Derby City Mission Limited

Life Beyond Covid - Freedom from Debt

The disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected many people's incomes, leaving them with less money coming in, but with debts and bills to pay. If you're worried about your finances, are homeless, threatened with eviction or struggling to make ends meet, you're not alone. We can help!

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1140235)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£22,000

Donations

0

Championed by The Together Fund

    Categories

  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Many of the people that come to us are in a state of desperation and feel that their lives are spiralling out of control. Some feel ashamed and embarrassed about debt and loss of income even though they were furloughed or lost their job. They struggle to put food on the table, pay their bills and are threatened with eviction, or worse still are already homeless. Like many of our partner organisations, we are preparing for the flood of people who'll need our help later this year.

Solution

Eviction protection and the furlough scheme will cease later this year - we are training more volunteers and recruiting staff to help meet this rise in demand. We will meet with each person quickly, avoid evictions, assess benefit entitlement to maximise income, assess and manage debt with each individual. We also look at the other needs such as provision of a food parcel, mental and/or physical health support 1:1 befriending, employment support/skills development, help with finding a home.