On Monday 24th October 2022, BBC Morning Live featured the BBC Children’s in Need’s Emergency Essentials Programme, streamed on The Family Fund, with inspiring appeal.
Motivator visited the Family Fund headquarters in York to provide Program Partnership Manager Gemma Walker and Referrer Engagement Officer Emma Walton with the Emergency Needs Program, how the scheme works and essential items such as: We talked about how families are supported by bed and rice cooker.
Watch the full TV interview on BBC iPlayer
The Emergency Essentials Program provides essential items to help children and young people facing the most difficult situations and ensure that their basic needs are met.
Since we launched the program in 2018, we have received over 64,000 emergency essentials grants to families who need it most. During that time, 40% of applications included bed item requests. With the cost of living crisis impacting the families we support, the need for bedding and furniture has increased significantly.
In the past two weeks alone, we have provided 231 bed items for children across the country.
This program on emergency essentials focuses on providing a safe space for children to sleep at night and other home essentials such as rice cookers, furniture, kitchen utensils, washing machines, refrigerators, freezers and clothing. is also focused on
If you are a professional helping children and young people at risk, click here to register as a referrer and learn more about this program.
What we can do to help more families
You can help more families with essential items by donating to BBC Children in Need.
You can also support us at the Family Fund by making a donation by clicking here. Your significant donation will help raise low-income families, disabled and seriously ill children, receive much-needed grants, and improve lives at home.