Our work holds so much value.
Take a look at this note from a client:
He knows he is in a safe place, amongst people who can help him to establish a better quality of life than he has known before. We don’t want to see his efforts dashed by the stress of trying to manage exorbitant energy bills.
The energy cap is being reduced, so you may wonder why we are still so concerned? From October it will be reduced slightly but here are some alarming stats from the Office of National Statistics, which keep this in perspective. The consumer price index for all domestic fuels for January to March 2023 compared with the same period in 2022 increased by 77% (in real terms, accounting for inflation). Domestic electricity prices increased by 57% and domestic gas prices increased by 116% over the same period.
Even with an easing on the price cap from October 2023, the costs for the next period create a disproportionate demand for those who are dependent on housing benefits and have limited means, as our clients do.