|What we do|
SCRATCH operates several projects which are designed to relieve the effects of hardship, disadvantage and poverty for individuals and families living in Southampton and the surrounding area. Further details of each project can be found on the individual pages.
•DORCAS PROJECT – provides good quality furniture and household items
•REMOVALS PROJECT – provides an emergency removal scheme mainly in conjunction with Winchester City Council
•CHRISTMAS COMPLETE – provides toys and gifts for children and young people who otherwise might go without presents
•COMMUNITY RE-PAINT – redistributes donated paint to referred clients and community group
•FARESHARE – tackling food poverty and food waste
•MEGABITE MEAL SQUARES – is a means of providing hot meals to those begging on the streets and other vulnerable people.
Please note that Dorcas Project, Removals Project, Christmas Complete and Community Re-paint are not direct access projects; individuals and families need to be referred by one of our recognised referral agencies.
SCRATCH is also closely affiliated with the following organisations in the Southampton area:
SCM Foods was set up in February 2002 with the dual aim of supporting fair trade and the work of Southampton City Mission (SCM) and SCRATCH. We sell a range of fairly traded dried fruits snacks and confectionary as well as tea coffee, hot chocolate and fruit juices. …more
Solent Credit Union has been running for several years as a credit union covering Southampton and provides:
•An easy way to build up savings with no minimum amount
•A secure place to save
•Small loans at a fixed rate of 1% per month (not dependant upon previous credit rating)
|Last Updated ( Friday, 10 April 2015 )|