Heals of Malmesbury provides practical help, support and advocacy to vulnerable local individuals and families in the Malmesbury area. We mobilise our community's resources, are the largest issuers of vouchers for our Foodbank and provide support on debt management, rent and council tax arrears and getting the right level of benefit support. We also run activity programmes at Christmas and through the summer holidays for isolated elderly individuals and disadvantaged familiesWhy the community needs us
We have helped hundreds of individuals and families, negotiating debt forgiveness and realistic repayment programmes with utility companies, Wiltshire Council, social and private landlords. We have ensured that vulnerable residents receive the correct levels of Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payments and other benefits, while securing necessary support through close working relationship with our local Foodbank and charitable trusts that will purchase replacement household equipmentOur impact on the community
More than 100 people attend our Christmas Community Lunch and more than 30 disadvantaged young people enjoy the benefits of our annual pantomime trip and summer activity programme which includes week-long residential holiday camps. We have successfully helped families avoid homelessness, achieved the right levels of PIP and other benefits, and avoid crippling debts and bailiffs calls.
We and Malmesbury Town Council are currently seeking volunteers to help with the Coronavirus crisis in our community. If you can help please register at https://www.malmesbury.gov.uk/coronavirus-volunteers-register-here