Thanks to Computershare for supporting children and families through coronavirus pandemic
We are delighted that a funding boost from the UK’s largest third-party mortgage servicer will help more families to cope through coronavirus.
The thoughtful team at Computershare Loan Services has kindly donated £3,800 to Children 1st.
The donation will fund our money advice services, which helps families that have fallen deeper into crisis as a result of the coronavirus to maximise their income and manage debt whilst providing emotional and practical family support.
Linda Jardine, Director of Children and Family services at Children 1st, said: “I want to say a heartfelt thank you to Computershare for their invaluable support.
“Families are telling us that they feel at the end of their tether. After so long living with restrictions, they’re exhausted. Many families are struggling to make ends meet and are looking for support to keep the gas running and put food on the table.
“Computershare’s donation will support many families during what looks to be a bleak winter - helping more than 250 families through our Money Advice Service in the next six months.
“Families don’t need to struggle alone. Our Children 1st Parentline staff and volunteers give confidential, non-judgemental support over the phone free on 08000 28 22 33 or online by webchat at children1st.org.uk/parentline.”
Andrew Jones, Chief Executive Officer at Computershare Loan Services, said: “We are very happy to be able to lend our support to Children 1st, especially given the financial strain charities are experiencing as a result of the pandemic.
“At a time when the pandemic is increasing the pressure on many of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and their families, the tailored financial action plans that the charity creates can really help improve overall family wellbeing.”
As the UK’s largest third-party mortgage servicer, Computershare Loan Services works across the UK and sets aside £20,000 annually for its donations fund to help prevent financial hardship and support those experiencing money problems.
Children 1st Parentline is open seven days a week, from 9am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 12 midday Saturday and Sunday. If your family are struggling, get in touch by calling free on 08000 28 22 33 or visit children1st.org.uk/parentline to start a webchat.