Foodbank and Charities
HOW TO GET HELP
If you need to get help from our foodbank you have to get a foodbank voucher.
In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies, if you are not already in touch with an agency, please contact Citizens Advice on 01245 205579. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis.
Bring your voucher to:
Grove Road Evangelical Church on a Monday between 3:00pm and 4:30pm or on a Wednesday or Friday between 10:00am and 12:30pm.
St Andrew’s Church Hall on a Thursday between 12:30pm and 2:00pm.
Bell Street Hall, Great Baddow on a Tuesday between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
New Life Church, South Woodham Ferrers on a Wednesday between 10:00am and noon.
Please discuss with your referral agency if you are unable to attend.
If you have any further questions our FAQ’s page may help, or feel free to give us a call.
If you are a referral agency and would like to become a registered voucher holder for our foodbank, please contact us to find out more.
There are many organisations in Chelmsford that can provide help and support. As websites and phone numbers change occasionally we cannot guarantee that all the contact information is up to date.
|Citizens Advice||Emergency Foodbank vouchers||01245 205656|
|Citizens Advice||Useful links for benefits, business, debt, health, housing, work|
Web page gives advice on how to
access support for almost everything!
|Universal Credit||Help to claim Universal Credit||0800 144 8444|
|Essex Welfare Service||Volunteer support with collecting shopping, prescriptions etc|
|Citizens Advice||Debt and money management support, free independent legal and financial advice|
|Step Change||Online/telephone debt support||0800 138 1111|
|Turn2Us||Online benefit and grant calculator|
Need all paperwork relative to income/expenditure, then client makes applications from the result
0808 802 2000
|National Debtline||Online, webchat, email, phone|| 0808 808 4000|
|Money Advice Service||Free impartial advice, tools, calculators – online, webchat, phone||0800 138 7777|
WhatsApp +44 7701 342744
|Housing and home|
|Chelmsford City Council|
For anyone homeless or unable to stay in their property for any reason
|Peabody||For anyone in Essex concerned about losing tenancy or needing housing. Support with tenancy issues and developing skills to live independently|
0800 28 888 83
|SVP (St Vincent de Paul) Chelmsford||Provision of white goods and furniture and general support||01245 352898|
|CHESS||Homeless shelter||01245 281104|