In Kind Direct is a UK charity committed to providing life’s essentials and believes that no usable product should go to waste. They are the leading UK charity connecting manufacturers and retailers of goods to charitable organisations (not just registered charities). Organisations can register for free, and access huge savings on their secure online catalogue.
This includes toilet roll, hand wash, cleaning and laundry supplies, period products, mother & baby supplies, indoor activities and toiletries. They aim to have you up and running in three working days and your organisation can give products to the people you support or use them to keep running your services and facilities. For more information, visit their website.
This year, In Kind Direct are repurposing their usual gift guides from retailers and instead highlighting the most needed gifts – products that give dignity, self-esteem and safety. More information on the Christmas with Kindness campaign, including the Gift Guide can be found here.
GamCare operates the National Gambling Helpline, providing information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling problems. Advisers are available 24 hours a day on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or via web chat at www.gamcare.org.uk.
GamCare also offers a range of free treatment either online, over the phone or face to face across England, Scotland and Wales, as well as a moderated online Forum and daily chatrooms so that people can speak to others experiencing similar issues and seek support.
We also run GameChange, an online treatment course for those who are concerned about their gambling behaviour, supported by regular contact with a GamCare therapist. The course has been designed so users can work at their own pace, wherever is most convenient, over the course of eight weeks.
Self-help resources are also available via the GamCare website, along with a range of information and useful links regarding blocking software, self-exclusion and managing finances: www.gamcare.org.uk/self-help/