Our Advice & Advocacy support reaches some of the most vulnerable and excluded members of the Roma community, including older people, single parents, people with mental health issues and physical disabilities. Our beneficiaries are mainly residents of London Boroughs of Newham, Hammersmith & Fulham, Redbridge, Ealing, Enfield and Waltham Forest.
During the last year we have offered this support to 2,218 Roma refugees and migrants from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Romania and the Balkan region, achieving the following outcomes:
- 80% of beneficiaries had reduced poverty through debt management and were able to access the welfare system
- 53% of beneficiaries were prevented from homelessness
- 27% of beneficiaries had improved employability skills
“The RSG has helped with sorting out our rent arrears problems at the right time, otherwise the problem would have become unmanageable and we could have ended on the street.” – Roma service user, London Borough of Redbridge