May 1, 2019
Help was needed for a woman who is here in the UK on a spousal visa. She has been the victim of domestic abuse and is currently going through the immigration process so is unable to claim any benefits, nor is she permitted to work. Her husband has bail conditions at the moment and because he is unable to live in the home he has stopped any payments he was making to her, that she was using to pay for the gas and electric, etc. She is in desperate need of some money for energy costs. We agreed to send her £100 to help her out with this.
Apr 10, 2019
A single mum of three children, a young teenager and 11 year old twins has recenlty had to submit a claim for Universal Credit when she was told she had to switch over. She was a victim of domestic abuse for a number of years and relocated to a new area with the support of the Police. Shortly after she moved she was involved in a car accident which left her with a brain injury and she lost her job. Following being off work for twelve months, she has now found a job but doesn't start work until later this month and will have to wait for her wages to be paid In the meantime she is without any money to pay for food or cover her bills. We agreed to send her £150 to help her with this.
Apr 5, 2019
A young mum of twin girls has had to move several times as she fled each time from domestic abuse. The twins father has physically beaten her, leaving her with a broken neck on one occasion. The father has since died and the shock of this and dealing with constant depression, suicidal thoughts and being unable to work since has meant she has not stayed on top of her debts and now has bailiffs chasing her. Our agents have advised her to apply for a debt relief order and have in the meantime got her listed under the welfare category with the bailiffs so she has a bit of protection. In the meantime though she does not have the money to be able to apply for the debt relief order, so we agreed to pay the £90 on her behalf.
Apr 5, 2019
A young mum of three children, a 10 and 11 year old, as well as a 7 month old baby. She has been forced to relocate with the three children because her ex attacked her in front of the children, and damaged her belongings. The relocation has been very quick and traumatic for the family, especially as they are now living in a different part of the country. She is in receipt of Universal Credit, Child Benefit, and Carers Allowance as her son is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance. Since the move she has had to cover a lot of expenditure she was unprepared for, such as replacing their cooker as her ex damaged it beyond use, new school uniforms, replacing the stair carpets as the existing ones where she moved to were unsafe, and blinds for the windows so they could have some privacy. She has had a washing machine which she bought through a highstreet company that allows you to pay weekly for it, but a £300 washing machine was going to end up costing her £950 once all the interest had been factored in. She has missed some payments due to all her extra expense and now the company are banging on her door trying to get her to pay even more each week to catch up. She has ended up instructing them to take the machine back as she could no longer afford the weekly repayments. We sent her £80 to put towards a reconditioned washing machine.
Mar 19, 2019
We were asked to help a young single mum of a four year old girl, they'd arrived that day into a refuge. She has no money to purchase food or everyday essentials, and is awaiting news of her biometric test to see if she is entitled to claim any benefits. While she waits for this information we sent her £120 to help her out with what she needs.
Mar 19, 2019
This case was a lady who had fled a domestic abuse situation where all her money was being taken off her by her partner. She was housed initially by the local authority before she arrived at the refuge accommodation. On her arrival they discovered she had nothing, no spare clothes even. We sent across to her £100 to help her out.
Mar 19, 2019
Our help was needed for a young mum, here in the UK on a dependent visa. She has had to leave the family home and her and her child are now in a refuge. They arrived with nothing, no clothes, no money and no idea of whether she might be entitled to any help at all. Our agents are looking into her situation with her and will in the meantime support her in the refuge. They needed our help to get some clothes for her and her child. We agreed to send £100 to help her out.
Feb 21, 2019
The man in question has recently moved from a small one bedroomed flat to a larger property. He has fled a domestic abuse situation and needs a larger property as one of his children has moved in to live with him. He was in receipt of Employment Support Allowance, however the date for his assessment clashed with a court date regarding the custody of his child. He did inform DWP, but they cancelled his claim anyhow, so he is currently in the process of appealing that decision. His second child could soon be moving in to live with him as well. His landlord contacted our agents as this man was struggling for items for his home, and was also without money. We agreed to send him £150 to help him out.
Oct 6, 2017
We were contacted this morning about a single mum who fled a domestic abuse situation. She and her son have been living in a refuge while they waited to be housed. When they finally were housed, her home needed some work doing on it, which has taken up almost all of her money and left her without any funds to pay for gas and electricity. We agreed we would send across £50 to keep her utilities topped up and to buy some food until she received her usual payment next week. Going forward our agents have offered to help her sort out the best energy option and how to improve the energy efficiency of her home.