May 2, 2016
We were made aware of a young mum, 34 weeks pregnant and still working part time to bring some money into the household. Her partner stays at home to look after their disabled son. They were behind with their bills despite her doing all she could. She was aware that their second child was due very soon and she had nothing prepared for their arrival and was worried out of her mind about their bills and how they would cope. They were offered help with an application for Disability Living Allowance for the child, and referred for help with budgeting. We sent over a sum of £150 for her to get some food and some items in place ready for the new baby.
May 2, 2016
We have been very busy and have a lot of cases to catch up on and don't always get time to blog what we've been up to. So lots of catching up posts tonight while we have some time.
We had been alerted to a gentleman that was literally without food, gas or electricity. There was an issue with his benefits claim which had had a knock on effect on his housing benefit and council tax assistance and was in certain danger of being evicted.
We were able to guide him to help with his benefits and sorted out a delivery of shopping to be sent to him so we knew he had food, as well as some money to put on his meters for gas and electricity. He updated us shortly after to say that following the advice his benefit claim had been sorted and put in place.