• 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
  • 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
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