Cost of Living Support
Below is a list of food banks available in the constituency. Your Life Doncaster contains information on food banks in other areas of Doncaster
Askern CRY Foodbank: Open Thursday 10:30am. St Peter’s Church Community Hall, Sutton Road, Askern. Supporting Askern, Norton, Campsall.
Bullcroft Memorial Hall Foodbank: Open Friday 10am-1pm by appointment. Food parcels can also be arranged by referral. Provides food parcels for those in Carcroft and Skellow but can cover North Doncaster. Email: email@example.com or call 01302 874587.
Leg Up Foundation Foodbank: 83 High Street, Bentley, Doncaster, DN5 0AP. Open Monday to Saturday from 3pm to 5pm.
Lifeline Against the Breadline: Open Thursday 12-2pm. Brodsworth Community Hub, Woodlands. Supporting Brodsworth, Woodlands, Adwick and Carcroft by professional referral. Contact via facebook page or whatsapp number on their page. A slot will be given for you to collect a parcel.
Skellow and Carcroft Foodbank: Open Friday 10am-1pm (by appointment), emergency opening Monday- Friday 9am-3pm. Supports Carcroft, Skellow and surrounding areas.
All Saints Foodbank: Referral forms to be completed by Doncaster Community Hub workers, key workers, doctors, local schools or local Christian Churches. Supporting Woodlands, Highfields, Adwick, Carcroft, Skellow.
Bentley Baptist Church: Open Monday 1pm-3pm. Referral requested, but also accepts self-referrals. Supporting Arksey, Bentley, Cusworth, Scawsby, Scawthorpe, Sprotbrough and Toll Bar
Foresters Community Foodbank: Open Monday- Thursday for collection, Friday used for deliveries. Please refer through facebook. Supporting Adwick, Woodlands, Askern , Highfields, Carcroft, Skellow, Bentley, Toll Bar.
Some Useful Links
Government Help for Households: https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/
Martin Lewis from Money Saving Expert has a cost of living help page here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/budgeting-debt-help/
Citizens Advice Doncaster: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/doncaster-borough/contact-us/
Check what benefits you can get: You may be able to claim benefits or increase your current benefits if you are of working age and on a low income, sick or disabled, of state pension age and on a low income, a carer or responsible for children. Find out more here: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/benefits-introduction/what-benefits-can-i-get/
Get your benefits early: Most benefits can be paid early. This is a ‘short term benefit advance’. A small amount will be taken off future payments to pay it back – usually for 12 weeks. To ask for an advance, contact the DWP office that’s dealing with your benefit claim. You can find their contact details on any letter or email you’ve had from them.
Energy and household bills
British Gas Energy Trust is an independent charitable trust which helps families struggling with money and energy debt. They can provide free support to make sure you’re getting the support and benefits you’re entitled to and run a direct access energy debt programme. For more information visit: www.britishgasenergytrust.org.uk
Energy Saving Trust work to help save money on household bills: www.energysavingtrust.org.uk