Liverpool and Merseyside

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Local authority support

Where the local authority has outsourced welfare support any organisations and information will be held on this and associated pages above.

If the local authority are directly involved in welfare support through a contact address and / or number this is provided here, along with the circumstances under which the details should be given out.

Local authority Support offered Referral / Contact details
 
Halton Borough Council

Advice & Benefits page

Halton’s plans for their Discretionary Support Scheme are at the draft stage.
Support will normally be via food parcel or payment direct to a supplier for other items.
To be confirmed
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

KMBC Residents page – links to Council Tax, Housing, Financial etc.

Further information on the Emergency Support Scheme Please call 0151 443 3200 or 0800 408 2014.
Service available 9:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday from 2/4/13.
No out of hours service.
Liverpool City Council

Current information on Benefits & Grants

Changes to Council Tax from April 2013

Local Welfare provision. Citizens support scheme.

There will be 2 types of award, Home Grant award and an Urgent needs award.

The call centre will be open Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm.

0151 225 3053 from 2nd April 2013.

Sefton MBC

Advice & Benefits page

Limited Provision to include:
Completion of an on-line application form from LA website
Support to help complete is available at the two One Stop Shops
Help is only for vulnerable adults and families and LA will consider how this will be given.
Application Forms will be available on LA website

Sefton has two One Stop Shops

1. Stanley Road, Bootle,

2. Lord Street, Southport

St Helens Council To be confirmed To be confirmed
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Further Information on the Wirral Local Welfare Assistance Scheme www.wirral.gov.uk/lwa for on-line applications to Local Welfare Assistance. This address is not yet operational.
If on line is not possible the applicant can be advised to phone the call centre on 606 2233 during normal office hours and an operator will complete the form on their behalf.

 

     

Clothing, bedding etc.

Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Asylum Link Merseyside

Jumble sale for clothing & bedding on Wednesday afternoons. These items are free to destitute asylum seekers and refugees.

Free support for asylum seekers & refugees.

Open Monday to Thursday 9am – 4pm

Asylum Link Merseyside
7 Overbury Street,
Liverpool L7 3HJ
tel. 0151 709 1713
fax. 0151 709 1734
info@asylumlink.org.uk
T.A.N.G.O stock good quality clothing, kids stuff, baby items, toys, books, CDs etc at very reasonable prices.   Tango Shed, Park Street, Haydock, WA11 0BG

01744 607 388

 

     

Community banking, loans, grants etc.

Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Mersey Money
Information on Credit Unions in the area, including Halton, St Helens, Southport.
Also links and advice to help with debt and other financial matters.
  How to find your local credit union.
This includes full details and contacts for each one.
British Gas Energy Trust – Offers assistance to families and individuals struggling to pay their energy debts. The trust helps by giving grants to: Clear gas and electricity debts and other priority household debts including (water/sewerage) or purchase ESSENTIAL household items. In need, hardship or other distress. Particularly those having difficulty meeting their domestic gas or electrical bills For further information or to book an appointment, contact Michael or Ryan on 01744 751380
Wirral Credit Union

Saving schemes and low interest loans.

Anyone living or working in Wirral Branches in
Wallasey – 0151 638 4332
Birkenhead – 0151 201 1051
New Ferry – 0151 638 4332

More branches are planned.

Helena Partnerships Money Matters – Services include, Welfare Benefit Advice, Help paying gas and electric bills, budgeting and debt advice, access to affordable loans, affordable home contents insurance and money management sessions. Exclusively for Helena tenants to help them make the most of their money.  

 

     

Food banks, food cards etc.

Trussell Trust
Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox).
Foodbank Referral Service

Known local foodbanks

Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Central Liverpool Foodbank
Frontline Church on the corner of Lawrence and Wellington Road in Wavertree.
Food vouchers can be obtained from Citizen’s Advice Bureaus, various children’s centres, probation services, housing agencies, Nugent Care, Merseycare and Local Solutions. Paul Edwards at Frontline Church on 0151 733 3373 or paule@frontline.org.uk.
St Helens Foodbank
The Hope Centre
Atherton St
St Helens
WA10 2DT
Food vouchers can be obtained from Citizen’s Advice Bureau, various Children’s Centres, Housing Agencies, Police, LA. Contact name/number not to be given to customers.

Janice McCloud 01744 26414

Info@sthelensfoodbank.org.uk

Sefton is in the process of setting up at least 3 foodbanks. They are likely to be available from the beginning of May 2013    

 

     

White goods

Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Bulky Bob’s Furniture World Store
Selling good quality, re-furbished furniture to low-income families.
  Liverpool City Council
127 -137 London Road, Liverpool L3
0151 207 2148
T.A.N.G.O stocks white goods (PAT tested) furniture of all kinds, soft furnishings, crockery, utensils & bricabrack.   Tango Shed, Park Street, Haydock, WA11 0BG

01744 607 388

 

   

Citizens Advice

Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website.
Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below.
Support offered Contact details
   

 

     

Other welfare support

 
Support offered Contact details
   
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Health Energy Advice Team Ltd
aim to provide confidential advocacy, support, advice and information to socially and economically disadvantaged people including women who are suffering domestic violence and abuse.
  HEAT Kensington
72 – 74 Durning Road
Kensington
Liverpool
L7 5NG
0151 263 2620
paulanolan@heatkensington.org.uk

sueoshikanlu@heatkensington.org.uk

Get help whilst a Benefit claim is processed

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How you can get support whilst you wait for your benefits to be processed.

Making an application for state benefits can be a lengthy affair,  here are three options that those who are making an application to benefits have to get income whilst awaiting a decision on a recent claim to means tested benefits.

At some point many UK citizens will find themselves having to make an application for state benefits, whether that be Jobseekers Allowance due to recently giving up work or being made redundant, Employment Support allowance following the onset of illness or Pension Credit when reaching retirement age.

Although the Government are making headway in ensuring that the process is as efficient as possible, most people will find that they have to wait several weeks from the initial date of any new application until the first benefit payment is actually made.

In most cases people are making claims to income related benefits that are means tested, and as such don’t have an additional income or sufficient savings to tide them over whist their claim is assessed. The Government have realized that customers who are at the beginning of the claim process may need additional support and financial assistance to bridge the gap between they last payment that they may have got from work and the issuing of any benefits that are due.

Given that most state benefits are paid in arrears customers can expect to wait at least two weeks for any payment. During this period the Department - we are not affiliated with any organisation mentioned. for Work and Pensions who over see the state benefit system may be able to offer one of several types of emergency payment that can be issued in under 48 hours directly into the bank account of the customer.

The three types of payment that can be issues are , Crisis Loans for alignment to benefit,  Interim Payments or Benefit advances.

Crisis Loan for Alignments

These payments are issued following a telephone call to the Social Fund Section of the DWP and completing a 30-40 minute application over the phone that will result in an immediate decision and the possibility of payment within 2 hours.

Interim Payments

Interim Payments are similar to Crisis loan applications however the application is made via the Benefit Delivery Centre that is dealing with the customer’s application to benefit.

The interim payment decision is generally dealt with by the team that are looking at the original Benefit application. This is done with a view to actually processing the benefit application on the same day as the interim payment request is made. to avoid the customer getting into debt

Benefit Advance

Benefit Advances are very similar to Crisis Loan for Alignments in that the application is taken over the telephone and decided on the same day, however the customer is not notified of the decision at the end of the call because the request for a Short Term Benefit Advance is passed to the processing section who have to decide how likely it is that benefit will be awarded as Benefit advances are only issued to customers who will be awarded State benefits where at Crisis loan for Alignments can be awarded to anyone.

All three of the options offered by The Department - we are not affiliated with any organisation mentioned. of Work and pensions are short term, interest free loans that will be recovered based on a repayment plan agreed at the time of accepting the offer of a loan. The repayment period for  interim payments and Benefit Advances is 12 weeks and the amount loaned will be deducted from weekly benefit payments until the loan is satisfied. Crisis Loans for Alignment can be spread out over up to 52 weeks and will either be recovered directly from any benefits that are paid, alternatively if the customer was on Jobseekers Allowance and had closed the claim due to finding work any remaining balance could be repaid in installments or in full by contacting the Debt Management Centre  that would have been notified to the customer as dealing with the loan

 

East and South East Scotland

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Scottish Welfare Fund (Local Authority Support)

Applications for the Scottish Welfare Fund will only be available from 1st April 2013. Access to the application process will be through face to face and telephone contact with the council. Applicants will be required to complete a detailed claim form and provide evidence to support their identity and address.The detailed process may differ between local authorities.
Support offered Referral / Contact details
Crisis Grants: Emergency / immediate threat to health and safety.Community Care Grants: Enable independent living, preventing the need for institutional care.

Help can include cash, fuel cards, food vouchers, travel warrants, loaded store card for e.g. white goods/furniture.

Customers to contact the local authority for details.Find your local authority (Web)

 

 

Clothing, bedding etc.

Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Anthony Quinn Trust Irvine Housing Assoc tenants only

 

Community banking, loans, grants etc.

Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
1st Alliance Ayrshire – Credit Union Website
Riverside Housing – Irvine Website

 

Food banks, food cards etc.

Trussell Trust
Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox).
Foodbank Referral Service
Known local foodbanks
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
East Ayrshire Foodbank Darvel residentsAvailable to benefit claimants
East Ayrshire Foodbank Available to benefit claimants in East Ayrshire
First Base Agency – Dumfries Available to benefit claimants in Dumfries
North Ayrshire Foodbank Available to benefit claimants in Irvine and Ardrossan
Trussell Trust – South Ayrshire Available to benefit claimants in South Ayrshire
Inverclyde -Trussell Trust Available to benefit claimant in Inverclyde
Renfrewshire – Trussell Trust Available to benefit claimants in Renfrewshire

 

White goods

Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details

 

Citizens Advice

Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website.
Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below.
Support offered Contact details

 

Other welfare support

Support offered Contact details
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details

Tayside Crisis and Welfare Loans

This site offers advice and call forwarding options, and we are in no way affiliated with any organisation mentioned on this website. Calls to 084 numbers cost up to 7p per minute plus your network access charge.

Scottish Welfare Fund (Local Authority Support)

Applications for the Scottish Welfare Fund will only be available from 1st April 2013. Access to the application process will be through face to face and telephone contact with the council. Applicants will be required to complete a detailed claim form and provide evidence to support their identity and address.The detailed process may differ between local authorities.
Support offered Referral / Contact details
Crisis Grants: Emergency / immediate threat to health and safety.Community Care Grants: Enable independent living, preventing the need for institutional care.

Help can include cash, fuel cards, food vouchers, travel warrants, loaded store card for e.g. white goods/furniture.

Customers to contact the local authority for details.Find your local authority (Web)

 

 

Clothing, bedding etc.

Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details

 

Community banking, loans, grants etc.

Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below,
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details

 

Food banks, food cards etc.

Trussell Trust
Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox).
Foodbank Referral Service
Known local foodbanks
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Dundee Food Bank
Full Gospel Church
58 Constitution st, Dundee,
DD3 6NE
N/A Referral should be made through the CAB, Making Money Work, Social Work Department - we are not affiliated with any organisation mentioned., Lilywalker Centre or for general enquiries call 01382 226372
Food Parcels, St Salvador’s Church, Dundee N/A Available from 13:15 – 14:15
Angus Food BankC/O Strathmore Christian Fellowship

Bridges Coffee House

42-44 Bank Street

Kirriemuir DD8 4BG

N/A Call 07766 741711 for more details or visit the website or email info@angus.foodbank.org.uk

 

White goods / Furniture

Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Transform – Tayside Furniture Project, 1 Guthrie Street, Tay MillDundee, DD1 5DY Low Income Families Referrals must be made through Dundee City Council Housing Support OfficersContact Details for Transform are 01382 225070 or e-mail

transform4u@btconnect.com

 

Citizens Advice

Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website.
Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below.
Support offered Contact details

 

Other welfare support

Support offered Contact details
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Dundee Drop in Centres for free hot meals / healthcare advice etc Available Mon-Sun

Highland Western Isles and Moray Welfare and Loans

This site offers advice and call forwarding options, and we are in no way affiliated with any organisation mentioned on this website. Calls to 084 numbers cost up to 7p per minute plus your network access charge.

Scottish Welfare Fund (Local Authority Support)

Applications for the Scottish Welfare Fund will only be available from 1st April 2013. Access to the application process will be through face to face and telephone contact with the council. Applicants will be required to complete a detailed claim form and provide evidence to support their identity and address.

The detailed process may differ between local authorities.

Support offered Referral / Contact details
Crisis Grants: Emergency / immediate threat to health and safety.

Community Care Grants: Enable independent living, preventing the need for institutional care.

Help can include cash, fuel cards, food vouchers, travel warrants, loaded store card for e.g. white goods/furniture.

Customers to contact the local authority for details.

Find your local authority (Web)

 

 

     

Clothing, bedding etc.

Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
New Start Highland

Home Start Packs, Furniture etc.

All  

 

     

Community banking, loans, grants etc.

Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below,
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

 

     

Food banks, food cards etc.

Trussell Trust
Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox).
Foodbank Referral Service

Known local foodbanks

Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Eilean Siar Foodbank All  
Highland Food Banks All  

 

     

White goods

Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
New Start Highland

Home Start Packs, Furniture etc.

All  

 

   

Citizens Advice

Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website.
Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below.
Support offered Contact details
   

 

     

Other welfare support

 
Support offered Contact details
   
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

Grampian Orkney and Shetland Crisis Loans

This site offers advice and call forwarding options, and we are in no way affiliated with any organisation mentioned on this website. Calls to 084 numbers cost up to 7p per minute plus your network access charge.

Scottish Welfare Fund (Local Authority Support)

Applications for the Scottish Welfare Fund will only be available from 1st April 2013. Access to the application process will be through face to face and telephone contact with the council. Applicants will be required to complete a detailed claim form and provide evidence to support their identity and address.

The detailed process may differ between local authorities.

Support offered Referral / Contact details
Crisis Grants: Emergency / immediate threat to health and safety.

Community Care Grants: Enable independent living, preventing the need for institutional care.

Help can include cash, fuel cards, food vouchers, travel warrants, loaded store card for e.g. white goods/furniture.

Customers to contact the local authority for details.

Find your local authority (Web)

Our Local Authorities

 

     

Clothing, bedding etc.

Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

 

     

Community banking, loans, grants etc.

Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

 

     

Food banks, food cards etc.

Trussell Trust
Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox).
Foodbank Referral Service

Known local foodbanks

Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

 

     

White goods

Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

 

   

Citizens Advice

Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website.
Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below.
Support offered Contact details
   

 

     

Other welfare support

 
Support offered Contact details
   
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

Kentr Crisis Loans and welfare support

This site offers advice and call forwarding options, and we are in no way affiliated with any organisation mentioned on this website. Calls to 084 numbers cost up to 7p per minute plus your network access charge.

Local authority support

Where the local authority has outsourced welfare support any organisations and information will be held on this and associated pages above.

If the local authority are directly involved in welfare support through a contact address and / or number this is provided here, along with the circumstances under which the details should be given out.

Local authority Support offered Referral / Contact details
If this section is empty do not signpost the customer to the local authority.
Kent County Council

Covering all LAs in Kent (EXCEPT Medway)

(LAs – list)

Kent Support & Assistance Service

 

Links and contact no’s TBC
Medway Council

Covering Medway in Kent

Local Welfare Provision

 

Links and contact no’s TBC

 

     

Clothing, bedding etc.

Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

 

     

Community banking, loans, grants etc.

Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

 

     

Food banks, food cards etc.

Trussell Trust
Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox).
Foodbank Referral Service

Known local foodbanks

Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Nourish Foodbank People suffering hardship or in distress Nourish Foodbank

 

     

White goods

Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

 

   

Citizens Advice

Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website.
Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below.
Support offered Contact details
   

 

     

Other welfare support

 
   
   
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

Essex Crisis Loans and welfare support

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Local authority support

Where the local authority has outsourced welfare support any organisations and information will be held on this and associated pages above.

If the local authority are directly involved in welfare support through a contact address and / or number this is provided here, along with the circumstances under which the details should be given out.

Local authority Support offered Referral / Contact details
 
     

 

     

Clothing, bedding etc.

Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Healthy Planet – Stuff for free shops Shops in Basildon Healthy Planet – Stuff for Free
British Heart Foundation Shops Furniture clothing & Books British Heart Foundation shops

 

     

Community banking, loans, grants etc.

Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below:
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

 

     

Food banks, food cards etc.

Trussell Trust
Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox).
Foodbank Referral Service

Known local foodbanks

Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Brentwood Food Bank Live in Brentwood Borough with food voucher  
Colchester Food Bank Food bank voucher  
Harlow Food Bank Food bank voucher  
Thurrock Food Bank Food bank voucher Thurrock.foodbank.org.uk
     

 

     

White goods

Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
The re-Use Partnership (TRUP) Shop in Tilbury, more info online TRUP website
British Heart Foundation Shops Furniture clothing & Books British Heart Foundation shops
Lighthouse Furniture Project Brentwood based  

 

   

Citizens Advice

Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website.
Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below.
Support offered Contact details
   

 

     

Other welfare support

 
Support offered Contact details
   
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire loans

This site offers advice and call forwarding options, and we are in no way affiliated with any organisation mentioned on this website. Calls to 084 numbers cost up to 7p per minute plus your network access charge.
     

Local authority support

Where the local authority has outsourced welfare support any organisations and information will be held on this and associated pages above.

If the local authority are directly involved in welfare support through a contact address and / or number this is provided here, along with the circumstances under which the details should be given out.

Local authority Support offered Referral / Contact details
Bedford Borough Council

Covering Bedford & Kempston & 45 parishes

Crisis Grants & Home in the Community Grants

 

Links and contact no’s TBC
Central Bedfordshire (CBC)

Biggleswade, Chicksands, Sandy and a myriad of villages and towns

Crisis Loans & Community Care Grants

 

Links and contact no’s TBC
Hertfordshire County Council

Covering:

Broxbourne Local Authority

Dacorum Borough Council

Hemel Hempstead

East Herts Council

Hertsmere Council

North Herts District Council

St Albans City & District

Stevenage Borough

Three Rivers Council

Watford Council

Welwyn Hatfield Council

Hertfordshire Welfare Assistance Scheme

 

Links and contact no’s TBC
Luton Council Crisis Awards or Community Care Awards

 

Links and contact no’s TBC

 

     

Clothing, bedding etc.

Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
HertsHelp   Signposting through HertsHelp 0300 123 4044

 

     

Community banking, loans, grants etc.

Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below,
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Credit Union – to Locate your nearest   Call 0161 832 3694

www.findyourcredituniton.co.uk

Money Advice Service National 0300 500 5000

www.moneyadviceservice.org

Stepchange (formerly the Consumer Credit Counselling Service) offering free debt advice National 0800 138 1111

www.stepchange.org

National Debtline National 0808 808 4000 (call charges at local rates)

www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

Payplan – free debt advice service National 0800 917 7823

www.payplan.com

HertsHelp offer support and advice through HertSavers Credit Union Ltd and St Albans District Credit Union Hertfordshire HertSavers: 01707 269239 or 07545 484268

St Albans District Credit Union: 01727 859135

Black Squirrell Credit Union North Herts 01462 642045

01462 677242

Credit Union Stevenage 01438 740844
Dacorum First Credit Union Hemel Hempstead 01442 240250
St Albans District Credit Union ST Albans 01727 859135
Watford Credit Union Ltd Watford 01923 236401

 

     

Food banks, food cards etc.

Trussell Trust
Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox).
Foodbank Referral Service

Known local foodbanks

Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Prebend Street Day Centre

They can provide a Breakfast (70p) and Lunch (70p/£1.00), assistance on finding housing, work, Doctor in on Friday, Tea/Coffee on hand all time, lounge to relax, Cleaning facilities.

Bedford 12 Prebend Street, Bedford

Tel 01234 365955/352717

The person requesting assistance has to go to the Day Centre to register personally.

Bedford Food Bank

Mon 14:00pm-16:00pm

Wed 13:00pm -15:00pm

Bedford Brickhill Church Centre

Brickhill Drive

Bedford

Mk41 7QF

01234 273773

Bedford Food Bank

Night Café in Salvation Amy will be open from 10:00pm until 7am for people who have no where to sleep during this cold weather.

Bedford Salvation Army,

Bedford Congress Hall, Commercial Road

Bedford

MK40 1QS

Friday 12:00-14:00pm.

Polish/British Integration Centre Bedford The Place

Bradgate Road

Bedford

MK40 3DE

01234 328100/01234 358444, email: info@pbic.co.uk, www.pbic.co.uk

Bedford Housing Link Biggleswade 1 Church Street

Biggleswade

SG18 0JS

01767 220009

Potton Vineyard Church Potton, (near Biggleswade) 24 The square,

Potton

Beds

SG19 2NP 01767261764

Biggleswade Baptist Church Biggleswade 24 London Road,

Biggleswade

Beds

SG18 8EB

07511367066

The Needs Project Stotfold Kings Baptist Church

Stotfold

07952765302

Herts Young Homeless Group c/o Herts Worknet Borehamwood The Old Post Office 23 Shenley Road

Borehamwood

WD6 1AU

0208 207 6262

Salvation Army

Will contact the customer and offer assistance with food parcels which they can deliver to the customer’s address.

Watford

St Albans

Barnet

01923 801169

01727 855395

0208 275 0287

Salvation Army Dunstable Bullpond Lane

Dunstable

Bedfordshire

Lu6 3ah

01582 606031

Foodbank, New Life Church

Mon 2:00-4:00pm

Weds 10;00am-12noon

Dunstable 80a Houghton Road Dunstable

Beds

Lu5 5ad Open :Monday 2:00-4:00pm And Weds 10;00am To 12noon

Foodbank,.

Tues 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Friday 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Dunstable The Way, 6-8 West Street Dunstable, LU6 1SX

If wishing to discuss a specific need in advance, contact glyn hodges on 01582661621 or 07831332938 or contact website www.weststreet.org.uk

Foodbank

Thurs 9:30am -11;30am

Dunstable St Augustine’s Church, Oakwood Ave,

Dunstable

Beds

LU5 4AR.

Foodbank

Weds 9:00am to 11:00am

Toddington Wilkinson Hall

Station Road

Toddington

Beds

LU5 6SN

Herts Young Homeless Group

Services are open to all 16 – 25 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Hatfield 2nd Floor, York House

14 Salisbury Square

Old Hatfield

Herts

AL9 5AD

Tel; 01707 251384

Email; headoffice@hyhg.org

Web: www.hyhg.org HYHG

Shelter Services

Anyone who is homeless, has a housing problem or housing related difficulty.

Hatfield Queensway House Queensway

Hatfield

AL10 0LW

Tel; 0344 515 1944

Email: hertfordshire@shelter.org.uk

Web; www.shelter.org.uk

Fax; 01707 263255

Salvation Army

Services open to the homeless, those with housing issues and those struggling to afford food.

Welwyn Garden City Welwyn Garden City Corps Cole Green Lane

Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

AL7 4JU

Tel; 01707 376797

Email :welwyn.garden.city@salvationarmy.org.uk

YMCA

Provide hostel accommodation for 16-30 year olds who are in housing need.

Welwyn Garden City Peartree Lane

Welwyn Garden City

Hertfordshire

AL7 3UL

Tel; 01707 351400

Email: admin@centralhertsymca.org.uk

The Salvation Army   Hemel Hempstead Corps Waterhouse Street

Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire

HP1 1ES

Major Tim and Captain Samantha Johnson
Tel: 01442 253607

Email: hemel.hempstead@salvationarmy.org.uk

     
     
     
     

 

     

White goods

Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
     

 

   

Citizens Advice

Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website.
Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below.
Support offered Contact details
Citizens Advice Bureaux give free, independent, impartial and confidential advice and information on a range of subjects including Benefits, consumer rights, debt and money advice, family and relationships, legal issues and employment Citzens Advice Bureaux Locations in Hertfordshire
For Bedfordshire please use the Citizens Advice website to locate

 

     

Other welfare support

 
Support offered Contact details
   
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Bedford Local Social Services Contact The Salvation Army

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Bedford Major Oxley

The Salvation Army

Bedford Congress Hall Commercial Road

Bedford

MK40 1QS

Tel 01234 266941

Biggleswade Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Biggleswade 142 London Road Biggleswade

SG18 8EL

0300 300 8000

Borehamwood Social Services

(customers would be referred to Watford)

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Borehamwood 01438 737400
Dunstable Office Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Dunstable County Offices

Vernon Place LU5 4EZ

01582 818499

Hatfield Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Hatfield 19 Gresley Close

Welwyn Garden City

Herts

AL8 7QA

Tel; 01707 884556

Email; info@locallife.co.uk

Hemel Hempstead Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Hemel Hempstead Tel: 01438 737400
Hertford Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Hertford Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall,

Pegs Lane,

Hertford,

SG13 8DQ,

0300 123 4040.

Leighton Buzzard Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard Social Services 01582 744000
Letchworth Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Letchworth The Old Grammar School Broadway

Letchworth Garden City

Herts

SG6 3TD

Luton Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

  01582 54 60 00
St Albans Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

St Albans Fiona Edwards

01438 737400

Margaret Kimber

01438 737500

Waltham Cross Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Waltham Cross 01992 555555
Watford Social Services

Assess each customer individually and then forward them towards the appropriate help.

Watford 01438 737400
Dacorum Rent Aid

DRA is a rent guarantee scheme, dealing with over 18’s who are homeless, unemployed or on low pay and are single.

Hemel Hempstead Bury Lodge,

1 Queensway

Hemel Hempstead

HP1 1HT.

No appointment is necessary.

     
     

Staffordshire & Shropshire Crisis Contacts

This site offers advice and call forwarding options, and we are in no way affiliated with any organisation mentioned on this website. Calls to 084 numbers cost up to 7p per minute plus your network access charge.

Local authority support

Where the local authority has outsourced welfare support any organisations and information will be held on this and associated pages above.

If the local authority are directly involved in welfare support through a contact address and / or number this is provided here, along with the circumstances under which the details should be given out.

Local authority Support offered Referral / Contact details
Stoke on Trent Council With effect from

1st April 2013 …

Goods / services may be provided to support customers, based upon the Local Authority’s assessment of need.

By telephone :

01782 234234

This is also the Out of Hours phone number.

If customer does not have access to a phone they should be directed to the Council’s nearest public access centre for face to face advice.

http://www.stoke.gov.uk

Staffordshire County Council With effect from

1st April 2013 …

Goods / services may be provided to support customers, based upon the Local Authority’s assessment of need.

By telephone :

0300 1118008

The Out of Hours phone number is to be confirmed

(in time for 01/04/13)

If customer does not have access to a phone they should be directed to the Council’s nearest public access centre for face to face advice.

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk

Shropshire Council With effect from

1st April 2013 …

Goods / services may be provided to support customers, based upon the Local Authority’s assessment of need.

By telephone :

0345 6789001

The Out of Hours phone number is :

0345 6789005.

Online application available : www.shropshire.gov.uk

Customers can visit any current council locations for an application form as a paper form or completed online (where a PC is available).

Telford and Wrekin Council With effect from

1st April 2013 …

Goods / services may be provided to support customers, based upon the Local Authority’s assessment of need.

By telephone :

01952 383838

The Out of Hours phone number is :

01952 676500.

Online application available :

http://www.telford.gov.uk/

Customer Service points will support face to face applications for vulnerable groups.

 

     

Clothing, bedding etc.

Any known organisations providing support in this area will be listed below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
None known    

 

     

Community banking, loans, grants etc.

Organisations providing this kind of support will be listed below,
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
None known    

 

     

Food banks, food cards etc.

Trussell Trust
Search for local food banks via the Trussell Trust website; note that this site is best viewed in Firefox (Right click on the link, copy shortcut, paste into Firefox).
Foodbank Referral Service

Known local foodbanks

Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
Stoke on Trent Food Bank Via Referral Form  
Rugeley Food Bank Via Referral Form  
Market Drayton Food Bank Via Referral Form  
Newcastle-U-Lyme Food Bank Via Referral Form  
Cannock Food Bank Via Referral Form  
Kidsgrove Food Bank Via Referral Form  
Oswestry Food Bank Via Referral Form  
Stafford Food Bank Via Referral Agency  

 

     

White goods

Any known organisations providing replacement or help with white goods (Fridge/freezer etc.) will be provided below.
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details
None known    

 

   

Citizens Advice

Find the address and contact details for local Citizens Advice via their website.
Where a specific local service is offered by CA for those in crisis this will be listed below.
Support offered Contact details
Advice and Guidance Staffordshire website
Advice and Guidance Shropshire website
Advice and Guidance Stoke on Trent website
Advice and Guidance Telford and Wrekin website

 

     

Other welfare support

 
Support offered Contact details
   
Organisation / Support offered Eligibility Referral / Contact details