May 9, 2018
Our case this time is a young mother of a 10 month old toddler, who has recently found herself single. She was on her former partner's claim for benefits and as a result is currently without any income. She has submitted a claim in her own name, however this will take some time before it comes into payment. She was hoping to return to work, but sadly the depression and anxiety keeps her a prisoner in her own home, and even if she found suitable employment the costs of childcare as well as all her other outgoings would make that prohibitive. We agreed we would send her £100 to tide her over until her payments could be received.
Mar 27, 2018
The request for help came for a single mum with a young son and a toddler. They live in a two bedroomed house, so the children share a room. She has been struggling to get some things for the house, and are without a stair carpet and furniture for the children's room. She recently fell down the stairs herself and is now concerned that the children might also fall down the stairs. Existing on benefits means she is unable to save to buy anything she needs, not even secondhand. We agreed to send across £150 so she could purchase what she needs herself.
Mar 14, 2018
Our agents contacted us today about a single mum of two children, who has severe mental health problems. She has been living almost on fresh air and has run out of the tiny amount of money she has to live on, leaving her without gas, electric, food and nappies. We agreed to help her out by sending over £150 to tide her over until her next payment is due. Our agents feel at such a stressful time, some help from us might be the boost she so desperately needs.
Jan 11, 2016
We were made aware of a mother who was selling her personal belongings so that she could buy the ingredients to be able to give her children a Christmas lunch so they wouldn't miss out. They'd been through some very stressful times and she wanted for the children to have some sort of stability at what she considered to be a special time of the year for families.
The change in her personal situation, finding herself suddenly a single parent she needed to be encouraged to apply for the necessary benefits to protect the situation for her and her children. We sent her a small amount to make sure that she could go into the Christmas period, safe in the knowledge that lunch was sorted and she could focus her attention on what she could do to help them as a family going forward.