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This section contains links to organizations that provide services for families (which you may want to include on a poster) and organizations working for a fair, more equal society and towards the eradication of poverty.

Links to organisations and services for families 

Links to organisations providing information and services for families. 
You may want to include details for these organisations on resource leaflets for families.
1. Organisations to help families access income 
2. Organisations to help families access essentials 
3. Organisations which support families wellbeing

1. Organisations to help families access income

A national charity and network of local charities offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

Advice on housing, benefits, work, debt, money, law and courts, immigration and more.

Citizens Advice


Free and impartial money advice backed by the government. Including advice on benefits, savings, debt, pensions


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StepChange Debt Charity - Free Expert Debt Advice.


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A sure start maternity grant is £500 and you do not have to pay it back. Apply up to 6 months of age. Check eligibility and apply at:

National Debtline is a charity who give free and independent debt advice over the phone and online.

Telephone: 0800 808 4000

National Debtline

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Help to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. Useful benefits calculator

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2. Organisations to help families access essentials 

For information and advice on housing issues such as disrepair, eviction and homelessness, and to access Shelter’s emergency helpline

Shelter - The housing and homelessness charity

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If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 4 you can get free vouchers or payments every 4 weeks to spend on:

cow’s milk, fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables. infant formula milk, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses

You can also get free Healthy Start vitamins.

Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)


The Tussell Trust support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK

You can search for local food banks on their

You can also sign your hospital / surgery up to become a referral organisation by contacting your local foodbank

The Trussell Trust - Stop UK Hunger

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Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated. As well as providing a forum of support they provide  on housing, safety planning, dealing with police and more.

Women's Aid

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If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme
Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) - NHS (

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This organisation provides families with white goods such as fridge/freezers, washing machines and cookers. Families can be referred through the local food bank and need to be working along side social services. For more information see their website:  

YPFF is a Scottish Government fund designed to support parents/primary carers and any accompanying siblings under the age of 18 with the costs associated with visiting a young inpatient aged under 18 in hospital.
You can claim for transport, meals, parking or accommodation
Young Patients Family Fund -

3. Organisations which support families wellbeing 

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This website is AMAZING! Worried about your Child's Behaviour or Mental Health?

Reliable Resources recommended by Parents and Professionals

HappyMaps | Support for Your Child's Mental Health


Kooth provide free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling.


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The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

The Mix - Essential support for under 25s

Mind is a leading mental health charity. It provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems


Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.

Home-Start UK

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CYP Psychological First Aid online course - FutureLearn

On this course, learners will focus on children and young people’s mental health, and discover practical ways to help them cope and access the support they need during and after emergencies and crisis situations.

Organisations working for a fairer, more equal , healthier society

The APLE Collective is a national collective of individuals who experience poverty. Working together with organisations that support us to take positive action to eradicate poverty.

Rethinking Poverty is a hub for discussions on creating a good and just society

The Equality Trust | Working to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) provides free debt help and local community groups across the UK. Our free services, run with local churches, provide practical and emotional support and show people that there is always hope.

Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the more than one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty. It doesn’t have to be like this. We work to understand what causes poverty, the impact it has on children’s lives, and how it can be prevented and solved – for good.

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