to gather and support each other. As we have done over the past 46 years, we will provide people who would otherwise be alone the opportunity to spend Christmas with us and be part of our community.
We will offer a unique event celebrating community and connection for 300 vulnerable people across North London on Christmas Day with food, presents and entertainment. We will offer a combination of our traditional sit-down lunch in our building for 100 people, along with a Christmas hamper delivery for a further 200 people, including vulnerable older adults and families. This approach will enable us to meet growing demand, providing support, company and warm food on this emotional day.