FINDING HELP AND SUPPORT
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5: 16
The Ribble Valley Gateway Trust exists for the benefit of people within the Ribble Valley communities. The work of the Trust is based on active and enduring links with Christian churches in Clitheroe and Longridge.
The aims of the trust are:
To prevent or relieve poverty including the provision of food parcels, cookery classes, and other guidance and support;
To provide counselling services;
To advance Christian faith and practice including, the promotion of collective and personal training, outreach services and ecumenical worship and mission.
The Trust has links with around sixty referral agencies and two local authorities.
If you would like to find out more, or help support the work of the Trust click on the links below.
RIBBLE VALLEY FOOD BANK
“We would have struggled, fed our families first, and would not have known where to go without the foodbank.”
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
CAP (Christians Against Poverty) are on a mission to release thousands of families from grinding poverty through award winning debt counselling and community groups. By equipping and empowering local churches to reach out on their doorsteps, we’re bringing hope to tens of thousands of people every year.
GATEWAY TRUST COUNSELLING
Gateway Trust Counselling is a charitable organisation created to serve people regardless of their income. We are a Christian charity offering professional, secular counselling to clients. We are happy to provide Christian counselling if requested.
ART 4 ALL
Art classes for students who are disadvantaged or who have a special need to help develop their confidence, give them a sense of achievement, increase their sense of well-being and for Art to be a means of therapy.