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  • “The SBA confirms my professional standing as a lawyer

  • “No one should feel their life is in such a state that they can’t ask for help”

  • “You know that there are people there to support you and that you are not alone”

Why are we talking about Christmas in October?

Like most people, you’re probably viewing the yuletide trimmings in October with a sigh and a groan. The festive season isn’t here yet and the leaves still haven’t fallen from the trees.

However, if you’re struggling to make ends meet, we recommend taking steps now. This may ensure that you enjoy the festivities with a little more comfort. After all, Christmas can be especially tough if money is tight.

The mental strain of money worries can take its toll on all of us. There is always food to buy, bills to pay and debt can easily stack up. This is especially true for those who are unemployed. Imagine this during the Christmas period. Outgoings often increase due to travel, presents and additional food. Plus, social pressure and expectations tends to be higher.

Despite this, the sounds of sleigh bells don’t have to be unwelcome this December. With a bit of help, you can take away today’s financial pressure and give yourself more breathing space in a few months’ time.

SBA The Solicitors’ Charity

The good news for solicitors (and their dependants) is that they can reach out to us in times of financial hardship. SBA The Solicitors’ Charity offers support to pay for the essential things in life many people take for granted. These include:

  • Utility bills
  • Groceries
  • Transport
  • Household repairs
  • Access to health items/services (opticians, psychotherapy etc)

With the winter months fast approaching, you can probably see what a difference this makes. We also offer access to a career coaching service for those needing to get their careers back on track. Provided by Renovo, the service helps to improve interview techniques, CVs and where to find employment.

Reach out for support

If you’re experiencing financial difficulties, your profession’s charity may be able to assist. By applying for help now, you may be best placed to handle certain difficulties that are currently causing a hole in your pocket.

Click on the link below for details on how to apply and eligibility.

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