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Disabled son in need of 24/7 care

Help was needed for a family that have taken on the 24/7 care and given space to their home to a 23 year old man, the son of the man of the house from a previous relationship.  The boys mother had said that she could no longer cope and that he was now his fathers responsibility.  The man has given up his job in order to care for his son, and this has impacted financially on the rest of his family, his wife and their new baby.  The property they are currently in is too expensive for them to manage, so help is being given to help them move to somewhere less expensive, and will have enough room as the son needs a bariactric bed.  The father is trying to do all he can to support his new family, and also his son who feels rejected by his mother.  We agreed between us that we would send them £150 to help them out.  We have since had reported back to us that the father has now had his benefits put into place, so hopefully things will begin to improve for the family.

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Benefits mess leaves bed-bound woman without money

It was brought to our attention that a lady who is chronically disabled, bed-bound and totally reliant on carers has had her benefits stopped.  It seems that the system at the DWP defaulted to an old, (over 14 years old) address, which caused a change of circumstances and triggering a new claim.  This means her Disability Living Allowance which was in payment has been stopped and she now has to apply for Personal Independence Payment instead.  It is going to take some time to get this mess sorted out, but in the meantime we were asked if we could help her with some money so that she can hopefully cope until then.  We agreed to send her £100.

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Lady had to quit her job to become a carer at home

We were asked to help a lady who has had to give up her job to become a carer in her home.  She is struggling to stay on top of all the bills but is finding it very hard as she simply does not have enough money coming into the house.  She is trying to work part-time to help out the financial situation at home, but it is not working too well.  She is now getting bailiffs calling at the house, and this is causing her extreme anxiety, and is making her depression much worse than it was before.  We agreed we would help her with this and arranged to have the money sent over so the application for the DRO could be made on her behalf.

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