The Roberts Centre, in Portsmouth, was initially created by a bequest to a former Bishop of Portsmouth. It offers help for families faced with issues of homelessness and relationship breakdown.
The You Trust, in Portsmouth, helps vulnerable people with issues relating to welfare reform, mental health, debt, housing and employment.
Church Housing Trust supports the rehabilitation and resettlement of homeless people of all ages and backgrounds.
Christians Against Poverty offer help and advice to help lift people out of debt.
CAP now have a Debt Centre in Portsmouth, offering free advice and support. If you need help contact the helpline on 01274 761911. If you’d like to join the team, receive updates or become a prayer partner, please contact
With Thankful Hearts receives food donations to be distributed to food banks and providers across the city of Portsmouth.
A number of the food banks in Portsmouth are supported by nationwide charity Trussell Trust.
Food pantries are taking off across the country, with a few already running in this diocese. You can read about Cosham’s community Larder project here.
Community Money Advice is a national charity supporting churches and community groups in helping people overcome their money problems.
A number of churches are opening their buildings during the week as a Warm Space providing warmth and something to drink and eat to those struggling because of the cost of living crisis – you can find details here of which churches are opening, and when. The Warm Welcome website provides a search engine to help with locating nearby churches that are part of the scheme.
The Churches Mutual Credit Union could be a good place to find help and support with a variety of schemes including vehicle loans, commutation loans, first post loans, payroll savers loans, restructuring loans and personal loans as well as various savings accounts.
To help those who may be asylum seekers or refugees, click here
Other organisations can help us to understand the reasons for poverty and how to campaign on such issues: