Today I visited Money Matters in Leicester to find out more about how they are supporting people living in Leicester West who are facing hardship after moving onto Universal Credit.
They told me about clients who find it difficult to complete the forms, delays in people receiving their first payments and how some people are being left with just £50 a week to cover all their bills and buy food. They also told me about the other work that they do in helping support local people who find themselves in debt and feel like they have nowhere to turn.
The charity is staffed completely by dedicated volunteers who give up their time to support others who are facing difficult times. If you find yourself in debt and have nowhere to turn, then please get in touch with them and see if they can help. You can find out more here www.moneymattersleicester.org