Includem have been selected to distribute £100,000 of vital funding to families on low incomes and with immediate needs who are supported by the charity as part of the Scottish Government’s Whole Family Wellbeing Fund.
The fund looks to get cash out directly to families on low incomes and with immediate needs who may be on the brink of or have fallen into poverty. The cash provided to families could be used for: food, fuel, utilities or clothing. This includes families with children who are looked after, care experienced or on the edges of care.
Martin Dorchester, Chief Executive of includem said:
“With the recent increase in the cost of living, families we support are now at the tail end of a double whammy of spiralling costs through no fault of their own.
“We at includem fully understand the needs of the families we support and with the money received by the Scottish Government, we can provide wellbeing support directly to them, allowing us to us to immediately provide that much needed package of support. Families supported by includem will be provided with direct cash to support them to purchase food, fuel, white goods, clothing, to cover utilities or to manage debt when they may not otherwise be able to do so.
“We hope that by receiving these vital funds we are able to play a small part in increasing their wellbeing”