Family support resources
We created this page to bring together a list of resources available to you.
Cost of Living Support
We have put together this leaflet about all of the cost of living support you may be able to access.
Citizens Advice provide general advice on work, benefits, housing and access to food and essentials.
Sourcing baby equipment (or other items for the home)
If Little Village is unable to support you at this time, there are other routes you can explore to find baby equipment.
If you live outside of the areas we support, there may be another baby bank nearer you that can help. You can search for baby banks near you on this map.
You might also be able to find baby clothes and equipment through local social media sites, particularly Facebook. Try searching “freebay” and your local area on Facebook, or search your area and “parents” — you are likely to find local groups where people swap or sell items they no longer need.
Young Planet is an app advertising clothes and kit for kids (including older kids) going free based on your postcode.
Freecycle is an app and website where people give away their items locally for free. You can search by area or by item for the things you need.
Help with food
If you cannot afford to buy food, you can get help from a food bank near you. You can find your nearest food bank on the Trussell Trust website.
There may also be local food banks near you operating out of churches or mosques. Search “food bank” and your local area on Google and you may find more options.
Family Fund provide financial support if your child has a disability.
Worrying About Money offers useful leaflets on sources of support in certain London Boroughs.
Housing support and advice
Shelter are a national charity and able to provide helpline support on all housing issues including emergency support.