Between January 2020 and February 2022, we represented 1,250 new clients who came to us with 2,691 complex issues, which we worked closely with them, often over several months to resolve. This resulted in us winning £1,604,336.46 for them. Much of this money had previously been withheld by the Department for Work and Pensions, (DWP) who wrongly stated that our clients were not entitled to this support.
The true test of a civilised society is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens. We believe in social justice and are proud to support those who are most in need.
In order to fund our work and to enable us to employ more Welfare Caseworkers, we need to secure more grants and contracts. We have already received fantastic support from: Berkshire Nurses, Reading Lions Club, Reading Dispensary Trust, The Berkshire Masonic Charitable Trust, Englefield Charitable Trust, Berkshire Community Fund, Waitrose Helping Communities Fund and the Aviva Community Crowdfunder. We are registered for Gift Aid.
We are also very grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund and Reading Borough Council for their ongoing funding of our service.