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Young man evicted from his home

A 25 year old man was evicted from his home by his landlord, leaving him homeless.  The young man has learning difficulties and mental health problems.  His Universal Credit payments have stopped, as has his Personal Independence Payments.  He is completely without any money and our agents are helping him to get his benefits back into payment.  They have placed him in emergency temporary accommodation as he is a vulnerable adult.  They wanted to know if we could assist him with sending him some money for food and essentials for the next few weeks.  We agreed to send him £100, in two £50 payments, to spread the money out.

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Urgent case

A young woman with significant learning difficulties lives at home with her parents whom she is dependent on, both financially and practically.  Last week sadly her father died, and the following day her mother was admitted to hospital following a haemophilic stroke.  The young woman because of her personal situation is unable to claim for any benefits in her own name, and is completely without any money to be able to get to and from the hospital to visit her mother.  Our agent, the young woman's assigned social worker asked us if we could help her financially in the short term, while they sort out things at their end and get some help for the family.  We agreed to send the young woman £100.

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Man with learning difficulties in debt

We were approached to help a single man with learning difficulties who lives in supported accommodation.  He is unable to read or write and they have been concerned that he might be in a considerable amount of debt.  It has been very difficult to get him to let them know quite how much debt and so has taken some time to get the final figures.  He has given them the information and it comes to £10,000, so they need to apply for a debt relief order on his behalf.  However he does not have the necessary £90 to cover the fee to get this processed.  We offered to pay the £90 on his behalf and arranged to have a cheque sent out to be included with the application.

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Man with learning difficulties in debt

We were approached to help a single man with learning difficulties who lives in supported accommodation.  He is unable to read or write and they have been concerned that he might be in a considerable amount of debt.  It has been very difficult to get him to let them know quite how much debt and so has taken some time to get the final figures.  He has given them the information and it comes to £10,000, so they need to apply for a debt relief order on his behalf.  However he does not have the necessary £90 to cover the fee to get this processed.  We offered to pay the £90 on his behalf and arranged to have a cheque sent out to be included with the application.

Tags : Debt learningdifficulties unabletoreadorwrite DebtReliefOrder DRO supportedaccommodation

Vulnerable adult without access to washing facilities

We had an urgent request for an adult male who has learning difficulties.  He has a washing machine, however it is broken and he can't afford to get it fixed.  He is super aware of his personal hygiene, and being unable to even handwash his clothes due to his poor health, this has stopped him attending important appointments.  We agreed to send across £80 to be used to either repair his existing machine, or to pay for a second hand washing machine.

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No means of heating or cooking food

We were contacted by an agent to ask if we could help a man with learning difficulties, he has a criminal history, but since being released from prison he has successfully found full time employment and has reconnected with his family.  Our agents became involved as he needed support with his housing as he was sofa surfing with no fixed address of his own.  They have managed to help him get a place of his own, but of course as he has nothing to his name, finding furniture and household goods is both expensive and difficult.  He has been spending pretty much all his wages on his home and getting what he needs but they realised he had no means of cooking or heating food, nor any pots and pans.  So they asked if we could fund a microwave for him so at least come Christmas he can heat or cook himself a hot meal.  We sent across £50 to help him do this.

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Daughter needs a bed

A couple, both with learning difficulties and health conditions, were offered a bank overdraft, but they didn't understand quite what an overdraft was, and spent money, believing it was theirs, only to find it wasn't and they were now in a lot of debt.  They have been working with our agents to find a way out of debt, and remain in touch to stay out of debt.  Our agents told us that the couple's daughter, who also has learning difficulties, desperately needs a single bed.  The couple are not in the position to be able to purchase one for her, and are afraid of getting into debt again, plus they are struggling now their child tax credit and child benefits payments have stopped.  We agreed we would send across £100 as a contribution towards a bed for her.

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