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Haberdashers' Knights Academy

Cost of Living Support

We know this is a challenging time and many families across London and the UK are facing financial difficulties. On this page, you'll find services and resources which provide practical help and/or emotional support. Some of these are local to the Borough of Lewisham and others are either London or UK wide. 

Government & Local London Borough of Lewisham Advice

Food Banks, Meals and Warm Spaces

  • The Trussell Trust - Food Banks
  • Lewisham Food Bank or call 07938 071854
  • List of food banks in Lewisham each day of the week 
  • Feed the Hill - Working with Bold Vision, Feed the Hill delivers food boxes to housebound people in SE4, SE8 & SE14 
  • Living Water Christian Centre Food Services - Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm at Honor Oak Community Centre, 50 Turnham Road SE4 2JD
  • St Peter's Church - 43 Wickham Road, Brockley SE4 1LT - a social supermarket for people in the SE4 area on Wednesdays. Pay £3 weekly membership fee and choose enough groceries to last a week 
  • Whitefoot and Downham Food Project – Hope Church 480 Whitefoot Lane Downham, BR1 5SF. Open Thursdays 7:30pm-9:00pm for those living in the Whitefoot and Downham area. You can just turn up. No delivery, pre-packed bags
  • Warm Welcome Spaces - warm and welcoming spaces for free for the public this  

Support with Energy Costs

You may be able to apply directly to your energy supplier for grants and hardship funds to help with energy debts. 

Haberdashers' Support for Families

  • Hardship Fund - parents can apply for financial support with school trip fees, uniform, music tuition, equipment, books etc. The support provided will be at the discretion of the Principal and decisions will be made on a case by case basis. 
  • Contact us at Knights Academy - If you are considering making a Hardship Fund application or if you would like to talk to us about other support available, please contact: 
    Year 7 Pastoral Lead (Ms Omeda) - r.omeda@habstrustsouth.org.uk 
    Year 8 Pastoral Lead (Ms Begum) - m.begum@habstrustsouth.org.uk 
    Year 9 Pastoral Lead (Mr Placide) - q.placide@habstrustsouth.org.uk
    Year 10 & 11 Pastoral Lead (Mr Steele) - m.steele@habstrustsouth.org.uk 
    Sixth Form Pastoral Lead (Miss Witham) - h.witham@habstrustsouth.org.uk

 Other Support