Each year we provide direct help to over 2,500 people in terms of their welfare benefits and debt problems. Around 70% identify as being disabled, many with mental health issues. Here are some things our clients have said about us:
“By the time I saw the worker at IPR I felt that I couldn’t go on. Just living from day to day was too much of a struggle. My son helped me a lot – several hours a day. But he’s in his 20’s and I felt like I was ruining his life.
My IPR caseworker sorted things out. She helped me get Disability Living Allowance and I now have the care I need to live at home and get to the day centre where I have made some friends. I feel I can start living again and have a future.”
Anne is 55 and has multiple sclerosis
“Getting this extra money has made all the difference to me. It means I can be certain that I can get the help I need when I need it. It would have been impossible to have achieved this with the help I had from IPR”
Ms B is disabled and now able to live independently
“After my wife developed dementia I struggled to cope with both caring for her and doing all the other things like cleaning the flat and shopping. The IPR adviser helped me to claim some extra help and it has helped a lot. At the worst point you sit there and wonder how you can cope. Now I feel supported and able to manage each new day.”
Robert is 85 and a full time carer