• Universal Credit and childhood cancer September 21, 2019 - We were asked to help a single mum of three, one child at school, the other two are twins, 8 months old. She has had her Universal Credits payments stopped while a residency test is carried out. She has been without any money for a week and looks to be waiting a further two weeks… Continue Reading
  • Another five cases September 17, 2019 - Life inside the 'Biscuit Tin' as we affectionately refer to ourselves is always busy. The emails fly in thick and fast asking for help, with some cases really quite challenging for the person concerned to deal with. This first case was one of those. A young man, still in his late teens has been living… Continue Reading
  • It has been a busy week September 14, 2019 - We have had a really busy week. We don't blog every case that we deal with, but we do share some of them. These are a few. We helped a lady with some money towards travel costs for hospital appointments. Normally her mother helps out and drives her to places she is unfamiliar with, and… Continue Reading
  • A few cases we helped with last week September 9, 2019 - We have helped a number of cases this month with parents on extremely low incomes cope with the return to school and purchasing some items of school uniform. It is not something we make a habit of doing, but when you have families where they are faced with the choice of do they buy food… Continue Reading
  • Two requests for help we assisted with August 28, 2019 - The following are just a couple of the cases we have helped so far this week. We were approached about helping a young man who is suffering with mental health issues and in order to be as successful as possible with his application and approval for Employment Support Allowance he needs a letter from his… Continue Reading
  • Funds to help with energy costs August 23, 2019 - A brief summary of some of the cases we have assisted with so far this week. A gentleman who has been told that the cancer in his head and neck has returned, and that sadly there is no treatment that can help him.  He cares for his autistic son, and is beside himself with worry as his… Continue Reading
  • Man with 5p to his name August 20, 2019 - A man in his late forties has applied for Universal Credit as he is suffering with depression and anxiety.  He has an appointment at the job centre this Friday and is hoping to receive an advanced payment of his benefits.  This advanced payment will though have to be repaid.  At the moment he has only… Continue Reading
  • Wrapping up warm August 20, 2019 - We were asked to help a man who transitioned from high rate Disability Living Allowance to low rate care of Personal Independence Payments, meaning his benefits payments reduced dramatically.  He lives alone and has no one to rely on and deals with a number of medical conditions including depression and psychosis.  He managed to save… Continue Reading
  • Universal Credit and parenting woes August 16, 2019 - Wrapping up the week, we closed off a few requests we received in the last couple of days.   A lady who due to some work she did 6 months ago is having issues with getting an advanced payment on her Universal Credit payments, and has to wait until September when her UC is paid.  In… Continue Reading
  • Been a busy week so far! August 16, 2019 - The contact with us for help this week has been very full on.  The following are just some of the cases that we have actioned payments to in the past couple of days.   A mother of four children, her second youngest being 11 months and the youngest 2 weeks old.  She is unable to claim… Continue Reading
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