Last week, CEO of The Women’s Organisation Maggie O’Carroll spoke to BBC Radio Merseyside about the Mind and Money Programme. Maggie highlighted the wide range of services we can provide those in the Liverpool city region who are struggling with the cost of living crisis.
The help we can offer is tailored to the individual. No situation is too big or too small. We have dedicated advisors who can connect you with specialised support such as debt advice and bailiff prevention, to more general money mindfulness guidance for improved wellbeing and quality of life
This was the case for Liverpool based client Paula, who found herself struggling with rising bills, rent, and as a result, her well being. Originally working for the NHS, she had to retire from her role due to ill health. The financial strain of being unemployed on top of a rent increase was causing distress. She then applied for Limited Capability For Work to help with her finances but it got rejected. Feeling overwhelmed and depressed, Paula approached our partners Citizen’s Advice Liverpool, where she was referred to our Mind and Money Programme and assigned her key worker Marg.
Since then, Paula has been in a much better place. With the help from her key worker, she has been awarded a grant from both the Biscuit Fund and the NHS Pensioners Trust. She is also in the process of applying for a Welfare Rights Specialist, a Household Support Fund application, and about to appeal the rejection for Limited Capability for work.
Paula is now in a much stable, healthy mindspace. Once all of the aforementioned processes are completed, she should be able to afford her rent increase and have a surplus.
How can the Mind and Money programme help me?
We can help anyone in the Liverpool city region looking to overcome the rising cost of living. From building healthy money habits to supporting you to apply for benefits, our partners and ourselves are to support you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0151 708 8113.