As we move into summer, the new school year starts to loom, and with it, worries over the cost of new school uniforms – but UNISON can help. If you’re a member and need help with the costs of new school uniforms, you can apply for a grant from our welfare arm There for You […]
As Britain succumbs to a poverty crisis, food banks are calling on people’s support to help those less fortunate, including children, who are facing hunger. Between April and September this year the Trussell Trust distributed more than 500,000 emergency food parcels to people in crisis – over 188,500 of them to children. That means that for the […]
More than 600 UNISON members struggling to pay for their heating, have been awarded over £30,000 thanks to UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity, There For You.
Trade unionists in Chelmsford are collecting food and supplies for the city’s homeless this Christmas, UNISON announced today. Staff working for UNISON Eastern region are gathering together everything from tinned tomatoes to dish cloths to help local homelessness charity CHESS. CHESS provides temporary accommodation for 32 individuals for 365 days a year, offering an additional […]
Struggling to make ends meet? Worried about back to school costs? Help is at hand. We have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of £40 per school age child, up to a maximum £120. In addition to our normal […]