Support for Families

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With Christmas on the horizon and winter here already, please be aware of organisations who can help your families. Most of them have a social media page (I.e Facebook) which is used a lot more than their web sites.

Citizens advice energy support (Support with lots of things including discussing keeping energy bills down)

Your energy supplier has gone bust - Citizens Advice

Ridgewater energy (Support with lots of things including discussing keeping energy bills down, white goods, wall/loft insulation. They deal with rental properties as well owned properties)

Home | Ridgewater Energy

Bundles that Love (under Bournemouth Foodbank) Everything you need for 0-5 years. 

Bundles That Love - Bournemouth Foodbank

Hope for food (food, clothing, household goods) 

Hope For Food – Helping hands, when we're most needed

Wardrobe foundation Women’s clothing, including smart items for job interviews or a new job.

Wardrobe Foundation

These are only a few organisations, there are so many incredible people out there wanting to help.

Also, don’t forget about Bookstart (

Family Information Directory ( Take a look at the new tile ‘Best start to life’

YMCA Children centres (Townsend and Queens Park) have some food items for free, clothing and a coat rail. Please check with them first for donations.

Bourne Community Hub activities and Henry Brown Community Centre have activities for all ages.

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