Single mum sofa surfing with toddler

The lady that needed our help is a young mum who has been sofa surfing with a two year old for the past seven months.  She has finally been given a place to live, but it needs some things to make it habitable for her and her child.  The main thing needed is something to put on to the concrete floors as currently the place is so cold and not conditions for a young child.  We agreed to send over £100 so that she can then hopefully use the money to buy some second hand items from the area in which she lives.

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Family needs help

Our contact asked us to help out a family that are really struggling right now.  The mother has aspergers, COPD, mental health problems, lupus, and a personality disorder.  Her son has severe aspergers and them living together is really causing terrible problems for them both.  A hostel place has been found for the son, however there are some initial costs involved, travelling etc for him to be able to move to the hostel.  Our agents have applied for financial help from the local authority but have been told it will take at least 2 weeks to get an answer, which might be no.  If they wait the hostel place will be lost, and the lady's mental health is getting worse by the day.  We agreed to send £100 to help out the situation.

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Single mum of two needs help

Our agents contacted us today about a single mum of two children, who has severe mental health problems.  She has been living almost on fresh air and has run out of the tiny amount of money she has to live on, leaving her without gas, electric, food and nappies.  We agreed to help her out by sending over £150 to tide her over until her next payment is due.  Our agents feel at such a stressful time, some help from us might be the boost she so desperately needs.

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DRO fees needed

Our client is a single mother. She is currently unemployed and in receipt of Employment Support Allowance because she has mental health issues.  She has debts that are causing extreme hardship and every month she is missing paying one bill to cover another one.  This action has caused her to fall behind, with very few options available to her.  Our agents are assisting her to apply for a Debt Relief Order but she cannot afford the £90 fee to allow this to happen.  We were asked to cover this amount for her, which we agreed to do.

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Young mother in desperate need of help

We were approached about a young woman, who found herself in a situation where she was married at 17 and forced into a belief system that wasn't her own.  When she fell pregnant with her daughter, he husband walked out and left them both, leaving them in debt.  Her daughter is now two years old and doesn't have a bed to sleep in as the bed in their property was damaged by mould through no fault of their own.  She is currently searching for employment but finding it difficult to manage.  We were asked to help contribute towards the cost of a bed and mattress for her.  We agreed to send over £150.

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Single mother has Universal Credit sanctioned

Our client, a single mother of two children has had her Universal Credit claim sanctioned for three months, because she did not attend a meeting at the Job Centre, which she says she was never notified of.  She is in the process of appealing this decision, but like most things with the DWP, it takes ages to make any progress.  In the meantime she has two sons, one 13, the other 16 that are depending on her for their needs.  She has had some help from elsewhere from her local authority and her energy supplier for food, and gas and electric, but has now exhausted all that help.  So we were contacted as a last resort for help.  She won't receive any money from the DWP until the end of March when her sanction expires, so we agreed to send her £150 to tide her over until then.

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Home of single man in poor repair

A 39 year old man needed our help.  He suffers with epilepsy following a brain injury which now impacts his memory quite badly.  Our agents are helping him as his benefits have been cut dramatically and they are assisting him to appeal this.  They have discovered that his home is in a poor decorative state, plus he has a concrete floor which means if he falls during a fit he can considerably injure himself.  He is without a kettle and boils water on the stove, but there are health and safety reasons why this is not a good idea for him to do.  They asked on his behalf for some funds to help him pick up some things to help him, which we agreed to do.

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Single mum of 4 left without heating

We had an urgent request today from our agents.  They had a lady, a single mother of 4 young children, that have been sent home from school because of the snow conditions.  Her income support payment came through today, but her bank account was hit with direct debit payments coming out leaving her without any money and only  £1.32 left on her meters.  She was in a bit of a state worried about keeping the children warm with no money to heat the house.  We agreed to send over £100 to use to put some money on the meters and to buy food for the five of them.  

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