We would like to take a moment to thank each and every Fightback follower for their continued support during the past year. It has undoubtedly been an extraordinary 2020 in every sense of the word. Like many charities and organisations across the UK, we were severely impacted by the Covid – 19 pandemic but we are please to say that, whilst we’re not out of the woods yet by any means, we were able to adapt, improvise and overcome obstacles to ensure we could deliver help and assistance to people who rely on us.
Despite the challenges we have faced, we’re delighted that we have been able to assist hundreds claimants over the past year. We are currently calculating our success rate for 2020 but early indications suggest that we achieved over 90%. We’re extremely proud of this figure which is even greater considering we were short staffed at several points over the year due to COVID-19 government guidelines and laws.
Our services have included free advice, assessment preparation, form filling, video court hearings and our VIP Platform services to mention a few.
Towards the second half of the year, we were able to create the Fightback4Justice Hometeam thanks to a local grant. This allowed us to visit and aid people in the community who were not able to leave their homes due to shielding. The role of the Hometeam has been crucial to so many people who had been suffering from a wide range of conditions such as depression, anxiety and a feeling of isolation brought on by the pandemic.
We’re very much looking forward to a brighter 2021 and we can not wait until we can bring back our face to face services such as office appointments, FB4J Roadshows and our monthly drop ins.
Thanks once again for your support.