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Money & Finances

If you are having problems with finances and need some support with this let your health visitor know, the following website can offer support and advice to people experiencing financial difficulties:

West View Benefits Advice Service

Hartlepool Citizens Advice Service


Food Bank Services

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Food banks rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis.  

Care professionals such as Doctors, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, the Police and Probation Officers amongst others identify people in crisis and issue them with a food bank voucher.

Food bank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be exchanged for three days supply of emergency food. Volunteers meet clients and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

Further information can be found in the link below:

Hartlepool Foodbank

School Uniform Recycling Scheme

The Children's Hub run a free school uniform recycling scheme.  They can help if you are struggling to afford uniforms for your children and have a range of good quality clothing in different sizes and colours. Contact The Children's Hub on 01429 284284.

A number of schools in Hartlepool also run their own recycling schemes.