Getting Advice You Can Trust: Who Would You Turn To?

Most of us know at least one or two people we can trust implicitly. If we have a problem, we can talk it over with someone we know. They can advise us on things they know about, and if they don’t know something, they can help us explore the options and find out the information from another source.

So, imagine what you would do if you didn’t have anyone you could turn to. Maybe you have a problem with your home and you’re unsure who to contact for help. Perhaps you’re struggling to get by financially each week, but you don’t know there are alternatives. There could be state help you’re entitled to if you know where to go and who to ask.

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As you can see, while many people have someone they can turn to for advice and support, this doesn’t apply to everyone. This means the elderly and vulnerable people in our society could be at a disadvantage in many ways. This is something we at Thrift Urban Housing want to resolve.

It’s also why we set up our befriending scheme. This is a way for us to help vulnerable people in any of the London boroughs who don’t have someone they can reach out to. Whether it’s for advice, support, information or anything in between, our team of volunteers is here to help.

This scheme is also designed to protect people from being fleeced by confidence tricksters and con artists of all kinds. We can give useful advice to people of all ages who don’t know where the dangers lie, as well as helping them find out about other things such as state help, as mentioned above.

Do you know someone who might like to use our service? You can direct them to our website or get in touch yourself to find out more. And if you’re reading this and you think we might be able to help you, you know where to find us. Our supportive service has already made a huge difference to other people’s lives.

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