Thanks to the People’s Postcode Lottery, we received dedicated funding of £30k to help smaller organisations in our network access essential products, which encourage more people to take up other support services such as counselling, debt support and refuge services. Recognising that the cost-of-living crisis is having an acute impact on the smaller organisations in our network, we topped up this funding to award a further £10,000 in account credits.
Our new report maps the systems behind hygiene poverty, and crucially, outlines a Roadmap to Change with concrete steps we can take to help end hygiene poverty. Every person deserves to feel clean. But for those forced to make the daily decision whether to heat, eat or be clean, this human right is simply beyond their reach.
The crippling effect of the cost-of-living crisis is impacting charitable organisations across the UK. More and more organisations are experiencing a reduction in income compared to the start of the year.
The LEGO Group arranged for two organisations from our charitable network, H.O.P.E. at Morningside and Stow Residents, to bring 80 children, parents and carers to a private event at their flagship store in Leicester Square, London for an afternoon of play, fun and imagination!
The cost-of-living crisis is having far-reaching effects. Here’s our pick of the resources, tools and guides available to help.
We worked with the New Economics Foundation (NEF) to better understand the value of our work, and some of the key social outcomes we deliver. In 2021, every £1 spent delivering our work unlocked at least £14.05 of social value for our charitable network.
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Chance Changing Lives was the first community pantry to open in Cheshire back in October 2018. As a membership community pantry, it offers access to food and non-food items once a week for 150 families as well as offering many other support services, such as counselling and debt advice.
The Hygiene Bank (THB) in Moira, Northern Ireland, part of the national network of Hygiene Banks, distributes essential personal care items to local people struggling financially.