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Profession: Freelance chef / consultant


Ryan is a self-employed chef whose work was cancelled when the lockdown came into effect. With no other income, he has no way of paying child support to his ex-partner for their daughter. He is still waiting for his first Universal Credit payment but it won't cover his outgoings.

He approached Turn2us and was awarded a £500 Coronavirus Grant, which will allow him to manage for several more weeks. He's feeling much more positive about his short-term prospects but remains concerned about his job.

"After the enforced closure of the catering industry, I have found myself falling through the cracks in the Government’s schemes. A minimal sum from Universal Credit leaves me in an impossible financial situation. Turn2us has given me a lifeline, however, and the Coronavirus Grant has helped enormously during this crisis."