Family Support Work This is a section from FSW's website home page:
Family Support Work is a UK Charity (No. 285337) pioneering work with families across Sussex. We work intensively with families through our many activities including home visits, support groups, one-to-one meetings, drop-ins as well as supported breaks with our community workers at our residential centre, Knowles Tooth, in Hurstpierpoint.
Our free and confidential support is offered to parents or carers and their children. This includes anyone who has the responsibility for the care of children, whether they are married, single, separated, partners, divorced, bereaved or grandparents. ....
Please feel free to contact us and get more information on volunteering to support families across Sussex or sign up to be kept informed of upcoming events.
We support FSW with an annual grant, our ongoing food collection, supporting their fund raising events and individual actions.
Christian Aid This is a brief outline of Christian Aid's aims, from its website:
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We are part of a wider movement for social justice.We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/
We support Christian Aid with its annual Christian Aid Week house-to-house collection and other fund-raising activities.
Lewes District Churches Homelink This is a brief outline of Homelink's aims, from its website:
Churches Together in Lewes, Newhaven and Seaford started a scheme in 1999, in partnership with Lewes District Council, to assist homeless people to obtain private rented accommodation.The HOMELINK scheme usually benefits local applicants for whom the District Council has no statutory responsibility and who are eligible for Housing Benefit.
Most applicants will be referred by Lewes District Council. After two interviews, HOMELINK may provide part or all of the finance needed to access accommodation.
HOMELINK is running a campaign in 2012 to raise its profile and raise money to support its work.
This campaign material is from Homelink's website:
Why does HOMELINK need more money? Pressures in the housing market have meant that demand for loans has really accelerated over the last few years. In 2009, we made 27 loans. By 2012, it is likely to be nearer 50.
How much money must HOMELINK raise? HOMELINK can no longer rely on previous income and reserves to fund our work. Increased demand and bigger loans mean we now have to raise an extra £40,000 every year.
What will happen if we don’t raise the money? HOMELINK operates where other agencies cannot help, so it is vital that we campaign to raise our profile and our income. We could cap our loans which would enable us to continue for a year or so, but we would be turning away 25% of applicants who would normally qualify for loans.
What are we asking you do consider? Many people and churches have given generously over the years, and this is the first time that we have had to make an appeal in this way. You could consider a donation, or a gift-aided standing order. You could organise a fund-raising event among your friends or at your church. Perhaps you could take up a challenge and get sponsorship, or offer the fund-raising team some of your time. Please do something! We know that all charities are making extra calls at this time. HOMELINK is special because it is local, church-based, small and effective.
The Parish makes an annual grant to Homelink.
The Mission to Seafarers An introduction to the Mission from its website:
There for seafarers in 250 ports worldwide. Piracy, shipwreck, abandonment and separation from loved ones are just a few of the problems merchant seafarers face. Around the world, The Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.2 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.
As a Christian agency, we work in 250 ports caring for seafarers of all ranks, nationalities and beliefs. Through our global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers we offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to seafarers through ship visits, drop-in centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services.In over 100 ports our Flying Angel centres provide a ‘home away from home’ for seafarers who may have been at sea for up to two years. Here they can enjoy time away from their ship and use internet and phone facilities to get in touch with loved ones after months away.
In an emergency, the MtS is often the only help on offer. No matter what problem a seafarer is facing, be it injury, abandonment, non-payment of wages or personal difficulties, they know they can turn to the local Mission for help, advice and support. Our chaplains and volunteers offer practical and financial support, advocacy services, family liaison or simply a space to talk in a time of crisis.The Mission to Seafarers was founded in 1856 and is entirely funded by voluntary donations.
For more information or to contact The Mission to Seafarers, please go to:http://missiontoseafarers.org/