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Emergency Essentials Fund for Kinship Carers

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Big Hearts invests in a new branch of support for Kinship Carers.

As part of the on-going development of our successful Kinship Care Programme, Big Hearts is delighted to be extending our support to those Kinship Care families facing challenging financial circumstances and living conditions.

While investing a 5 figure sum in the scheme, Big Hearts is pleased to be working closely with Buttle UK to deliver our Kinship Care Emergency Essentials Fund. Vulnerable Kinship Care families can apply, through a professional support worker, to receive immediate and necessary help. This help will tend to be in the form of key items that we all take for granted, for example; beds, cookers and washing machines.

The first batch of these grants have now been issued and we can say for certain that this investment is making a significant difference to those who need our help most.

The Big Hearts Kinship Care Emergency Essentials Fund, adds to the outstanding range of support already available within the Big Hearts Kinship Care Programme such as; our Kinship Care After School Club, Family Fun Days, School Holidays activities (such as Fostering Compassion workshops), free tickets to Hearts home games, free places at Football Coaching courses and a Support group for Male Kinship Carers.

To find out more about our Kinship Care Emergency Essentials Fund, visit http://www.buttleuk.org/need-support/families/all#help


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