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Couple that were living in a van are housed

Our agents asked us to assist a couple that have now been offered housing.  They had previously both been living in the back of a van, and had moved to the area, so were not eligible for help from the local authority.  Our agents have fundraised to obtain some of the items they needed, but they still are in need of an oven.  He is now working a few hours a week, with the hopes the hours will increase, and his partner is in the process of attending interviews.  We agreed to send them £80 to use towards purchasing a reconditioned oven.

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All move for a family of eight!

We were approached about a desperate situation, a family with six children (possilby a blended family) that had been evicted from their home and made homeless.  They'd been temporarily housed in a tiny flat up on the 14th floor of a high rise block of flats, and had  been supported in that move of home by the council.  Now though they've been offered more suitable and long term housing, in a first floor flat big enough for their needs.  This is brilliant but they had no way to move their larger items of furniture, in fact, they've been relying on foodbanks for food for the eight of them as they are applying fr Universal Credit and there is a huge waiting period until any money is received.  We sent across £250, £100 of which to help with the moving costs, the rest for food for them all.

We received an email on behalf of them, they said :  Thank you so much that is amazing! 6 children and 2 very grateful parents say a massive thank you to all at the biscuit fund I hope their luck is finally changing.

Then this update:  The family are now moving as we speak I haven't seen the mother smile since I first met the family until today it's so nice to know there are people who care when all appears so hopeless.

We sincerely at The Biscuit Fund hope that their luck will be changing for the better.

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A home of his own

We had a man referred to us that had been provided with his own accommodation.  His council had very generously helped him with certain items of furniture, but he had no way to keep his clothes and bedding clean, and with serious eyesight issues, taking them to a laundrette was not an option.  A very reasonably priced washing machine was found for him, purchased on his behalf and will be delivered to him this Friday.  He is extremely grateful for the help.

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