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In order to make a claim for UC you will need to provide the following Access to the internet  – both local libraries offer this A bank account NI number Email address Phone number Full address Your landlord’s address The total amount of rent payable Details of savings Your income/salary Your tenancy agreement which is accurate and […]


The FoodBank is concerned that leading to Christmas the demand for food will spike. Issues with a benefit payment remain the biggest cause of referral accounting for around 43 percent of all referrals (25 percent benefit delay; 18 percent benefit change). Analysis of foodbank data shows that: Of people referred due to a benefit delay, 45% of referrals […]

Can you help?

We are short of potatoes, milk and sugar. Our food bank only opened nearly four years ago; a decade ago food banks were scarce. Many were started by volunteers concerned about people struggling financially. This one now forms an essential part of the town’s social safety net. To use the food bank, a referral is needed, […]

We can signpost you to local agencies for more help

We are developing ways of working more closely with local agencies which offer face to face services around debt, debt management, job clubs, life controlling habits, housing and more. With this range of support available there is more help to address the challenges faced by food bank users. Working together is mutually beneficial and incredibly effective. […]

Free phone use is available at each centre

Note all the Foodbank distribution centres have the use of a phone. We were pleased last week when the Department for Work & Pensions announced that there will be no charge to call the Universal Credit helpline from the end of the October, and by the end of the year, there will be no charge to […]