Mar 23, 2018
Our help was needed this time for a lady who has been working as a carer for the past 15 years, working 7 days a week just to stay on top of her bills. The pressure of this has caused her to have two heart attacks, leaving her with ongoing problems. She has suffered domestic abuse in the past too, meaning she ended up loosing her home and is struggling to keep the one she is in now. She has been advised to apply for a debt relief order, but does not have the £90 fee to apply. We agreed to cover this for her, and offered an extra £40 to give her a little bit of a buffer.
Jul 26, 2017
We were approached for help for a young mum with a 5 year old daughter. The woman's husband had gone overseas briefly with friends as part of a celebration, but had suffered a heart attack and died. The woman has no access to money as she works part time and the work is casual, so being off work means she is not paid anything. She is of course trying to emotionally support herself and her daughter, and keep themselves together at such a distressful time. She has the added worry of arranging for her husband's body to be brought back to the UK. He did not have life insurance, but did have travel insurance, so hopefully transportation will be covered as part of that.
Our agents are going to help her access a funeral grant, and apply for benefits, but she is of course in a highly distressed state at the moment. They asked for financial assistance to help her until the benefits can be sorted out, so we agreed to send across £200 to assist them both.