Starter Packs ... turning an empty house into a home

Starter Packs Mission Statement

To help eliminate some of the problems people can face in the initial stages of setting up home after a period of homelessness by providing a Starter Pack of essential household items.

Please browse our site for more information on the work we do and how we help.


  • Co-op Community Fund Just wee  reminder, we have been chosen by the Co-op Community Fund to receive some funding and we need your help. The fund is running until 26th October, 2019,If you  have not already done so, you can go online and choose our charity.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.  We will use the money to purchase nice new bedding for children moving from homelessness in a new tenancy. 
    Posted 23 Jan 2019, 03:23 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1
  • MONTHLY FOCUS 2019     Monthly focus for January is Washing Up Liquid, bathroom/kitchen cleaner, tea towels.        February, Ladies shampoo, hand wash, deodorant, toothpaste and face cloths.    Items in short supply, double duvet covers, sheets, shaving foam and kitchen towels.    A huge thanks to you all for your continued support, your help Is greatly appreciated.
    Posted 21 Jan 2019, 06:05 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1
  • Donations We are most grateful to all who have supported us in the run up to the Christmas Season including Texas Instruments for £500, River Clyde Homes staff for £385 and also to Tesco Port Glasgow for donationsof toiletries etc. 
    Posted 21 Jan 2019, 06:01 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1
  • Annual Statistics for 2018 During 2018, 464 homes were supplied by us with packs. The packs went to 327 single people, and  137 families with 226 children.  This is 64 more homes than 2017.
    Posted 24 Jan 2019, 06:17 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1
  • Packs out in October October was one of the busiest months on record we provided Starter Packs to 54 homes within these homes were 39 single people, 15 families including 24 children.To put this into context, we needed 54 Washing up Liquids, 54 Hand Washes, 54 Kitchen Rolls, 108 Tea Towels, 58 Adult Hygiene Packs and 24 Children Hygiene Packs. Stock remains low andwe continually having to a lot more to top up our shelfs.Thank you all for your continued support your help is very much appreciated.
    Posted 13 Nov 2018, 06:22 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1
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