Lady struggling to find employment

We were asked to consider helping a lady who is really struggling to stay afloat.  She was working, but the place she was working at closed down and the difficulties in finding a new job are really getting to her, knocking her confidence and self-belief.  Her husband does work, but it is very low paid, and one of their children is in and out of psychiatric care which is causing her added stress.  Between us we agreed to offer her £50 and someone close to her was going to take her shopping to buy some food.  She is a very proud person , and we knew that if we offered the money directly to her she would refuse the help.