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Support for people experiencing food poverty in Greenwich

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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:

[email protected]

 

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