The Cowshed

#About us The Cowshed is a new charity based in Berkshire which provides support to people of all backgrounds in a time of personal crisis. Our aim is to provide good quality cleaned and ironed clothes free to anyone in need. The clothes are donated from the general public as well as retailers and manufacturers; they are then sorted, washed and ironed at the Cowshed's warehouse ready to be delivered or collected by social services, other health professionals or directly by their clients. The idea is that their clients feel they are receiving a gift to assist them in a time of crisis rather than some old clothes that are overworn, marked or damaged.

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Service access criteria: Must be referred by a healthcare professional
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: Clothing , bedding, curtains , toiletries , underwear , children’s wear , baby essentials