Aug 13, 2019
A mother of two children ages 13 and 10, was working previously as a cleaner and also was registered as a carer for her Grandfather. She is on Universal Credit now and desperately trying to resolve the debts that she built up while her housing benefit and council tax relief payments weren't in place. She has begun the process of applying for a DRO, and is now at a stage where the application can be submitted, however she does not have enough money to pay the DRO application fee of £90. We agreed to cover that for her and sent off a cheque to send with her application.
Mar 12, 2019
Our agents contacted us to find out if we could help a grandmother who has taken on the sole care of her three grandchildren, ages 14, 8 and 4 years respectively. Their mother, her daughter died two years ago, so the children moved in with her. She had to give up her full-time job and now relies on Income Support, housing benefit, child benefit and tax credits. Her rent is completely covered by housing benefit, but they have recently been moved as a family into a larger social housing property. She is faced with needing items for their new home, plus school uniforms for the children. We agreed between us to send her £200 to help her buy what she needs.
Jun 6, 2018
We were asked to help a single mother who has been desperately trying to get her life back on track. She is currently in receipt of Universal Credit and is using that to take care of herself and her young daughter, but is struggling to make ends meet. Previously she worked as a carer and enjoyed doing that, but to be able to get employment in a similar field she needs to have a DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service Check) done, but cannot afford to do that herself so it is in place ready for being given a job. We agreed to cover the cost of that so that she can turn their lives around.