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Warm spaces and food support

Find warm spaces, company, free meals and food to keep you and your family warm and safe. ​

Warm space

Our Hubs and other partners are open for you. You can find a warm, welcome space​ near you. 

Food Support

You can use our interactive map to find pantries, Foodbanks, and community fridges​ in your area.

Emergency help for food

If you urgently need food, our Money Advice Team, Hubs and Advice Line can issue vouchers for emergency food. 

Please call 029 2087 1071 or visit your local Hub​

Emergency Assistance Payment

The Emergency Assistance payment is a grant to help pay for essential costs, such as food, if you: 

  • are experiencing extreme financial hardship,
  • have lost your job, or
  • have applied for benefits and are waiting for your first payment.

You can apply for the Emergency Assistance Fund​ online or call 029 2087 1071.

Free School Meals

Primary and secondary school pupils can get free school meals, if their family gets certain benefits.

Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for free school meals​.

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