BH Support Cost – £45 per hour. Total Hours 6. Total Cost £270
High Street Equivalent – Immigration Lawyer Application £3500
Positive Social Impact
Personal- This couple now knows and understands their legal rights and responsibilities. They feel empowered, confident and have increased aspirations and feelings about the future
Financial – Achieving financial stability for the average family within a population is of far more benefit than increasing the wealth of the few.
Community – The family can now stay and continue to work and invest in the community. Everyone benefits from an understanding of people from all backgrounds and cultures. The sense of belonging that comes from being part of a community group and having peer support can reduce loneliness and anxiety. There are more people who volunteer and give their time back to others.
Without BH Support
This couple may have ended up leaving the UK or paying large legal fees along with reduced ability to access support for the future.
Paying unnecessarily high legal costs to families can have cause long term debt and damage which ultimately places the financial burden back in the lap of the government.