“Lighthouse is the perfect place for people who are struggling with difficult problems. My family came to Tony some time ago, and he helped them solve a difficult matter, which we could not deal with ourselves. In addition, Tony was very happy to provide information on what we should do to prevent further similar problems happening. He is a very friendly man, with a big heart, who understands how hard it is for immigrants to find their way in another country.”
In mid 2014 I and my husband and our two year old son moved to the UK. At the start we lived in small rental accommodation before looking for our first proper home but when doing so we were cheated out of a lot of our money by a Polish property mediator and this left us with only a few hundred pounds. By chance I met 2 other people that have been deceived by the same person, so I decided to report the matter to the police. Fortunately, I met Tony who was involved in this case. Tony maintained contact with the police and then communicated with each of us victims about any progress. Finally, the scammer was punished, but I have no doubt about this, if not for the commitment from LIGHTHOUSE the case could still remain dormant.
After these unpleasant experiences Tony offered his assistance in finding new housing. He made me aware of some interesting offers and helped to check Letting Agency’s credibility and reliability. Because of my imperfect English Tony made contact on my behalf with the authorities, eg. the local council, revenue, utility providers, in my case British Gas. He also helped me improve my conditions at work.
Tony helped a lot to organise my present life.
I met Tony in November 2014 after a girlfriend of mine gave me his telephone number. I called to ask for help in my situation and the next day Tony arrived at the house in which I lived in one room with my partner and my five year old daughter, plus I was also eight months pregnant. This is a long difficult story but simply put Tony helped us find new accommodation and thankfully we moved to our present home three days before my new baby daughter was born.. I’m glad that I have such a friend as Tony – Lighthouse.
We are a young married couple who have been living in UK for ten years. We purchased a flat from the Council and we are repaying a mortgage. In May 2014 in the middle of the night the flat above us caught fire and the water used to put this fire out poured down into our flat. The agent of the insurance company promised that all costs were covered by their company. August 4, 2014 we asked Tony for help because we were then living in temporary accommodation whilst our own flat was being repaired and because all the cost was coming initially from our own pocket we were finding it difficult to survive. We were helpless, and my wife was close to having a mental breakdown. After speaking to Tony we did not feel so alone. On our behalf, he talked with many people, and sent many, many emails and phoned different places to get help for us. On August 14, 2014 we received a cheque for the cost incurred by us to date. On 12 February 2015 we moved back to our apartment. We hope to soon forget about the fire and that nightmarish insurance company. Thank you Tony with all our heart!
My name is Agnes and I am a single mother with a five year old daughter. For some years I have been in a bad relationship with and English man who had little understanding of controlling personal finances and he got many, many thousands of pounds in debt and was slowly dragging us all into a very dark hole. I met Tony late 2014 and he helped me make a plan to leave this relationship and secretly move to other accommodation so that my partner could not find us. Tony helped to arrange for a solicitor who would arrange for controlled access for my daughter to see her father, and my daughter was happy with this. It has not been easy building a new life but thanks to Tony and Lighthouse I can now see light at the end of the tunnel.