Our motto is very clear: “Be the heart in your community.” This guides everything we do.
True Care helps thousands of families and children all across London and its surrounding areas that are in desperate need of our help and support.
If you need help providing regular meals for your family please fill in the form and a member of our team will reach out to you.
In recent months, the UK has seen rising costs, falling real income, and compounding cost of living hikes. The cost of living problem is making life harder for families on the brink of poverty, and poverty is terrible for your health. The cost of living crisis makes society poorer and more systematically unfair. Health inequities are caused by income, housing, and transit, which are all targeted by price spikes.
Food prices are steadily rising, with supermarket price inflation exceeding 5% in April. Food insecurity is inextricably connected to poor health outcomes, particularly among children, with higher chances of chronic disease and mental illness later in life.
Hunger hurts your health and at True Care Foundation, We believe that children should be able to learn and play without fear of hunger.
We believe that children should be able to learn and play without fear of hunger. In 2019/20, 26% of children in the UK are considered to be living in absolute low income, with 38% of children in London living below the poverty line.
– True Care Foundation
Help our work bringing vital relief to parents unable to provide regular meals whilst the children are out of school; which not only alleviates the related stresses that this may cause but also helps bridge the household deficit.
The causes and consequences of homelessness are complex. In order to meet the challenges that arise, we have a range of projects and services to help people become housed, healthier and more hopeful.
Our services focus on the different stages of a person’s journey of homelessness or sleeping rough: before, during and after.
The Trussell Trust operate the largest network of foodbanks across the UK. You can search for your nearest food bank via their interactive map.
Note: some Trussell Trust foodbanks have closed in response to COVID-19. Contact your nearest Trussell Trust center for details.
IFAN are the UK network for independent food aid providers. They support and connect a range of independent frontline food aid organisations while advocating on their behalf at a national level.
They have mapped 834 independent foodbanks. Please visit their website for more information.
The End Child Food Poverty website, spearheaded by Marcus Rashford’s End Child Food Poverty Taskforce, has a map which lists emergency food support in comunities across the UK. Find a project local to you by visiting: www.endchildfoodpoverty.org/help.
The British Red Cross has set up a free coronavirus support line for people who are feeling lonely or worried, or finding it hard to cope during these uncertain times. Red Cross volunteers from the psychosocial and mental health team are on-hand to provide both practical and emotional support, and connect people with additional support in their local area.
The support line telephone number is 0808 196 3651 and it’s open daily from 10am to 6pm. The service is free, and completely confidential. You can find more information on the British Red Cross website.
Feeding Britain are running a network of emergency food programmes across the UK to protect children and their families from hunger. Hot meals and food packages are being made available, through a combination of home deliveries and collection points in the communities in which we operate, to ensure families on low incomes can put breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the table each day. You can find out more via their website.
OLIO is a free app allowing neighbours to offer perfectly good, unwanted food to each other. Everything shared on OLIO is for free. They have also developed safe sharing ‘no-contact pickups’ in response to COVID-19.
Money Advice Service www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
Debt and Money – Citizen’s Advice www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Step Change Debit Charity www.stepchange.org
Free Debt Advice www.nationaldebtline.org
Money & Debt Advice www.advice.org.uk
Money & Debt Advice Scotland – www.scotlandsfinancialhealthservice.gov.uk
Money Talk Team, Parents & Families – www.parentclub.scot/articles/who-are-money-talk-team
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True Care Foundation is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (company number 06794765). Our England and Wales charity number is 1127963. Our registered office is 9 Spring Villa Park, Spring Villa Road, Edgware, Middlesex, England, HA8 7EB.
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