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A coat rack of kindness

A number of coat racks have been put up in West Northamptonshire Council buildings to support anyone who may be struggling this winter and would benefit from a coat donation. If you are in need of a coat, please visit one of the locations below where you can help yourself to a coat from the coat racks available in Reception. 

  • One Angel Square, Northampton
  • The Forum, Towcester
  • Lodge Road Office, Daventry
  • One Stop Shop at The Guildhall, Northampton

Donate your unwanted coats and help keep vulnerable people warm this winter

With the cost-of-living-crisis and surging energy bills affecting many households this winter, a coat donation could help someone facing uncertainty stay warm in the colder months.

As part of our efforts to support those affected by the rising cost of living, we have set up some coat donation points across our main office sites where you can drop off any unwanted winter coats.

From puffer to parka, duffle to down, every donation helps, so get sorting through your wardrobes and bring in your old coats. Any size, style, colour of men’s, women’s and children’s coats will be greatly appreciated, but please only donate clean items that are in good condition.

Cost of living scams

Please be cautious of possible scams including fake text messages and emails relating to cost of living and energy.

The government is offering help for households but beware of criminals pretending to offer these support schemes.

These scam emails and text messages come in many different forms and promise financial gain. They are often official looking and pretend to be from the government or HMRC. For more information please visit cost of living scams.