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  1. Support for people experiencing food poverty in Greenwich                                          

    Support with food

    Contact

    Emergency Food Aid:

    Greenwich Foodbank

     

    Vouchers are issued by wide range of referring agencies e.g. Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Social Services, Housing Associations and Housing Officers, some Children’s Centres, Job Centre Plus

    Community meals:

    Breakfast and lunch clubs run at many community centres and places of worship in Greenwich. Some offer free meals but there is usually a small charge.

    A comprehensive list of lunch clubs is being compiled and will soon appear on the Good Food in Greenwich website: www.goodfoodingreenwich.org/

    For children, schools often run breakfast clubs.

    Community Cookery Clubs:

    Free sessions where you learning to cook healthy meals on a budget. Sessions include a free meal.

     

    0800 470 4831 to find out about venues and times and to book a place

    Children’s centre fruit & veg stalls:

    Weekly fruit & veg stalls offering reasonably priced produce.

    cgcc-royalgreenwich.org/  Check website for opening times. Stalls at Pound Park, Mulgrave & Eglington Children’s Centres

    Support with financial issues

    Contact

    Benefits advice:

    RBG Welfare Rights Service  Free welfare rights advice

     

    Plumstead Law Centre Free welfare rights advice

     

    Citizens Advice Bureau Free information and advice on benefits and other money problems

     

    020 8921 6375

     

    020 8854 8848 pclc.org.uk/  Call or check website for opening hours.

     

     

    020 8853 9499 greenwichcab.org.uk/  Call or to check opening hours.

     

    Debt advice:

    Greenwich Money Advice Service Specialist unit of CAB helping people with debt problems.

     

    Meridian Money Advice ServiceFree, confidential debt advice, advice on credit debts, County Court action, mortgage, rent and Council Tax.

     

    020 8309 8646 greenwichcab.org.uk/bureaux/greenwich-money-advice-service/   Call or check website for opening hours.

     

     

    020 8293 3432 royalgreenwich.gov.uk/

     

    Emergency Support Scheme Discretionary support to assist with short term needs in an emergency e.g. small cash payments, furniture items and white goods.

     

    020 8921 2078

    Saving money on fuel bills:

    Stay Warm Stay Safe

     

    0800 470 4831 www.livewellgreenwich.org.uk

    Support with other issues

    Contact

    Housing advice:

    Greenwich Housing Rights Free advice on housing related issues with a focus on: Possession claims and court proceedings, eviction, rent and mortgage arrears.

     

     

    020 8854 8848 grhr.co.uk/  

    Call or check website for opening hours.

    Employment advice:

    Plumstead Law Centre Free legal advice on employment rights

     

    020 8854 8848 pclc.org.uk/

    Call or check website for opening hours.

    Immigration advice:

    Plumstead Law Centre Free legal advice on immigration issues

     

    Greenwich Migrant Hub Support and advocacy service for migrants, includes specialist housing and immigration advice and a free meal.

     

    020 8854 8848 pclc.org.uk/

    Call or check website for opening hours.

     

     

    Drop-in sessions run on Tuesdays, 10.30-1.30, Woolwich Common Community Centre

    No recourse to public funds support:

    Greenwich Migrant Hub Support and advocacy service for migrants, includes specialist housing and immigration advice and a free meal.

     

    RBG No Recourse to Public Funds Team Support for children, families and single adults excluded from accessing homelessness support and welfare benefits.

     

    Drop-in sessions run on Tuesdays, 10.30-1.30, Woolwich Common Community Centre

     

     

    02089213398 or email:

    no-recourse-funds@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

     

    Organisations providing support for specific vulnerable groups to access advice and support services:

    Contact

    Live Well Greenwich Line A free helpline staffed by local, trained health and wellbeing advisers for signposting and support with living well.

     

    Greenwich Libraries Free IT access, essential as benefits applications and claims go online.

     

    Families Information Service Information and advice on childcare, activities, children’s centres and support services for parents/carers, children and young people in Greenwich.

     

    Advocacy for Older People Trained volunteer advocates and co-
    ordinating staff help people aged over 55 to make informed choices about their own care
    needs and work to enhance the lives of people who are often socially isolated
    and vulnerable.

     

    Greenwich Association of Disabled People Advice and advocacy service for deaf and disabled people.

     

    Greenwich Mind: Mindline A telephone counselling service offering immediate help and support in a crisis, the opportunity to talk over a problem in confidence, on-going support, information about the services the Centre offers and general information about services in the area. 

     

    CGL Aspire Support for dependent drinkers and drug users to help them achieve abstinence.

     

    0800 470 4831 www.livewellgreenwich.org.uk

     

     

     

    www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/libraries/

     

     

    020 8921 6921 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/fis

     

     

     

    020 8269 0298 www.afop.org.uk

     

     

     

     

     

    020 8305 2221 www.gad.org.uk

     

     

    0208 853 1735- Opening Hours for Mindline are:

    Monday-Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm

    Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6.00pm to 9.00pm

     

     

    020 8316 0116 www.giveusabuzz.net/local-adult-services.html

     

     

    Online resources:

    Contact

    Greenwich Community Directory

     

     

    www.greenwichcommunitydirectory.org.uk

     

     

     

     

  2. WCCC Homeless Event - 10th December

    We would like to thank everyone that volunteered and donated towards the WCCC Christmas Homeless Event. This year we have the best turn out today. We served Christmas dinner from 2 pm till 7 pm. Our upper hall was jam-packed with clothes, shoes and toiletries. Everyone that attended got a satchel of essential items.

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    Homeless Poster 2017 v2