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On 12th April 2022 we successfully raised £3,880 ( + est. £185.00 Gift Aid ) with 134 supporters in 40 days

To ensure that vulnerable families with young children don't have to choose between heating and eating once the 50% energy price rise hits.

by Zoe Phillips in Scarborough, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We are so delighted and touched to reach our target of helping young families so quickly. We would like the opportunity to offer the same package to families with older children, couples and people living alone. Once again, we would appreciate your support. This will make a real difference to so many people. Thank you x

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? In our community right now there are families with young children who are vulnerable, already struggling with debt and wondering how they are going to cope once the predicted 50% energy price rise hits in April. We want to relieve their mental stress, ensure the kids are warm and fed and show them a way forward.

HOW? The Rainbow Centre Scarborough works with the homeless and vulnerable in one of the most deprived wards in England. We want to provide a complete intervention to mitigate the worst effects of the energy price rise as follows:

  • Our experienced debt advisor will complete a financial assessment and put in place any appropriate debt solution (for example a DRO) to clear existing debt.
  •  Budgeting tools and energy saving advice will be offered.
  • Cooking lessons with a focus on batch cooking, meal planning and one-pot meals will be provided. Energy efficient slow cookers may also be provided where appropriate.

WHY? These families are already regularly having to choose between heating and eating. We hope that by releasing them from the stress and worry of debt, it will give them a breathing space and an ability to take on board the other skills necessary for a more stable future.

1645963183_kid.jpg'So the gas bill projection came today. I'm currently in a state of unbelieving shock. How can anyone afford that?'

Please go to our website www.therainbowcentre.org for more information about who we are. Help us to do everything we can to support those who need it most.


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The first 10 people to pledge this sum will get an after hours tour of the Rainbow Centre so you can see how we work, who we help and what facilities are available.

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