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Gaps in support for self-employed

“I can’t afford to stay at home”: Gaps in support for the self-employed

Anwar lives in Tower Hamlets with his wife and two children. His first priority is supporting his family, and he works hard to make sure they have enough income to cover costs. Up until the crisis started he was managing by working as a self-employed Uber driver, but this work stopped suddenly with lockdown, throwing…
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Coronavirus Update - Monday 20th April 2020

Coronavirus information update – Monday 20th April

With many people facing uncertainty around their employment, finances, housing and care, we want to ensure everyone has information they need to get the support they are are entitled to. We’ve put together this guide with the latest information on what support is available and how you can get it. If you’re unsure on what…
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eports of domestic and financial abuse likely to rise once lockdown restrictions are lifted

Reports of domestic and financial abuse likely to rise once lockdown restrictions are lifted

A blog by Necla Bakirci, Quality Assurance Manager for Debt Free London Being confined to home because of coronavirus is difficult for everyone and the effect of this on people’s finances are serious for many, but it is becoming a real nightmare for a number of people who are suffering or at risk of abusive…
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Stay up to date with the latest information

Coronavirus – Stay up to date with the latest information: Updated 7th Aprill

The coronavirus outbreak is likely to have a major impact on all areas of life. In uncertain times it’s important to keep up to speed with the latest developments and know how you and your family are likely to be impacted. Here are some regularly updated guides from trusted sources so you have everything you…
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Debt Free London #LondonTogether

More help for Londoners facing increasing financial pressures as a result of COVID-19

While charities all over London have been responding to the challenges of Coronavirus and the lockdown, we’re really pleased to announce a new investment of £4.8m from the Money & Pensions Service in sustaining and enhancing advice for 24,000 people with debt and money worries across the capital over the next 12 months. Across the…
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#LondonTogether to highlight the positive and inspiring way Londoners are supporting each other

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is inviting Londoners to shine a light on the inspiring examples of courage, kindness and generosity being shown amidst the coronavirus crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of life in the capital, but through #LondonTogether the Mayor is urging everyone to highlight great examples of positive community…
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Activities against Isolation: an online community centre

Activities Against Isolation: A new online community centre

We’ve a launched a new online community centre for anyone who is worried they’ll be lonely or bored during isolation. After having to stop all our face-to-face activities in our Community Centre, we’ve a launched a new online community centre for anyone who is worried they’ll be lonely or bored during isolation. We’ll put on…
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Toynbee Hall: Insights from East London

Adapting to the new reality: insights from East London

Jim Minton reflects on how we’re adapting to the current sitaution and what more can be done to address the needs emerging in this crisis. All of us are facing anxiety, fear and dislocation, particularly those of us who were already facing hardship. Communities, the local authority, charities and others have responded urgently and collectively…
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Debt Free London is now offering advice by phone, whatsapp and web chat

Debt Free London Service Update

London’s debt advice partnership is now offering advice sessions on the phone, by WhatsApp and web chat.

Services Update 19th March 2020

An update on our services

Due to the current situation, we’re very sorry to have had to stop all face-to-face advice and Community Centre activities for the moment. We know that now more than ever people may need a listening ear or some help and advice, so we will be trying to keep contact with our local friends and neighbours…
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