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First anniversary of the Turn2us Response Fund

  • 17/04/2018
  • Author:Calum.Walker@turn2us.org.uk

This month marks one year since the launch of the Turn2us Response Fund

Mother and daughter

This month marks one year since the launch of the Turn2us Response Fund.

At Turn2us we know how something unexpected such as losing a family member or redundancy can often leave people struggling financially.

That’s why the Turn2us Response Fund was launched a year ago. It provides one-off grants to people who have been through a difficult time in the last 12 months. Giving people financial support when their life turns upside down can be the safety net that stops finances spiralling out of control and offers the relief needed to deal with any emotional turmoil.

A network of partners helps Turn2us reach people going through a difficult time, including Age UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Maggie's Centres, MS Society, Parkinson's UK, Refuge and Sense. The grants help people deal with their new circumstances, such as paying for funeral costs, for a bed, a cooker or help with housing costs.

First anniversary results

On the first anniversary of the launch of the Turn2us Response Fund, we can look back on a year of working hard with our partners to reach and help hundreds of people and families at one of the most difficult times in their lives.

Over 446 grants have been distributed since the Fund’s launch, with families receiving on average £1,000 depending on their need.

In total, over £362,000 has been distributed to make a real difference – grants have enabled a family to leave a refuge and set up home; supported someone after a devastating stroke; and helped a family’s new baby come home after many months in hospital.

Alison Taylor, Director of Operations at Turn2us, said:

“When something unexpected happens in your life, coping with it is made so much harder if it has left you struggling financially. The Turn2us Response Fund aims to take away some of that burden.

“We are grateful to our network of partners who have worked with us over the last year in getting help to people in these circumstances, quickly and effectively.”

How the Turn2us Response Fund helped Camilla and her family

Find out how a grant from the Turn2us Response Fund meant Camilla’s new baby could come home to be with the rest of the family.

Read Camilla's story

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