• 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
  • Man left to live in car December 22, 2015 - We were made aware of this man's plight through a reliable connection so we decided to investigate further, especially as the weather was so uncertain and of course with diabetes it is important that you eat regularly to keep the condition under control.  It turns out that he'd been evicted from his property by his… Continue Reading
  • Christmas Cheer December 20, 2015 - We found out about a group that were trying to put on a Christmas Lunch for the homeless in the Salisbury area.  They wanted to book a hall, put in place some temporary beds and offer a warm bed, some Christmas company and a decent meal.  Obviously not a permanent fix, but a gesture of… Continue Reading
  • No Food For a Week December 16, 2015 - That is what this Client was facing.  The stretching of their available money had finally reached snapping point for this disabled couple.  They didn't even have anything that they could drink as a hot beverage! Our agent who posted the case suggested that we should give £100 to a food delivery for them, but we… Continue Reading
  • JSA Pickle December 9, 2015 - A man who is undergoing treatment for prolapsed discs, which have caused him agony for the past year, became one of this month's benefit losers when his ESA was stopped.  He's been forced to claim JSA instead, but at the initial meeting, the JCP clerk refused to acknowledge or note documentation from the man's qualified… Continue Reading
  • Christmas boost December 9, 2015 - This statement, from a father to his twop children (6 & 7yo) was overheard by a member of a group frequented by one of our members, and posted to that group for discussion.  The situation was that a man had been left by his partner.  They have three children between them and the woman had… Continue Reading
  • Easing the grief a little November 29, 2015 - We were told of a young woman whose father passed away very suddenly.  He was in receipt of the State pension, while his wife receives Disability Living Allowance (DLA).  The young lady herself is in receipt of ESA and was not due another payment for a few more days yet. The food cupboard was running… Continue Reading
  • Christmas Dinner November 27, 2015 - The lovely people at the Beacon Project put out a shout for help with getting their Christmas dinner for homeless people together.  Our agent got in touch with them and learned that they'd already had a large number of donations to the dinner side of their work, but that they were also looking for sleeping… Continue Reading
  • Power for Working Mum November 10, 2015 - We made one lady very happy with a £50 gift, to help her top up her electricity meter and pay off money that she'd already had to borrow to do a previous top-up.  She's not on benefits - she is one of those people for whom work pays, but not enough to put food on… Continue Reading
  • Energy Debt November 2, 2015 - We were told of a young mum with an 18 month old son, who was being stitched up with regard to the repayment of a debt via her prepayment meters, with the supplier taking far more than they had agreed from her weekly top-ups.  She doesn't drive, suffers terribly from cold temperatures and was was… Continue Reading
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