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Mum fleeing her home needs help

We were approached on behalf of a single mum who had had to flee her home following the kidnap and torture of her teenage son.  She was under witness protection until earlier this year, resulting in her moving home nine times.  She is still in temporary accommodaton, waiting on permanent accommodation.  She was visited this week by our contact who reported that she had very little in terms of possessions and is very isolated, not knowing anyone in the area.  Our contact is going to get her involved with some local groups so that she can make friends, but they wondered if they could request some financial help so she could maybe get a cheap secondhand TV.  We agreed to send across £50 to help her.

Tags : SingleMum NoMoney Isolation WitnessProtection

Debt Relief Order desperately needed

We were contacted about a single mum with two young children who had unfortunately got into debt when she was switched over to being paid by Universal Credit.  This young mum is deaf and suffers with anxiety, and the constant chasing from her creditors is only compounding the situation, making things far worse.

With the help and support of the agency, she is getting on top of her day to day bills, but she needs to apply for a debt relief order to sort this out.  However raising the £90 to apply was beyond her means, so we agreed to send across a cheque for the £90 to be sent along with the application for the DRO.  Hopefully she will be able to rebuild her life once the DRO is in place.

Tags : DebtReliefOrder DRO Debt UniversalCredit SingleMum YoungChildren Deaf Anxiety

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