B., N., and their five month old child are customers of our outreach service, which helps vulnerable people living in their own home to maintain and develop their independence and achieve their goals.
B. and N. live in privately rented accommodation and were struggling with numerous debts and frequent demands from collection agencies.
B. has a limited formal education and no formal qualifications. By his own admission, he has struggled to manage his life; however, since the birth of their child, he has worked tirelessly to provide for his family and is keen to not rely on benefits for an income.
B. works as a labourer and N. has a part time job for a local care home. However, this does not bring in sufficient income to meet the family’s needs.
B. is committed to increasing his earnings, and through support from our outreach service, B. investigated the possibility of becoming a fork lift driver. Although no formal qualifications were needed for this, the £750 training costs were prohibitive.
We helped B. apply for a Southern Housing Group grant to cover half the cost of this, while back pay from N.’s employer funded the balance.
B. was accepted onto the course and is now waiting for a start date. Both B. and N. are grateful for the support and financial help they received to help them realise their goals.