Cost of Living Support
Many families across England are struggling with covering costs as prices increase for energy, food, petrol etc.
Below, we are sharing information about where families may be able to receive additional support. Each family's circumstances vary, as does the support available, so services which may be accessible to some families, may not be available to others.
For more information contact Emma McGregor-Davies or Kelly Pope on 01634 683990
DAILY LIVING COST SUPPORT - FOOD
We are registered with Foodbank and are able to provide the vouchers needed to access this service. There is a limit as to how often they are able to support each family.
However, please do get in touch with us if you would like a referral or further detail. There are a number of foodbank schemes locally open on different days and times.
Visit this link to find your most local in Medway: https://bit.ly/3bfCwFA
SECOND CHANCE MEDWAY
Second Chance Charity Medway has a food project where food can be purchased at a fraction of the supermarket prices.
This project is available by appointment only Monday to Friday - phone 01634 408840
OLIO is an app which can be downloaded by anyone and connects neighbours with each other, and with local businesses, so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.
This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. For your convenience, OLIO can also be used for non-food household items too.
GILLINGHAM STREET ANGELS
The Gillingham Street Angels stock fresh fruit, veg, dairy products, bread, cupboard items, and much much more refreshed daily. They do not require a voucher or proof of need.
They are open from 9am until 1pm Monday to Friday & 9am until 12pm on Saturdays (closed on Bank Holidays), at 43 Skinner Street, Gillingham, ME7 1LG.
For non-urgent enquiries, email Tracy: email@example.com
DAILY LIVING COST SUPPORT - PERIOD POVERTY
Period poverty has a huge impact on the well-being of young girls, including their attendance at school during their periods.
Bradfields Academy is supported by the @The Red Box Project to provide free sanitary products for our students whose families cannot afford to. Should you require further information regarding this please contact Emma or Kelly
However, we do have a limited capacity for helping the girls in our academy and their families, due to supply.
Morrisons supermarket is offering free sanitary products to anyone in need. Simply go to the Customer Services Desk and ask for a package from Sandy. This will be provided you with this, no questions asked.