UK Charity Helps Stranded T&T Nationals

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A charitable organisation in the United Kingdom (UK) has been assisting nationals stranded abroad since Trinidad and Tobago closed its borders just over a year ago.

In January, the T&T Healthcare UK Forum (TTHUF), identified four nationals who applied for assistance to help, TTHUF stated in a press release on Wednesday.

TTHUF is a registered charity in England, formed of healthcare and other professionals.

TTHUF stated, “TTHUF found that they were experiencing many challenges including securing and maintaining stable accommodation. Their general mental and physical wellbeing was being significantly impacted, along with the financial burden of having to address these issues without appropriate support.”

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A £200 donation was given to each, along with advice on registering with a General Practitioner (GP), advice on registering for free National Health Service (NHS) prescriptions, finding accommodation for those who required it, providing the contact details for a shipping company and providing the contact details for free legal advice.

TTHUF added, “TTHUF trustees also provided the stranded nationals with emotional and psychological support, by providing a friendly, listening ear, in their time of need. All four nationals were eager to return to T&T as soon as possible. Two of them have since returned in March 2021.”

TTHUF’s Chair Roger James, said, “We were very concerned that T&T nationals were stranded in the UK without medical and financial support. Our charitable organisation played a role in relieving some of their medical, psychological, accommodation and financial discomfort. We are always happy to assist fellow T&T nationals.”


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