Crosslight Advice provides comprehensive debt advice to people in financial distress. Its clients often have very low incomes, long-term physical or mental health issues, or complex social and family problems. Unlike other debt advisory services, Crosslight Advice gives all of its support face-to-face. Its model incorporates mentoring and emotional support with financial education, in order to help people to escape difficult and dangerous situations. Crosslight Advice will use The Fore’s funding to pilot a new ‘Open Advice’ work stream – a faster intervention that will make it possible for the organisation to help more people. The service will also serve as a form of triage, to identify those in need of more intensive follow-on support. This new model will significantly increase Crosslight Advice’s capacity and efficiency, enabling them to meet demand and support an additional 400 people within two years.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2019 Summer
Location: London, South East
Sector: Poverty and disadvantage