Free Clothes and Baby Equipment for Low Income Families
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Free Clothes and Baby Equipment for Low Income Families

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List of places where you can get free clothes and baby equipment. Only for low income families. Hope it might help some people.
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Nice post and yes, hope it helps someone.
Great post. I just hope it doesn’t get abused by those that don’t need to use it and ruin it for others
You can often find very cheap bundles of clothes on eBay for local collection. I've seen whole bin bags of great condition branded clothes go for a fiver regularly including several I've sold myself - try using the mse local collection only search app if you have a smart phone
Edited by: "Shimmasok" 16th Jan
Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a few babygros? Not the baby's fault but personal responsibility people. Put something on it.
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Nice post and yes, hope it helps someone.
Great post. I just hope it doesn’t get abused by those that don’t need to use it and ruin it for others
Defo worthy of some HEAT
How low income is measured?
You can often find very cheap bundles of clothes on eBay for local collection. I've seen whole bin bags of great condition branded clothes go for a fiver regularly including several I've sold myself - try using the mse local collection only search app if you have a smart phone
Edited by: "Shimmasok" 16th Jan
Try Facebook Market place as well lots of bundles sold and other accessories. I have sold most of our stuff on there and also bought bundles of clothes for my littlest one
Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a few babygros? Not the baby's fault but personal responsibility people. Put something on it.
holeymoley1810 m ago

Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a …Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a few babygros? Not the baby's fault but personal responsibility people. Put something on it.


One of my friends lost her partner in a car crash when she was 6 months pregnant . She went on maternity leave straight after and hasn’t returned to work yet 2 years on.
Another friend, her husband cheated and left her with a newborn leaving her financially struggling.
It’s not all people popping out kids for the sake of it.
great deal thank you!
I bet a few Carillion workers used to tut at people on benefits one time. Things can change drastically to people's lives be glad it's there
graham2211 m ago

I bet a few Carillion workers used to tut at people on benefits one time. …I bet a few Carillion workers used to tut at people on benefits one time. Things can change drastically to people's lives be glad it's there


As a public sector worker, the lack of empathy in this country blows my mind sometimes. Didn't used to be this bad, I blame the right-wing media, they've got a habit of making turkeys vote for christmas.
Great idea for those who are in genuine need but unfortunately it will probably get abused by people who still fit the 'low income' bracket for eligibility but don't genuinely need it. I know of people who abuse the system just because they can and it gets my back up as I also know of people who could really do with the helping hand. We shouldn't tarnish everyone with the same brush but I can understand why so many do. It's a shame really but not everyone thinks like that .
I also feel it's worth mentioning there are other services of help available to people who need it, in areas that aren't listed in the link but it can be a struggle finding out how to access it. I would imagine health visitors, support workers, children's centres are a good port of call for this kind of information. I often donate my children's outgrown clothing/toys to a lady who collects for families in need and I think she also helps out women's refuges too so the help is there if you can find it.
Edited by: "saz182" 16th Jan
Good deal for those in need, would be taking the mick for benefit abusers, get enough free as it is
holeymoley181 h, 18 m ago

Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a …Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a few babygros? Not the baby's fault but personal responsibility people. Put something on it.


Really? We have our own business but hubby has just had to have 3 months off work due to an operation, not everyone is trying to screw the system
Can we donate items to these locations too? Rather give things to somewhere it'll directly benefit somebody, than a charity shop with costs etc.
Going on to it and then it mentions about Miscarriage etc..,. Isn't this for low income families as per title? Confused
Edited by: "machomansavage" 16th Jan
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reillysmummy47 m ago

Really? We have our own business but hubby has just had to have 3 months …Really? We have our own business but hubby has just had to have 3 months off work due to an operation, not everyone is trying to screw the system


I was not talking about families who suffer an unavoidable change in circumstances. That can happen to us all! It is not about a lack of empathy, or being too right wing, it is purely about numbers. If you know your income will leave you struggling to feed, clothe and generally provide, for a new baby then be accountable and don't have one.
saz1821 h, 18 m ago

Great idea for those who are in genuine need but unfortunately it will …Great idea for those who are in genuine need but unfortunately it will probably get abused by people who still fit the 'low income' bracket for eligibility but don't genuinely need it. I know of people who abuse the system just because they can and it gets my back up as I also know of people who could really do with the helping hand. We shouldn't tarnish everyone with the same brush but I can understand why so many do. It's a shame really but not everyone thinks like that .I also feel it's worth mentioning there are other services of help available to people who need it, in areas that aren't listed in the link but it can be a struggle finding out how to access it. I would imagine health visitors, support workers, children's centres are a good port of call for this kind of information. I often donate my children's outgrown clothing/toys to a lady who collects for families in need and I think she also helps out women's refuges too so the help is there if you can find it.


Exactly that!
Thanks for sharing @R___ This might just help some who were not aware that these services are available.

Lets also not judge others or turn the thread into who's to blame. People are on a low income for a variety of reasons, Millions of family's fall into hardship everyday and if this can help them it can only be a good thing.
holeymoley1817 m ago

If you know your income will leave you struggling to feed, clothe and …If you know your income will leave you struggling to feed, clothe and generally provide, for a new baby then be accountable and don't have one.


I think you'll find those sorts of people are in a very small minority.
ollie872 h, 13 m ago

As a public sector worker, the lack of empathy in this country blows my …As a public sector worker, the lack of empathy in this country blows my mind sometimes. Didn't used to be this bad, I blame the right-wing media, they've got a habit of making turkeys vote for christmas.


As a public sector worker, I enjoy benefits such as high pay, decent pension and flexitime. Obviously, having such perks blinds me to the predicament of the majority of working class people. They work for minimum wage, each monthly payment enough only for that month with none left to save; and for some reason, these people that work are aggrieved that some people don’t work and have a better life than them...

Still, I’ll keep reading the Guardian, believing myself to be morally superior to everyone that disagrees with me. Oh, how clever I am.
lockwoodisbored4 h, 29 m ago

As a public sector worker, I enjoy benefits such as high pay, decent …As a public sector worker, I enjoy benefits such as high pay, decent pension and flexitime. Obviously, having such perks blinds me to the predicament of the majority of working class people. They work for minimum wage, each monthly payment enough only for that month with none left to save; and for some reason, these people that work are aggrieved that some people don’t work and have a better life than them...Still, I’ll keep reading the Guardian, believing myself to be morally superior to everyone that disagrees with me. Oh, how clever I am.



My job is around £10-20k below what I'd earn in the private sector
I work my full time job plus a weekend job (in the private sector) to save up for a house
I don't read newspapers

Not sure when attracting NHS employees became popular, but I’m not sure I want to live in a UK where that is “liked” by strangers on the internet.
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Jan
Shimmasok2 h, 59 m ago

You can often find very cheap bundles of clothes on eBay for local …You can often find very cheap bundles of clothes on eBay for local collection. I've seen whole bin bags of great condition branded clothes go for a fiver regularly including several I've sold myself - try using the mse local collection only search app if you have a smart phone


I can’t find this app- is it called MSE local collection only?? Sorry to be thick!
ollie873 m ago

My job is around £10-20k below what I'd earn in the private sectorI work …My job is around £10-20k below what I'd earn in the private sectorI work my full time job plus a weekend job to save up for a houseI don't read newspapers


Yeah, mate. Go find this mythical job you think you’ll find in the private sector. You’d be creating a job at the council for someone that needs it (although to apply, you’d have to be female, asian, gay and have a disability, as they’re keen on check-boxes nowadays).

People in the public sector have no idea of the real world and what it’s like working through the struggle.
Great for people who need it. Heat from me.
Why are people who are taking the high moral ground on this one, even on HUKD
I wonder would they be awake at night worrying after buying a glitch?
graham2212 h, 26 m ago

I bet a few Carillion workers used to tut at people on benefits one time. …I bet a few Carillion workers used to tut at people on benefits one time. Things can change drastically to people's lives be glad it's there


Wow...
"low income" used to be used the refer to those who got paid a low salary .... But in more recent times it gets used to refer to those who rely on the state.

Many services I've looked into in the past, advertised as available to help those on low incomes are, when you check the eligibility criteria, actually only available to those who are in reciept of benefits or/and not working.
KittyDC45 m ago

I can’t find this app- is it called MSE local collection only?? Sorry to b …I can’t find this app- is it called MSE local collection only?? Sorry to be thick!


It's called eBay local deals finder but think only on android so won't be on the iPhone store if that is what you are using
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As someone who regularly donates to individuals, and charities/schemes such as those that support people who are on low incomes I can honestly say that many of the views displayed in this thread are way of the mark. In my experience those that are benefiting from such donations are in REAL need, many turn to such schemes as an absolute last resort, and many are often filled needlessly with shame, and are often very humbled to find kindness in what can often be hard and cruel world.
Maybe if people got off their high horses and spent time helping those in need they would see the real truth, instead of relying on the self-righteous nonsense spread by some elements of the media, and of course the many ignorant idiots who frequent forum threads across the internet.....
machomansavage3 h, 8 m ago

Going on to it and then it mentions about Miscarriage etc..,. Isn't this …Going on to it and then it mentions about Miscarriage etc..,. Isn't this for low income families as per title? Confused


I was a tad confused when I read the Manchester one too.

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pookynuts5 h, 27 m ago

One of my friends lost her partner in a car crash when she was 6 months …One of my friends lost her partner in a car crash when she was 6 months pregnant . She went on maternity leave straight after and hasn’t returned to work yet 2 years on. Another friend, her husband cheated and left her with a newborn leaving her financially struggling.It’s not all people popping out kids for the sake of it.


Well said
Maximum respect for this awesome idea. Loads of love and heat added
aj19857 h, 25 m ago

Great post. I just hope it doesn’t get abused by those that don’t need to u …Great post. I just hope it doesn’t get abused by those that don’t need to use it and ruin it for others


Yeah they claim stuff then sell it on ...
holeymoley186 h, 13 m ago

Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a …Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a few babygros? Not the baby's fault but personal responsibility people. Put something on it.


Bore off holeymoley. There could be 100 reasons for not being able to afford stuff , like losing their jobs for instance. Some people are on really hard times and struggling and maybe far worse of than they were a few years ago. Who are you to look down your nose and judge people. It could happen to anybody.
RBH6 h, 54 m ago

Good deal for those in need, would be taking the mick for benefit abusers, …Good deal for those in need, would be taking the mick for benefit abusers, get enough free as it is


Couldn’t put it better myself
holeymoley1816 h, 36 m ago

Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a …Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a few babygros? Not the baby's fault but personal responsibility people. Put something on it.


You piece of . You can be on top of the world, then be under it within a matter of minutes. Companies are going bust left right center and then you can't afford your mortgage etc. Thousands of other reasons.
holeymoley1815 h, 0 m ago

II was not talking about families who suffer an unavoidable change in …II was not talking about families who suffer an unavoidable change in circumstances. That can happen to us all! It is not about a lack of empathy, or being too right wing, it is purely about numbers. If you know your income will leave you struggling to feed, clothe and generally provide, for a new baby then be accountable and don't have one.


Like I said above, never about changing circumstances when you already have a family. Totally agree that the Welfare state has an obligation to catch you if you're falling. This post is about baby clothes & equipment which implies relatively recent family additions. Yes, of course bad stuff can happen in a instant to a small minority of new parents, but to have enough in need to set up a scheme?
Too many people getting on the 'let people live their own lives' bandwagon. No. If you can't afford to pay for it, a baby included, you can't have it. Take responsibility for yourself. Too many people thinking red traffic lights don't apply them, that their phone call whilst driving is more important, that their kids shouldn't have to comply with school rules etc etc. Your lives are not run in isolation. They impact upon others every day and choosing a baby when you're down on your uppers already isn't OK.
holeymoley1817 h, 12 m ago

Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a …Really? What on earth are you doing having a baby if you can't afford a few babygros? Not the baby's fault but personal responsibility people. Put something on it.


Oh yeah let's just bring in some kind of child policy cos that really worked in China.

People like you with no social morality and clearly quite extreme right wing views are ruining, this country, with your 'Hard Brexit', '£350m a week for NHS', 'Strong and stable' bs.

The sooner we get a real political leader with a backbone, the sooner the country will stop dividing itself and attacking those on the very lowest pay/welfare.

Watch Carillion. All the sub contractors and the little men getting squeezed. But you bet the Chief Execs who screwed it all up will be absolutely fine.

Get off your high horse, hopefully I won't have to walk past you as one of the now 300,000 homeless we have in this 'rich, great' country.

If you even have kids, just imagine them with no warm clothes on their backs, and imagine them freezing in the cold of this winter. It was 1c when I got up today. Have some empathy.
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 17th Jan
pookynuts17 h, 14 m ago

One of my friends lost her partner in a car crash when she was 6 months …One of my friends lost her partner in a car crash when she was 6 months pregnant . She went on maternity leave straight after and hasn’t returned to work yet 2 years on. Another friend, her husband cheated and left her with a newborn leaving her financially struggling.It’s not all people popping out kids for the sake of it.


I'm not one to usually get involved in these kind of conversations. I think it is great that there is help available to those who need it. But this is a great example as to why people should be educated on topics such as life insurance / critical illness / income protection insurance. I find it funny how most financial advisors will inform people of this when taking out a mortgage. But there is no initiative to inform people about the benefits of such insurances to expecting families. I understand there are situations that happen that cannot be foreseen. But for less money than most pay out for a phone contract you can make sure if the worst happens your loved ones are not financially burdened.
Shimmasok17 h, 47 m ago

You can often find very cheap bundles of clothes on eBay for local …You can often find very cheap bundles of clothes on eBay for local collection. I've seen whole bin bags of great condition branded clothes go for a fiver regularly including several I've sold myself - try using the mse local collection only search app if you have a smart phone


I've just tried on the link from the money saving expert site and the app doesn't exist any more apparently? Any tips 😊
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