There are several local organisations that can help
Other help is available in the Eastleigh area, in addition to the support that we offer. It includes:
Grants and funding
Information on energy saving grants and discounts
Emergency Food Parcels from Eastleigh Basics Bank
We have teamed up with Eastleigh Basics Bank and a number of other local organisations to offer vouchers to local residents who are in emergency need of food. Please contact us and if we can help we'll provide a voucher for a food parcel for you to collect from Eastleigh Basics Bank
The food parcel will be a mix of tinned, packets and boxed food as well as fresh produce (when available) and the Basics Bank will try to meet any special dietary requirements, as far as their stock allows. Please note that Eastleigh Basics Bank does not accept direct customers - you need to referred by agencies, such as the Council.
If you would like to donate food or support Eastleigh Basics Bank in any other way please contact them direct through their website.
Help with furniture
SCRATCH (Southampton City and Region Action to Combat Hardship) is a local charity supporting households on a low income with furniture and other items such as paint and curtains. If you are required to move following a threat of homelessness, you may be eligible for help towards the costs of a furniture package. If you would like to discuss your eligibility for a furniture package, please contact the Housing Case Management Team on 023 8068 8000 or by visiting the daily duty drop in service at Eastleigh House during office opening hours. Alternatively, you can contact SCRATCH (33 Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate, Southampton SO14 0SP) directly on 023 8077 3132, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.scratchcharity.co.uk
The DORCAS Project collects donated furniture which is passed on to individuals and families who have been referred. The project can usually deliver within five working days. It works on a very strict ‘best goes first’ basis, meaning that when there is a choice of items required, the best items are delivered. The Dorcas Project can offer a basic package of furniture.
If you have items of furniture and household items that you wish to donate to the project, please call SCRATCH on 023 8077 3132.
SAIL (Support and Advice for Independent Living) provides support and advice by phone or at one of a number of drop-in sessions at a place local to you. Tuesdays Eastleigh: One Community Building, 16 Romsey Road, Eastleigh, SO5O 9AL. 10am—2pm .
Connect to Support Hampshire
Connect to Support Hampshire is a countywide online information and advice guide and directory of services. It is designed for all adults who may search for information regarding care and support.
Connect to Support has three main functions:
- a directory of free or low-cost local groups, activities and services within the community
- an information and advice section for individuals, carers, personal assistants, service providers, community organisations and health and social care professionals.
- a directory of care providers (home care agencies and care homes)