THE CRISIS IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
Food and rent price rises are rising far beyond wages.
Average energy bills have risen by an incredible £700 per year, with another £629 expected to be added just as the cold weather hits.
It is low-income households who will feel this pain the hardest.
At Money A+E, we are already seeing our most vulnerable clients struggling to stay afloat.
More and more people need our support with ‘deficit budgets’: meaning that their income simply does not cover their household expenses.
50% increase in rent arrears for our clients in 2021.
85% increase in gas and electricity debt for our clients in 2021.
£700/year average increase in UK energy bills in April 2022.
WHO WE HELP THANKS TO YOUR DONATIONS
Donate today, and you will help us to provide 1-2-1 debt, benefits and money advice sessions for those in financial difficulty. Our expert advisers support people to manage their debts, and to maximize their income through accessing grants and benefits that they may not have been aware of.
Your gift could fund an emergency grant for a household in the most severe financial hardship. Our grants of £100-350 are given to help households cover food and utility bills in a time of crisis.
Your support is also helping to build long-term community financial resilience. We deliver financial education workshops that transform communities with essential money management skills.
Your gift could mean that a person living with disabilities does not have to choose between eating, and heating their home.
It could mean that a single mother does not have to live with anxiety over debt, or feel pushed towards loan sharks at the school gate.
financial gains for
our clients in 2021.
increase in people’s feelings of wellbeing when dealing with money problems, after they engaged with Money A+E services.
increase in people’s feelings of control around money, after they engaged with Money A+E services.
What your gift could provide
£10 could help fund expert debt and benefits advice for a household in financial crisis.
£40 could help provide an emergency grant, enabling a family to afford food and heating while they receive urgent debt and benefits advice.
£200 could help fund financial education workshops that are proven to fight poverty long-term.
REAL PEOPLE. REAL STORIES.
Rachel* came to the Money A+E advice service in 2021. Unable to work due to severe arthritis and osteoporosis, she was worried about how to pay the rent.
Anna, Rachel’s Money Coach (adviser), supported her to claim universal credit
and make a PIP (Personal Independence Payment) application for mobility aids.
‘I’ve been mentally not good, depressed really, because I’m stuck in the house... [Your service] is really helpful, especially when you’re feeling down.’