• Things are getting tough as the days and nights get colder November 12, 2019 - Things here at the Biscuit Fund have been quite tough just lately. The demand for assistance from us has more than doubled, much more than that even. The cases we used to receive in a week, we are now receiving more of in a single day. The nights are drawing in and it is much… Continue Reading
  • Mother and children in the cold and dark November 1, 2019 - Among the many cases we dealt with this week, one stood out that we'd like to share with you. This is an example of a typical situation that many are facing up and down the UK. A post was spotted on social media by one of our members, where the question was asked about deductions… Continue Reading
  • There are kind people out there! October 30, 2019 - It has been a very busy week for us again and our funds are being hit quite hard. That said, we have managed to help quite a few people this week and the following are just a few of the cases we've seen. By the way, if you could share our blog, we would be… Continue Reading
  • Evictions, sanctions and domestic violence October 26, 2019 - We helped a lady who through no fault of her own was evicted from her privately rented accommodation. She had to move at short notice and had costs that she was unprepared for, so had to take out advances which she is now paying back via deductions from her Universal Credit. This is leaving her… Continue Reading
  • Trying to exist on £41 per week October 21, 2019 - We were contacted urgently by one of our agents because she'd just made a house call to a client to find him dressed, wearing two coats and wrapped in a quilt because he couldn't afford to put his heating on. At the moment he is trying to exist on £41 per week benefits, which is… Continue Reading
  • A few of our many cases October 19, 2019 - We sent a small amount to a lady who was admitted urgently to a refuge for her safety. She was allowed to bring her small dog but had no money with her at all. Our agents are going to be helping her to apply for benefits, but she was without money for a change of… Continue Reading
  • Just a few from the past three days! October 11, 2019 - We sent some money to a young mum and her baby after they'd had to flee their family home following domestic abuse. She stayed briefly with her parents but the abuser followed her there and ended up causing damage to the home. The local domestic violence team are supporting her into moving to her own… Continue Reading
  • Things are getting very busy! October 8, 2019 - We sent £50 to a lady who had her PIP cut off unexpectedly leaving her without money for food until her next benefit payment, due the following week. She has reapplied for PIP but there is a backlog of cases ahead of hers. We sent some money to a man who fled his home following… Continue Reading
  • Cases are now coming in at an alarming rate October 2, 2019 - We used to receive 10-15 cases each week that we worked our way through. In the past couple of months, we have received as many cases (if not more sometimes) in a day as we used to in a week. This is putting an unprecedented strain on our available funding and we are hoping that… Continue Reading
  • Just a few cases we’ve seen this week September 26, 2019 - Your donations allow us to continue to help people such as those written about below. Please consider sharing our blog entries, or our Twitter posts to help get the word out so we can reach more people that might want to support the work we do. Thank you. A young mum who after experiencing domestic… Continue Reading
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