Since the start of the #GiveALittleLove campaign, 138 Home-Starts have received over £100,000 between then to deliver extra support to families this year.
35% of Home-Starts said they would be offering Christmas treats or activities, including presents from Father Christmas or online pantomimes to be enjoyed at home. A further 22% will be sending out essential food parcels for those on low incomes so that no one will be hungry this Christmas.
Other Home-Starts highlighted the need to keep children learning or entertained, with 12% using the money for activity packs. Fuel, phone and internet costs were also flagged by 9% of Home-Starts as an essential need for families, ensuring that they are kept warm and well connected with loved ones throughout the season.
Find out more about how local Home-Starts are supporting families in their local areas below.
To support families desperately in need this Christmas, local Home-Starts are providing essentials to families facing fuel and food insecurity.
Due to lockdown, staying in contact with family and friends has been difficult for families up and down the UK. Local Home-Starts have been able to provide families with phone data/minutes so they can speak and see family and friends this Christmas.
Local Home-Starts have used the money to fund their family groups during the Christmas season to ensure that families remain connected during what can be a difficult time.