We can now accept donations through the BT mydonate service which also gives us your Gift Aid. Please click mydonate button to make a difference!
Metro Bank Basildon
Councillor David Burton Sampson, a Co-opted Trustee on the Centre’s Management Board, recently organised a kind donation of 100 Metro Bank bags for use with our Parcel Scheme. Thank you David and Metro Bank Basildon - the bags are brilliant as they are so sturdy.
Leaves are falling, the nights are drawing in and our thoughts turn to Harvest Festival Celebrations.
Many of the Borough churches and schools collect donations of long life food, toiletries and loo roll for the Centre to use in their Emergency Parcel Scheme. During 2016 the Centre provided 935 sets of parcels to those in crisis. Without the generosity of these organisations and other supporters, the Centre would be unable to provide the provisions we do. Thank you to all those who contribute.
If anyone has carrier bags to donate please get in touch as we are desperately in need/
STOP PRESS - LANDLORDS NEEDED
Due to the increasing demand for private rented property in the Borough, the Centre would be pleased to hear from new potential landlords willing to accept payment by housing benefit (Local Housing Allowance can be paid direct to Landlords).
The Centre provides a full referral service for landlords together with advice and guidance concerning housing legislation. We have over 25 years experience of working with landlords and tenants.
Get in touch today to see how we can help fill your vacant property/rooms. Please contact Linda Figg during normal office hours on:
01268 450040/1 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Current landlords please note two new legislations regarding "Notice to Quit" and "Tenants Right to Rent" click to go to relevant Government website page
Landlords should also be fitting carbon monoxide detectors alongside the necessary smoke detectors. Please contact Linda Figg if you require further clarification.
Co-op Community Funding
The Centre has been chosen for the current round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.
The Co-op between now and 7 October 2017, will give 1% of everything Co-op members spend on Co-op branded goods in their food stores and funeral homes to the Centre.
Please support this fund raising opportunity if you have a Co-op membership card and do spread the word. Thank you.
Welcome To Our Centre
We provide a range of services for those who are homeless, on low incomes, unwaged, retired or poorly. Increasingly people who require our help are impoverished, vulnerable, disenfranchised and at risk.
We offer support regarding:
We operate a one-off emergency food and toiletry parcel scheme for those in crisis. This service may be accessed by referral in writing from any local statutory organisation, charity, agency or philanthropic group. Kindly note we are not a Food Bank and are able to offer help one time only.
We are grateful to accept food donations from the public but they must be long shelf life only please. Toiletries are also accepted.
We are sorry we are unable to accept fresh food. If you would like to collect suitable items for our food and toiletry scheme kindly refer to the list (click here) and bring them along to the Centre 10.00am - 2.00pm Monday to Friday.
Kayleigh and her colleagues at DWP Basildon, kindly organised a collection of food and toiletries recently for our Parcel Scheme. Thank you DWP.
A Financial Reality
Our Annual appeal was despatched April 2017 to over 600 Trusts and Foundations.
The Centre's funds are being depleted a quite a pace. In order to continue to offer a full range of services, the Centre needs to realise an annual income in excess of £130,000.
Can you help? Please contact the Centre if you wish to make a difference by making a donation - every penny counts!
Alternatively click here to donate electronically or at the top of this page.
Room Hire/Meeting Facilities
The Centre has recently bid farewell to our long term room let on the first floor here. We wish the Therapy4U team all good wishes.
The Centre is able to provide two large training rooms or a smaller room that lends itself for meetings of up to 8 people or as a small office space. The Centre can be extremely flexible and both training rooms are also suitable for office space.
We have rooms available (with WiFi) for weekday daytime meetings, training and seminars. Telephone or email Maggie Viney on 01268 450040 or email@example.com for availability, facilities and cost.
Basildon Community Resource Centre, 1 The Gore, Basildon, SS14 2EA - Charity No: 1082442