Carers' Resource is the local, specialist carers' centre for the
Bradford and Airedale, Harrogate and Ripon, and Craven districts of Yorkshire.

Venues offering Christmas Day dinnersLast changed: Friday 20 December, 2019

Some venues across the areas we cover are providing free dinners on Christmas Day for people who may otherwise be on their own, or who might need support or people to share the day with – this includes carers and the people they care for.

Please note that we are not affiliated with any of these organisations and you should check with them before attending to make sure the details are correct.

Bradford district:

Central Hall, in Keighley, will host a three-course Christmas dinner. This event is aimed at individuals who would otherwise be on their own, but people who are caring for the one other person they are due to spend Christmas with are welcome. Transport is available within a 10-mile radius of Keighley. For more information and to book, call Julie on 01535 665258.

Shipley Salvation Army will provide a meal on Christmas Day. Arrive at 12pm to sit down at 12.30pm. Transport can be provided. All meal and transport requests need to go to Julie Wright at juliewright80@yahoo.co.uk or 07703 518768.

The Khidmat Centre, on Spencer Rd, Bradford, will be open on Christmas Day, serving mince pies 11.30am-12pm then a sit-down meal at 12.30. Book a place and find out more by calling 01274 521792.

Eccleshill Mechanics Institute, on Stone Hall Rd, Bradford, is offering a meal on Christmas Day. Find out more and pre-book with Terry by dropping into the institute, or by calling him on 07973 118219.

Food is being served at Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford, on Boxing Day.  Call 01274 223230 for more information.

Joint Christmas Meal (Homeless Aid Action, Redemption Bridge, Inspire Futures, JKN Outreach, KML Project) 2.00pm: Christmas meal, including gifts. For homeless community and financially struggling families. Transport can be provided. Please contact Homeless Aid Action facebook.com/homelessaidaction/. Pearls Banqueting Suite, 38 Manningham Lane, Bradford BD1 3EA

Christmas meal in new village hall, Cullingworth 12-3pm. Booking is essential by calling Emma on 07388 468851.

Nursing homes Currergate, at Steeton, and Beanlands, in Cross Hills, are inviting older people in the community who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day, or who are older couples in a caring situation to enjoy a free festive lunch and day of celebrations. The homes, which are both owned by Czajka Care Group, will be serving traditional Christmas dinners from 12pm.

InTouch Foundation, Church Street, Keighley (mobile kitchen), 6.30-8pm. Hot meal and drinks.

For more information about provision in Bradford over the whole of the festive period, see the WellSprings website.

Harrogate district:

Free Christmas Day dinner at Harrogate Fire Station, Skipton Road, 11am-3pm. The on-duty crew and volunteers will cook hot food and provide company. A limited number of people can be accommodated at any one time, so please book your place via Bruce Reid on 01423 504082. You can just turn up on the day but you may have to wait if you haven’t pre-booked.  

Wesley Chapel, Oxford Street, at 12.30pm for some company and a free three-course turkey lunch. Please book a place by calling Philip on 01423 563990. Transport to and from Wesley Chapel can be arranged if needed (your address will be needed for this). You are also most welcome to go along first to the Family Christmas Service at 11am, then downstairs for lunch. 

Keep an eye on harcvs.org.uk/events for further details of Christmas provision.