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Lady whose son diagnosed with cancer

A mother previously working full-time has had to go onto Statutory Sick Pay as her 13 year old son has been diagnosed with cancer.  She is still in receipt of working and child tax credits, but her SSP and benefits is ued to pay her rent and bills, including council tax.  Her son is currently in hospital receiving chemotherapy treatment, and although he has meals provided, nothing is provided for the mother who stays close by her son's side.  As she doesn't have money she is unable to afford any food from the hospital and often goes without eating.  She is also struggling to afford the bus fares between the hospital and home, so our agents asked for our help.  We agreed to send her £100 to help the family out.

Tags : SingleParents Cancer Hospital Chemotherapy SSP Poverty

Man, sofa surfing is airlifted to hospital following a haemorrhage

We were urgently contacted regarding a man that our agents had been helping with applying for Job Seekers Allowance.  He has been homeless, so relying on being able to sofa surf, and his belongings all fit into a backpack.  He was suddenly taken ill with a haemorrhage and airlifted to hospital.  He has no money, and now no clothes at all, so we were asked if we could provide some funds to allow some underwear to be bought for him for while he is in hospital, some funds to allow his mother, who has no spare money herself to be able to visit him, and also to get some clothing for him for when he finally leaves hospital.  His own clothing will have been destroyed on arrival at hospital.  We agreed to send across £100 to cover all of this, plus to allow him enough money to travel home after release from hospital and buy some food for himself.

Tags : JSA Benefits Hospital NoClothes NoMoney NoFood

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