First Days was set up in 2013 by Emma Cantrell, in response to research that identified a need in our local community in Berkshire: families were struggling to make ends meet and could not provide all that their children needed. In the five years since, we have supported thousands of families who are living in poverty. Our challenge now is to work with other organisations to begin to provide services that families need to help them in the long term. We know that our service won't lift families out of poverty, but by working with other organisations we can begin to address some of the root causes of poverty, and campaign for UK wide policy change. If you'd like to know more contact Emma -
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