FIND is a Christian based registered charity providing emergency assistance to families or individuals affected by poverty or dispossession in Ipswich and the surrounding area. In the community, we have adults who simply exist from one day to the next and who are desperate for help, including youngsters living on low incomes without life or budgeting skills trying to find ways to feed, clothe and house themselves.
We help those that are deprived of a minimum standard of living, be they single, families, lone parents, children, elderly, sick, disabled or homeless. We offer, free of charge, food, household items, furniture, nursery equipment and nappies, beds and bedding and, when available, cookers, washing machines and refrigerators. When appropriate this includes personal support too.
In 2012, 1,642 children (16 years & under) and 1,543 adults received aid, many being referred more than once. This included all household type items, from teaspoons to beds to furniture to white goods. 1,988 emergency food parcels were also distributed. At Christmas 1,030 hampers were made up and, along with individual gifts, reached more than 1,207 children and 1,115 adults.FIND also spent £5,850 on rough sleepers, purchasing B&B places, rent deposits, footwear, food and travel to safer abodes