Charity Link is delighted to help journalists with features on poverty and welfare issues.

Mrs Susan McEniff, Director of Marketing and Fundraising, is available for interview regarding the charity’s work and the surrounding issues.

Charity Link may also be able to provide links to those who have benefitted from its support and who are happy to speak regarding their own experiences of poverty and hardship.

Briefing sheets for the media on both our work in Leicestershire and more recently in Northamptonshire can be found below.

For further information please contact:

Charity Link contact details for publication:


Tel: 0116 222 2200



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David and his daughters just wanted to start again

David did everything he could to gain custody of his three daughters when his marriage broke down. The girls were being neglected by their mother and were at risk of being placed into care. But they could not live with David until he had arranged suitable accommodation as at that time he was living in a bedsit. He gained suitable council property but it was unfurnished and the family could not be reunited until the home was properly furnished. The family were in a desperate state.

David had recently lost his job and he simply could not afford to furnish their new home on his weekly Job Seekers Allowance of £65.45. A Community Care Grant helped meet only some of their needs.

We helped immediately and provided the family with four beds, a cooker, clothes for the girls and £100 worth of High Street Gift Vouchers to buy the household goods that they desperately needed.

These items meant that the girls could be together with their father, safe in their new home.