“This simple idea really does help families and children have better outcomes which then impacts on all areas of their lives and health. The quick response to requests makes this service unique, and the simple referral process helps the professional putting in the request. The charity has also helped direct to other charities which may be better placed to support families in more specialist situations.”
Catherine, Health Visitor
“Not being able to go out during the COVID-19 pandemic due to self-isolating with my children meant money was very tight and I wasn’t able to get the essentials I needed. Bundles of Joy were amazing and went above and beyond to help us. They brought joy to our family during a very bad time.”
Anonymous Service User, Hull
“Claire and her team offer a fantastic service with a smile. Nothing is ever too much, and they always go above and beyond to give families exactly what they need. I’ve always have received a speedy response with my referrals too and my Bundles are always ready to be collected almost straight away. Claire is a lovely person and always gives 100% service.”
Beth, Tenancy Support
“A couple of years ago I found myself in a terrible situation. Due to my immigration status, I was evicted from my home, unable to work and wasn’t entitled to any kind of financial support. I was pregnant at the time and was referred to Bundles of Joy for crisis intervention support.
“People need to know that if they are struggling there is always someone who can help, and there is no shame or embarrassment in asking for help if you and your family really need it.
“I’m extremely grateful for the help Bundles of Joy gave me – their support made a real difference to me at a very difficult time in my life. My son is now two years old and we are both doing really well.”
Jelena, Service User, Hull
“Bundles of Joy is a service I really value and if it wasn’t around a lot of families would go without.”
Christine, Health Professional
“The service is amazing and easily accessed with a referral form, although Claire the CEO is extremely helpful and is always there to provide additional support. This is an amazing charity and lots of families have been able to get excited about their baby being born rather than living with the stress of not having the basics for their baby when it arrives.”
Sophie, Support Worker
“Working with Bundles of Joy has been a life-saver for us. Whatever we need, from a specialist pushchair to premature baby clothes, they’ve delivered. Claire and her volunteers do an amazing job and I don’t know where some of our families would be without their help.”
Caroline, Scheme Manager, Home-Start Hull