FAMILY FIVER

Family is Everything

FAMILY FIVER

Family is Everything

Stats & Facts

How poverty is affecting our city’s children

Stats & Facts

How poverty is affecting our city’s children

%

of children in Stoke
are living in poverty

%

increase of
malnourishment in 9 yrs

%

lack essential
school equipment

  • 17%
  • 25%
  • 23.9%
  • 33.2%
“5.2 million or 37% of UK children are expected to be living in poverty by 2022”
[Institute for Fiscal Studies]

In 2014, 17% of children residing in Newcastle were classed as living in poverty, the last report in 2017 stated it was now at 23.9%. Stoke was 25% in 2014, now it is at 33.2%. Sadly, 11,000 middle-income jobs have been lost in Stoke-on-Trent and 4.2 million in the UK are currently employed in insecure-work.

What is Family Fiver?

Our Mission Statement

Here at Alice Charity, we believe that family is everything, that help begins at home and we can all do our part to support vulnerable children and families through moments of difficulty and hardship.

Family Fiver is a regular giving initiative, with just £5 per month your donation will enable our Family Support Team to directly deliver our services into our surrounding communities.

In 2017, it was expected that 3.2 million children would be living in poverty by 2020, in 2018 those anticipated figures are now at 5.2 million for ’21-’22. The Institute of Fiscal Studies predicts 37% of UK children will be in relative poverty by 2022.

This growing trend is alarming, however Alice Charity intervenes with appropriate methods to end the cycles of poverty. Our various projects and campaigns directly target the areas of concern. With more individuals and families experiencing crisis situations, it has never been more important that our community pull together to help our less fortunate neighbours, family members, friends and classmates.

On a daily basis we support those who have been left behind and as a result they are now experiencing ‘absolute poverty’. This means they may have one meal a day or less, they may not have a bed or bedding, they may not have essential home items such as a cooker or a microwave and they may not be able to attend their educational studies due to lack of transportation or equipment.

It can take one moment of misfortune or unforeseen events for a family to unravel. This could be an unexpected pregnancy, a tragic death, parental divorce, mental or physical health deterioration. We pride ourselves on not giving up and our non-judgmental approach, we empathise with those enduring tough times, we encourage self-sustainability and we also deliver immediate support when urgently required.

During our 7 years, we have been able to help more than 7000+ get back on their feet, join our growing community movement and transform local lives in North Staffordshire.

 

What is Family Fiver?

Our Mission Statement

  • 17%
  • 25%
  • 23.9%
  • 33.2%
“5.2 million or 37% of UK children are expected to be living in poverty by 2022”
[Institute for Fiscal Studies]

Here at Alice Charity, we believe that family is everything, that help begins at home and we can all do our part to support vulnerable children and families through moments of difficulty and hardship.

Family Fiver is a regular giving initiative, with just £5 per month your donation will enable our Family Support Team to directly deliver our services into our surrounding communities.

In 2017, it was expected that 3.2 million children would be living in poverty by 2020; in 2018 those anticipated figures are now at 5.2 million for ’21-’22. The Institute of Fiscal Studies predicts 37% of UK children will be in relative poverty by 2022.

This growing trend is alarming; however, Alice Charity intervenes with appropriate methods to end the cycles of poverty. Our various projects and campaigns directly target the areas of concern. With more individuals and families experiencing crisis situations, it has never been more important that our community pull together to help our less fortunate neighbours, family members, friends and classmates.

On a daily basis we support those who have been left behind and as a result they are now experiencing ‘absolute poverty’. This means they may have one meal a day or less, they may not have a bed or bedding, they may not have essential home items such as a cooker or a microwave and they may not be able to attend their educational studies due to lack of transportation or equipment.

It can take one moment of misfortune or unforeseen events for a family to unravel. This could be an unexpected pregnancy, a tragic death, parental divorce, mental or physical health deterioration. We pride ourselves on not giving up and our non-judgmental approach, we empathise with those enduring tough times, we encourage self-sustainability and we also deliver immediate support when urgently required.

During our 7 years, we have been able to help more than 7000+ get back on their feet, join our growing community movement and transform local lives in North Staffordshire.

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Be a community champion

Sign up today and take satisfaction in knowing your monthly contributions are drastically changing the living standards of local children and families in your area. Without the support of Alice Charity, our six towns would look very different. Our services depend highly up the generosity of the public and we are not funded by any government body.

Sign Up

Be a community champion

Sign up today and take satisfaction in knowing your monthly contributions are drastically changing the living standards of local children and families in your area. Without the support of Alice Charity, our six towns would look very different. Our services depend highly up the generosity of the public and we are not funded by any government body.

Providing Essential Help

What & how your contribution provides

Providing Essential Help

What & how your contribution provides

Beds & Bedding
For a warm place to sleep

Support a child either co-sleeping, residing on the sofa, or on the floor.

Microwaves & Cookers
To eat healthy cooked meals

Help a family with means to cook and enable healthy eating.

Home Items & Equipment
Turning a house into a home

Deliver and install furniture, carpets & safety equipment.

Educational Transport
Getting to school & back

Help a teenager with their education, help them to travel to their studies.

Emotional Support
Receiving deserving help

Aid families with emotional support, home visits & support sessions.

Family Support Team
Delivering professional services

Support our ever-growing team with skills, equipment and training.

INSPIRATIONAL

Marrissa’s Story

How Alice Charity changed my life

“In 2012 my sister was murdered. This on its own was extremely hard to handle, but what made it even harder was the fact that she left her 18 month old baby behind.

I had to make one of the toughest decisions that I shall ever experience and I threw away my 18 year old life to become a mother to my niece. I didn’t know where to start and for the majority of the time I was constantly double guessing myself as to what my sister would have done, I never trusted my own judgement and maternal instincts. Then I started attending Big Cup, run by Alice Charity.

At first I went for somewhere for her to go and play, make friends and socialise; but I quickly discovered the support that I got from the people there was invaluable.

They helped me with everything, from how serious her cough was, to the first major tantrum she had. But not only that, they pulled me through such a tough time and helped me get back on track. I stayed at college and with help from Alice I have successfully completed my degree at University.

Now, over four years since that life changing day, I work with Alice to support other families the way that they helped me.”

Kelly’s Journey

Alice Charity’s Invaluable Support

“At 8 months pregnant my fiance decided he wasn’t ready for parenthood and abandoned me.

Although I was working full-time, the financial implication of this was difficult as I only received maternity pay.

The emotional impact of his decision was devastating, as I have no family to support me, and none of my friends were mums. I personally knew Family Support Director, Emily. She contacted me immediately when she heard of my situation.

The financial guidance that I received from Alice alleviated my fears. But it was the ongoing emotional support that was invaluable, the team available at any time to support me.

Being a new mum is the scariest time of any woman’s life, so having Alice Charity available for whatever support I needed was a blessing. Alice was there for me during the darkest of times and ‘thank you’ is wholly inadequate – I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Marrissa’s Story

How Alice Charity changed my life

“In 2012 my sister was murdered. This on its own was extremely hard to handle, but what made it even harder was the fact that she left her 18 month old baby behind.

I had to make one of the toughest decisions that I shall ever experience and I threw away my 18 year old life to become a mother to my niece. I didn’t know where to start and for the majority of the time I was constantly double guessing myself as to what my sister would have done, I never trusted my own judgement and maternal instincts. Then I started attending Big Cup, run by Alice Charity.

At first I went for somewhere for her to go and play, make friends and socialise; but I quickly discovered the support that I got from the people there was invaluable.

They helped me with everything, from how serious her cough was, to the first major tantrum she had. But not only that, they pulled me through such a tough time and helped me get back on track. I stayed at college and with help from Alice I have successfully completed my degree at University.

Now, over four years since that life changing day, I work with Alice to support other families the way that they helped me.”

Kelly’s Journey

Alice Charity’s Invaluable Support

“At 8 months pregnant my fiance decided he wasn’t ready for parenthood and abandoned me.

Although I was working full-time, the financial implication of this was difficult as I only received maternity pay.

The emotional impact of his decision was devastating, as I have no family to support me, and none of my friends were mums. I personally knew Family Support Director, Emily. She contacted me immediately when she heard of my situation.

The financial guidance that I received from Alice alleviated my fears. But it was the ongoing emotional support that was invaluable, the team available at any time to support me.

Being a new mum is the scariest time of any woman’s life, so having Alice Charity available for whatever support I needed was a blessing. Alice was there for me during the darkest of times and ‘thank you’ is wholly inadequate – I couldn’t have done it without them.”

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“I was thinking things along the lines of ‘I’m not worthy enough to be here. Nobody wants me here, I’m better off dead’.”
[Kayleigh]

Children living in crisis

The reality young Brits are facing

When the simple things in life are taken away, day-to-day living can become a survivalist’s nightmare. These little things many of us take for granted can lead to severe isolation. Poverty can have lasting implications and the effects are all too often misunderstood. Shockingly, one in six poor children have considered suicide.

In 2012, 1.85 million people were on the social housing waiting list. In 1991, 35% of 16-24 years olds were homeowners, since 2008 there has been 47% decrease in first time buyers. Regrettably, this has led to a 16% rise in homelessness since 2016.

 

Young Brits are facing challenges not yet seen before. 33% of 16-24 year olds are now working on zero-hour contracts, they are also in full-time education and 32% say they want more hours. Income is often infrequent and making ends meet is a challenge all by itself. Alice help to make family units sustainable, offering financial advice and budgeting techniques. Find out more how growing up deprived has well-being, physical and other social consequences.

LEARN MORE

Children living in crisis

The reality young Brits are facing

When the simple things in life are taken away, day-to-day living can become a survivalist’s nightmare. These little things many of us take for granted can lead to severe isolation. Poverty can have lasting implications and the effects are all too often misunderstood. Shockingly, one in six poor children have considered suicide.

  • 33%
  • 35%
  • 47%
  • 16%
“I was thinking things along the lines of ‘I’m not worthy enough to be here. Nobody wants me here, I’m better off dead’.”
[Kayleigh]

In 2012, 1.85 million people were on the social housing waiting list. In 1991, 35% of 16-24 years olds were homeowners, since 2008 there has been 47% decrease in first time buyers. Regrettably, this has led to a 16% rise in homelessness since 2016.

 

Young Brits are facing challenges not yet seen before. 33% of 16-24 year olds are now working on zero-hour contracts, they are also in full-time education and 32% say they want more hours. Income is often infrequent and making ends meet is a challenge all by itself. Alice help to make family units sustainable, offering financial advice and budgeting techniques. Find out more how growing up deprived has well-being, physical and other social consequences.

Fortunate 500

Be a part of something special 

Join the growing number of businesses supporting their community families. Our F500 members are #ProudToBeLocal and their CSR contribution of only £10 per month is making mass transformations across Newcastle and Stoke. This sustainable and non-restricted income enables Alice Charity to continue delivering our vital services to those who urgently require our help in times of crisis, with both tactical solutions and responsive procedures.


Prevent poverty’s lasting impacts, protect our city’s children with Fortunate 500. Your support is required immediately, sign up today.

Want to help our cause?

Run your own event

Be your community children’s champion and fundraise for Alice Charity. You can get creative and hold a spectacular event to remember, or you can run with the classics such as cake sales and dress down days. Every penny and pound donated is a life-line to families in need of specialist support.

“Fundraising for Alice Charity was a fantastic experience, knowing our donations directly helps families and children in my community is just remarkable.”

Download your Alice A-Z of fundraising today.

Want to help our cause?

Run your own event today

Be your community children’s champion and fundraise for Alice Charity. You can get creative and hold a spectacular event to remember, or you can run with the classics such as cake sales and dress down days. Every penny and pound donated is a life-line to families in need of specialist support.

“Fundraising for Alice Charity was a fantastic experience, knowing our donations directly helps families and children in my community is just remarkable.”

Download your Alice A-Z of fundraising today.

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