May 10, 2019
We were asked to help a young girl who has been struggling to cope in her current assisted living situation. She is regularly threatened and followed when she goes out to the supermarket, which means she often has to call the Police for assistance. She is a very young woman, a child carer to her mother, who recently died. Since then she has been all alone in the world and really finding it difficult to cope. She was in desperate need of £200 to go towards the deposit on her new home and unable to raise the money herself before the deadline of Monday 13th May. We agreed to send her the £200 as this amount, although higher than we would usually agree to, we could see could be life-changing for her.
May 1, 2019
Our help was requested for a man who has uprooted himself and moved to another part of the country to support his daughter and her children following a relationship breakdown. He has just signed a tenancy on a flat in the area and is in need of some essential items, such as pots, pans, bedding, crockery etc. He has made a claim for Universal Credit but that won't come into payment for some time. In the meantime we agreed to send him £75 to help him out, so he can go around the local charity shops and pick up some inexpensive second-hand items to get him started.