Help in crisis, hope for life
We are a charity with community at its heart. We are dedicated to helping vulnerable individuals overcome personal crises, and the community at large build stronger bonds.
Join our team! We are recruiting:
RICHMOND FOODBANK MANAGER
P/T 20hrs/wk. To manage all aspects of our foodbank operations in Richmond Borough, based at the Vineyard Community Centre:
Our foodbank delivery Operations during Covid restrictions
The Vineyard Community
Continuing to provide Help in Crisis and Hope for Life – in these challenging times!
Help In Crisis
We continue to provide emergency assistance for people in crisis Monday to Friday between 9 and 11 – showers, food to take away and hot breakfasts as well as advice and support from our caseworker and partner agencies – including Glass Door, SPEAR and St Mungos. We still have to restrict the numbers of those allowed into the building and those without accommodation are given priority. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 8439 9735
As restrictions are easing we are limiting the number of home deliveries and we encourage people to return to their local Foodbanks. For those not able to get to a Foodbank , please telephone 020 – 8940 0274 and we can arrange a delivery.
Castelnau Community Centre,
7 Stillingfleet Road
Barnes SW13 9AQ
Friday 9am to 11.15am
YMCA White House
45 The Avenue
Hampton TW12 3RN
Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 2pm to 5pm
Bridgelink Community Centre,
Isleworth TW7 7QR
Tuesday 9.30am to 11.30am
Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am
Richmond TW10 6AQ
Monday 12.30pm to 4pm
Thursday 12.30pm to 4pm
Twickenham TW2 6JL
Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm
For our current needs list please see:
Cafe and charity shops
We are looking forward to reopening our community cafe soon. We just opened our two charity shops and are now open on Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Come and visit us!
New Pop-UP shop
21 Paradise Rd, Richmond TW9 1SA
In-house charity shop
The Vineyard, Richmond TW10 6AQ
Please bring shop donations to our In-house shop ONLY. Many thanks for your support!
Works of Love
Continues with an on-line programme of activities but will be resuming the sessions at Dickson House shortly: WOLsewing@vineyardcommunity.org
How we help
Our services are available to anyone in the community who needs support. They include:
Find shelter, food and support.
Opening times: Mon-Fri. 9:30am-11:30am.
Please note. Due to Covid we regret that our services are limited and may involve queuing or appointments. We will endeavour to meet all priority needs during these difficult times and apologise that ‘open house’ for all comers is not currently possible.
Get advice from our case workers and medical support from our community nurse.
Care and support: Monday-Friday 9:30am-11:30am
Nursing service: Monday and Wednesday 9.30-11:30.
Learn new skills in our Roots and Works of Love groups that can help you flourish in life with confidence or support you towards employment.
Please Note: Our Roots programme is closed due to Covid and pending reopening to be announced.
Over 200 local front line care agencies refer to the Richmond Foodbank, part of the national Trussell Trust foodbanks. Due to Covid we are also operating a delivery service to the borough from our Hampton depot.
Opening times at the Vineyard: Monday and Thursday 12:30-16:30. From Oct 19th
Other times and drop-in distribution centres : see website
Donate and purchase used goods.
Re-Opening November tba:
Lunch closure 1.15 to 2.15pm.
Please note: A second nearby shop will open in November. Watch this space!
Drop by for lunch or afternoon tea.
Re-opening November tba:
Please note : Our cafe kitchen is being replaced and enlarged and we expect to reopen in Novemeber …to be announced!
Enrol and learn both basic and expert sewing skills and earn an AQA accreditation.
Please contact WOLsewing@vineyardcommmunity.org
for future course dates.
Why we exist
Richmond is known as an affluent borough but it’s also home to thousands of vulnerable people. We help these individuals in times of personal crisis and along the road to recovery. We also strengthen our community by widely engaging with local volunteer and corporate support to help us in this work.
Richmond in crisis
- There were 3,985 rough sleepers in the capital at the end of 2019, a 26% increase on 2018
- In the last quarter of 2019, 52 were recorded in Richmond, of which 27% were women. 23 were new rough sleepers
- Richmond Foodbank has over 2,500 annual referrals from over 200 front-line care agencies
- The average weekly income of people referred to foodbanks is just £50 after housing costs
- Almost 20% of people had no income at all in the month before visiting
- Almost three-quarters of people at foodbanks have a health condition
- 22% of people at food banks are single parents – compared to 5% in the UK population
Source: The Trussel Trust Nov 2019