Useful links

Here is a list of other charities and organisations that might be useful if you're needing further help.

General Information

Citizens Advice provides a lot of helpful information for those who need advice about managing your money and ensuring you are receiving everything you are entitled to, as well as other practical advice.

A charity that helps people in financial need to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. You can enter your postcode and it will bring up a list of possible grants you could apply for in your local area.

Debt and finances

Christians Against Poverty
CAP is a national debt counselling charity which offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt through its unique, in-depth service.

If you're unsure of what benefits you might be entitled to, take a look at Christian Against Poverty's Benefits Calculator.

Step Change are a telephone-based debt advice service.

Credit Union
An effective, friendly and helpful alternative to banks to help you manage your money - loans and savings accounts are two of the services offered.

Community Money Advice
A national charity that enables community groups to establish local debt advice centres to reach anyone in need with unconditional, quality advice.

Money Helper (formerly Money Advice Service)
Free and impartial money advice, set up by the government.

Practical Help

Safe Families for Children
An innovative collaboration between faith groups, volunteers and childcare professionals to provide support for parents and families.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
An international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. Befriending is one of the many services offered by SVP volunteers.

Food and household items

Trussell Trust
The UK network of foodbanks giving emergency food to people in crisis.

Furniture Re-use Network
Identifies places around the country where you can obtain second-hand furniture at no cost.

Freecycle is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) different items, large and small, for free in their own towns. Membership is free and by joining the group in your town or city, you will get potential access to the things you need.

Offers interview clothing, styling advice and interview training to women on low income. Only available in certain UK locations.

Giving away unwanted items for free and operating on the same principle as Freecycle.

Resources for Churches

Church Urban Fund
If you are seeking funding for a project impacting those in poverty in England, the Church Urban Fund Mustard Seed grants could be just the place for you.

Neighbourhood Prayer Network
An organisation with the aim of seeing every street in the UK covered in prayer. You can add your street to their map and join many others who believe in the power of prayer for your village, town or city.

Isaiah 61 Movement Resource for churches and individuals to share their faith.

Spiritual and faith help

Alpha and related ministries
Alpha is a course available across the nation to anyone interested in discovering what Christianity is all about. Linked to Alpha are other key ministries such as Relationship Central and caring for ex-offenders, all designed to address the current needs of the nation.