“I emailed OPAL to find out if extra support was available for me. I get by ok at the minute but now I’m going back to college and have a particular health condition that makes this process difficult, I contacted OPAL in hope of discovering if there was anything available to me that I am not aware of.

My OPAL Adviser discussed what services it would be worth contacting and helped me with this process. I got an appointment at my local CAB office who mentioned it may be worthwhile doing an income maximisation check. The result was good and in simple terms, I was happy to discover that I was eligible for more money than I was receiving before. This has certainly helped with transport back and forth to the college, which was the main obstacle for me. Now I can attend all of my college classes but I’m honestly just happy to be out of the house again.”