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Essentials & Housing

In this section, you will find organisations that help provide emergency food and basic necessities to individuals, along with information on housing support services.

Alongside this list, we recommend that you visit the website of your local council or contact them directly to see what local support is available.

Step Change

Step Change is the UK's leading debt charity where you can get expert debt advice and fee-free debt management to help you tackle your debts

Visit their website if you are in a cash crisis situation and urgently need money for food or other essentials. This video also explains what to do if you’re worried about your financial situation. 

Turn2us

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Use their free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tools to check what benefits you might be able to claim and what grants you might be able to apply for.

Bloody Good Period

Bloody Good Period are partnered with 40 asylum seeker drop-in centres around the country, helping provide sanitary products.

They have a large supply of period products in their storage facility, and have providing them to anyone who needs them (particularly drop-in centres, refuges, homeless shelters and food banks). They are also supplying frontline NHS workers who are struggling to access period essentials.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church. They provide a range of outreach support services. 

You can find your nearest Salvation Army here.

Independent Food Bank Map

There are 842 independent food banks operating across the UK, access a map of them here. If you'd like further information, please contact Sabine Goodwin at ifanconnect@gmail.com.

Feeding Britain

Feeding Britain run a network of emergency food programmes across the UK to protect children and their families from hunger. Hot meals and food packages are being made available, through a combination of home deliveries and collection points.

You can find out more via their website.

Olio

Olio is a food sharing app that connects neighbours with each other and Food Waste Hero volunteers with local businesses, to share food (and other things) rather than chuck them away.

Crisis

Advice & support for homeless people.

If you’re homeless, Crisis can offer you expert help to find safe housing, an opportunity to gain new skills plus wellbeing and safety advice at their Skylight centres.

St Mungo's

For nearly 50 years, St Mungo’s has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle homelessness.

Find out about their services in outreach, accommodation, health, recovery, employment and more here.

Hey Girls

Hey Girls gives a box of product away to girls and young women in the UK from low-income families for every one box that’s sold.

Crisis

Crisis is a national charity for homeless people. They provide help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good.

They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. How they help someone depends on their individual needs and situation. 

 

Shelter

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, and legal services.

Their main site has a range of resources to help those in need of housing support. You can also find links to their regional information.

National Zakat Foundation

NZF is and UK platform connecting Muslims who can give Zakat with those who should be receiving it locally.

You can access their website to find out more or to apply for Zakat.

They are currently offering support through four funds: Hardship Relief Fund, Housing Fund, Work Fund, and Education Fund.