• One offer of help helps many! May 2, 2016 - We were alerted to a foodbank that was struggling to be able to offer food for the many people that were knocking at their door for help.  We did a foodshop and sent over basics to the tune of £160.  We were contacted by the organisation concerned to thank us and to say that this… Continue Reading
  • A tender situation May 2, 2016 - We were made aware of a young child that had arrived without warning to be cared for by other members of his family.  They were totally unprepared and had nothing for him, no clothes, nothing at all.  We arranged a sum to buy clothes and other things he desperately needed. Continue Reading
  • Back to the wall! May 2, 2016 - We have been very busy and have a lot of cases to catch up on and don't always get time to blog what we've been up to.  So a handful of example posts tonight while we have some time. We had been alerted to a gentleman that was literally without food, gas or electricity.  There… Continue Reading
  • Tax Credits strike again! March 30, 2016 - A couple with two children had both lost their jobs towards the end of 2015.  Because of this they were reliant on their Tax Credits and JSA.  Unfortunately, due to changes in how Tax Credits are calculated, HMRC decided they had been overpaid for a period last year, meaning that their £115 a week payments… Continue Reading
  • False information March 30, 2016 - A gentleman known to us who is his brother's appointee had called the DWP hotline as his brother's ESA had been promptly stopped without warning on 15th February.  Apparently someone had called the hotline and told them that he was living with someone.  This was a little absurd, as our client has struggled with day… Continue Reading
  • Missing paperwork March 29, 2016 - We came across a very despondent lady who was in daily contact with the Job Centre regarding her JSA claim.  Unfortunately they couldn't find her paperwork which meant this lady hadn't had any money since February 16th (this case came to our attention on 8th March).  She didn't want much, just £40 to be able… Continue Reading
  • A very sad time March 28, 2016 - We heard tell of a lady who had recently lost her mother, and whose sister had sadly passed away just a couple of months later.  This lady didn't have enough money to get to her sister's funeral as her mother's funeral and flowers had dented her finances significantly, so we gave her £50 to be… Continue Reading
  • Oops – we’ve been too busy to blog! March 27, 2016 - We've had a lot of cases just lately though, and one in particular which really tugged on our heartstrings was a lady who had recently had to move house due to being flooded out of her home.  Her partner works but she suffers from very ill health, and this lady had a new nephew that… Continue Reading
  • Baby on the way! January 21, 2016 - A couple came to our attention.  He had been working on building sites and as it was approaching Christmas, the work began to dry up and he found himself without the likelihood of any further work until the following February.  He had signed on for job seekers, but they wouldn't be receiving any benefits for… Continue Reading
  • Mother selling belongings to buy Christmas lunch January 11, 2016 - We were made aware of a mother who was selling her personal belongings so that she could buy the ingredients to be able to give her children a Christmas lunch so they wouldn't miss out.  They'd been through some very stressful times and she wanted for the children to have some sort of stability at… Continue Reading
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