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1625 Independent People

Sponsor an Indykit


Not many 17 year olds have their own cutlery.

Quite often, when the young people we support move into a room in a shared house they don't have more than the clothes they're in, let alone a mug or loo roll.

It's most likely they don't know anyone in the house, and for many it's their first time living alone. It can be a bit scary and lonely and feels even worse if you can't even make a cup of tea.

An Indykit gives them the small start-up kit they need - a towel, some bedding, cutlery, crockery, some toiletries and cleaning stuff and a choice of hot drink. Basics.

We can do this for about £50. Not a bad price for a sense of dignity and a small bit of independence.

How you can help

Donate cash

Visit our Indykit page (opens in a new window) to make a one-off or regular donation or contact Tia Psihogios on 0117 317 8800.

Indykit poster

Donate Items

If you would like to donate items for the kits - these are the sort of things young people need most: 
  • Washed or new bedding  - sheets, pillow cases, blankets and single duvets ONLY
  • Clean towels
  • Toiletries – men & women including sanitary products for girls
  • Curtains
  • Basic cutlery - knives,forks,spoons
  • Kitchen utensils and pans
  • Basic crockery  - mugs, plates, bowls
  • Dry long shelf life food (unopened) for example  - pasta/ noodles/ tea/ coffee/ sugar/ tinned goods
  • Inflatable mattresses and pumps

NOTE: We can't take:

  • Electrical items
  • Clothing
  • Ripped, stained or heavily worn items
  • Tupperware
  • Fresh food or open packets of food
  • Furniture


Do a staff collection at work

Get in touch with our Funding Officer and she'll send you a pack and explain how it works.  tia.psihogios@1625ip.co.uk  0117 317 8800

Download an Indykits Collection poster  for use around the office.






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