Strut Safe is a free UK-wide phoneline for when you’re walking alone.
Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-3am
Please visit Strut Safe’s page or their website for more info
Help is available for people across Worcestershire who are most in need. The Household Support Fund maybe able to help with:
To find out more information visit:
Please note this is not an emergency support service, it may take a number of weeks for applications to be processed.
Skills Bootcamps are free flexible courses of up to 16 weeks for people looking for a new role or job opportunity.
Once you complete the course, you’ll be guaranteed a job interview. If you’re self-employed, you’ll be able to use the training to seek new opportunities for your business. If you’re being supported by your current employer to complete the Skills Bootcamp then you’ll be offered a new role or new responsibilities.
You may be eligible to apply for a Skills Bootcamp if you:
If you claim Universal Credit, you can apply and continue to claim benefits.
Some Skills Bootcamps have additional eligibility criteria. Contact the training provider to check if you’re eligible and apply for the course.
give support for energy costs across Worcestershire. You have to be a permanent Worcestershire resident, have an income of no more than £31,000, have no household savings and someone at home has some form of vulnerability e.g. disability, long term condition, pregnant, unmanageable debt.
Pensioners on pension credit should have had a one-off payment already. If you have just started receiving pension credit, you will receive a voucher in the coming weeks, and you do not need to apply. This will be issued to you in the form of a voucher directly by the county council.
For additional support for pensioners, carers and those with a disability please http://worcestershireadvicenetwork.org.uk/ Further information on the wider local support available can be found on the https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/community-services-directory
Help with food and other essentials may be available, contact your local District Council for more information.
For help to find a local food bank visit:https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/
https://www.foodaidnetwork.org.uk/our-members You may have a child who attends school and you don’t get a lot of money, for more information about Free School Meals visit https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/schools-education-and-learning/free-school-meals
We the council will continue to support families who qualify for a Free School Meal in the holidays until the end of the February 2024. You will need to contact your school directly regarding the issuing of Free School Meal vouchers during school holidays.
Further support with holiday activities and food is also available for families via the Ready Steady Worcestershire programme https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/virtual-family-hub/ready-steady-worcestershire-holiday-activities-and-food-haf-programme
Healthy Start is a Government Scheme that provides weekly vouchers to parents and can help you if you’re pregnant or have a young child under four. These vouchers can be spent on milk, fruit and vegetables and infant formula milk at your local shops and supermarkets, as well as offering coupons for free vitamins too.
For more information about the scheme https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing-advice-and-guidance/healthy-eating
What is the Pantry?
A Pantry is "get more for less" it is to help and encourage families/singles that need a little bit of Support to manage through tough times. We aim to help as many residents that need a little support.
What will you find at our Pantry?
You will find a range of fresh, frozen and general foods, this will change based on what we received in from our suppliers.
How much does it cost?
It is either £7 or £10 the choice is yours and you will receive about 3 times the value
47 Prospect Hill Redditch B97 4BS
Monday, weds ,Friday 11.30-12.30
Tuesday 11.00-12.30 P