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Lady in desperate situation following her brother's suicide

We were urgently approached about a lady who was under threat of losing her home.  She was employed in a very low income job, but following her brother's suicide she had been unable to work.  Her doctor has signed her off work for the time being, and she had put a claim in for sickness benefit, but was waiting for that to be actioned.  In the meantime her landlord was pushing to repossess her home.  We agreed to send across £250 directly to the landlord which was an agreed amount that would prevent things being taken further.  Hopefully her claim for housing benefit will be in place soon and with the arrears caught up it will allow her a chance to try to recover from what has happened.

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