Helping people in financial need
Our Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) team has been at the frontline of helping people in desperate financial need during the crisis in Norfolk. The team awards people emergency financial support to help with urgent needs for food, cash and household items, such as white goods and beds. As part of the service, they also refer people on to appropriate support organisations for further assistance.
Since the pandemic started, demand on the service has increased dramatically - they saw more than four times the number of applications for help during April than the same period last year.
One example of the amazing work NAS has been doing to help the community is that of a lady whose young son has a rare autoimmune disease and his medication needs to be kept in the fridge. She called the service extremely worried as her fridge had broken. This situation was made a priority and a fridge was delivered within 48 hours.
Please visit the NAS website to see if you are eligible for support and how you can access it.
Donations of goods for redistribution - such as white goods in working order, sofas, dining tables and chairs, bedroom furniture, bookcases, lamps, curtains, bedding and rugs - are always welcome. Please email Emmaus or the Benjamin Foundation for more details.