ViewCare

At Viewpark Church we are passionate about people and we want you to know that you are loved and welcome here.

ViewCare Projects mission is to help make positive change for the people in our communities by providing basic emergency essentials and by given practical debt advice. The services offered, are open to anyone in the community regardless of their religious beliefs, denomination or none.

This page contains information on all of our ViewCare services:

  • Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
  • Viewpark Food Bank
  • You’re Welcome Clothing & Home Bank
  • Home Comforts
  • Through-Care.

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The ViewCare project is now part of the Neighbourly platform which is a space to tell our story and get support from local communities and businesses. Going forward we will be using this page to help us built in tools to fundraise online, find volunteers, and receive food donations and other items needed for our services… all in one place.

If you would like to support our services, or give donation of funds, please visit our page:
https://www.neighbourly.com/project/5c7ee50ac7ac8915d85112d8/feed
Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

CAP is a free dept counselling and advice service. If you are feeling weighed down by debt, then we can help. Our friendly team will give you a listening ear in the privacy of your own home and provide a practical solution to your debts.

For more details on how we can support you please call us free on 0800 328 0006, or why not visit our website for more details on our services:

https://capuk.org/i-want-help/our-services/cap-debt-help/introduction

Viewpark Food Bank

Our foodbank is part of the Lanarkshire network of foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities. Distribution of food packs takes place twice a week on a Wednesday 1-3pm and Friday 10-12pm.

Please note that the food bank is by referral, but if you are in need of emergency food you can speak with someone about receiving an emergency pack. Please contact us on:

foodbank@viewparkparishchurch.org.uk

or call us on 0748 155 9265.

Emails and phone calls will only be picked up during our opening hours.

There is a trolley in the church hallway for anyone who would like to donate. The following items are gratefully received:

  • Super noodles
  • Tinned custard
  • Soup
  • Long life milk
  • Savoury rice
  • Pasta sauce & pasta
  • Tinned potatoes & veg
  • Biscuits
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned fish or meat

Also, the following non-food items:

  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Hygiene products
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste

You’re Welcome

Our Clothing & Home Bank provides everyday essentials to those in need thanks to the donations we receive.

Home Parcels can be for anyone in need who maybe moving into their first tenancy, or someone who may just need a few home items. This could include bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery, pots, ovenware, cushions and soft furnishings.

Clothing Parcels also vary greatly from just a pair of shoes that is needed while other requests are for clothing for whole families. Distribution of packs takes place twice a week on a Wednesday 1-3pm and Friday 10-12pm.

Please note that the Clothing & Home Bank is by referral. If you are in need of clothing or home items, you can also contact us on:

welcome@viewparkparishchurch.org.uk

or Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/YWatVPC

Emails and Facebook messages will only be picked up during our opening hours.

Home Comforts

Home comforts is a project started by the Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) and some local Christians. The aim is to provide starter packs for the homeless in the North Lanarkshire Area.

Most housing for the homeless is furnished and contains basic household goods. However homeless households face difficulties when they move into their own flat, which is where Home Comforts Starter Pack s can help.

There is a donation box in the church hallway for anyone who would like to donate the following items:

  • Washing up liquid
  • Plastic brush and shovels
  • Foam filled scorers
  • Basins
  • Pot scorers
  • Bin bags
  • Hand and dish towels
  • Cream Cleanser
  • Dishcloths
  • Toilet rolls

Through Care

The Through Care service provides care parcels for newly released prisoners. Packs include:

  • Bath and hand towels
  • Energy bars
  • Coffee sachets
  • Paper cups & stirrers
  • Basins
  • Bin liners
  • Soap
  • Variety pack cereal boxes
  • Tea bags
  • Soft drinks
  • Sugar sachets
  • Dustpan & brush
  • Washing up liquid
  • Toilet roll
  • Lightbulbs

Donated items for parcels can be left in the clear boxes in the church hallway.

Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer with us please contact ViewCare Project Coordinator Debbie Wilson at:

debbie.wilson@viewparkparishchurch.org.uk

for more details.

Donating

If you would like to support our services via donation of funds, please visit our page on MyDonate BT under You’re Welcome. Thank you.

Serving God – Serving People