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Grandmother takes on full-time care of her grandchildren

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.

Tags : Familybereavement Grandmother Grandchildren Carers IncomeSupport housingbenefit

Single Mum needs a DBS check

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.

Tags : UniversalCredit DWP SingleMothers Carers DBS Nosparecash

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