With only two days to go until the big day, it's time to open the door to Day 23 of our Community Advent Calendar.

23 December is traditionally the biggest pre-Christmas shopping day before people start to head home to their families on Christmas Eve. We all need to purchase the mountains of food that will be consumed over the Christmas period so, while you are all out and about, why not offer a helping hand by carrying their shopping bags?

Help us help others

We all need assistance to achieve our goals. United Response specialises in supporting people in the way they want by using a person-centred approach.

See how the right support can really make a difference to someone’s life:

In the above video, you can see that Alison is able to access her community with support from Jo and United Response.

Through this Combating Social Isolation campaign, we want to give people with disabilities and mental health needs the opportunity to better access their communities, build relationships and have the same opportunities as everyone else.

Xanthe Breen, senior press officer.