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Single mum of two moves to home which is in need of decoration

We were approached to help a single mum of two young children, who had been employed in her own business via a franchise scheme.  Sadly she had to give up work earlier this year as her health could no longer cope with the demands.  She has fallen into a lot of debt due to not having any income and has been forced to approach the Citizen Advice Bureau where she lives for debt advice and guidance.  In an effort to cut back on expenditure she has house swapped within social housing to a smaller property to reduce the bedroom tax demands on her.  Sadly, the house was previously occupied by a family that had dogs and there is quite a bit of damage inside the property and it has been left in a poor decorative state.  We agreed to send her £50 to help towards getting some items she needs, she says she is capable of doing her own decorating, she just couldn't afford any paint, etc.

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