Need help?

Make a referral

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.

 

What help is available

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.

If you are new to Little Village, please read our full referrals policy here.

You can also read our frequently asked questions here.

We currently offer:

  • Kit and clothing packs

    We can provide clothing and shoes (up to age 5), essential baby equipment — including a safe place to sleep for your baby/child, bedding, a sling, a buggy, feeding and bathing equipment, toys and books, nappies, wipes — and toiletries for one adult and any children under 5 All these items are delivered safely and directly to the family’s home .

    These are currently available for all families with children under 5 that need support who live in one of the boroughs listed below.

Who you can refer

Please note that due to shortages in stock and volunteers, we have had to temporarily tighten our geographical reach and can now only provide clothing and kit for families who live in the following boroughs:

Barnet
Lambeth
Greenwich
Haringey
Brent
Kensington and Chelsea
Camden
Merton
Southwark
Wandsworth
City of Westminster
City of London
Croydon
Hackney
Hammersmith and Fulham
Islington
Kingston upon Thames
Lewisham
Richmond upon Thames
Sutton
Tower Hamlets
Bromley

How do the families receive what they need?

We normally invite families into our centres to choose the items they require.

Sadly, the pandemic has led to the temporary closure of our main sites for this purpose, and we are now delivering items to families with contact-free drop-off. We will contact the family to confirm their delivery address and slot. The family will also receive a call a couple of weeks after they have received their items to welcome them into the Little Village community and to offer further support and signposting if needed.

How can I get other help for families?

We have compiled some resources to help you and the families you work with get support from other sources. These may be useful if you are working with families whom we are unable to support at this time.