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Help with clothing

This article aims to give you information on where you can get support and help to get free, cheap and second hand clothes at an affordable cost.

Support for families and adults

Cornerstone offers affordable clothing at 50p per item

Elim Church clothes store offers 3 items of good quality clothes.

Lemington Methodist Church hosts The Clothes Bar on Tuesdays 9.30am to 11.30am.  You can collect free clothing, shoes and school uniform for children in Lemington 0 to 12 years.

Charity shops including Oxfam, British Heart Foundation, PDSA in the City Centre and others across the wider area, provide second hand clothing at affordable prices.


Footwear for children

Grassboots supports children who need it most with new or nearly new footwear. To enable them to participate in grass roots sport, outdoor play, school and other activities.


School wear

The Community School Clothing Scheme has stocks of good quality second hand uniform with logos for schools in Newcastle. They also have PE kits, coats, special occasion wear, including wedding dresses. Check their Facebook page.

Lemington Methodist Church hosts The Clothes Bar on Tuesdays 9.30am to 11.30am.  You can collect free school uniform for children in Lemington 0 to 12 years.


Looking for work

Suitability support men looking for work who need clothes for the interview.

Smart Works supports women who are looking for a job and have an interview. They offer coaching, clothes for the interview and you can keep the outfit if you are successful.

Newcastle City Council’s Crisis Support Scheme can provide help with interview clothing to people who have experienced crisis or disaster.


Refugees and asylum seekers

The West End Refugee Service (WERS) run a clothing store for asylum seekers and refugees in need.

Last updated: September 10, 2021