My Community Matters
My Community Matters is a community led project working in Stoke-on-Trent to empower and connect local residents and public service workers, to develop effective community led neighborhood partnerships to benefit the people who live and work in the area.
Marks and Spencer
We are very well supported by donations from Marks and Spencer and again we would not be able to do what we do as a charity without them. We are incredibly grateful for their ongoing support and generosity.
We have a permanent collection box in store, and twice a week they generously provide bread and cakes for us to use at our drop in sessions. You can often find us in store doing food drives to raise awareness and say thank you to those who support us by giving donations regularly.
2 to 3 times per week Greggs Newcastle very generously provide us with everything they have left over in store that evening. This then gets used at our Drop in’s and shared in the house.
Members of the Samaritans join us every week to provide a listening ear to those who attend our weekly drop-ins.
Our sausages and bacon come from here. Our fantastic breakfasts wouldn’t be the same without them and if anyone fancies making a donation to our Open Door drop ins, you are able to purchase vouchers that we can redeem at a later date.
Stoke Families in Need
Is run by Jeff Sheldon - Gwinneth, he has been helping us out with children’s items when we have had requests and not been able to facilitate due to not having the items. He collects children’s items as well as distributing food throughout his local community to the vulnerable.
We have a presence from the Rough Sleepers team at our drop in sessions..
They are a valuable asset to us, supporting and sign posting people who are sleeping rough.
The team goes out daily supporting people who are sleeping rough In Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme.
They then work with the person to get accommodation in a local hostel.
If you know someone who is sleeping rough in the Stoke and Newcastle area please phone or pass this number on to them 0800 970 2304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We also work closely with the Newcastle under Lyme’s Safe Recovery Worker in providing essential items and food parcels.
Voices work with people whose lives have been serious affected by long term events and conditions; such as drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and mental health conditions.
They aim to support people with multiple needs and, like ourselves, those who feel like other services have given up on them.
They also listen to the experiences of people with complex needs and work with organisations across the city to ensure the best possible outcomes are met for the individuals that use their service.
Affordable Foods Stoke on Trent
77-81 Meaford Dr, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 2BB
Their goal is to reduce food waste and to provide the local community with the means to feed their families without the need for foodbanks and charitable handouts. They believe that no-one should be forced to beg for food and be reliant on hand-outs and through our shop people can feed their families, increasing self-worth and self-esteem. We are proud to share donations that wouldn’t always be used in our food bank to their local store meaning that nothing in our food store never goes to waste.
One Recovery Newcastle under Lyme
One Recovery Staffordshire is an innovative and inspiring substance misuse partnership every Tuesday at our Newcastle session a member of their team are on hand to provide assistance and support along with a needle exchange facility.
The Lyme Trust Newcastle under Lyme
The Lyme Trust is a charitable organisation which was set up in 1974. The Trust provides supported accommodation for people living with mental health problems. They also support people with substance misuse and addiction difficulties alongside any mental health issues.
The Lyme Trust attend Tuesday drop in between 10-11 to support and take referrals