Home In focus Need help with essentials such as food or heating?

Need help with essentials such as food or heating?

by Gemma Melling

If you live in Knowsley, the council’s Knowsley Better Together Hardship Fund, along with the Government’s Household Support Fund, can help.

Here’s how we can support you:

Food

Access to Knowsley Foodbank / Knowsley Food Support

Both are run by the Big Help Project. There are two ways to access food from a Knowsley Foodbank site, either:

  • Obtain a voucher, available from organisations across the borough including many GPs, schools, Citizens Advice etc. This is presented to the foodbank volunteers at the site.  Vouchers may be electronic rather than paper.
  • A telephone assessment through Knowsley Food Support 0151 538 8243. You may be asked to attend a foodbank site to collect the food.

Access to food through community organisations / housing providers

Food is also available through community groups across the borough. The locations of the organisations and the support they offer with food and essentials is listed below by area.

ForHousing tenants can also contact 0300 123 5522 or TESS tessknowsley@forhousing.co.uk who will assess eligibility.

Livv tenants can contact 0151 290 7000 and ask for an advisory team referral.

Heating

Access to fuel vouchers for prepayment meters is available through the council’s Emergency Support Scheme.

Any resident with a prepayment meter for energy who is responsible for the household energy bills can apply. You should be at risk of self-disconnection (i.e. unable to afford to top up the meter and close to running out of credit).

Find out more about the Emergency Support Scheme.

Livv tenants may receive support with fuel costs – this includes a review of utility bills (phone, gas/electricity, water) and support to move to cheaper tariffs/reduce costs. As part of this, a fuel voucher may be awarded.

ForHousing tenants may receive support with fuel costs. This may include a voucher. Contact 0300 123 5522.

Some community groups offer fuel vouchers from the Fuel Bank Foundation – see below for details. This is for people who cannot afford to top up a prepayment meter only.

Household Support Fund help with food and essentials (by area)

 Halewood

Organisation

 

Address

 

Opening times

 

Contact telephone / email

 

Offer

 

Torrington Drive Community Association (TDCA)

 

New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre, Lichfield Road, Halewood, L26 1TE Monday – Friday

9-5pm

0151 443 2168

 

tdcaonline.co.uk

·       Essential Boxes – including food items, drinks, etc

·       Clothing – children’s coats

·       Activities – books, word searches etc

·       White goods and furniture – Used, where available

·       Social supermarket – can buy food at reduced prices

 

Knowsley Foodbank St Mary’s Church, Kenton Road, Halewood, L26 9TS Saturday 10-12pm 0151 673 1250

Foodbank mobile:

07988617016

 

Freephone:

0808 2759930

 

foodbankteam@big-help.info

 

Emergency food for household to last 3 days.  Access to welfare benefits, debt and employment support and ‘baby basics’ for new/expectant parents

 

 

St Nicholas’ and St Mary’s Churches Halewood

 

St Nicholas’ Centre, Church Road Halewood L26 6LA Monday-Thursday 9-12pm 0151 487 9965

 

halewoodparish @btconnect.com

Emergency Food Parcels

 

Huyton

Organisation

 

Address

 

Opening times

 

Contact telephone

 

Offer

 

Knowsley Foodbank St Dominic’s Church, Southdean Road, Huyton, L14 8UL

 

Thursday

12-2pm

0151 673 1250

Foodbank mobile:

07988617016

 

Freephone:

0808 2759930

 

foodbankteam@big-help.info

Emergency food for household to last 3 days.  Access to welfare benefits, debt and employment support and ‘baby basics’ for new/expectant parents

 

 

Incredible Edible Court Hey Park

L16 3NA

Tuesday

12-2pm

 

Friday

11-2pm

 

(Community food club)

07925529585

 

Community food club – people can become a free member and pick their own items from the shop.  Costs:

  • £3.50 for 10 items
  • £5.00 for 15 items
  • £10.00 for 30 items
Homestart Knowsley 55 Rupert Rd

Huyton

L36 9TB

 

 

Monday- Thursday

9-5pm

 

Friday

9-4.30pm

0151 480 3910

 

homestartknowsley.

org.uk

 

info@homestartknowsley.org.uk

Support for families with at least one child under 11.

Can help with emergency food, clothing, baby basics, personal hygiene etc.

Also offer breastfeeding support, baby massage, baby yoga, stay and play (+families with additional needs/disabilities)

 

Swanside Community Centre Willoughby Rd,

Liverpool

L14 6XA

Monday- Friday

7.30-6.30pm

0151 489 2370

 

Facebook page www.facebook.com/ swansidecc/

 

swansidecc@yahoo.co.uk

 

Support with food and essential items

 

 

 

Stockbridge Village

Organisation

 

Address

 

Opening times

 

Contact telephone

 

Offer

 

Knowsley Foodbank The Community Hub, The Croft, Stockbridge Village, L28 1NR

 

Wed

12-2pm

 

(open during Xmas break)

0151 673 1250

Foodbank mobile:

07988617016

Freephone:

0808 2759930

foodbankteam@big-help.info

 

Emergency food for household to last 3 days.  Access to welfare benefits, debt and employment support and ‘baby basics’ for new/expectant parents

 

Stockbridge Village Hub

 

Community food club

 

 

Community Hub

Unit 2

The Croft shops

Stockbridge Village

L28 1NR

 

 

Tuesday

12-2pm

 

Thursday 9.30-12pm

07793029740

07742056842

stockbridgevillagehub @bighelpproject.com

 

Food club – can select and purchase items at reduced rates.

 

£3.50 for 10 items

£5 for 15 items

£10 for 30 items

 

All fruit and veg is free – varies on the day what is in

 

Kirkby

Organisation

 

Address

 

Opening times

 

Contact telephone

 

Offer

 

Knowsley Foodbank St Andrews Church, Highfield, Tower Hill, Kirkby L33 1ZF

 

Monday

12-2pm

0151 673 1250

Foodbank mobile:

07988617016

 

Freephone:

0808 2759930

foodbankteam@big-help.info

Emergency food for household to last 3 days.  Access to welfare benefits, debt and employment support and ‘baby basics’ for new/expectant parents

 

 

 

 

Knowsley Foodbank The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Liverpool L32 8XY (located underneath the Library – look for ‘Poco’s Coffee Shop)

 

Tuesday

12-2pm

0151 673 1250

Foodbank mobile:

07988617016

 

Freephone:

0808 2759930

 

foodbankteam@big-help.info

Emergency food for household to last 3 days.  Access to welfare benefits, debt and employment support and ‘baby basics’ for

new/expectant parents

 

Centre 63 Old Hall Lane, Kirkby, L32 5TH

 

Ann.norris@

Centre63.co.uk

Monday- Friday

8.30-5pm

Social supermarket open Wednesday 10-2pm

 

0151 549 1494

 

Social supermarket

YES project-Advice and support with homelessness/ housing /property pool

Money & Debt- new benefits /budgeting

Floating Tenancy Support

 

Prescot, Whiston, Cronton, Knowsley Village

Organisation

 

Address

 

Opening times

 

Contact telephone

 

Offer

 

Knowsley Foodbank Salvation Army Prescot, Warrington Road, L35 5UA

 

Wed

12-2pm

0151 673 1250

Foodbank mobile:

07988617016

 

Freephone:

0808 2759930

 

foodbankteam@ big-help.info

 

Emergency food for household to last 3 days.  Access to welfare benefits, debt and employment support and ‘baby basics’ for new/expectant parents
The Park Pantry Community Food Club

 

The Pavillion, Eaton St, Prescot L34 6HD Wed 11.30-1.45pm

 

Open every Wed

Jo Burke

07526603529

 

www.eatonstreetpark. org.uk

Residents chose 10 items for £3.50p in the community food club.

 

Emergency food parcels for collection.

 

Al’s Arc 40 Eccleston Street, Prescot

L34 5QJ

 

Open Monday-Friday 9-4pm 07939 556287

 

Al’s Activity & Respite Centre C.I.C LBG – Home | Facebook

Food shops, detergents & toiletries, non-perishable goods.

 

Clothing along with blankets hats gloves scarves etc.