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Other support

Nobody wants to be in the situation where they need emergency food. That's why we work with local authorities, charities and other key partners to provide you with more support.

If you come to us for emergency food, you will also be given the opportunity to talk to our trained volunteers who can refer you to organisations who can help you in your specific situation.

Advice and support on money matters

  • Arun and Chichester Citizens AdviceOffers free and independent advice on benefits, debt, legal issues, energy, employment and more.
  • CAP (Christians Against Poverty)
    Offers help with debt and money management skills.  Find your local advisor on their website.
  • Selsey Money Support
    Offers debt and money management advice to people living in Selsey.
  • Supporting You
    Find out about a wide range of support from Chichester District Council to help with the cost-of-living.
  • Turn2us
    Use the benefits calculator or grants search to find out what support you are entitled to.

Caring for others

Domestic abuse

  • Safe in Sussex: Monday to Friday 9am to 2.30pm 01903 896202.
    Online Chat: Monday to Friday 12.30 to 2.30pm via website www.safeinsussex.org
  • My Sister’s House: Emergency phoneline: Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm 01243 697800
  • National Domestic Abuse Line – 0808 2000 247
  • Victim Support West Sussex – 0808 168 9274 or 24/7 helpline 0808 168 9111

Mental health

Housing

Homelessness

  • Stonepillow
     Offers support to homeless and vulnerably housed people in West Sussex.

Support for families

  • Chichester Family Hub
    Support and advice for parents, carers and young people.
  • Free school meals, West Sussex County Council 
    Your child may be able to get free school meals if you’re living on a low income.
  • Healthy Start
    Get helping buying food and milk.
  • Home Start 
    Support for parents of young children.
  • Harbour Rotary Club
    Visit the Harbour Rotary Club on during our foodbank sessions on Wednesdays at Chichester District Foodbank for clothes, toys, and household items, or call us for a referral.

Other food and other essentials support

  • UK Harvest Community Hubs
    We are partnering with UK Harvest to rescue surplus food and reduce food waste in our community. Come to our Monday foodbank session at Chichester District Foodbank, you will find a selection of fresh produce to take away from UK Harvest. Optionally, you can visit their community hubs.
  • Olio 
    Download the free Olio app to get access to excess food from supermarkets through community members.
  • West Sussex Libraries 
    West Sussex Library Service is offering Essential Toiletries Kits to those who are struggling to afford basic essentials. To access a kit, simply visit any library, locate the Essential Toiletries stand, and pick up a free kit. These kits are available at all 36 libraries across West Sussex, while supplies last. Find your nearest library here.

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