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Single mum of two needs help

The request for help came for a single mum with a young son and a toddler.  They live in a two bedroomed house, so the children share a room.  She has been struggling to get some things for the house, and are without a stair carpet and furniture for the children's room.  She recently fell down the stairs herself and is now concerned that the children might also fall down the stairs.  Existing on benefits means she is unable to save to buy anything she needs, not even secondhand.  We agreed to send across £150 so she could purchase what she needs herself.

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Single mum with fourth child on the way needs help

Our client with this case is a young mum, who is expecting her fourth child.  She and the children had come to our agents, homeless and in need of help.  She has with their support been offered a place for her and the children to live, but she needed a weeks rent in advance to be able to go ahead with the hosuing association accommodation.  Our agents are supporting her with her benefits claim, and as part of that they asked us to help her out with one weeks rent which came to the sum of £166.01, which we arranged payment of.  This was an urgent case as if she didn't move fast with this, then she would loose the opportunity for her and her children to have a more secure life.

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Tax Credits changeover

We were made aware of a young Mum with five young children.  Her partner had recently moved in with her and they had correctly notified Tax Credits of the change of circumstances.  However, this meant that the child tax credits payments were suspended while their claim was being looked into.  This money she relied on to feed the children, and with it being school holidays, at least at school the children would have received one full meal per day.  We agreed to send over £200 for them to do a decent food shop with, in the hopes that with clever shopping this would tide them over until the tax credits claim could be reinstated.

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