Crawley Open House provides support and services for those suffering the
effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination, or
other forms of social exclusion.
Our support is available to anyone in need.
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After a long time planning and saving and a
shorter time installing, the new kitchen is open and serving food. We
are delighted with the new set-up and hugely grateful to everyone that
helped us to make it possible. It's a remarkable difference and everyone
that sees it is amazed by the transformation.
Given that the old
kitchen provided over 500,00 meals, this one has big boots to fill but
we're more than confident that it's up to the job.
Thank you again from
everyone here at Crawley Open House.
House is proud to be a part of the new Local Assistance
Network which is helping people in crisis situations. We are in the
position to be able to offer assistance to adults with no
that have no other
way of getting assistance and:
live in Crawley;
are on benefits or a low
are facing an unforeseen
emergency or disaster that puts them or their family at risk of harm;
need help moving into or
remaining in the community;
can provide evidence of
who they are and why they need help.
We are able to offer
this support in our day centre, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.
For details of other
members of the Local Assistance Network with the responsibility for
helping Crawley based families and people living outside of Crawley then
LOCAL ASSISTANCE NETWORK
What changes are being
From April 2013 the Government is changing the way it helps people in crisis
situations. Crisis Loans and Community Care Grants will no longer be available
from Job Centre Plus.
West Sussex County Council are introducing a new scheme to support people in
West Sussex called the Local Assistance Network. It will provide immediate
short-term aid to help protect a personís welfare by preventing a crisis.
The Local Assistance Network
West Sussex County Council are working with a large number of organisations who
can provide assistance to people who might previously have qualified for a
Crisis Loan or Community Care Grant.
The assistance will cover a range of basic needs, in many cases from charitable
sources. Generally this will involve help to access appropriate goods or
services. While the types of goods and services may vary depending on which
organisation people contact, they all follow these key principles:
no cash or financial
assistance will be provided;
no help will be
available to meet housing costs or other debts; and
any assistance offered
will be on a discretionary basis, meaning no one will be entitled to help.
The types of goods and
services that the Local Assistance Network can support people with will include
food from food-banks, furniture recycling schemes, or vouchers to get personal
and household goods such as nappies, cooking equipment, clothes or help with
transport and fuel costs.
If you do not live in West
Sussex then contact your local council to see how they can help you.