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Single mother needs help

Today we sent across £100 to help a newly single mother, with two children, each of whom have health issues.  The mum does all she can to support and take care of her children, but all her benefits payments she was receiving were in joint names.  Her husband leaving her and the children though means that there have been issues with the payments being made, and has messed up her housing benefit payments too.   She is now receiving support to get her benefits reinstated.  The money we sent will go towards putting some credit on her gas and electric meters and purchase some food for her and the children.  When her husband left, the Police became involved and the Crown Prosecution Service are now looking to take the matter further, so hopefully our help today will remove a little of the stress for her.

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Rent arrears leaves woman penniless

Today our agent told us of a lady who has been homeless in the past and has lived in homeless shelters.  She was finally offered a permanent place to live, but in order to be able to move in she had to clear some outstanding arrears.  She did this using her Employment Support Allowance payments, but by doing so this left her without any money for food, cleaning materials, or money to put on her gas and electric meters.  She has Chron's Disease, so has to have a careful diet to stay on top of it.  We agreed to send £100, so that she could put £15 on each of her gas and electric meters, and the remaining £70 to buy food to stock up with, as well as some cleaning materials.

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