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Lady in refuge without money

A lady fled her home and from a domestic abuse situation and used every penny she had to pay the fare to get to the refuge in another part of the UK.  This has left her without any money at all.  She currently receives payments for Employment Support Allowance being disabled, but won't receive further payment for some time.  We agreed to send her £75 to tide her over until her next payment.

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Lady leaves refuge after two and a half years

A lady who has been in a women's refuge for the past two and a half years because of domestic violence has been offered a place of her own to live.  She has nothing to take with her apart from her clothing so needs to start from scratch.  Our agents have assisted her to obtain help from local sources and have managed to get most things, but she is without any means of cooking food.  She is existing on £73.10 per week and from that she needs to cover all her bills and her food so doesn't have any money to consider purchasing anything herself.  We sent her £100 to she could put the money towards purchasing a refurbished oven.

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Young woman flees home to refuge

We were contacted today about a young woman who was due to arrive at a refuge.  She was fleeing her family home and had discovered that her benefits were cancellled two weeks ago, but has no idea as to why this has happened.  Our agents said that once she has arrived they will get straight on to discovering why her benefits were stopped and get them back into payment again.  In the meantime they have no money at all, so we sent over £100 to help.

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Young mum in refuge without money

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.

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Lady in refuge needs help

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.

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Mum flees domestic abuse

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. 

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Young woman being admitted to refuge

We were asked to assist a young girl that was being admitted to a refuge.  She has been abused financially, with any money she is entitled to being taken off her.  They were concerned that on her arrival she would have no money at all.  We agreed to send across £100 to help her out.  

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Lady in Refuge without enough money

Our client is a lady currently living in temporary accommodation following a relationship breakdown.  She currently receives £73.10 every two weeks to live on.  She is really struggling to manage, and has to attend court next week regarding an incident with her husband.  She does not have the money to pay any bus fares to court or money to top up her gas and electric meters.  We agreed to send her £100 to help her with and hopefully relieve some of the stress she is currently under.

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Young mum and 4 year old facing Christmas without money

A young mum who is currently living in a refuge with her 4 year old daughter is waiting to receive her first Universal Credit payment.  So far she has received two crisis loans and has been told that she cannot have anything more.  It could be several weeks before she receives her first UC payment and faces Christmas without money or food.  Our agents asked us if we could offer some help to her and her daughter.  We agreed to send her £100, plus a further £50 for them both to enjoy some Christmas cheer.

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Mum fleeing domestic abuse needs help

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.

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