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:
Clothes, kit and bedding for emergency situations for:
- families with a newborn baby (30 weeks pregnant or baby under 3 months) or
- families in emergency situations with nothing for their children (for example: victims of domestic violence, trafficking, modern slavery or recent asylum arrivals).
If you live in one of the boroughs listed below, we can provide clothing and shoes (up to age 5), essential baby equipment — including a safe place to sleep for your baby, mattress only for older children (cot or cotbed size), bedding, a sling, limited books and toys, nappies and wipes — and toiletries for one adult and any children under 5.
All these items are delivered safely and directly to the family’s home.
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:
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 centres, and we are now delivering items to families with contact-free drop-off. We will phone each family to go over their requirements and confirm their delivery details.
You can read more about how the process works in our which you can download and send on to any family you refer.
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.