The IPR Impact Report can be downloaded here.
IPR’s 2022 to 2023 Impact Report is an opportunity for everyone at the charity to look back over another 12 eventful months. Over the year our fantastic staff and volunteers team have been working hard to alleviate the worst cost of living crisis in living memory.
Every day brings home the great responsibility we have in preventing destitution. We see so many people who urgently need help. It may be a severely disabled person who has had an essential benefit removed or a family facing homelessness as debts have overwhelmed them. Every day the skill and dedication of our advice workers is put to the test as they battle what can often seem a very hostile system.
A good example is our project helping families with disabled children. They are entitled to disability benefits but often don’t claim them because of a lack of information, a too complex process or simply because they are too busy in their caring roles. It’s very important that Islington’s residents know we are there for them as the cost of living crisis translates into a debt crisis for thousands of residents.
Additional achievements to highlight over the year include a new partnership with the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust that is providing support for people with acute mental health issues. IPR also secured a further two year commitment from the Thames Water Trust Fund to help people manage their water and other utility bills.
In addition to paying tribute to our staff and volunteers I must thank all of the grant making trusts whose support makes much of our work possible. In addition, a big thank you must also go to the individual donors to IPR who have supported us through events like the London Legal Walk. Every penny matters and is much appreciated.