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How to get help

If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow.

The most important step is to get a foodbank voucher.

In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. Agencies we work with include: Stockport Advice offices, The Wellspring, Job Centre +, Citizens Advice, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities. If you are unable to visit one of these offices, then the CAB have a telephone help line 0300 330 9073

PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic a number of referral agencies are not open to the public for face to face meetings. You can obtain vouchers for Stockport Foodbank by telephoning the CAB help line on their freephone number 0300 330 9073 or The Prevention Alliance on 0161 474 1042.

You can also ring the Job Centre on 0161 429 2166, Stockport Homes Housing Support on 0161 474 3772 or Stockport Homes Debt advice on 0161 217 6016 option 3.

To be referred from a Stockport Advice office, please email stockport.advice@stockport.gov.uk  give them your contact details and they will call you back or telephone 0161 217 6003 and select option 3.

1. Get in touch with us.

If you call or email our foodbank we can talk through your situation and put you in touch with a relevant local agency.

2. Arrange a visit to the referral agency.

They will discuss your situation and supply you with a foodbank voucher where appropriate.

Where can I get a Stockport Foodbank voucher?
By phone:
Call the CAB’s (Citizen’s Advice) freephone number 0300 330 9073
or for more in-depth help call The Prevention Alliance on 0161 474 1042
In person:
Stockport Advice and CAB Offices at:
Adswood; Bramhall; Bredbury; Brinnington; Cheadle; Cheadle Hulme; Hazel Grove; Marple; Offerton; Reddish and Macclesfield.

Fred Perry House, Central Stockport; Job Centre; The Wellspring; Stockport Homes; Probation Officers; Stockport Local Assistance Scheme or any Adult/Children’s Social workers, Health Visitor and Specialist Carers.

Plus your local Primary School; Church; Housing Association; Children’s & Start Well Centre; Medical Centre and GP’s.

The following may also be of help:
Adswood & Bridgehall: Abacus Centre. Bredbury, Romiley, Woodley: St Mark’ Foodbank/Prevention Alliance , Life Centre Romiley
Offerton: GLO Church

3. Bring  your foodbank voucher to your nearest foodbank centre. 

You can find a list of our local centres and opening times here. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation. We’ll also discuss any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food. We’ll also help to support you in any other ways that we can. Most of our foodbank centres offer a cafe style environment and our aim is to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis.

If you have any further questions our FAQ’s page may help, or feel free to give us a call.

 

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