Coronavirus update 25 March 2020

NJC Talk Line – an ear without judgement

We have opened up our Talk Line service this morning.  If you need a chat, worried, feeling isolated, please call someone.  We are here for you.  We have a team of people, all ADIs or retired ADIs, some counsellors, some Samaritan volunteers and all friendly and caring.  Call any one of them, the list is not in any order, they will be pleased to listen and talk to you.  They can’t solve your problems, but they can support you with kindness and listening.  You’re not in this alone and you will come through.

Volunteers are available 7 days a week from 8.30am to 10pm, with the exceptions shown below.

Tony            07900 571 774
Christine     01502 713141
Andrew       07812 537 562
Jilly               07765 362 384 (not available 8-10am)
Neil              07878 168 914
Parv             07712 620 069
George        07415 651 974
Peter           07918 108 577
Bryan          07976 293 721
Tina             07870 439 764 (evenings only)
Debbie        07904 411 747 (not available Tues, Thurs, Sun 3-7pm)
Lin               07710 418 965
Graham      07974 814 116

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Governing Committee member, George Simpson has been working for us on getting information that might help you.

Firstly, he has been researching what the car leasing companies have been doing to help.  These are his findings –

RED – Positive action with franchise fees and discussion with instructors.

BSM – Action has been taken direct with ADI’s both leasing and franchising. Call for more detail.

CA Cars – Providing payment holidays. Visit web site. Info@cacars.co.uk

Hitachi capital – Offering 30 day breathing space on fees on a payment recovery plan over contract term.

CVSL car & van leasing – Work with Hitachi Capital, 30 days breathing space and a payment recovery plan over term.

Hippo Leasing – No information recived as yet, follow up call in place.

Dual drive – Working with creditors,to explore options, more details to follow within 48 hours.

If you are talking to your leasing company, remember that they need you and you need them.  When this is all over you will need their services, and they will need you as a customer.

George has also got together a list of possible job opportunities.  These will be listed on the web site, and will be updated when we can.

 

Whilst our newsflashes are normally a benefit of membership of the ADINJC, during this national emergency we want to share information as widely as possible, so please feel free to pass this on.  We are stronger together.

 

The NJC continues to be dedicated to help you in these challenging times and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.  Please feel free to contact us for help and support.

 

ADINJC’s helpline is 0800 8202 444

The Secretary’s number is 07855 453414

You can find the latest NASP guidelines on Coronavirus here.

HMRC Helpline:  0800 0159 559
Citizens Advice Bureau – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/

You can sign up to receive Government updates on Coronavirus relating to driving tests here.

The ADINJC is a national association run by ADIs on a not-for-profit basis.  We work tirelessly to inform, represent and support our members, and to promote the interests of our profession.