Think Further Dec 21 – Justice And Care

At this time of year, it’s important to take some time and reflect on what we’re all grateful for, as well as thinking what can we do to help others?

With that in mind and sticking to our Think Further oath, we’re happy to announce our December charity, Justice and Care!

Justice and Care is a charity based in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Romania and the UK. They help rescue victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, and go one step further than this by empowering these victims to rebuild their lives and working with the police to bring the perpetrators to justice.

We had the privilege of Justice and Care coming to visit us in our offices in Wimbledon, and the statistics are truly harrowing. There are approximately 100,000 victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, 70% of these are women and girls and 45% of referrals are now children. Despite such a high number of victims, only 3% of modern slavery cases actually get a conviction. There is a huge lack of trust between the police and these victims, as they are not fully equipped to deal with such a high level of trauma.

That’s where Justice and Care comes in. They have started a Victim Navigator Programme, whereby they employ specialists and embed them into these cases with the highest level of clearance. They provide the specialist care and holistic support the victims desperately need in order to increase the chances of a conviction and implement systemic change. With these navigators in place, Justice and Care are seeing the number of engaged victims increase massively to 94%.

With 8 navigators around the UK, they have been able to ID 111 victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. With our help, they aim to increase this to 14 navigators and have a 3-year stretched target of embedding navigators in 50% of all police forces nationwide. Think’s £7,500 donation – which was price matched through The Big Give – will make this a reality. The work they’re doing is truly inspiring and so vital to not only help those on the ground but make a systemic change to the barriers of obtaining a conviction and the way these cases are dealt with.

If you want to know more about Justice and Care, their website can be found at www.justiceandcare.org

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We provide Senior Development Loans for up to 18 months on almost any residential project with development costs under £1.5m. As we lend on small- to medium-sized projects, we’re still able to complete in market-beating times where required.

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One such Senior Development Loan was against a block of new-build apartments in Poole. The development proposal changed during the loan, and our flexibility enabled us to meet the borrower’s changing needs during the term.

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Light Development Loan

If you have a project – involving a major refurb, conversion or extension – and require funds for both the purchase (i.e. on day 1) and the development work (i.e. loan drawdowns), then our Light Development Loan is for you. Even with drawdowns, we make the process as simple as possible. And for these projects, we typically don’t even require monitoring surveys, either.

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On this loan, we had a borrower who required a Light Development Loan to purchase an ex-semi commercial unit to convert into flats. They needed funds very quickly, and we were able to structure a deal to provide the loan needed.

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Auction Bridging Loan

If you have your eyes set on a property soon to go under-the-hammer, then our Auction Bridging Loan enables you to go into the auction with confidence. We’ll arrange terms with you up front, so that you know exactly what you can afford to pay. And given the speed with which we complete on loans, delivering on the finance after you’ve secured the property won’t be a problem.

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Here we had a borrower looking to purchase an HMO at auction. We agreed terms upfront, and after the borrower was successful at auction, we completed just a few days later.

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Residential Bridging Loan

If you’re looking for a straightforward, short-term loan against a UK property that you own – or are about to purchase – then our Residential Bridge is for you. We provide terms up to 15 months to help you bridge your funding gap, whether it’s a house sale, refinance, or an other source of funding that’s just a few months down the road.

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Our Refurb Bridging Loan is for projects where the borrower is looking to refurbish, convert or extend a property. We provide up to 70% of the purchase price on day 1, and the borrower then provides the funding themselves for any work required. Because of this, developers typically love this product when the refurb or conversion costs are small, as it enables them to maximise their day 1 funding.

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We recently lent to a developer who was looking to convert a house in Oxfordshire into an HMO. They had the funds for the conversion, so just needed as much on day 1 to help with the purchase costs. We provided 70% LTV even though another lender had down-valued the property.