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Little Monkeys - Heywood Children's Charity

Our aim is to help disadvantaged children and families living in Heywood with everyday items most of us take for granted.

Little Monkeys mission is to help alleviate the effects of poverty on local children and their families through practical help.

What we do

All the families we support live in Heywood. We are a community based charity supporting our local community. Our resources are limited and we cannot stretch to areas outside Heywood.

Some families may need our support for many years, being unable to lift themselves out of the poverty trap. Others, however, may require our help only once until they can get back on their feet and become self-sufficient once again. These may include a family fleeing domestic violence for example, or have suffered a house fire and so just need a helping hand at that particular time.

Because of our close working relationships with other services we can guide families to the relevant services for the families’ progression out of their situation and into self-sufficiency, which benefits both the families and the community.

How to access the service

Help is offered by a referral system whereby a family unable to provide basic items for their children can access our service once they have been referred by a support worker. This is usually a Health Visitor, Housing Officer, Social Worker or similar.

The support we offer is often as part of an overall package with other statutory and voluntary services involved in helping a family during a particularly stressful time in their lives. For instance another agency may be providing a family with new beds for the children, whilst Little Monkeys can then provide bedding for the beds. These partnerships enable the families’ needs to be met quickly and without duplication, so maximising the impact of all organisations involved.

Who to contact

01706 557253

Where to go

Venue address
Market Street
OL10 1HX
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