Supporting individuals and families in the Stirlingshire area who are experiencing homelessness, housing difficulties and financial hardship.

Give or Get Support

What We Do

We help those in need in the following ways:

  • Provide basic items needed to set up home, improving the chance of individuals and families retaining their tenancy.
  • Help to reduce stress and financial burden when moving from homelessness to a new home.
  • Provide items to help with the transition into temporary accommodation.
  • Promote and encourage a community response to homelessness and financial hardship which is practical in approach.
  • Provide food packs at a point of crisis and offer support for up to six weeks for those who are unable to access other channels of support.
  • Befriending support for those who experiencing housing difficulties and finding it hard to cope to help them settle into the community, offer a listening ear and help link with other agencies and organisations who can help.
  • Offer opportunities for individuals from all corners of our community to volunteer.

How to get support…

Home and Well Being Packs: Our home and well being packs are given to those who are most in need and are available through the Stirling Council Homelessness Team, Loretto Care at The Bridge Project and local Housing Associations at the point of moving into temporary or permanent accommodation.

Befriending Support: We accept self referrals and referrals from the above agencies and other workers who have identified the need for befriending support. Please use our befriending page and resource page for further details.

Crisis Food Bank: We operate a referral process through partner agencies.  This system ensures that individuals and families who are most in need get help but also prevent service duplication and confusion.  Each household will receive a unique reference referral form which is signed by the referrer who emails the information to us.  The recipient must also bring a copy of this form with them to ensure they receive support.  We can not issue any support without this process being strictly adhered to.

How to give support…

Giving: There are lots of ways in which you can work with and support us as we move forward and expand our services:

  • You could donate food, cleaning materials and toiletries (list of items in our Useful Documents section)
  • You could publicise our work to raise awareness
  • You could volunteer and/or encourage other volunteers to come forward
  • You could make a financial donation
  • You could put us in touch with local business or schools
  • You could donate raffle/fundraising prizes
  • You could offer a hall as a community access point
  • You could run a fund raising event for us or set your members a volunteering challenge
  • The possibilities are endless!:

To make a financial donation using online using the following link to our fundraising website: Online Giving Page

To make a regular financial donation without using the online method, please click here for a copy of a standing order and gift aid form:

 Standing Order and Gift Aid Form

Volunteering: We are always looking for new volunteers.  To follow is a list of current opportunities which might be of interest.  If you wish to know more about any particular role, please get in touch:

  • Packing Volunteer
  • Volunteer Driver
  • Board Secretary
  • Crisis Food Bank Volunteer
  • Befriending Volunteer
  • Volunteer Administrator

To download our volunteer pack please go to our Documents page

Supporting Your Support! We are able to provide a speaker with presentation materials, a publicity board with useful statistics and information, leaflets, collecting cans and help with events you wish to hold to support us. We will do all we can to help you help individuals and families who come to us for support.

Grand Tour of Our Premises! We have recently welcomed different community groups and school pupils to our premises.  They find it very useful to look around at the different support we offer and help us pack a few boxes before they have a cuppa and a chat about the project!  The feedback from these visits have been excellent and we hope that the enthusiasm and support continues.