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At Everyturn, we provide a range of mental health support services across the country. We recently joined forces with The Greggs Foundation, so we can work together to offer financial assistance to people referred to our North East Together in a Crisis (TIAC) service.

Over the last two years we’ve seen a rise in referrals due to the cost-of-living crisis. We’re sadly hearing of more people struggling with their mental health due to the difficulties they face managing and maintaining bills and affording essential items, including necessities such as food and clothing.

No one should struggle alone, and we’re incredibly passionate about making sure that they don’t.

We’re partnering with The Greggs Foundation to provide a 12-month pilot scheme that will give our fantastic TIAC team the resources to offer vouchers for various supermarkets, stores and utility companies such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Primark and Argos.

We understand how tough things can get, especially as more and more people are struggling due to the cost of living and food banks are struggling to keep up with demand. Our aim is to help people get immediate relief from the financial pressures they’re facing.

Everyturn and The Greggs Foundation have allocated a total of £2,000 per month as a crisis fund for our brilliant support workers to distribute as vouchers to people in mental health crisis. Provided through the Huggg app, the vouchers will be £30 – £50 in value, depending on need. Our hope is that this will help deliver immediate relief so people can buy food, clothing or pay their bills.

At Everyturn, we’ll also be working with each person that comes into our crisis service to help them find longer-term support.

Adam Crampsie, Chief Executive at Everyturn speaks on how with this new scheme, we hope to make a positive impact:

“We have worked closely with The Greggs Foundation for many years, providing local people with real support that makes a difference. This new scheme is another example of our partnership’s positive impact on the lives of people struggling in our community.”

“Our TIAC team has seen first-hand the absolute devastation the cost-of-living crisis has caused to people in the North East, and we are incredibly grateful to The Greggs Foundation for helping us to support our region when it matters most.”

Tracy Lynch, Manager of The Greggs Foundation, added,

“For several years, we have supported people in financial crisis with a national hardship programme providing targeted support for those who really need it.”

“Helping people manage the impact of cost-of-living increases has become a strong focus of the Foundation over the past 18 months and our partnership with Everyturn Mental Health will ensure that even more individuals can access grant funding to purchase essential groceries, clothing and meet basic utility costs in the region.”

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