Buddies in Need

Building on previous projects completed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Buddies in Need project provides support to individuals and families experiencing food and fuel poverty.

Due to job losses and reduced working hours, many of our clients are first time Universal Credit claimants who have never asked for support before and do not know where to go for help: they report struggling to navigate systems to access support and lack the confidence to ask. Also, the residents this project supports fall outside the criteria for assistance from other agencies, for example they are too young for Age UK’s befriending and food delivery offer.

By providing food parcels, befriending support and advice on managing their utility bills, we give residents the chance to get back on their feet again and feel less socially isolated.

For more information about the project please call 01254 292650