Charlotte’s story

Being made redundant is a frightening and often devastating experience for anyone. When Charlotte was made redundant from a manufacturer’s retail outlet just after Christmas in 2021, she was facing a rough
start to the new year.

Fortunately, it didn’t take her long to find employment, but her new job was not full time and Charlotte knew that she would have a shortfall in her income. With the same household monthly outgoings, it did not take long before Charlotte was struggling and in financial crisis.

After receiving a recommendation from her former employer, Charlotte got in touch with us to see if she’d qualify for assistance by way of a one-off grant. After assessing Charlotte’s situation, we were able to provide her with a grant from the Perring Legacy Fund – reserved to support people working in retail – to help cover her bills and outgoings.