THE Office for National Statistics revealed last month that around 730,000 people have lost their jobs since the start of the lockdown.
This was the biggest quarterly drop in employment since May to July, 2009.
And with the furlough scheme set to end next month, the figure is expected to rise dramatically.
In the Jewish community, London-born Debbie Sheldon has been one of those at the forefront of supporting those in need of financial help or those needing to find work.
For the wife of IT analyst Jonathan is the chief executive, and one of the founders, of Work Avenue — a charity that aims to provide people in the community with essential lifelong skills to support themselves and their families.
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