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Urgent case

A young woman with significant learning difficulties lives at home with her parents whom she is dependent on, both financially and practically.  Last week sadly her father died, and the following day her mother was admitted to hospital following a haemophilic stroke.  The young woman because of her personal situation is unable to claim for any benefits in her own name, and is completely without any money to be able to get to and from the hospital to visit her mother.  Our agent, the young woman's assigned social worker asked us if we could help her financially in the short term, while they sort out things at their end and get some help for the family.  We agreed to send the young woman £100.

Tags : Bereavement nomoney learningdifficulties stroke

Bereaved family need help

A family lost the father of the family and were renting a property from a relative of the family for a really low price.  However the mother has now remarried and they have now been given an official eviction date.  The mother is working, but she has depression and anxiety, and is also a recovering alcoholic.  They are in the process of seeking alternative accommodation, and will when they move need a new bed, double mattress and a fridge freezer.  The debt the family are in, including a large amount for council tax means they are unable to purchase what they need.  However as the financial needs of the family are far beyond our fund's remit, we couldn't agree to buy these items for them, but we did agree to send them £100 to go towards the things they need.  

Tags : DWP Benefits Debts Eviction Bereavement Poverty

Bereaved lady in need of a mattress

This case is for a lady who has recently lost her husband.  She is in very poor health and the property she was living in was in a bad state and not suitable for her to stay in.  She moved to a property nearer to family but ended up having to leave much of what she owned at her old house.  Her family have helped as much as they are able to and have found her most of the things she needs.  She has though as a result of her move been transferred on to Universal Credit and will be sometime before she is in receipt of any payments.  In the meantime she needs a double mattress and she and her family are unable to purchase one.  We agreed to help her by sending £80 towards the cost of this.

Tags : UniversalCredit Bereavement PoorHealth NoMattress

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