Their mission is to help formerly homeless people as they move into a new home. They do this by
providing them with the essential items they need with the exception of furniture. Most of the items
are recycled from donations of second hand goods. However, kettles, pillows and duvets are
purchased new, as are items in a utility pack which contains washing-up liquid, deodorants, soap etc.
BCWA aims to empower anyone suffering domestic abuse so they can make informed choices about their future. Our services are confidential, non-judgmental and respectful of diversity.
BCWA puts anyone who contacts us for support at the heart of decision making, so that they can gain the confidence, strength and self-respect needed to free themselves from abusive relationships.
Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.
Buttle UK, is a charity that provides financial grants to needy children. The charity has helped many thousands of people throughout the UK.
The people the charity helps are often in particularly difficult circumstances and may be experiencing significant deprivation. They may be estranged from their family, seriously ill, or experiencing a range of other social problems.
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances, and is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to child’s wellbeing.
Little Village is like a food bank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5. They accept donations of excellent-condition, pre-loved items, which are passed on to families who need support. They are based in London, with hubs in Camden, Wandsworth and Southwark. There website includes a full list of the London boroughs they support, which include Bromley, Croydon and Lewisham.
For a full list of UK baby banks visit: https://littlevillagehq.org/
Lewisham Donation Hub
Lewisham Donation Hub is a voluntary project set up in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. They collect and organise donations of all kinds, which they then share with those facing hardship. They provide support from 10:30-16:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. They have a dedicated donation day each Sunday, from 1-4pm. Any one who is needing help in these difficult times, can visit the hub (no booking required).
The Hygiene Bank
At The Hygiene Bank, we believe it is not right that feeling clean should be a luxury or a privilege for anyone in our society, yet many are living in poverty and cannot afford to stay clean. That is why our network of projects exists – to give people access to the basics they need.