UK Baby Banks
Love, Amelia proudly supports families living in Tyne & Wear and County Durham however there are a number of amazing organisations around the UK who may be able to accept donations of clothes, toys and other items for babies and children. This map can identify other baby banks near you:
Local Support Services
We occasionally receive requests for support which go beyond our resources. Please see the useful list of other services available in our area:
The Trussell Trust provides emergency food and support to people who are experiencing financial difficulties. They have services across the UK, click the button to find a service close to you.
Citizens Advice provides a range of services and support to help with the cost of living, housing, bills, debt, benefits, and more. They have services across the UK and offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
Mental Health & Wellbeing support
Mind are a national charity offering support with mental health and wellbeing. If you are experiencing concerns with your mental health, Mind can offer supportive and reliable information in a safe and confidential way.
Services in your local area
Each local council provides crisis services, complemented by countless charitable organisations to assist you with your needs. Explore the resources in your area by clicking the buttons below to learn more.
Grants for individuals
Some families may be eligible for a individual grant, depending on their personal circumstances. Grants are generally used to purchase particular items and equipment, such as home furnishings, white goods, adult clothing and beds. Applications for grants must be submitted by a professional/organisation supporting the person.
Greggs Hardship Fund offers grants up to £150 to families and individuals for items such as whitegoods, adult clothing, beds, flooring.
Buttle UK offer small grants to children/families who are facing complex issues to help prevent them falling further into crisis.
Glasspool Charity Trust Essential Living Fund support individuals and families who are a legal UK resident by providing small grants for household items and essential clothing.
Turn2us is a website which provides links to small grant-making organisations. Search by postcode and age group for information on organisations in the area the family live.