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Baby Basics Cornwall

Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby.

Baby Basics provides much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves; including but not limited to teenage mums, people seeking asylum and women fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking. All our clients are referred by frontline care professionals.

Website: https://baby-basics.org.uk/
Tel: 07463 806731
Email: babybasicscornwall@gmail.com

BBC Children In Need Emergency Essentials

The Emergency Essentials programme provides small grants to families facing a crisis at home. The programme can provide items that meet children’s most basic needs, such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to give them a hot meal, clothing (in a crisis) and other items and services that are critical to children’s wellbeing.

Website: www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/emergency-essentials

Buttle Trust

For families affected by Domestic abuse:

Educational supplies such as laptops, stationery and equipment, including books and educational toys, school uniforms, essential home furniture – such as a cooker or a child’s bed, items to decorate or personalise a child’s bedroom, clothing/work uniform, toys and baby equipment and more!

Website: www.buttletrust.org

Tel: 020 78287311 

Catholic Children’s Society Plymouth

Supporting the purchase of household goods, or children’s clothing through essential grants and parental guidance.

Website: www.ccsplymouth.org.uk

Tel: 01364 645420

Email ccs@prcdtr.org.uk

Cornwall Crisis and Care Awards

Crisis awards are for those in emergency or disaster situations to help them and their families with immediate needs.

Care awards help vulnerable people to live as independently as possible in their community.

Website: Crisis and Care awards – Cornwall Council

Devon and Cornwall Furniture Reuse Project

Not free…. but very much reduced cost household items.

Website: www.cpfrp.org/

Family Action Welfare Grant    

Providing grants for a variety of needs such as beds, cookers, clothing, medical adaptations etc. 

Eligibility: 

  •  adults with a mental health diagnosis; parents with a drug/alcohol problem;
  • families/individuals in the first 6 months of fleeing family home and the first 6 months after moving into a new home;
  • isolated people aged over 60;
  • young people 19-25 living alone;
  • people in need of treatment or disability aids not available on NHS. 

All applications must be made online by a statutory agency or voluntary organisation.

Tel: 020 7254 6251

Email: grants.enquiry@family-action.org.uk  

Hidden Help

 Helping those in urgent need in Cornwall to make a new home and a fresh start with recycled household items from the local community. 

Hidden Help collects unwanted but good quality household goods and up-cycles them, redistributing them to those in urgent need of furniture. 

They do not accept direct referrals from members of the public but work exclusively through local council and other agencies.

Website: www.hiddenhelp.org/

Tel: 07794 738732

Email: wendy@hiddenhelp.org

The Glasspool Trust

 This Trust awards grants to help people over a short-term crisis.  Applications are only accepted through organisations.

If eligible, beneficiaries can apply for help with purchasing: white goods; beds/bedding; essential household items; clothing, including school uniforms; baby needs; travel expenses for hospital visits etc.

A contribution may be made towards equipment/adaptations for people with disabilities if recommended by an occupational health therapist; vocational materials, training and driving lessons where there is evidence of an employment offer; computer equipment/television where there is a substantial disability/illness. 

Tel: 020 8520 4354

 The Vicar’s Relief Fund

 This charity allocates grants to people who are in danger of becoming homeless; are currently homeless or those who are attempting to establish/maintain a tenancy. 

It awards grants to help provide the recipient with necessities, including requests for beds; bedding; clothing; domestic appliances and arrears that are not the fault of the client, but further action is threatened. 

A referral needs to be made by social workers; housing support workers; key workers; probation officers; health professionals; chaplains and voluntary organisation staff.

Tel: 020 77661125

Email: craig.norman@smitf.org