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Lady leaves refuge after two and a half years

A lady who has been in a women's refuge for the past two and a half years because of domestic violence has been offered a place of her own to live.  She has nothing to take with her apart from her clothing so needs to start from scratch.  Our agents have assisted her to obtain help from local sources and have managed to get most things, but she is without any means of cooking food.  She is existing on £73.10 per week and from that she needs to cover all her bills and her food so doesn't have any money to consider purchasing anything herself.  We sent her £100 to she could put the money towards purchasing a refurbished oven.

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Single Mum of two, rebuilding her life

We were asked to help a single mum of two children, the youngest is only three years old.  Two years ago she fled an abusive marriage and they went to live in a hostel.  She has now been given social housing, but the house is damp and there are repairs that need to be carried out.  Our agents counted 12 separate issues with the property, which they and a solicitor are working on getting the repairs prioritised.  This lady left everything behind when they fled, so they are having to start over.  She needs bedding, towels, wardrobes, carpet for the stairs as what is there from a previous tenant is worn and dangerous.  She has the upcoming expense of school uniforms too.  Our agents have applied for funding to help with the uniforms, but asked if we could help with some of the other things she needs.  We agreed to send over £100 so she can buy some essentials, and hopefully a secondhand wardrobe.

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