Feb 27, 2018
Just a quick one. Our client this time is a lady who lives in her home with two people that are considered non-dependants, so her housing benefit payment is reduced, which has caused her to fall into arrears in other areas. She is now at a point where she simply cannot manage on the £88 she receives once a fortnight. The request was that we cover the Debt Relief Order cost of £90 so that she might with our agents support make an application to have her debts sorted out.
May 18, 2017
The female we were approached for help has been street homeless for quite some time. She has issues around alcohol and has been struggling to stay dry. She'd been living in temporary accommodation, but there are rules that your arrears are not allowed to exceed a set limit, so this meant she was at threat of being put back out on to the streets and would lose her support. Our agents had stepped in and found that lack of support had caused this lady to get into the arrears that she had. Closer support has been arranged and it was agreed she would pay her charges weekly as she should have been doing. Hopefully removing this pressure from her will help her to stay dry as the financial pressures and feeling out of control was driving her back to drink again, creating a spiral of self destruction. We as a fund agreed we would send across enough money to clear almost half of the arrears and she would be supported to repay what was left with some budgeting assistance. Hopefully with better support in place she will be able to get her life back on track.