Rising universal credit claims in Havering.
As you can see from this graph taken from Romford recorder (data from DWP) the increase in claims for universal credit within Havering where our main hub is situated is huge.
To say we have been busy lately is an understatement. Our phones have been ringing off the hook and our inbox is full of referrals and clients contacting us directly crying out for help.
Alot of these clients have been directly financially affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
Families that have started the year in employment face ending it in poverty through no fault of their own.
This is why what we do is so important and your role in supporting us is essential.
Alongside our Prom Appeal, clothing bank and general support, we have been helping our clients by providing shopping vouchers, utility cost support and connection to the internet.
If you would like to help us continue to support these families, please contact the team for ways to make a financial donation.
We have supporters setting up standing orders on a weekly basis, their weekly coffee money covers the cost of a client's gas or electric for 7+ days.
Every penny really does make a difference.