Make a Referral
During the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to close all our drop-in sessions. We remain committed to doing everything we can to reach families who need support, but are prioritising emergency situations.
If you are new to Little Village, please read our full referrals policy here.
You can also read our Frequently Asked Questions document here.
We currently offer two options:
We are able to offer a months’ worth of essential provisions to families who are struggling – including nappies, wipes, toiletries, sanitary products and household items. These items will be delivered safely and directly to the family’s home. Read more about the contents of this pack here.
Clothes, and bedding for urgent referrals
These are available to:
- – families of newborn babies (mums 26 weeks or more pregnant and newborns up to 3 months old);
- – and of children 3 months to 5 years with nothing.
We can offer a clothing bundle and appropriate bed andmattress (in some instances, we may be able to offer a buggy and other items of newborn kit if required). We will also include a pack of nappies and wipes, and a substantial pack of toiletries for all adults and children in the household. All these items are delivered safely and directly to the family’s home.
Please note: During the summer months we can only supply clothing and kit to families in emergency situations. You are welcome to refer families in less urgent need, but that these referrals will not be fulfilled until September.
Who can I refer?
We accept referrals from professional and voluntary organisations working with families in an official capacity. We do not accept self-referrals, or referrals for family and friends.
We rely on your professional judgement to decide who would benefit from our support. Please note that due to shortages in stock and volunteers we have had to temporarily tighten our geographical reach and can now only support families who live in the following boroughs:
Camden, Southwark, Wandsworth, Barnet, Brent, City of Westminster, City of London, Croydon, Haringey, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Greenwich, Islington, Kingston upon Thames, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Tower Hamlets and Bromley.
If you know of a family who lives beyond these boroughs, see here for other charities we have identified who may be able to help.