With rising food costs, and high energy bills, many families are feeling the pressure at the moment, but for those who were already struggling it’s particularly tough. Many are having to make unthinkable choices between food, heating and nappies. Increasingly, the families being referred to us are from working households, but with the cost of living being at an all-time high, their wages are no longer enough.
Our vital service of supporting Surrey families with practical essentials for their babies and children is needed more than ever. But, we know that families may need help across a range of fronts, so we’ve put together the following information to signpost families and professionals to further resources if they need them.
The stories we’re hearing from referral partners when they pick up items is harrowing. We’ve even been contacted by some of the families we’re supporting to express both their gratitude and relief.