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Operation: Happy Christmas 2023

The pressures of increased living costs and money not stretching to the end of the month are affecting more and more people this year.

With Christmas coming up, we want to try to make the festive season a positive experience for as many of our tenants as possible through our Operation Happy Christmas campaign. There will be a variety of events and activities running from The Big Living Room over the winter months, including Winter Ready Events, Christmas crafts, cooking sessions, upcycling projects run by our community partners and more. There will be hot drinks and snacks available at each event, and we're pleased to be working with The Larder to offer community lunches too.

Nominate a Neighbour

There have been so many great examples of communities coming together recently to help the most vulnerable, or simply carrying out acts of kindness to help their neighbours. We're bringing back our 'Nominate a Neighbour' initiative this year to say thank you to people in the community who go above and beyond to help make life easier for others.

Nominating someone is easy! Simply tell us the name of the Almond HA tenant, the first line of their address and your reasons for nominating them. Email us at or give us a call on 01506 439291 and speak to one of the team.

We'll consider all nominations, and those who are successful will receive a festive gift.

Christmas Open HouseChristmas Santa and Elf

We'll be holding a Christmas Open House event in The Big Living Room on Friday 8th December 2023 from 1pm to 2pm. Join us for festive refreshments, children's arts and crafts, music and dancing with Minnie & Mickey, plus a visit from Santa. Open to all Almond HA tenants.

Almond Housing Association, The Big Living Room, 44 Etive Walk, Craigshill, Livingston.

Festive Food Hampers

Working with community partners, we can arrange for a festive food hamper filled with essential items to help with the pressure of Christmas. Where possible, we'll also nominate families for help with Christmas gifts for children via the West Lothian Toy Appeal.

If you know of any Almond HA tenants who might need a helping hand this festive season, please let us know by phoning 01506 439291 or by emailing