Are you in crisis

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Social Fund
www.stoke.gov.uk/socialfund
The social fund can help you if you need emergency help during a crisis, or with immediate support to stay in your community. It can provide food vouchers, gas/electric top-ups or furniture and white goods.

Foodbank
http://stokeontrent.foodbank.org.uk/
There are a number of Foodbanks across the city where you can collect food parcels if you are in need. You will need to be referred by a professional agency. If you need food in an emergency you should call the Social Fund and we may send you to the Foodbank depending on your circumstances

Budgeting Loans and Benefit Advances
https://www.gov.uk/budgeting-loans/
You could get a Budgeting Loan to help pay for essential things like rent, furniture, clothes or hire purchase debts.