LETTER: Help available

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We would like to make your readers aware of the help that is available to vulnerable or disadvantaged families in your area who are living in crisis.

For over 60 years we have been helping children and young people in need.

Our Small Grants Programme is designed to help ensure that children who are experiencing very difficult circumstances where their safety, health or development is at risk, still have their basic material needs met.

This means we can provide fast relief from a critical situation by providing basic items – usually up to the value of £300 – such as a bed, fridge, or cooker to give them a hot meal.

An internal mapping exercise has identified your community as one which could make more use of our funding.

It could be a family which is experiencing abuse, neglect, domestic violence, homelessness or is affected by drug and alcohol dependency – and where the situation has become acute.

Anyone affected by these issues and could benefit from our support, please visit the Buttle UK website www.buttleuk.org/ or go through your local authority or voluntary sector organisations.

Gerri McAndrew

chief executive, Buttle UK

Greycoat Place

London

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