Apr 3, 2018
These cases don't happen very often, or like today they come all at once. This case was a young mum who was left on her own in serious debt by her partner just after their baby was born. She has been suffering with post natal depression and the amount of debt is emotionally and mentally crippling for her. Our agents have said that she could spend her entire life trying to pay this debt off, which was all taken out in her name, so there is no recourse to the partner unfortunatley. She is currently in receipt of employment support allowance as she is not well enough to work. We agreed to cover the fee to allow her to begin to rebuild a life for her and her child.
Jul 25, 2016
A soon to be (in 5 days) Mum, expecting her first child was highlighted as being in extreme stress and in need. She had received her maternity grant and used it to buy things for the baby, but was without a washing machine or sufficient food. She had when we spoke to her enough food if she stretched it to last her two days.
It was agreed that £250 be sent to her, to go towards the purchase of a washing machine and to buy some food so she could stay properly nourished to provide for the baby and take care of herself. She was also given some benefit advice and assistance to resolve a small debt issue.
May 2, 2016
We were alerted to a young mum who had posted that after her bills had been paid she had only £15 to last her a whole month for food for her and her six month old baby, and there were health restrictions with diet. We sent over a sum of money to tide her over so that she could get some extra help in place to help her with budgeting and sorting out her rent and council tax. She was very relieved for the assistance.
Jan 18, 2016
A couple came to our attention. He had been working on building sites and as it was approaching Christmas, the work began to dry up and he found himself without the likelihood of any further work until the following February. He had signed on for job seekers, but they wouldn't be receiving any benefits for another two weeks. Recently married, his wife was expecting their baby and it was essential she ate regularly, so we made a small donation to make sure they could buy nourishing food until their benefits kicked in.