Help with School Necessities Essential Household Goods Assistance for Carers Household support Dietary help for acute conditions

Help with School Necessities

Including school uniform, shoes, books and essential school trips.

Essential Household Goods

Help with procuring essential household services

Assistance for Carers

Help with immediate necessities for urgent care situations

Household support

Including warm bedding, clothing, cookers, washing machines, heating appliances and white goods

Dietary help for acute conditions

Dietary help starter packs and kits, food parcels in special cases

What We Do

Someone who is in need because of sickness or poverty can be referred to the Wembley Compassionate Fund if they live in one of the following Brent Wards: Alperton, Northwick Park, Sudbury, Wembley Central, and Tokyngton. Examples of the help we can offer can be found here EXAMPLES OF HELP   You can find an […]

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What sort of help can we provide?

Below are a few recent examples of people who have been helped by the Wembley Compassionate Fund WEMBLEY CENTRAL WARD – A referral from a local minister led to a young family receiving significant food supplies; they were also directed to help from other agencies. Provided a mattress for an applicant who only had a bed […]

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Who Is Eligible

We will consider applications on behalf of people facing significant current hardship who live in one of the following Brent Wards: Alperton, Northwick Park, Sudbury, Tokyngton and Wembley Central. An outline of the area we cover and detailed maps can be accessed here WARD MAPS The Fund cannot pay arrears and the help is practical rather […]

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Referrals from Professional.

The Wembley Compassionate Fund requires applications to come from a professional person e.g. teacher, lawyer, doctor, therapist, legal representative, religious leader, social worker, local Brent Councillor, district nurse etc. The Fund does not consider applications directly from the individual concerned. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence. The Trustees will consider the suitability of your application […]

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The History of the Fund

This charity was originally set up in 1904 by local District Nurses and Health Visitors who created the fund out of their own pockets to address poverty. They called it “The Wembley District Nursing Association Fund”. In 1953 the fund became a Registered Charity and was renamed as “The Wembley Samaritan Fund”, continuing to serve the sick and poor residents of the old Borough of Wembley. Today, the Fund provides support to people living in the following Brent Wards: Alperton, Northwick Park, Sudbury, Tokyngton and Wembley Central and the name has been changed a second time to “Wembley Compassionate Fund” to avoid confusion with The Samaritans and to reflect the “compassion” which we aim to show to those who we help regardless of colour, religion or ethnicity.

The Welfare system
was very primitive
when the Charity was
started in 1904.

Poverty is always with us

We continue to support professional people, for example, local councillors who work in our area, to help local residents in urgent need of help, for example:

• to assist in payment of heating bills where extra heating was used through illness
• to purchase bedding, clothing, washing machines, cookers and heating appliances etc
• to help with the provision of special dietary requirements for those suffering hardship through illness
• to purchase equipment that is not available from the NHS or Brent Council
• to provide help for school trips and school uniforms and shoes
• to provide help and support to carers of all ages

The Fund does not consider applications from individuals.

Requests for help must be submitted by a relevant professional on behalf of an individual or family.

Please use this link REFERRALS FROM PROFESSIONAL for further guidance.