Conwy Food Bank to the Rescue

I am a mother of 5 children and was due a UC payment on the 20th December.  I was relying on my payment to do my Christmas food shop and to buy my children's smaller presents.  I found out a couple of days before the payment was due that there was a problem with my bank account and was told that I would not get the payment till after Christmas. 

This sent me into a panic about what I was going to do.  I was in tears and just didn't know what to do.  I was then referred to Conwy Foodbank on the Friday morning.

That afternoon I was shocked when I opened the front door to a gentleman with lots of carrier bags of food and bags of Christmas gifts for the children. 

Without Conwy Foodbank I would have been lost.  I am very grateful to them for their help.  I was offered a Christmas dinner hamper but as I have now had my payment I declined so that this could be given to another family that are struggling. 

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Sanctuary Trust works with homelessness and homeless related poverty and emergency homeless issues. God's Sanctuary was the vision of Sheila Halsall after seeing the level of homelessness Rochdale and later the homelessness Conwy and the substance misuse such as Drugs and Alcohol. By Providing emergency shelter for the homeless in supported housing services funded mainly through Supporting People we assist other providers such as Shelter homelessness, Petrus and Stepping Stones who are also supporting people through women's and men's hostels and floating support. We also have STEP Emergency overnight provision. With our work in Wales we partner with Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) as they provide financial help for homeless through emergency shelter and their Supporting People funds. There are different kinds of accommodation available but what is needed is good quality supported accommodation with a strong business and development plan. We have also provided consultancy service to help others move closer to an answer to homelessness. Our social enterprise company, Sanctuary Trust Enterprises runs Noah's Ark Play Centre, The Storehouse Charity Shop.