Home Starter Packs, The Gate Charity, Alloa
The Gate Charity is a community run organisation based in Alloa providing practical support in their community. They have a community cafe, soup kitchen, food bank and starter pack service providing valuable support to those in need.
The Starter Pack service has been developed in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council to help those who have been homeless sustain a new tenancy by supplying basic equipment which make a house a home.
The packs include pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, kettle, toaster, kitchen utensils, cleaning materials, towels, toiletries and a small amount of instant food.
"This is an invaluable service. If this starter pack was not available to these service users then they would find it very difficult within their tenancies."
Senior Housing Support Officer, Clackmannanshire Council