The Melton Trust

The Trust’s funds provide an income to be used “in relieving persons resident in the Parish of Melton who are in conditions of need hardship or distress”.

The kind of requests that can be supported include:

  • Payment of utility bills
  • Travelling expenses
  • Furniture and house decoration
  • Specialist equipment for the disabled
  • Respite care

Each case is taken on its own merits and the Trust may fund all or part of a request.

  • You must be a resident of Melton
  • It cannot replace state support – all available benefits must have been claimed
  • It cannot commit to ongoing support

If you would like to apply for a grant please complete the Melton Trust Application Form  and return it to The Melton Trust, c/o Melton Parish Council, 17 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1QT

 

Melton Good Neighbour Scheme

If you are a Melton resident the Melton Good Neighbour Scheme can help or support with:

  • Shopping
  • Collection of prescriptions
  • Transport to and from covid vaccination appointments (Woodbridge, Trinity Park, Grove Medical Centre, Two Rivers Medical Centre)
  • Or simple a friendly phone call to check in

Phone: 0333 3355366

Calls to 0333 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to local 01 or 02 numbers. Calls count towards any inclusive minutes and phone package minute bundles in the same way as 01 and 02 calls.

The phone line is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. If you can’t get through please leave a message and the team will get back to you as soon as they can.

Email: meltonGNS@gmail.com

Facebook: @MeltonGNS

 

Free Little Pantry, St Andrew’s Church

The Little Free Pantry is a small thing – some cheerful shelves in the church room foyer, stocked with tins and toiletries – but we hope it will send a big message. We hope it will be a place where Melton neighbours can come to share food – to both give and receive.

Anyone can donate a tin or two, and anyone can take a tin or two – leave what you can, take what you need.

10am – 5pm, Monday to Wednesday.

Foyer of the Church Room – access via the Rectory Driveway

 

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Woodbridge provides weekly food parcels for those in need. They can be collected in person or delivered to your door.

No eligibility questions asked – you just need to present some ID.

Open for collection on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am until 2.00pm. Thursday’s parcels come with extras including bread, local vegetables and eggs.

Find out more by contacting Tanya Hill on 07510 150143

Areas covered: Ipswich to Leiston and all areas in between

The Salvation Army, New Street, Woodbridge, IP12 1DT

Find out more about the Salvation Army

 

Citizens Advice

If you’re worried about your finances – whether you have already been affected by the situation, or you’re worried you will be in the future – don’t worry alone!

Free, confidential support is available from East Suffolk’s three Citizens Advice services, who can help you deal with money matters.

Phone: 01728 832193

Email: supervisor@leistoncab.cabnet.org.uk

At Citizens Advice Leiston we have two Covid funds we can use to help people in our community who have been financially impacted by Covid:

  • Covid Energy Fund where we can help clients manage their energy bills whether gas, electricity or oil
  • Covid Secondary School Uniform fund where we can help people with the cost of secondary school uniforms

 

Need further help? Visit https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/home-but-not-alone/ for other services