Family Basics


Through Family Basics we provide low income families who need help with the day to day essential items that every family needs for their children.

These include:

  • Children’s Clothing
  • Bedding and Towels
  • Toys
  • Baby Equipment
  • Toiletries

Families can, by appointment, visit our Family Basics room at Wood Street in Manchester City Centre, to pick the items they most need.

If you think you may need help with Family Basics, please visit our For Families page which will tell you what to do next to be referred to us, or ask someone supporting your family to visit our For Referrers page. All our services are free for families to access.

How You Can Help

We need your donations of clean, good quality, used and new items. All donations go directly to families who need them. Please find a list of what we are currently in need of under ‘Donate Items’ below, and to arrange a collection or find out when you can drop off with us.

You can also choose to make a financial donation to any of our projects below. We rely on donations to provide this and other services to families who need our help.