Jul 10, 2018
This case was brought to us following a visit by a health visitor to a young mum of two. The mother has a good and caring relationship with her two girls, however her housekeeping skills are poor and the health visitor is concerned for the health and safety of the children. The mother is eager to improve though and has been working her way through the home while the children are visiting their father at weekends. She doesn't have a cot for the youngest child who is 5 months old, nor have any drawer style storage for the children's clothes which only serves to add to the clutter. Our agent asked if we could send over some money to help this young mum and our agent will take her to purchase some second-hand items to make sure she gets the most from what is given to her. We agreed to send he£100.
Jun 30, 2018
We were approached about a young mum of a 2 month old who suddenly finds herself alone, after her partner has been inprisoned for the next four years. She is in receipt of Universal Credit which has been issued at half the amount it should be due to a clerical error at the DWP. They have acknowledged and accepted it is their error, however they are taking their time to resolve the situation and this young mum has been waiting some time. She is struggling to work out which bills to prioritise as this error has left her without even enough money to pay her rent, let alone buy a much need cot and pram for the baby. We agreed to send over £100 for her to use to cover food and energy costs for them both. Hopefully with the help of our agents the DWP will rectify this mistake as a matter of urgency.
Mar 29, 2018
This young mum is a 22 year old care leaver. She is currently pregnant and her baby is due in less than a couple of months. She has been offered a home at a supported living facility and has been successful in securing a grant to purchase some of the items she needs, such as a bed and a fridge. Other grants have helped with baby things, such as a cot, blankets, clothes, etc, but she still needs money for bedding, quilt and pillows. We agreed to send £100 to help her to be able to buy these things in readiness for her move.
Mar 14, 2018
The lady that needed our help is a young mum who has been sofa surfing with a two year old for the past seven months. She has finally been given a place to live, but it needs some things to make it habitable for her and her child. The main thing needed is something to put on to the concrete floors as currently the place is so cold and not conditions for a young child. We agreed to send over £100 so that she can then hopefully use the money to buy some second hand items from the area in which she lives.
Sep 21, 2016
A young mum of a 2 year old, who had recently lost a child,due to it being still born, had found herself a job which she felt would be just the thing to get her out of the house and lift her spirits, as well as aid her ill health. She had the job in place but they needed a CRB check undertaken before she could start. This would be down to her to pay for. She'd tried elsewhere, but could only find only help with money for food or utilities, which is a pain as this would seriously help her get her life together. It was an easy decision for us to take as it would be so positive for her, so it was agreed that the £54 be sent across for her to get the test sorted out so she could begin work as soon as possible.
Jul 25, 2016
A soon to be (in 5 days) Mum, expecting her first child was highlighted as being in extreme stress and in need. She had received her maternity grant and used it to buy things for the baby, but was without a washing machine or sufficient food. She had when we spoke to her enough food if she stretched it to last her two days.
It was agreed that £250 be sent to her, to go towards the purchase of a washing machine and to buy some food so she could stay properly nourished to provide for the baby and take care of herself. She was also given some benefit advice and assistance to resolve a small debt issue.
May 2, 2016
We were alerted to a young mum who had posted that after her bills had been paid she had only £15 to last her a whole month for food for her and her six month old baby, and there were health restrictions with diet. We sent over a sum of money to tide her over so that she could get some extra help in place to help her with budgeting and sorting out her rent and council tax. She was very relieved for the assistance.